Wednesday, May 3, 2017

U.S. State Department Issues Travel Warning to Europe

Congratulations, Europe.  The U.S. State Department has just issued an advisory report warning Americans of possible terrorists’ attacks in countries that have a high population of adherents to the “religion of peace.”

Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe.  While local governments continue counterterrorism operations, the Department nevertheless remains concerned about the potential for future terrorist attacks.  U.S. citizens should always be alert to the possibility that terrorist sympathizers or self-radicalized extremists may conduct attacks with little or no warning. 
 Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities as viable targets.  In addition, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, high-profile events, educational institutions, airports, and other soft targets remain priority locations for possible attacks.  U.S. citizens should exercise additional vigilance in these and similar locations, in particular during the upcoming summer travel season when large crowds may be common.

Well that’s just great.  Europe is turning into a third-world hellhole right before our eyes.  I was planning on taking a trip to England and France next year.  It looks like I might have to go somewhere else. 


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