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U.S. State Department lifts warning to African Americans about 'racist' Spaniards... just as Miche

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 03:06 PM
So the US State Department issues a travel warning regarding Spain because two US government officials were detained without sufficient cause?

Now because the First Lady is going there the warning is lifted? Why - is it now safe? Was it never unsafe - I doubt it.

Below you will find a link to the current State Department list of nations with travel warnings. Most of them are pretty easy to guess. None are obviously in Western Europe.

By what criteria are these warnings issued and why was a warning issued because only two people encounter an issue.

I've been to Spain and have Spanish friends. That the US government would suggest that it is unsafe for blacks to travel to Spain is outrageous and insulting.

(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 4-8-2010 by dolphinfan]

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 04:09 PM
Wow, after Arizona, my next vacation may be to Spain. I like indications that a place isn't stifled by political correctness.

But I don't want to go to the Marbella. Couldn't afford it, and don't want to go the same place the power couple (mother and 1 daughter!) went.

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 04:30 PM
That's a pretty good list of the world's crapholes and/or dangerous locales.

I think it's a good call to leave off North Korea and Venezuela as they did, and as for the Spanish incident I would imagine it to be a little US arm twisting for some minor institutional racism. It wasn't all that long ago that they declared the UK to be a potentially dangerous location based on all the street violence that country seems to suffer, another warning that was quickly removed when the Brits started asking for some cheese with their whine.

Spain is notoriously intolerant of North Africans (from first hand personal observation on the island of Lanzarote) and likely treated the 2 African Americans accordingly, at least until their identities had been confirmed.

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