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State Department issues worldwide travel alert for US citizens due to al Qaeda threat

Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 11:00:43 am

The Associated Press reported on Friday that the State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for U.S. citizens due to an unspecified al-Qaeda threat. NBC News confirmed the report.

The AP said officials are concerned about a possible attack coming from the Arabian peninsula and possibly occurring in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Here is the full text of the State Department's Travel Alert.

UPDATE at 8/2/13 11:02:31 am (by Charles Johnson)

Oh, well then maybe we do need mass NSA spying RT @NBCNews US issues worldwide travel alert over al Qaeda threat http://t.co/vDPnLC5Bcc

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 2, 2013

Dems 2002-2008: Bush is manipulating terror alerts for political benefit! 2009-present: suggesting terror alerts are political is insanity!!

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 2, 2013

Greenwald mocks the terror threat -- but if an attack does actually happen, he'll then write 2000 words explaining why we deserved it.