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#1 webfact

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:18:16

US Embassy in Bangkok issues security warnings to citizens in Thailand

BANGKOK, 17 September 2012 (NNT) -The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok has updated its security warnings to U.S. citizens in Thailand, following a spate of attacks and protests worldwide over a film made in the US deemed insulting to Islam.

According to the emergency message issued by the embassy, U.S. citizens are encouraged to maintain a heightened awareness and to keep a low profile when out in public, after four American personnel, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in Benghazi, Libya, last week.

The embassy further stated that it is saddened by the deaths and elaborated that U.S Embassies in Egypt and Yemen have also faced protests last week.

U.S. citizens are advised to call the U.S. Embassy at 02- 205-4000 or visit the U.S. Citizens Service website at http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/ for more information, as the most updated information will be posted on the site.

Meanwhile, the Office of the Royal Thai Police has reaffirmed that all related agencies are stepping up security measures in the face of growing risks. Security personnel and Metropolitan police have been closely monitoring the situation for any signs of possible attacks. However, the police are not aware of any specific threat to U.S. citizens in Thailand at the moment.

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The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand has been informed by the Royal Thai Police that a demonstration involving several hundred people is planned on Wireless Road in front of the Embassy beginning between 1 PM and 2 PM on Tuesday, September 18. Demonstrators will assemble at Lumpini Park and march to the Embassy. The large number of demonstrators is expected to disrupt traffic in the area. Consequently, the Embassy will be closing to the public at noon on September 18 and non-essential personnel will be released. Visa and citizen services appointments scheduled for the afternoon of September 18 are being cancelled and rescheduled for later dates.


The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is not aware at this time of any specific threat to U.S. citizens in Thailand. As a general precaution, the U.S. Embassy advises you to exercise caution and to be aware of your surroundings, particularly around large crowds or gatherings. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence with little or no warning. You should avoid areas that may be targeted for demonstrations and exercise caution if within the vicinity of any demonstrations or large gatherings. You should monitor local media to keep updated with the latest information about demonstrations and areas to avoid.

Source: Email from US Embassy, Bangkok
http://bangkok.usemb...itymessage.html




-- NNT 2012-09-17


Edited by george, 2012-09-17 14:31:44.
Added email from US Embassy


#2 kagan

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:31:00

I can't believe a crappy movie is making such an impact.

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:33:02

And lets hope it stays that way, with out threat, looking at the last sentence of the article, or threat to any citizens, American, Thai or otherwise.

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:35:23

I can't believe a crappy movie is making such an impact.


The producer needs a lot of money to pay off fines related to a prison sentence in the US. Close to a million dollars.

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:36:43

I can't believe a crappy movie is making such an impact.

That's the excuse for those wanting to grab power in the post Arab Spring countries to solidify some gains in their potentially expanding networks, using emotional appeal. And also likely to affect the USA election in 2 months. If Obama wants dialog, that goes against the needs of those that want a Great Satan to war against, Romney would fit their needs well.

#6 Aasim

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:36:48

Just punish the guy who made it ... And all this will be gone ....

#7 JohanBKK

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:38:48

Where we can see that movie ? I still have a few pop corns.

here: http://www.thaivisa....ed-from-google/

#8 Dararasmi

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:41:44

Thanks for your concern, land that I love, but I always maintain a low profile and am fully aware. (Anyway, I'm boogieing back to Tokyo tonight.)

#9 ronthai

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:41:45

Since nobody is asking yet ...
What movie was that????

#10 stevehaigh

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:41:51

is there any evidence that thai Muslims are getting uppity?

#11 muratremix

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:42:01

Just punish the guy who made it ... And all this will be gone ....


Why punish the filmmaker and accept oppression from Arabs? Freedom of expression anyone?


#12 GentlemanJim

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:43:25


Hope I can change my American accent into Tinglish, or Italian Englishhhaaa------Posted Image


start practising your g'day cobber.

Tip - g'day is one word not two.


