June 2, 2009:
There's an easy way to find out what the U.S. Department of Defense, CIA and State Department think about where the danger lies around the world. Just go to the State Department web site and look at the list of countries that Americans are warned to avoid visiting. These are dangerous places, where bad things are happening. The list currently contains the following places (and the date of the latest warning);
Nepal (05/22/2009), Lebanon (05/13/2009), Yemen (04/24/2009), Georgia (04/09/2009), Sudan (04/08/2009), Central African Republic (04/01/2009), Colombia (03/25/2009) Madagascar (03/17/2009), Saudi Arabia (03/04/2009), Algeria (03/04/2009), Pakistan (02/25/2009), Eritrea (02/18/2009), Syria (02/12/2009), Congo (the large one, 02/05/2009), Haiti (01/28/2009), Philippines (01/27/2009), Israel, at least the West Bank and Gaza (01/15/2009), Burundi (01/08/2009), Sri Lanka (12/22/2008), Cote d'Ivoire (12/15/2008), Nigeria (12/02/2008), Somalia (11/15/2008), Chad (11/14/2008), Kenya (11/14/2008), Iran (09/15/2008), Afghanistan (09/10/2008), Uzbekistan (07/03/2008), Iraq (06/13/2008).
You have been warned.