- Countries are now releasing warnings to their citizens about traveling to the United States.
- The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and the Bahamas, have all issued travel warnings.
- Apparently, they are warning their citizens about the violent protests and demonstrations that have recently plagued the country.
America has spent its time watching other countries rage wars within themselves. One group fights against another, one group fights against the government. We have even gone as far as warning our citizens of traveling to those countries. Yet now, the roles have reversed. We are now the ones raging war within our country.
We are now the country that people are being warned about.
The United Arab Emirates Embassy has released a “special alert” to Washington D.C. on Saturday. Apparently, they are instructing their citizens to remain distant from the protests and demonstrations currently in the U.S.
Other countries are join suite, and issuing their own warnings. The island of Bahrain released a warning on Twitter, telling their citizens to be “cautious of protests or crowded areas.”
The Bahamas, as well, has released their own travel warning. They issued a caution to any citizen traveling to the United States to “exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police.”
In a matter of days, it seems, we have gone from the ideal destination for others countries to a mirrored image of war and racial differences. We have now fallen prey to the thing we help fight against. What are the consequences? Will we now be seen as a weak country? No different than so many other countries that look to us for help?
If the fighting continues we may have just broken the powerful image of America.