posted on Jul, 2 2004 @ 07:23 PM
In what should be seen as a sign of prudence the Pentagon will make mandatory evacuations of all nonemergency U.S. defence employees and family
members. They claim it is the clear growing threat from extremists on U.S. and western targets. But one has to wonder if there could be a greater
threat or impending reason for evacuation...
July 2, 2004 — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon issued a mandatory evacuation order on Friday for nonemergency U.S. defense employees and family
members of American military personnel in Bahrain, because of concern about planned attacks by extremists on U.S. and Western targets in the Gulf
state. The kingdom is home to the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld approved the "temporary relocation," lasting at least 30 days, after the State Department issued an advisory about
"Credible information indicates that extremists remain at large and are planning attacks in Bahrain," the advisory stated.
The move came less than two weeks after Bahrain arrested six men on suspicion of supporting al Qaeda and planning attacks in the Gulf state, but then
freed them because of lack of evidence.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Well this would seem like a good move in the wake of the beheadings in this region. But that threat has existed in many forms since September 11,
2001. and even more so since U.S. military action in Afghanistan and Iraq. Westerners are always a target for these "extremists" so that threat
would have been obvious to all involved.
Could this be a sign of something larger?
Perhaps a new lack of faith in security provided by the host nation?
No mater what this region is quickly becoming a death trap for any American. and no matter what the reason it is a good move to get these people out
It would seem ironic that as we fight the war on terrorism the threats of terrorism seem to increase. But in my view it is expected. and shows that
the enemy is reacting in the only way they have... Terrorism.
[edit on 2-7-2004 by UM_Gazz]