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US State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert Because Of Al-Qaida Terror Threats


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By Brett LoGiurato, Business Insider – “The State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert because of the threat terrorist attacks from al-Qaida and affiliated organizations, it said Friday.

The State Department cited the potential for terrorist attacks in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula.

‘Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August,’ the department said in a statement.

The department said that the alert does not expire until Aug. 31.

On Thursday, the State Department said it would close at least 18 diplomatic posts in the Middle East and surrounding areas because of the threats.

The full release from the State Department is below:

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula.  Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August.  This Travel Alert expires on August 31, 2013.

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 other nations on the threat from international terrorism, including from al-Qa’ida.

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  1. 08/02/2013 at 12:28 PM

    So, “our” President, is backing-down to “terrorists???”

    THAT’S “STRAIGHT-UP” T R E A S O N ! ! !

    The U.S.A. does NOT back-down to anyone, anytime, anywhere!!!

    This “IMPOSTER” & “IMBECILE” HAS GOT TO BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE…YESTERDAY!!!

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  2. 08/02/2013 at 9:47 PM

    Two ways to look at a warning like this coming from such an incompetent administration:

    1) The Obama administration’s record on detecting terrorism that their agents didn’t encourage (i.e., dumb kids trying to put non-working fed-provided bombs on bridges) is pretty much zilch, so it’s unlikely there’s a real terrorist threat. Someone got voice-mail from a CIA operative suggesting they create a terrorist threat.

    2) If the Obama administration has noticed a terrorist threat before it actually happens, it’s Armageddon and the likelihood of western civilization surviving is pretty much nil.

    I guess it depends on which way you look at it. Not going to change my travel plans for it. Do which they’d let me carry a gun in Boston, etc.

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    • 08/02/2013 at 9:56 PM

      Only criminals, terrorists, and the “Politically Correct” Police..;get to carry guns!!!

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      • 08/02/2013 at 11:08 PM

        Oh, of course. We wouldn’t want innocent bystanders able to fight back on an equal footing.

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