Skip to comments.Dept of State issues Worldwide Caution for U. S. Citizens anywhere
Posted on 02/01/2011 2:59:15 PM PST by Kimmers
This information is current as of today, Tue Feb 01 2011 16:51:04 GMT-0600 (CST). Tue Feb 01 16:59:10 2011.
The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.
U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated August 12, 2010, to provide updated information on security threats and terrorist activities worldwide.
The Department of State remains concerned about the continued threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests overseas. U.S. citizens are reminded that demonstrations and rioting can occur with little or no warning. Current information suggests that Al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in multiple regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics including suicide operations, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, and bombings.
Extremists may elect to use conventional or non-conventional weapons, and target both official and private interests. Examples of such targets include high-profile sporting events, residential areas, business offices, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools, public areas, and locales where U.S. citizens gather in large numbers, including during holidays.
U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure. Extremists have targeted and attacked subway and rail systems, as well as aviation and maritime services. In the past several years, these types of attacks have occurred in cities such as Moscow, London, Madrid, and Glasgow.
Current information suggests that Al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. and Western interests in Europe. European governments have taken action to guard against terrorist attack and some have spoken publicly about the heightened threat conditions. In the past several years, attacks have been planned or occurred in various European cities.
Credible information indicates terrorist groups also seek to continue attacks against U.S. interests in the Middle East and North Africa. For example, Iraq remains dangerous and unpredictable. Attacks against military and civilian targets throughout Iraq continue. Methods of attack have included roadside improvised explosive devices, mortars, and shootings; kidnappings still occur as well. Security threat levels remain high in Yemen due to terrorist activities there. The U.S. Embassy has had to close several times in response to ongoing threats by Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). U.S. citizens as well as other Westerners have been targeted for attack in Yemen. U.S. citizens have also been the targets of numerous terrorist attacks in Lebanon in the past (though none recently) and the threat of anti-Western terrorist activity continues to exist there. In Algeria, terrorist attacks occur regularly, particularly in the Kabylie region of the country. In the past, terrorists have targeted oil processing facilities in both Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
A number of Al-Qaida operatives and other extremists are believed to be operating in and around Africa. Since the July 11, 2010, terrorist bombings in Kampala, Uganda, for which the Somalia-based, U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility, there have been increased threats against public areas across East Africa. The terrorist attacks of August and September 2010 against the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and African Union (AU) peacekeeping forces in Somalia, as well as the bombing of hotels and minibuses in Somalia, highlight the vulnerabilities to terrorist attacks in East Africa and around the world. Additionally, the terrorist group, Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), has declared its intention to attack Western targets throughout the Sahel (which includes Mali, Mauritania, and Niger), and has claimed responsibility for kidnappings, attempted kidnappings, and the murder of several Westerners.
It took Bambi just two years to get us to this point. Heaven help us.
It’s anywhere, so it’s here, right here at home. Of course, like everything State does, they’re 2 years too late.
I'll keep my hiney right here in the Lone Star state, thank you very much.
Spring break in Florida, not Mexico.
... he is consolidating his Islamic brethren. This is one of his products.
Does their advisory indicate where any “Thank You” cards may be sent?
If you decide to go, remember "if you see something, say something."
So how many cruise ships are going to alter their destinations based upon this timely warning?
I saw! I told!
I hear that...
Ever been to the “People of WalMart” website?
Does the Department of State EVER issue warnings for *inside* the USA???? I’d think that ‘worldwide’ simply means that an act of terror against American citizens is currently quite possible in all foreign countries.
I don’t travel to Mexico, I don’t float past Somalia, I ain’t going to Egypt and I sure don’t visit Detroit.
So, you’ve forgotten the “act of terror” perpetrated domestically two years ago?
You are living it.
The Department of Homeland Security would issue alerts & warnings for INSIDE the USA
Go make your trip to Walmart but keep a safe distance from people in burkas. You never know when they go booooom! like what happened in the Moscow airport.
And don’t leave your gun at home where it is useless.
This does pose the question, “Are we any safer since Obamaramadingdong became president?”
While this is some very serious shit, we can’t shut down. Cruise lines have taken a hit since bummer took office. I’m very concerned with this situation.
R U Sure?
It just means Obama is throwing all Americans under the bus.
I apologize for pinging you.
However, could you please explain what a "WORLDWIDE" caution from the U.S. State Dept. means ---- specifically, does that INCLUDE the U.S.A., too?????
It was my understanding that foggy bottom ONLY deals with foreign countries, and that for ANY terror alerts within America, that the DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY would issue an alert.
I've been constantly on "High Alert" since the year before 911, so don't follow these announcements so very much.
Thank you for your possible assistance in clearing this up for 1010RD and/or possible lurkers who want to know, too.
Cindy, please don’t bother to reply.
Hennie, I know all these things. I was just joking about:
1. The story’s headline: “everywhere”
2. Obama’s Presidency which began two years ago.
It was just a joke. Sorry, I despise using a /sarc tag.
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