By John Friend —
For years, nationalists in the United States counseled that decades of wars of aggression, needless interventions and global police efforts would make this country a pariah state around the world. Now, it looks like those warnings have come to fruition. Recently, the U.S. State Department issued an official “Worldwide Caution” alert that noted American citizens are no longer safe anywhere they travel in the world.
The recent notice expands upon and replaces a previous alert originally released on September 25, 2013, which warned of “security threats and terrorist activities worldwide.”
“The Department of State remains concerned about the continued threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations and other violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests overseas,” the alert reads. “Kidnappings and hostage events involving U.S. citizens have become increasingly prevalent as al Qaeda and its affiliates have increased attempts to finance their operations through kidnapping for ransom operations.”
The alert goes on to warn “that al Qaeda and its affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in multiple regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East,” and that the attacks may include “suicide operations, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, and bombings.”
Of course, this comes as the U.S. continues to spend over $1 trillion annually on military and intelligence gathering—more than all the other countries of the world combined. In spite of all of these taxpayer dollars, Americans who want to travel the world are less safe than they have ever been since the country’s founding more than two centuries ago.
“Extremists may elect to use conventional or non-conventional weapons, and target both official and private interests,” the alert added. “Examples of such targets include high-profile sporting events, residential areas, business offices, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools, public areas, shopping malls and other tourist destinations both in the United States and abroad where U.S. citizens gather
in large numbers, including during holidays.”
Essentially, the State Department wants any American traveling anywhere in the world to be fearful of the Islamic terrorist boogeyman that has been constantly invoked since 9-11 in an effort to perpetuate, reinforce and justify the official “global war on terror” paradigm of American foreign policy.
What few Americans realize is that elements of the U.S. government and military often organize, fund, train and otherwise manipulate rogue Islamic terrorist groups in order to foment chaos and manufacture support for the global terror war.
The State Department alert comes amidst widespread disdain for America, its government, its culture and even its people. The U.S. government and its representatives are increasingly viewed with suspicion and contempt for the arrogant manner in which they operate in the international arena and engage, or fail to engage, in diplomacy.
Washington is notorious for initiating and prosecuting illegal wars of aggression based on spurious or outright fabricated “intelligence,” destroying entire countries and murdering or severely impacting the lives of millions of innocent people in the process. Drone attacks, extraordinary rendition, torture, contempt for international law and brazen hypocrisy are what define America and its government after years of disastrous foreign policy decisions and subservience to a globalist agenda set on dominating the world politically, economically and culturally. Millions of people around the world and in America view the corrupt U.S. regime and the forces dominating it as the prime leader behind the New World Order agenda.
Aside from flouting international law and invading or militarily attacking dozens of sovereign countries over the course of the past decade alone, elements of the U.S. government, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the State Department, have been involved in political destabilization and subversion, funding and training revolutionary activities and groups across the globe in an effort to undermine or bring down regimes that are not sufficiently subservient to the interests of the globalists controlling Washington.
The U.S. government also backs some of the most oppressive regimes in the world, while demonizing and slandering nationalist-minded leaders who look out for their own people, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Millions around the world, particularly in the Middle East and Southern Asia, resent the unwavering political, financial and diplomatic support the American government provides to Israel, which is brutally oppressing and ethnically-cleansing the indigenous Christian and Muslim Palestinian peoples.
If there are indeed genuine efforts to attack or otherwise harm Americans and American interests, it could be said that billions of people across the globe have a rational justification for taking action considering the recent history of American foreign policy and military actions.
The extremely vague Worldwide Caution alert from the State Department appears to be yet another crass propaganda ploy designed to psychologically terrorize and frighten the American public, while downplaying or ignoring the reasons for genuine anti-American sentiment across the globe.
John Friend is a California-based writer who maintains a blog.