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    U.S. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

    What is happening?
    The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday, NBC news reports.
    The U.S. government had earlier announced it would close some of its embassies over the weekend.
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    Re: U.S. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

    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 12:28 PM.

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    U.S. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

    I don't know where. I don't know when. But something bad is going to happen. In the Middle East.
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    Re: U.S. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    The State Dept. calls it, "an abundance of caution"

    Wonder if that includes travel within the continental US?
    Probably not, seems to refer to embassies and locales abroad. You can't really keep Americans from traveling around back home in any case, and if it were to include travel within CONUS you'd think they'd have been a little more specific.
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    Re: U.S. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

    Looks like expecting some terrorist attacks from Al-Qaeda.

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    Re: U.S. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    What is happening?
    Snowden leaked the XKeyscore program on Wednesday.

    .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!!!!"?

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    Re: U.S. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    Snowden leaked the XKeyscore program on Wednesday.

    .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!!!!"?
    A worldwide travel alert for that?

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    Re: U.S. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    The State Dept. calls it, "an abundance of caution"

    Wonder if that includes travel within the continental US?
    Aren't we part of the World?
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    Re: U.S. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    Aren't we part of the World?

    That's my understanding. Least we use to be.

    Especially since some sources are know saying there could be targets other than 'embassies'.

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