The Most Dangerous Countries for Tourists, in Maps

The recent assaults in Brazil and India have raised questions about those countries’ safety records. Here are the places where travelers should actually be wary.

Olga Khazan The Atlantic 4/2/2013

It’s been an alarming past few weeks for fans of international travel.

In March, a Swiss woman was gang-raped while she was camped out in […]

Obama defies congressional leaders, OKs delivery of F-16s to Egypt

WorldTribune.com 12/12/2012

The administration of President Barack Obama has approved the delivery of advanced F-16 multi-role fighters and main battle tanks to Egypt.

Congressional sources said Obama has ordered the Defense Department to deliver advanced combat platforms to Egypt in 2013. They said the White House cited what was termed “extenuating circumstances” for the multi-billion-dollar […]

‘Can someone remind me just why we have spent the last 11 years over there sacrificing our own people?…’

…asked commenter #14 July 8, 2012 at 10:49 am “Ripped”

Taliban Executes Accused Adulteress in Front of Cheering Crowd in Afghanistan (Video)

Jim Hoft GatewayPundit 7/8/2012

Onlookers cheered as the Taliban tortured and executed a woman for adultry [sic] in the village of Qimchok in Shinwari district, about an hour’s drive from Kabul.

Reuters reported, […]

China Forbids International Tourism to Tibet Indefinitely

ABC News 6/7/2012

 

Audrey Wozniak and Gloria Riviera report:

BEIJING – In a matter of days, the number of expected foreign visitors to Tibet has gone from millions to zero.

Chinese authorities alerted foreign travel agencies Tuesday that they would no longer be issuing entry permits to Tibet, the latest in a series […]

Baltimore Chief of Police: It Would be ‘Race-Baiting’ to Note a Hate Crime Against a White Man is, in Fact, a Hate Crime

Ace Ace of Spades HQ 4/12/2012

Not a hate crime, just “opportunistic criminal behavior.”

What was the opportunity? One white guy lost in a black neighborhood?

What was the selection process for their victim? Was it just random they chose the one white guy?

If that wasn’t random — if he was chosen, at it […]

Interior Dept. faces resistance in push for more public lands

“By locking up the Atlantic, Pacific and parts of the Arctic, the Obama administration is forfeiting the production of new American energy, the creation of over a million new American jobs and the generation of new revenue.”

~Congressman Doc Hastings

Rob Hotakainen McClatchy Newspapers 2/15/2012

It’s cost $15 to shoot a […]