Government to Americans: You might want to think about leaving Egypt

A protestor holds a poster reading "Mubarak, wake up, today is the last day", in Cairo, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. The Arab world's most populous nation appeared to be swiftly moving closer to a point at which it either dissolves into widespread chaos or the military expands its presence and control of the streets. (AP Photo/Tara Todra Whitehill)

The State Department says U.S. citizens in Egypt should consider leaving the country as soon as they can because of the spreading unrest there.

The department says demonstrations against the government of President Hosni Mubarak have not targeted Westerners, but Americans should take precautions for their own security.

The U.S. government is also allowing nonessential diplomats and the families of all embassy workers to leave Egypt at Washington’s expense. The step builds on a travel warning from Friday urging Americans to avoid traveling to Egypt because of the unrest.

Americans are advised to remain in their homes or hotels until the situation stabilizes.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address the situation in Egypt when she appears on five morning news shows Sunday.

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  1. Carl Nemo

    Egyptian Government to Americans: You might want to think of leaving the U.S. … / : |

    Note: Not a bad suggestion on their part in these end times for the buck.

    Just a shot at a humorous play on government sponsored fear regardless of which side of the equation the oppressed or soon to be may dwell.

    Carl Nemo **==