Caution to Americans

Mar 21, 2003 02:05 PM EST

The U.S. State Department warns Americans of international threat due to the war. Scott Bessenecker with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship says they are preparing contingency plans. "In terms of Americans involved, we're in a wait-and-see mode. The reaction on the part of other Middle Eastern countries has yet to rear its head. So, we're waiting, looking to the State Department travel advisory system and praying for open doors to remain." In light of possible retaliatory terrorist actions and anti-American violence, Bessenecker shares: "I think there are three teams I am most concerned with: the Cairo, Egypt team, the Manila, Philippines team and the Izmir, Turkey team. These student teams will be diverted to other locations should reaction in these countries begin pointing at Americans in violent ways."

By Pauline J.