So much for President Obama’s languid attempts to ease the country’s fears of another terrorist attack.
Based on the results of “threat information,” the State Department issued an “urgent” message Saturday warning American citizens of a possible terror attack in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, according to Fox News.
Not that any day in Pakistan wouldn’t present an increased risk for Americans.
State Dept. issues 'urgent' message to Americans about possible terror attack in Pakistan capitalhttps://t.co/r5o5bLaoW0
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 20, 2015
The potential attack would likely occur during the holiday season and places of worship and shopping centers are among the possible targets.
Fox News reported:
The State Department message also advises private U.S. citizens to “exercise particular caution” during the holiday season and at holiday festivals or events. It also says to minimize the number and duration of trips to public markets, restaurants, hotels, places of worship and other locations in which large numbers of people congregate.
A travel warning for Pakistan had been issued by the State Department in August, followed by a rare worldwide travel alert following the terrorist attack in Paris that claimed the lives of at least 129 people.
The prevailing reaction on social media to the new warning seemed to center around a single thought: Why the hell would an American be in Pakistan? Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@FoxNews Is that be islamaphobic???
— Bill Y (@reachout2015) December 20, 2015
@FoxNews just so I remember correctly. The terrorist are the “contained” JV squad”. Right??
— ❤️ (@kmcs1957) December 20, 2015
@FoxNews all of a sudden state dept has Intel on terrorism events ?. Someone making stuff up or what?
— Brethan (@calicombo) December 20, 2015
@FoxNews Why are there Americans IN Pakistan?
— John Nelson (@fudgeo725) December 20, 2015
@FoxNews If you are not prepared to be attacked; you should have never gone to Pakistan
— K Holland (@KHolland007) December 20, 2015
@FoxNews If they are dumb enough to be in Pakistan then screw ’em
— Vance W. Boyd (@Vancewboyd) December 20, 2015
— USC Alumni ’92 (@StephensBunker) December 20, 2015
@FoxNews That’s their plan to keep us safe, to warn us of eminent attacks. “Duck and Cover”
— The Trumpeteer (@bluebirdissong) December 20, 2015
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