McClatchy reported recently on the closing of U.S. embassies in 21 predominantly Muslim countries. The U.S. State Department issued a broad caution about travel during August, which sparked debate over the National Security Agency’s spying on American citizens.
Barack Hussein Obama’s State Department, led by Secretary John F. “Swift Boat” Kerry, attributes the embassy closings to Muslim observance of Ramadan:
Given that a number of our embassies and consulates were going to be closed in accordance with local custom and practice for the bulk of the week for the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan, and out of an abundance of caution, we’ve decided to extend the closure of several embassies and consulates including a small number of additional posts.
Ramadan is a Muslim holiday, during which terrorists are typically extraordinarily active, reinforcing Islam’s stellar image as a “religion of peace.” The State Department did not say whether or not additional security was being deployed at embassies. Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton withdrew security from the U.S. consulate at Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2011, leading to the death of four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador.
No one in the Obama Regime has yet explained how tracking telephone numbers, capturing email messages, and other spying on American citizens gathers any intelligence that might be useful in combating Muslim terrorists. Yet the NSA spying continues unabated, with many Republican members of Congress, such as Sen. Lindsey Grahamnesty (RINO-SC), defending the unConstitutional surveillance.