Ég er amerískur rískisborgari og fékk þetta bréf í dag. Þetta á kannski ekki beint við þetta áhugamál en kannski smá.


<b><center>Worldwide Caution

The Department of State remains concerned about the possibility for terrorist actions against United States citizens and interests throughout the world. American citizens are reminded of the need to remain vigilant with regard to their personal security. This Public Announcement is not in response to any one particular threat or event but to emphasize the U.S. Government's ongoing concern for the security of Americans overseas.

The Department of State continues to receive reports that prompt concern about the safety and security of both official U.S. Government personnel and private American citizens worldwide. As always, we take this information seriously. As a result, U.S. Government facilities worldwide remain at a heightened state of alert. In addition, U.s. Government facilities have and will continue to temporarily close or suspend public services as necessary to review their security posture and ensure its adequacy.

In light of the above, U.S. citizens are urged to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness to reduce their vulnerability. Americans should maintain a low profile, vary routes and times for all required travel, and treat mail and packages from unfamiliar sources with suspicion. In addition, American citizens are also urged to avoid contact with any suspicious unfamiliar objects, and to report their presence to local authorities. Vehicles should not be left unattended, if at all possible, and should be kept locked at all times. U.S. Government personnel overseas have been advised to take the same precautions.

U.S. citizens planning to travel abroad should consult the Department of State's Public Announcements, Travel Warnings, Consular Information Sheets, and regional travel brochures, all of which are available at the Consular Affairs Internet website at <a href=http://travel.state.gov>http://travel.state.gov</a>. We will continue to provide updated information should it become available. American citizens overseas may contact the American Citizens Services unit of the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate by telephone or fax for up-to-date information on security conditions. In addition, American citizens in need of emergency assistance should telephone the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate before visiting the Embassy or Consulate.

Department of State travel information and publications are available at Internet address: <a href=http://travel.state.gov>http://travel.state.gov</a>. U.S. travelers may hear recorded information by calling the Department of State in Washington, D.C. at 202-647-5225 from their touchtone telephone, or receive information by automated telefax by dialing 202-647-3000 from their fax machine.

This Public Announcement replaces the Public Announcement - Worldwide Caution of October 12, 2000 and expires on June 7, 2001.


Mér fannst þetta bara svo fyndið að ég varð að pósta þessu hérna. Hryðjuverk á Íslandi eru ekki ebint líkleg finnst mér… eða lifi ég kannski bara í draumaheimi? =]