The State Dept. calls it, "an abundance of caution"
Wonder if that includes travel within the continental US?
Last edited by WCH; 08-02-13 at 10:28 AM.
I don't know where. I don't know when. But something bad is going to happen. In the Middle East.
The Crowd is not the sum of its parts.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
They're saying for the entire month here:
State Dept. issues worldwide travel alert for U.S. citizens in August | McClatchy
Looks like expecting some terrorist attacks from Al-Qaeda.
.gov needs to justify it's throughly unConstitutional, completely crimnal, wildly expensive, and more or less useless intrusion on American liberty in the name of fighting boogeymen.
What better way then to cry "BOOGEYMEN!!!!"?