Monday, October 3, 2011

Terrorist Threat Warning.....

We received this warning from the U.S. Consulate.  We have received lots of warnings over here but none as specific as this.  All the others have just been generic common sense stuff, watch out for crowds, avoid protest, etc.  This one was a bit unnerving.  It had the effect of scaring my friends and family who live in the States.  Over here we some what ignored it.  What it ask you to do is what you should do in any major city in the U.S., keep your security and situational awareness levels high.  There are crazy people EVERYWHERE!! It doesn't matter if it is a terrorist or just a crazy person the outcome is still the same for the person abducted.  That being said I am glad that they sent it out as I like to know if there are concerns, what I don't like is people thinking this place is some sort of dangerous place.  I personally think I am safer here then any major U.S. city!  Here is statistic to back that statement up: In  2009 there were 287 murders in the city of Houston.  In the year that I have lived here I have only heard of one murder in the Dammam/Khobar area ( a Filipino who was stabbed.)


  1. Hello, I am new to the saudi area and I have found your blog. I like the way it looks and the information that you are sharing. Thank you. I found this post on terrorism and I would like to share a recent quote that I received pertaining to your comment.
    "Fear is the emotion that comes forth when you are choosing a thought that is not up to speed with the desire that you hold. You're going to feel it and you're going to feel it stronger. It is the reason that the word "terror" or "terrorist", or "terrorizing" is such an appropriate word. It is not only in the action that you witness, or that you hear about, it is in the speculation that begins to run rampant. The power of the terrorists is much greater in things that never come to be than it ever is in the things that do come to be."
    --- Abraham
    I look forward to more of your post.
    Thank you


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