Sunday, July 17, 2016

Info about terrorism while traveling to Italy and beyond


Here are some links about terrorism while traveling to Italy and beyond:

  • A Brief History of Terrorism in Italy – "To understand what is going on and why, the history of terrorism in Italy often needs to be taken into account when acts of terrorism occur in Italy. Here’s information on recent acts of terrorism which is followed by a look at the history of terrorism in Italy" – May 28, 2012 – by  – "About" – Source: ITALY chronicles – "The Italy You Don't Know"
  • Terrorism in the European Union – "The acts of terrorism that have either failed, been foiled or been successfully executed within the European Union (EU) have in large part been categorised by the European Police Office (Europol) as either pertaining to religious issues, right wing, left wing or separatist movements. The field is subject to considerable cooperation among national authorities." – "About Wikipedia" – Source: Wikipedia – "The Free Encyclopedia" – In multiple languages
  • Terrorism threat in Italy – "We have a family vacation planned to Italy with our two children and are due to leave next week. I've just learned that the terrorism threat in Italy has been raised to its highest level due to the country's involvement in the Libyan war and the mass immigration in the south. Does anyone have more information on this? I've read that security controls have been ramped up at airports, police helicopters are constantly patrolling overhead and even local Italians are avoiding mass transit. " – on Mar 24, 11 at 12:47am – Posted by: ziggy65 – "About Us" – Source: Found in Europe Forums on Foder's Travels – "Fodor's Travel Guides - Plan Your Trip Online"
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  • 21 Survival Skills That Can Save Your Life ... – "When All Hell Breaks Loose" – "" "Survival Resources" – Source: SECRETS OF SURVIVAL – "Survival information and emergency supplies for off grid and urban survival, wilderness survival and essential survival gear."
    • 137 Survival Gear Supplies List – "A useful list of 137 common and odd pieces of survival gear for military and civilian survival kits." – "You're sure to find a survival tool from this list if you know what it does and what it's used for. (Check back periodically for additions and updates to this page)."
  • How To Prepare For A Terrorist Attack – "If this is your first time visiting National Terror Alert you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. The National terror Alert feed features breaking news, alerts and bulletins on demand and it's free of charge.. You will only see this message on your first visit to the site. Thanks for visiting!" – "About Us" – Source: National Terror Alert Response Center  – "Homeland Security News and Information"
  • Preparing For a Terrorist Attack – Keeping You and Your Family Safe  – ". . .Most Americans are too submerged in their personal technology, or in the vast amount of entertainment that is available to pay attention to situational awareness, such as preparing for a terrorist attack and keeping you and your family safe. Perhaps they are counting on the government to save them in case something like this happens again, or maybe they have already forgotten, and are back in the normalcy bias that something like that could never happen again. However, many people are beginning to wake up, as they finally begin to understand all is not right in our own country. A terrorist attack on the United States is not a matter of if it will happen, but when it will happen. But what can you do? What can you do right now to protect yourself and your family in the event something awful happened here again?  The answers aren’t easy, and you won’t have them handed to you. Unfortunately the type of people who choose to do horrific crimes against others don’t come with instruction manuals, But hopefully, this will give you a general idea of things you can do to protect yourself, family and loved ones in case of a terrorist attack." – "FREE Resources" – By  – "About Us" – Source: Survivalist Prepper – "Where Preparing is Surviving"
  • Terrorism Preparedness – "Terrorist attacks like the ones we experienced on September 11, 2001 have left many concerned about the possibility of future incidents of terrorism in the United States and their potential impact. They have raised uncertainty about what might happen next, increasing stress levels. There are things you can do to prepare for terrorist attacks and reduce the stress that you may feel now and later should another emergency arise. Taking preparatory action can reassure you and your children that you can exert a measure of control even in the face of such events." – "About Us" – Source: American Red Cross – ""
