The announcement by our government that it was going to close down many of our embassies, mainly in the Middle East, for one day, and then extended it to one week, to protect our diplomats, local workers and visitors from possible attacks left us somewhat puzzled. Was it the right thing to do to make a worldwide announcement about it? The announcement also was directed at tourists traveling overseas.
Our government said it had monitored considerable chatter among al Qaeda groups and believed a terror attack was going to occur somewhere.
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