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  •  I like to travel in threes (1+ / 0-)
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    Marko the Werelynx

    Me, myself and I. Lot's more flexibility that way, although it is more expensive and does get lonely at times. However, I think that any American traveling alone in a Muslim country these days is taking a risk. We're targets.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 09:15:44 PM PST

    •  And Turkey in particular (1+ / 0-)
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      has been having problems with attacks and planned attacks on American targets.

      THREATS TO SAFETY AND SECURITY: There have been violent attacks throughout Turkey, and there is a continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout Turkey. Terrorist bombings over the past several years – some causing significant numbers of casualties – have hit various targets in Turkey. Some attacks deliberately targeted U.S. and Western interests. In July 2011, 15 terrorists claiming association with al-Qaida were arrested for gathering explosive materials in preparation for an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. These incidents show a willingness on the part of some terrorist groups to attack identifiably Western targets. The possibility of terrorist attacks, from both transnational and indigenous groups, remains high.

      “The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.”

      by Marko the Werelynx on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:29:21 AM PST

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