Sunday, October 12, 2014

Us State Department to Americans: don't travel abroad

This is only going to get worse.  As Islam spreads its dark wings we will be restricted more and more as to where we can travel to.  I am glad I had the chance to travel abroad in the early 90s, at least back then the only thing I had to worry about was how good the local beer would be.

From the New York Daily News October 11 by Meg Wagner

Americans abroad at 'high risk' of ISIS kidnappings, terrorist attacks, U.S. warns

U.S. citizens are prime targets for terrorists' kidnappings, the government warned.

The U.S. State Department urged Americans to be on high alert when they're traveling abroad, fearing ISIS and other extremist groups have "increased attempts to finance their operations through kidnapping for ransom."

"Terrorist groups have stepped up their rhetoric calling for additional attacks or kidnapping attempts on westerners," the department said in a Friday statement.

The most vulnerable international travelers are those who belong to governments with a history of paying ransoms to terrorist groups, the State Department explained. Some Western countries — such as France and Germany — have paid millions to have their hostages freed.

While the U.S. has a long standing policy of refusing to submit to payoff requests, the State Department still warned that Americans aboard are at risk of terrorist' violence.

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