Well, looks like things are working out great in the wake of our Libya adventure.
The State Department has issued a “travel warning” telling Americans not to go to Libya and advising those who are there to RUN FOR YOUR LIVES.
From the bulletin:
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately. Due to security concerns, the Department of State has limited staffing at Embassy Tripoli and is only able to offer very limited emergency services to U.S. citizens in Libya.
The security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable. The Libyan government has not been able to adequately build its military and police forces and improve security following the 2011 revolution. Many military-grade weapons remain in the hands of private individuals, including antiaircraft weapons that may be used against civilian aviation.
Crime levels remain high in many parts of the country. In addition to the threat of crime, various groups have called for attacks against U.S. citizens and U.S. interests in Libya. Extremist groups in Libya have made several specific threats this year against U.S. government officials, citizens, and interests in Libya.
Now if I’m thinking, if I were an Islamist terrorist in need of some decent training, would I travel to Libya or Syria now, or wait until 2016 and go to Afghanistan?