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  • Take That, Terrorism! 7 Ways to Travel Without Fear – "The terrorist attacks in Paris underscore that we’re living in a world where anything can happen anywhere at any time — in a Paris theater, in a Madrid train station, in a hotel in Mumbai, at a shrine in Bangkok, in the London Tube, in a nightclub in Bali, at a running race in Boston, in a skyscraper in Manhattan…. The answer is not to stop traveling — or to avoid huge swaths of the globe out of a misperception that your risk is greater there than anyplace else. The answer is to keep traveling, to make friends around the world, and to be a thoughtful ambassador for your country. Of course, while your head may be telling you that, your gut may be apprehensive. You may be making travel plans — or trying to — and you can’t help but wonder: If I go, what is the risk that I will get caught in a terrorist incident? How do I minimize that risk? If I can’t minimize it, how do I get over my fear? I believe the solution is to put your risk in perspective. Here’s how:" – November 20, 2015 – by: Wendy – Source: Found in the YAHOO! STYLE section on YAHOO! – ""
  • Source: YouTubeIT – "Language: English • Country: Italy" 
    • Dr. Alan J. Lipman on MSNBC Travel Terrorism Fear and Panic.wmv – "Dr. Alan J. Lipman of Georgetown University on MSNBC discusses expert advice in an interview on airline fears, panic, terror, for plane travel. Lipman's interview describes the panic attack that was originally confused for terrorism on an airline flight, and describes the fear that this passenger showed, along with an expert description of symptoms of panic by these travelers, and how it is different from terrorism." – Uploaded on Sep 10, 2010 – by: JamesFauci
    • Fear of terrorism is big even though the chance of being terrorized is small  – "A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows what Americans believe to be the biggest threat to security" – Published on Apr 18, 2013 – by: ABC Action News
    • News Wrap: Terror fears in Europe stoke new warning for U.S. travelers  – "In our news wrap Tuesday, the State Department warned American traveling in Europe this summer to watch out for terrorist attacks, saying that while there is no specific threat, upcoming events such as the Tour de France could be targets. Also, Iraqi forces held off a fierce counterattack by Islamic State militants in southern Fallujah a day after advancing into the city for the first time in two years." – Published on May 31, 2016 – by:      
    • Rick Steves Addresses Fear of Travel – "TripIt is sitting down with European travel icon Rick Steves for an exclusive fireside chat. Hear what he has to say on America's fear of travel and his tips for overcoming this fear." – Published on Nov 12, 2015 – by: TripIt
    • Rick Steves Talks Terrorism – "When it comes to travel and terrorism, we must not let our fear cloud our ability to assess risk. I'm sure that many Americans will cancel their trips to Paris (a city of 2 million people) or the rest of Europe (a continent of 500 million people), because of an event that killed about 130. The terrorists are happy when we ignore the math (and the tiny odds of actual danger), and let our decisions be driven by fear. Well, I'm not in a mood to make them happy" – Published on Nov 20, 2015 – by: Rick Steves Europe
    • Tips for Travelling Safely – "Harry Smith spoke to CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg about hotel security concerns and tips for staying safe when traveling around the world." – Uploaded on Sep 28, 2009 – by: CBS
    • Travel||Are you afraid? – "Are you afraid of terrorism while traveling? I give you my take on traveling and fear." – Published on Jun 30, 2016 – by: TravelEatLuvwithTracy
    • Travel Security: Should you stay in your hotel room during a terrorist incident? – "Steve Swain had a 30 year career in the Metropolitan Police in which time he spent many years in protective security & counter terrorism" – Published on Mar 11, 2016 – by: Security & Counter Terror Expo
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There us no reason not to travel to Italy, Europe or anywhere in the world because of terrorism or whatever may be happening wherever you are traveling. The caveat is to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings. My wife and I have lived in Italy for the pass 9 years and we have or I had traveled to and/or from France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, etc. and encountered no difficulties or crime in any of those countries. We had been in countries where there had been previous terrorist incidents but we were aware of the dangers and kept our eyes open and ears tuned to what was happening in the specific city were traveling around.  We kept ourselves aware of the surroundings and enjoyed every place we visited. Due to me developing Parkinson Disease, we did not travel as much in our later years in and around Italy or Europe but we did go out and see the sights and enjoy restaurants, museums and other places of interest.

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That's it for Sunday, 17 July 2016: domenica, 17 luglio 2016

Ciao, Ben

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