Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Techie2000, Jan 24, 2003.
be ready to leave on short notice. Just heard it on MSNBC. I'll try to find a link...
What certain countries? Arab countries? South American? TECHIE DON'T PLAY WITH US THAT WAY!!!
I think it was Arab countries. I just caught it...
Okay they said its a Warden message to anyone overseas, not just people in the mideast, and its to everyone, not just people in embassies or consulates...
Looks like there's more folks getting a bit ancie...Japan is telling all 34 of its civilians in Iraq to leave. http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-japan-iraq0124jan24,0,1093645.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines
Oh and here's a link to the warning techie posted.http://www.cnn.com/2003/TRAVEL/ADVISOR/01/24/overseas.warning.reut/index.html
I've talked to a friend in the US State Dept about this before. Such warnings are <i>normally</i> issued if the US has received unproven terrorism warnings, or if they think some action of the US might provoke response.
The Yanks can always sew Canadian flags all over themselves like they did when I was travelling (part of it during the Gulf War) I always thought it was so ironic, given their usual (loud) level of patriotism...
I still haven't gotten a shake on GRREGs or the VA establishment being put on an accelerated watch, so it's a possibility things are moving ahead...but I always view the GRREG/VA thing as an extremely strong indicator.
That and the amount of Dominos pizzas being delivered to the Pentagon.
I was actually taught in Spanish class that if I go to another country to say I'm either North American or Canadian...
I wonder if said warning has anything to do with this story on capturing the oil fields.
Could we do a Pearl Harbor here and initiate hostilities in a quick and surprise move without the pre-announcement formalities?
Although unlikely, since we still have to give the inspectors a way out. To prevent the widespread damage that the Iraqi's army is capable of in sabotaging the oil fields as they did in Kuwait some type of mission must be presumed.
I found this quote from the article interesting....
"This is not about the U.S. trying to gain advantage by taking these oil fields or to preserve its own oil industry," the official said. "It is solely and most importantly to preserve the capability of the Iraqi people to stand up very quickly after a Saddam regime and become a functioning, capable member of the economic community."
On the other hand, last week Newsday reported: U.S. considers seizing revenues to pay for occupation
I get mixed up easily but I think I would rather be compared as different from Barbara. That would be favorably?