Best idea ! You will get away with a bad Ozzie accent no probs, very easy to do and gets easier the more you drink ;)



Where we can see that movie ? I still have a few pop corns.


You would need a lot of popcorn...enough to choke yourself. After watching 14 mins I was almost ready to take my own life, after two hours I would be leaping off the back of my seat onto my head.

#13 BKKBrit

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:45:10


Just punish the guy who made it ... And all this will be gone ....


Why punish the filmmaker and accept oppression from Arabs? Freedom of expression anyone?


Because Freedom of Speech shouldn't allow hatred of religion or ethnicity....wouldn't you agree that the world would be a happier place if there was less hate of others?

#14 Mosha

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:45:20

I knew I kept my England Flag for a reason.

#15 bill014

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:46:02

I think most people are missing the main point. It boils down to Muslims openly threatening people in any country in the world without any action being taken by the respective weak goverments. Can't see it happening in China or North Korea!

#16 terryp

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:46:07

Amazing how easily people are manipulated......so many of the uneducated are basically pawns in a masted plan that will eventually mean a culling of 5-6 billion people.
And people still keep voting for these manipulators..IN EVERY Country?

#17 GentlemanJim

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:47:33

Thanks for your concern, land that I love, but I always maintain a low profile and am fully aware. (Anyway, I'm boogieing back to Tokyo tonight.)


Enjoy Tokyo, but be careful, there is a baying mob ready to attack that place and it is getting quite ugly !

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#18 BKKBrit

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:50:32

I knew I kept my England Flag for a reason.


I'd be wary about flashing that around, too. We're pretty much in the same boat as the Americans when it comes to Muslim angst.

#19 tinfoilhat

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:51:07

Just punish the guy who made it ... And all this will be gone ....


i find that hard to believe, remove one excuse for violence, and like gray hairs six more will pop up in its place.

it is very easy to find offense when offense is all you seek

#20 gl555

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:51:43

The movie was just as an excuse for the crazies to come out and kill people. If it wasn't the movie, they would have found some other excuse to kill Americans anyway. I really don't understand these Muslims. Everything offends them. Idiots.

#21 bangkokequity

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:53:08

The movie was just as an excuse for the crazies to come out and kill people. If it wasn't the movie, they would have found some other excuse to kill Americans anyway. I really don't understand these Muslims. Everything offends them. Idiots.

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#22 MrRealDeal

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:54:49



Just punish the guy who made it ... And all this will be gone ....


Why punish the filmmaker and accept oppression from Arabs? Freedom of expression anyone?


Because Freedom of Speech shouldn't allow hatred of religion or ethnicity....wouldn't you agree that the world would be a happier place if there was less hate of others?

It doesn't allow for meaningless hatred of any kind but does allow for hatred that is attached to a number of things like political dissent . artistic expression and so on ....... Less hatred would be a good thing however lesser ability to express your hatred would not be because unfortunatly some things deserve to be hated and it's not up to the Law to decide that it's up to the people to lisiten and decide for themselves ....... unless like I said it's a "meaningless" act , which is in fact againt the law in the USA.

#23 heybruce

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:55:01

I can't believe a crappy movie is making such an impact.

Unfortunately, people with no experience of a genuine free press or freedom of speech can't believe a movie can be made without government approval. Of course I'm sure they're being manipulated by others who are happy to take advantage of the ignorance of the masses.

#24 gl555

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:58:46


The movie was just as an excuse for the crazies to come out and kill people. If it wasn't the movie, they would have found some other excuse to kill Americans anyway. I really don't understand these Muslims. Everything offends them. Idiots.

Happily, nothing seems to get under your skin...wow...one word ... "Mirror"


It's okay to let things get under your skin. It's another to go out there killing people. You do understand the difference right?

#25 jerrysteve

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Posted 2012-09-17 12:59:56

Terriorst won't ask you where your from. We carry that angleo saxon skin. Our face marks us. As humans all over the world, it is our face irrestpective of passport, country, culture etc etc.Posted Image

Edited by jerrysteve, 2012-09-17 13:00:45.






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