State Dept. renews Europe-wide travel alert

WaExaminer: The State Department on Tuesday renewed its travel warning to American tourists because of a heightened “risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe.”

“The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present greater targets for terrorists planning attacks in public locations, especially at large events,” the May 31 release said. The Travel Alert will expire August 31, 2016.

The announcement renews the alert put out in March after the Brussels terrorist attack that killed 32 people. The State Department said the renewal came early in an attempt to remind people about the possible dangers of visiting the continent.  more

5 Comments on State Dept. renews Europe-wide travel alert

  1. not just europe, be ready locally, situational awareness at all times

    note shadows, use all reflections to your advantage

    be savvy about eye contact or lack of, and body language

    listen for all sounds, and changes such as direction of voices as you pass by

    learn to be tuned to pressure changes in enclosed spaces

    if you don’t carry, know that many places that you may visit during the day or night have weapons within reach, such as home depot, or restaurants such as outback that have sturdy steak knives available

    in social settings such as restaurants etc, always position yourself with a good vantage point

    we have many senses – sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch, thermoception, nociception, equilibrioception, proprioception, intuition

    have an exit strategy, anticipate your next move well in advance

    show confidence, don’t skulk

  2. So, don’t go to Southwest US, watch out in Detroit, Baltimore, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, stay out of airports, watch out for people-surfing alligators & pythons in Florida, floods in OK, TX, snow in ME, tornadoes in central US.

    Well, there’s always Colorado, where you can legally smoke or ingest pot and not give a damn about the world being over run by ILLEGAL rats and terrorists and the president’s goofy smile as he leads the horror on the USA.

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