Good points, Mary. My thinking of "limited" is the role and interests, which are solely directed towards those interests. But that also can apply to the self-interests of any party in trying to control judgments, which does limit their view.
Interesting question, Mary. I guess this is leaning towards the view that we don't trust the government's judgment as being objective or of significant value. It somewhat confirms the view that the government's judgments are either limited and/or political.
Well, the state dept advisories are enough to scare anybody from traveling outside the US borders. Then again, there's certainly enough trouble to go around. There are places in the US I wouldn't hesitate to warn anybody away from!
Rightly or wrongly as soon as I read the survey question I immediately thought of the sometimes overblown, over wrought exagerrated U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories. If you are naturally a bit of a worrier and have young daughter on her first foreign trip alone to let's say Belgium well you have ample evidence for her to cancel just show her this.
Just like these travel advisories it will always be best to employ a great deal of common sense and corroborating evidence.
Agreed, Karyl. And the kicker here is that the US government stated the warning and accusations so publicly and so clearly. Before this, the accusations were there, but it was possible to kind of sideline them as rumor.
I think you have to look at what that criticism is. In the case of Chinese company Huawei, the charges have to do with theft of U.S. intellectual property and hacking into one of the White House's secure communications system with the knowledge and support of the Chinese government. I'd pretty much say that was a dealbreaker for me. But hey, I'm tetchy that way.
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