Countries Travelers May Wish to Avoid

Because of the Federal Reserve's TARP, QE 1 & QE 2, (whereby the TBTF banks and their white shoe Lamborghini driving traders were handed trillions of dollars with which to speculate in the commodity markets with - Federal Reserve Money Creation Causing Worldwide Food Price Inflation ) food prices worldwide have risen.  These price increases - in part - is what is causing the unrest in North Africa and Middle Eastern countries. One food seller in Tunisia was arrested and turmoil started there and spread, virtually overnight, to Egypt and other nations. People in these countries spend an inordinate amount of their meager incomes on food. With their low incomes and high cost of feeding themselves and their families, they have had no choice but to take to the streets to affect.

"There are a lot of factors that could spark turmoil in countries and food is one of them," UN Food and Agriculture Organisation economist and grains expert Abdolreza Abbassian said in a statement.

As a traveler, you might want to avoid travel to the countries that are most likely to be affected by civil unrest, strikes, and general disruption in normal services. Unless, of course, you want the experience of being stranded at the airport, not being able to get a seat on a train or get to where it is you need to go.  During periods of unrest, services like transportation, including flights into and out of the country; bus and train service and general all around needs such as food, hotel rooms, medical care, and other necessities might not be as readily available as they would in normal times.

Countries to avoid, as best we here at FleeAmerica can tell, are: Yeman, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Oman, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Bahrain, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar.

As food price inflation spreads to other parts of the world, as no doubt they will and in fact already are, for example Asia, India and China in particular, we will do our best to keep our readers informed.

 

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