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Americans register in droves with State after travel alert

The State Department's travel alert for Europe on Sunday may have generated confusion or even scorn over its vagueness. But don't say Americans don't listen to the State Department.

After officials issued the alert, which cautioned about possible threats by al-Qaeda in Europe, Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy said Americans should not avoid travel to Europe, but he did suggest Americans register with the State Department.

And register they did. Spokesman P.J. Crowley said that generally about 2,000 Americans register each day before traveling overseas. Now the count is about 8,000 a day. "It has increased by fourfold, based on the travel alert on Sunday," Crowley said.

By Glenn Kessler  | October 5, 2010; 4:40 PM ET
 
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Duh!

Posted by: rryder1 | October 5, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Americans sure are stupid sheep, aren't they? Remember all the pea brains that ran out and bought duct tape and rolls of plastic? Same herd mentality.

Posted by: fudador | October 5, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Americans sure are stupid sheep, aren't they? Remember all the pea brains that ran out and bought duct tape and rolls of plastic? Same herd mentality.

Posted by: fudador | October 5, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

+++++++++

Absolutely. And to think that they are the majority voting in this nation. No wonder we are the laughing stock in the planet.

Posted by: coqui44 | October 5, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse


I suggest that every American travelling abroad should be protected and nursed by a heavily-armed platoon, from day one till the end of the stay, be it a week or a month.

And let the tax-payer foot the bill.

Anyway, the said traveller must pray and beg the Almighty's protection 24/7, wear gas masks and bullet-proof jackets.

By doing so they will enjoy a nice trip.

Posted by: bekabo | October 6, 2010 1:27 AM | Report abuse

It's really not difficult to register before you even leave. Which would be the intelligent thing to do, since you very well might not be in a position to register after some problem.

I realize that might take some time away from the consumption of McGristle products & Twinkies while watching vapid reality TV. However, when you're lying in a foreign hospital because you had a stroke from some dislodged glob of fat, well typing at The Google might be a little bit tough.

Posted by: Nymous | October 6, 2010 5:00 AM | Report abuse

An American was shot and killed on Lake Falcon- TEXAS - by Mexicans...an American rancher was killed on HIS property.

It is much more dangerous to live in the U.S. right now...unless you are an illegal alien...if you are illegal - you get free legal help to defend your illegals acts of securing a fake driver's license, social security card, and lying to our federal departments.

November 2010.

Posted by: joesmithdefend | October 6, 2010 7:27 AM | Report abuse

These are some of the same people who want to do away with government for all kind of crazy reasons. I guess they would then count on some "free market" entity to protect them in other parts of the world. One more reason to see the tea baggers and the other anti-government extremists as the idiots that they really are, since they don't want government...until they need it.

Posted by: BigDaddy7 | October 6, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

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