On the run: State Department orders non-emergency personnel out of consulate in Pakistan

As Laura Ingraham noted, al Qaeda might be on the run after all, but it looks like they’re running in our direction. Tonight the State Department ordered all non-emergency U.S. government personnel out of the U.S. consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, citing a specific and “more local” threat than the ones that prompted the closure of 19 embassies.

The State Department’s sudden “reduction of personnel” replaced a previous travel warning.

Threat reporting indicates terrorist groups continue to seek opportunities to attack locations where U.S. citizens and Westerners are known to congregate or visit. Terrorists and criminal groups regularly resort to kidnapping for ransom.

Protests against the United States are not uncommon and have the potential to turn violent. U.S. citizens in Pakistan are strongly advised to avoid all protests and large gatherings.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Why would anyone in Launchdroneistan be mad at us?

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Yup. It’s for the children. (Macabre humor comment.)

  • Republicanvet

    I would prefer a President who participated in a reading with young children of “My Pet Goat” for a few more minutes before acting to a pResident who has been totally AWOL for several days. What a punk.

  • Maxx

    “We’ve got ’em on the run!”

    Our citizens abroad that is.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Anything to deflect from Benghazi. Notice the frantic activity when the news of all the CIA operatives on the ground there came out? All of a sudden, “Squirrel! BIG Squirrel!”

  • Ruben Ramjattan

    Shameful to America.
    Loss of Face.

  • CHHR

    man the sounds of worldwide retreat are deafening and quite embarrassing. Didn’t this AWOL of a human being just tell the comedy set terrorists were “on their heals” in that part of the world? Good heavens, when the hell are the full Benghazi, Seal Team VI, and IRS investigations going to be completed so we can impeach this b-tard! He & his ilk make me absolutely sick to my stomach. And the idiots that laud a commander in chief that actually allows for nation state attacks like Egypt did to our consulate in Benghazi, or the trade of our treasure for a terrorist he tells us to trust he buried at sea, all while attacking Americans on our own soil need their heads examined.

  • Jeremy
  • ReubenHood
    • walterc

      You beat me to it Reubenhood.

  • Roto

    Hope the State Dept. didn’t spend another $70,000 to give the order

  • Zach Smith

    NSA must be working overtime. God bless those young men and women selflessly poring over our phone calls, emails and credit card transactions to keep us safe from the terrorists!

    • MyrmidoNOT

      “…to keep us safe from the terrorists ourselves!”

      Bit more accurate??

      • Zach Smith

        Honestly, I don’t think that’s any more accurate. I might agree with, “… to keep the fear level up and the money flowing.”

        • MyrmidoNOT

          Just had to ‘twist’ the perspective…though.
          (Your summation is closer-to-the-mark…)

  • The Penguin

    Our economy. Our value system. Our credibility. Our rights. Our reputation. All but gone because of this Administration.

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    Remember when the Naked Emperor promised to “talk” to all the Muslim countries and everything was going to be wonderful?

    • MyrmidoNOT

      No? When was that??

      Thought “that” was an apology tour!!

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    Remember when the Naked Emperor promised to “talk” to all the Muslim countries and everything was going to be wonderful?

  • arttie

    We will not have to restore any sequestered funds to State since they are effectively downsizing on their own.

  • mickeyco

    See? everyone loves us! No probs.

  • MyrmidoNOT

    Gee…why the rush to leave??

    Thought the workplace violence ‘problem’ was
    solved, years ago…

    As we’ve been “saying” for years (“you, are NOT alone”)

    What “with” the NSA, FBI, IRS…and maybe the NEA;
    they are all watching (out, for you…)

    Sadly…I’m kinda-sorta “missing” that privacy “thingee”… 😉

  • walterc

    So now Al Qaeda doesn’t need to actually attack us to get us to leave an embassy, they just need to post the plan of an attack on the internet and we run? Reminds me of King Arthur facing the attack rabbit in Monty Python’s Holy Grail movie. “Run Away, Run Away.”

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Suspect the Marines aren’t too happy…
      …’bout “tucking tail”…

      Methinks “teh oone” has wet himself…
      to the chagrin of those around him.
      Overcautious a bit, are we??

  • I M Free

    Al Qaida has a credible threat to bomb DC….Admin will say “close capitol hill and WH”..that’s the trend with this admin. bravo

  • Abiss

    Over/under on how soon AQ is running us out of France? Anyone? Thank God they’re decimated. #Thanks2012media