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Sunday, October 03, 2010

US issues travel warning for Europe

It's official - Americans have been warned to watch out for terror attacks in Europe.
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe. Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks. European governments have taken action to guard against a terrorist attack and some have spoken publicly about the heightened threat conditions.

Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests. U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure. Terrorists have targeted and attacked subway and rail systems, as well as aviation and maritime services. U.S. citizens should take every precaution to be aware of their surroundings and to adopt appropriate safety measures to protect themselves when traveling.

We continue to work closely with our European allies on the threat from international terrorism, including al-Qa’ida. Information is routinely shared between the U.S. and our key partners in order to disrupt terrorist plotting, identify and take action against potential operatives, and strengthen our defenses against potential threats.
The travel alert expires on January 31, 2011.



At 9:01 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Does this mean that U.S. college study abroad programs will be curtailed in Europe, as they have been in Israel and Mexico? Conservatives need to develop a fund to be able to send kids separately from the State Dept. controlled traditional program. Let the kids' families sign a waver if they and their kids decide the kids should go regardless of the State Dept - because U.S. kids have no idea how good they have it and are just being brainwashed to pi$$ it all away, which will starve large swaths of the rest of the world. Also, if the kids do go in some way not connected with the State Dept. warnings, there might need to be a court case to force the colleges to accept the transfer credits if they meet academic standards... I've heard that colleges are using the rejection of credits earned where the State Dept warns kids away as a method to control foreign travel. With the best of intentions, don't you know, but it becomes a brainwashed prisoner situation when U.S. kids only know the strip malls...


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