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ISIS Threats to Europe....anyone rethinking their travel plans?

ISIS Threats to Europe....anyone rethinking their travel plans?

Feb 17th, 2015, 12:26 PM
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ISIS Threats to Europe....anyone rethinking their travel plans?

Just wondering if all the press and rhetoric is having an effect on travel plans to Europe now?
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Feb 17th, 2015, 12:28 PM
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We depart in 37 days for 10 days in Paris.
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Feb 17th, 2015, 12:35 PM
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Fox news?
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Feb 17th, 2015, 12:39 PM
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Your chances of getting hurt in a terrorist attack are less than you getting killed in a car crash on the way to the airport or crossing a street in Europe.

Put pananoia to rest - I never gave it a thought and IMO you should not neither.

You are also probably at rish as much at home if you go to sporting even, a shopping mall, etc.
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Feb 17th, 2015, 01:07 PM
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I live in Europe and have no intention to move away or change any of my plans.
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Feb 17th, 2015, 01:11 PM
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anyway who is worried about being a terrorist target in Europe better put the bolt locks on their doors and stay inside as if you go out driving or whatever you have a much better chance of being maimed or killed than you do have by terrorists in Europe - again the U.S. is not immune as well so just stay indoors at home and be safe (but house fires no doubt are a bigger threat to your safety too than any terrorist attack.
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Feb 17th, 2015, 01:17 PM
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No way. We'll be in Italy in a month for 3 weeks. I wish I could move to Europe. I feel much safer there than in US with people walking around with guns.
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Feb 17th, 2015, 01:28 PM
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There is a move afoot (from "the last leg") to rename them "cystisis".

How many murders in the USA last year? Are you safe there?
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Feb 17th, 2015, 01:35 PM
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If you stay at home, don't forget the dangers of falling in the shower.
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Feb 17th, 2015, 02:35 PM
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Nope. But I did buy travel insurance today, just in case I fall in the shower.
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Feb 17th, 2015, 03:18 PM
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I am off to England in 8 weeks and don't plan to change a thing. If I should get blown up, well what a way to go!
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Feb 17th, 2015, 03:47 PM
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I'm not going to Australia or Canada, where ISIS has already attacked.

But then, I wasn't going anyway.

I went to Paris about a two weeks after the Charlie Hebdo murders. ISIS threats are global. The instructions are meant to inspire the like-minded/similarly insane to go out and kill people who look like the kind of people who might not agree with whatever it is ISIS thinks is the right thing to think. As far as I can tell, they don't even ask people what it is they think. Like other insane people with determined to kill, hard to make a plan that would guarantee you never become a victim -- whether you are traveling to Canada, Australia, Paris, Copenhagen or just down the street to the post office.
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Feb 17th, 2015, 04:00 PM
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Not me - I figure I should travel now while I still can - it will only get worse before it will get any better. So I have two Italy trips and one Paris trip (my first to France) planned for this year (all utilizing miles).
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Feb 17th, 2015, 04:12 PM
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You're kidding, right?
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Feb 17th, 2015, 04:37 PM
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No, but know people that lived in Europe now say they are afraid to visit. I would use more caution in Orlando. Large crowds don't give me a warm fuzzy feeling anymore. I think it has to do with seeing all the behind the scenes prep for events with bomb squads, rescue crews, bomb sniffing dogs, etc. They set up a war room for these events to cover the what ifs for every scenario. I just can't imagine the super bowl security this year.
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Feb 17th, 2015, 06:12 PM
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Hi PEGONTHEROAD,

"Nope. But I did buy travel insurance today, just in case I fall in the shower."

Good idea. I have also purchased travel insurance in recent years (getting up there) in case of injury/medical incident that would necessitate "medi-flight" evacuation. Ouch! There goes the farm!

I hope to return to Europe this summer although a family concern may delay the trip - not a terrorist threat.
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Feb 17th, 2015, 06:36 PM
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Canada has not suffered any attack (yet) by ISIS, AFAIK. Come here.
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Feb 17th, 2015, 07:43 PM
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I can certainly understand your question and concern, though. There was a very interesting article today in The Daily Beast regarding Italy's concerns about ISIs:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...rom-libya.html
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Feb 17th, 2015, 08:22 PM
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I live in Manhattan (have for over 50 years.) Two weeks after 9/11 we were on a plane to Amsterdam…. (for a planned trip…. not fleeing…)
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Feb 17th, 2015, 09:52 PM
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This is why politicians love fear, it is easier to manipulate the masses.
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