Places That You Should Not Visit

An IST FYI post…….

I know that we are in the clutches of winter and not  really thinking about our next vacation…that is unless you are cabin bound and need some day dreaming to get through the day…..anyway when you do consider that big trip there are a few places you probably should not go…..

  • The Galapagos: The annual influx of tourists is making the island chain’s “fragile marine and terrestrial ecosystems” vulnerable.
  • The “places that don’t want you to visit”: Some locales, such as Venice and Peru’s Machu Picchu, are simply overwhelmed and their resources strained by so many visitors; Fodor’s says the people there need a brief “staycation” from the rest of the world.
  • The Taj Mahal: The iconic landmark is going to be coated in mud for much of the year (a regimen meant to keep the structure from yellowing). That doesn’t exactly make for great photos.
  • Thailand’s Phang Nga National Park: The “rush to paradise” has marred the park’s coral reefs and disrupted its marine life. It desperately needs some recovery time.
  • Myanmar: It’s a matter of humanitarian conscience that puts this country on Fodor’s list. The publisher doesn’t think anyone should visit while the persecution and “ethnic cleansing” of the Muslim minority Rohingya continues there.

Check out the other no-go locales on Fodor’s list, then view the “coolest places” to see in 2018.

You could always go to Israel and learn how to kill protesters……think I am kidding?

Several Israeli firms are promoting fantasy, “anti-terror” camps that offer tourists from all over the world training by former Israeli army commandos.

There, tourists are given a made-real war environment at “counter-terrorism” boot camp where they are trained to kill “terrorists” who happen to look a lot like Palestinian Arabs.

Implemented across the regime’s occupied territories, tourists are charged $115 for adults and $85 for children.

Just a few suggestions of places not to visit…..of course you could go to NYC and try to catch a glimpse of Fearless leader….me?  I have a garden and I enjoy it every day….

The weekend begins… well, be safe…..chuq

Death In Mali

I have been watching this situation and of course writing about it……

On June 4, Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar — a 34-year-old Army Green Beret — was found dead in US Embassy housing in Mali while he was on a secret assignment. Investigators currently believe he was strangled to death — and that two members of SEAL Team 6 may have killed him.

Murder among US service members is relatively rare, but it’s especially shocking to see that the two suspects — Petty Officer Anthony DeDolph, a former professional mixed martial arts fighter, and a still-unnamed sailor, both Melgar’s roommates — form part of one of the most revered military units in the United States. SEAL Team 6 became internationally famous for successfully killing Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.

A probe, first reported by the New York Times, is ongoing — and no one has yet been charged with a crime. But it appears the suspected SEALs changed their story and lied about about what happened. The Daily Beast reports that Melgar found out the two SEALs were taking some money designated for an informant fund. The SEALs asked Melgar if he wanted to get involved, but he declined.

This situation is being dragged out because of the “team spirit” thingy… the wagons and protect our own….BS!  If murder was committed then someone needs to pay… is truly sad…..American soldier killing another American soldier……

Not much more is known now as it was when this first came to my attention…..

Americans killing Americans……