Wednesday, August 15, 2018

USA Issues Terrorist Attacks Warning.

Credit: Laurent Chipi
French soldiers patrolling the Eifel Tower in Paris.

Terrorists are threatening to attack some European countries. Due to this, the USA have been put on alert.

Terrorism has become very active in different parts of the world these day. It is now extremely threatening world security and particularly foreign travelers. Due to this, the American State Department has sent out a warning since yesterday Sunday, October 3. This extra cautious alert exhorts any American who is planning to travel to Europe and other risky places where terrorists are currently active to be on their guard about probable terrorists assaults. This is indeed to name the al-Qaida networks as sources of the trouble. In the meanwhile the government of Britain has raised terrorists’ threat from general to high in both France and Germany. The decisions to caution travelers come as counterterrorism officials in Europe and the United States evaluate intelligence about possible plots coming from North Africa and Pakistan aimed at British, French and Germans.

Despite this travel alert issued by the United States, Americans are not all discouraged from traveling to Europe. This was rejected by American officials to a certain extent because of concerns about the impact on tourism and student travel. The travel alert issued on Sunday is considered to be far less disruptive than a travel warning that would advise Americans to stay away from certain high-threat areas. The leaders’ impasse in both the United States and Europe is how best to inform the public of a threat that intelligence analysts believe is actual and honest but whose contours sounds to remain vague. The British, French and German officials all did consider the American warning and did not make any objection.

People should be very careful with terrorists attacks since they don’t know where and when they may fall into trap. Not only these attacks target some populations but they also aim at hindering development and people’s freedom to move. It is in this context that the Tower of Eiffel in France and some Paris train stations have been briefly evacuated in recent days in response to threats. Moreover, the British home secretary, Theresa May, showed strong support for the American alert. The following is the statement she uttered on yesterday Sunday "As we have consistently made clear, we face a real and serious threat from terrorism." This makes the threat level remains severe and therefore an attack is highly likely.

To hinder the possibility of such attacks to occur in any country of the world, political leaders should work closely. In addition to this, different international partners should be interested and involved in countering this barbarity. The American alert advise should not be neglected but rather be consistent with all countries.

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