State Dept. finally issues travel warning to U.S. citizens planning Benghazi vacation

State Dept. finally issues travel warning to U.S. citizens planning Benghazi vacation

z00-libyan-militia-thugs-in-libyan-civil-war“Because of ongoing instability and violence…”

Eight short months after the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the John Kerry-led Department of State has issued a travel advisory to all United States citizens intent on visiting the violence wracked North African nation, as reported by Eliana Johnson of the National Review:

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Libya and strongly advises against all but essential travel to Tripoli and all travel to Benghazi, Bani Walid, and southern Libya including border areas and the regions of Sabha and Kufra.

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Because of ongoing instability and violence, the Department’s ability to provide consular services to U.S. citizens in these regions of Libya is extremely limited.

Continuing on the theme of pointing out the obvious, the threat warning ensured all Americans were fully aware that Libya’s security situation remains unpredictable, citing “civil unrest” and “demonstrations” occurring throughout the country.

What Difference Does It Make…?

In an instance of questionable timing that has raised more than a few conservative eyebrows, the travel warning was issued exactly one day after a Congressional hearing regarding a possible Obama administration cover-up of the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

During the al-Qaeda jihadist assualt, four Americans were killed and an unknown number were wounded.

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T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman is a retired Master Sergeant of Marines. He has written for Examiner, Conservative Firing Line, and other blogs.


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