Monday, January 21, 2008

The State Department doing its job....

There's danger to U.S. citizens from getting too involved with U.S.-sponsored torture while in Belgium: []
Sent: 10 January 2008 11:43
Subject: Warden Message
Importance: High

Warden Message
20080110 Warden Message - Demonstrations - January 10, 2008

Spontaneous demonstrations take place in Belgium from time to time in response to world events or local developments. We remind American citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possible escalate into violence. American citizens are therefore urged to avoid the areas of demonstrations if possible, and to exercise caution if within the vicinity of any demonstrations. American citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times. Upcoming demonstration information follows:

According to Belgian police, a demonstration is scheduled to take place on Friday, January 11, 2008 on rue Guimard, across from the U.S. Embassy, between 2:30 - 4:00 PM. The demonstration is being organized by Amnesty International to protest against Guantanamo prison. The demonstration will encompass approximately 100 protestors. American citizens are urged to avoid the area if possible and to exercise caution if within the vicinity of any demonstrations. This Warden Message expires on January 11, 2008.
(h/t BuzzFlash)

I can understand how U.S. citizens might be in danger in the Netherlands, but Belgium?!?!? C'mon....


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