Closing Thought–27Nov17

Look Before You Leap!

The US State Department has just issued travel warnings about Americans thinking of traveling to Saudi Arabia…….

The State Department warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Saudi Arabia due to continuing threats from terrorist groups and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilian targets by rebel forces in Yemen.

Terrorist threats persist throughout Saudi Arabia, including in major cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dhahran, and attacks can occur without warning anywhere in the country. Terrorist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its affiliates have targeted both Saudi and Western government interests, mosques and other religious sites (both Sunni and Shia), and places frequented by U.S. citizens and other Westerners. On October 7, a terrorist attacked a Saudi government installation in Jeddah. Since May, sectarian issues in the Qatif region in the Eastern Province resulted in several attacks against Saudi forces conducting security operations there.

https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/saudi-arabia-travel-warning.html

Seriously?  Those are the reasons not to travel to the kingdom?

What about religious police?  Or the fact that they behead a person a day damn near?  Or the repression of women?  They jail people for criticizing the government?

None of that is important…..but there might be a missile headed their way…..four missiles have been fired a Saudi Arabia in over 2 years….one might have my name on it.

I feel I need for a bath about now…..I shall return tomorrow with my usual stuff a plenty….chuq

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