The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert on Monday afternoon in which they cited “increased terrorist threats.”
Americans are warned that ISIS, which the Obama regime refers to as ISIL, may conduct attacks using conventional or unconventional tactics.
The alert aims to make Americans aware of the risks of traveling abroad.
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests. This Travel Alert expires on February 24, 2016.
They also referenced the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Mali, and the bombing of a Russian airliner, which ISIS took credit for, after it took off from Egypt. There is no mention, however, about the high alert status currently in Brussels due to what has been described by Brussels officials as a “serious and imminent” threat.
Authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of ISIL/Da’esh return from Syria and Iraq. Additionally, there is a continuing threat from unaffiliated persons planning attacks inspired by major terrorist organizations but conducted on an individual basis. Extremists have targeted large sporting events, theatres, open markets, and aviation services. In the past year, there have been multiple attacks in France, Nigeria, Denmark, Turkey, and Mali. ISIL/Da’esh has claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Russian airliner in Egypt.
Since ISIS has recently released videos threatening attacks in American cities, the next section of the warning could very well apply to Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, shopping, or other activities here in the states.
U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowed places. Exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday festivals or events. U.S. citizens should monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities. Persons with specific safety concerns should contact local law enforcement authorities who are responsible for the safety and security of all visitors to their host country. U.S. citizens should:
- Follow the instructions of local authorities. Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
- Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
- Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
- Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
A tweet was sent out about the warning from the Travel-State Dept. Twitter account.
Travel Alert: Authorities believe likelihood of terror attacks will continue as ISIL/Da’esh return from Syria/ Iraq. https://t.co/Ebm8Ny3Bom
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) November 23, 2015
However, the main Twitter account of the State Department has not so much as retweeted that tweet as of 5:59 pm ET on Monday.
The Travel – State Dept. Twitter account has 491K followers. This serious information should be shouted from the rooftops. If the Obama regime truly wanted Americans to know about this very serious warning about travel, they would be retweeting it from the White House account, the official POTUS account, the official Barack Obama account, the official FLOTUS account, etc.
But alas, Obama is too busy talking about ‘climate change’ on his Twitter feed to warn Americans about the dangers of worldwide travel due to concerns regarding terrorism by groups like ISIS.
Due to the serious nature of this travel warning, and its worldwide implications, the Obama regime should work a little bit harder to warn Americans of safety concerns.