March 1, 2006

Travel Warning to Israel: Conspiracy Theory

The USA State Department has issueda travel warning to anyone who goes to Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza:

'The US State Department has issued a travel warning for Israel, due to criminal activities by organized crime within the country. This is the first time that the State Department has mentioned organized crime in Israel as a factor liable to jeopardize tourists or other foreign residents traveling in Israel,the West Bank and Gaza.

As usual, the bulk of the travel warning concerns potential risks from Palestinian terrorism, but it also warns about the risk of assault by Jewish settlers and IDF troops against participants in demonstrations and protests. This warning is fairly new.'

Israel is looking for answers:

'“We intend to inquire what caused the Americans to publish a travel warning for tourists wanting to visit Israel. Only then will we publish a response,” said Minister of Tourism Avraham Hirchson today.

Israel Tourist and Travel Agents Association managing director Yossi Fatael called the travel warning astonishing, since Israel had much lower crime rates, compared with the West.'

This is what I think caused it:

Less than a week ago on February 23rd, Lou Dobbs did a good 5 minute piece on the fact that the US State Department has a pretty ugly travel warning when it comes to American who travel to the UAE. Putting in question the Bush administration calling the UAE an ally to the USA.

I highlighted the following from the US Dept. of State website: SAFETY AND SECURITY: Americans in the United Arab Emirates should exercise a high level of security awareness. The Department of State remains concerned about the possibility of terrorist attacks against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.

U.S. Government facilities may temporarily close or suspend public services from time to time as necessary to review their security posture and ensure its adequacy.

I'm really thinking that the Arab friends of the Bush administration made this travel warning part of the delay on the Port's deal.


  1. There is a country that is very popular with Israelis because of no violence, and it is not Canada or America. Many Israelis go there for extended vacation even up to 6 months or or one to two years.

    Often they go in that hiatus of their lives when they have just finished their mandatory military service and they have not yet settled down to take that job in the Mossad and get married. Since they are all militarily trained they are very interesting to talk to and can tell one the best way to assassinate people, apparently a single pistol is a better method than a machine gun. Also one guy going back home to guard duty on the Sinai took back a Chinese crossbow because he was forbidden to use gunfire at night to give away his position.
    They have little fear of being blown up in this vacation country and it is very interesting and cheap to travel in.
    I'll not tell you where because I don't want the bombers to follow them (and me) and fuck it up. But the country has 1.3 billion inhabitants.

    Oh don't worry, we don't have to go to Israel or Iraq to experience that special keenness of life or death because they are coming to us. Our idiot government immigration and cultural policies have seen to that.
    Make sure your children know how to use gas masks like the Israelis and invest in Kevlar. Make sure your apartment is bullet proof like the apartments in Israel facing the borders.
    Won't be long now til idiot Canadians will get the true flavour of the middle East coming soon to a street or theater near you!!!!