From Ring of Fire: Greece Goes To War With the World’s Most Corrupt Banks; Scams Will Be Revealed


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Greece Goes To War With the World’s Most Corrupt Banks; Scams Will Be Revealed
— February 20, 2015
http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2015/02/greece-goes-to-war-with-the-worlds-most-corrupt-banks-scams-will-be-revealed/


Ever since the left-wing, anti-austerity Syriza party in Greece took control of the country, Greek leaders have been putting up a fight for its economy, reported Democracy Now. Greek financial leaders will continue trying to get their country out of the eurozone in order to keep their economy from completely bottoming-out.

Greece’s problems really didn’t go full tilt until Wall Street banks got involved. One of the main culprits is Goldman Sachs, which enabled Greece to hide their debts. The bank charged them $300 million for the operation, a veritable payday for the massive bank. This transaction goes all the way back to 2001, the year that Greece became part of Europe’s monetary union.

The New York Times reported in 2010 that “Wall Street tactics akin to the ones that fostered subprime mortgages in America have worsened the financial crisis shaking Greece.” Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and many others contributed to the growing Greek debt crisis.

Their tactic? Take advantage of an entity while its down and use the desperation of another country to line Wall Street’s pockets. The banks took interest into a high risk client, and, driven by greed, they intensified an already existing problem. Did the banks care? No. They just cared about what’s profitable.

“Politicians want to pass the ball forward, and if a banker can show them a way to pass a problem to the future, they will fall for it,” said economist Gikas Hardouvelis.

The banks worsened the problem so much that the European Union called for an investigation into Goldman Sachs and the other banks involved.

“It appears that Goldman Sachs have colluded with past Greek governments to reduce the appearance of Greece’s debt for short-term gain, while in reality making it worse than ever,” said Arlene McCarthy, vice-president of the European parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee. “These deals have increased costs for Greek taxpayers and left a mess behind for Greece’s citizens and the eurozone.”

Today, this problem has compounded over the years and with the threat of austerity, Greece has been backed into a corner.

When Greek financial minister, Yaris Varoufakis, introduced a compromise proposal to German finance minister, Wolfgang Schauble, the proposal was swiftly rejected. A union of 19 eurozone finance ministers will meet again today in Brussels in an attempt “to resolve a standoff that has sent jitters across the continent at the prospect of a messy Greek exit from the single currency.”

Greek’s €240 billion bailout expires in exactly one week. However, austerity measures attached to the bailout are making it difficult for the country to break out and abandon the euro. Because Greece is “locked out” of international lending markets, the country could go completely broke next month if no deal is reached, reported The Guardian.

“We are working so that Greece stays in the eurozone,” said Germany’s commissioner to the European Union, Guenther Oettinger. “On this basis I think an agreement will still be possible in the next eight days – if necessary via a further meeting of government leaders.”

Austerity measures and past deals with banks have Greece in the pressure cooker. If no deal is reached, Greece’s economy will tank, only accentuating the actions of Wall Street banks that sent the Greek economy from a stall into an outright tailspin.

AlertsUSA Threat Journal for Week of Feb 28, 2015… Yall Be Safe!


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Feb 28, 2015
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Al Shabaab Calls for U.S. Attacks
FBI: ISIS Supporters in All 50 States
Intel Chief Delivers Grim Threat Assessment
Feb 28, 2015

Between Feb. 22-25, 2015, AlertsUSA issued the following
related Flash message to subscriber mobile devices:
2/22 – Somali terror group Al Shabaab calls for attacks on Mall of America (MN), W Edmonton Mall (AB) & London’s Oxford Street. DHS warns mall visitors to be vigilant.

2/23 – DHS reaffirms prev statement of need for vigilance at U.S. malls due to Al Shabaab terror threat. Security being incr at other large shopping ctrs nationwide.

2/25 – FBI and NYPD JTTF arrest 3 men attempting to join ISIS and plotting terrorist attacks in the US. One arrested at JFK en route to Turkey then Syria. Monitoring..

2/25 – US Embassy Jordan warning of credible risk of terrorist attack at high-end malls in Amman, warning employees and Americans in country to avoid these locations.

What You Need To Know
On multiple occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers have been notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding new terror threats both domestic and abroad. On Sunday the 22nd, the Somali terror organization Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahidin—commonly known as al-Shabaab, called on supporters in the West to carry out attacks on shopping malls in the U.S., Canada and the UK. Specifically identified were the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN, the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta and London’s Oxford Street. Each of these communities have large Somali populations.

During an interview with CNN, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson warned mall visitors to be vigilant:

“If anyone is planning to go to the Mall of America today, they’ve got to be particularly careful,” Johnson said. “There will be enhanced security there, but public vigilance, public awareness and public caution in situations like this is particularly important, and it’s the environment we’re in, frankly.”

DHS/FBI WARNING MALL OPERATORS NATIONWIDE

While the al-Shabaab video specifically referenced three malls, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI have been quietly warning mall operators across N. America of the need for increased vigilance and security measures, and in particular, near those communities with large Somali immigrant populations. At present, Minneapolis-St. Paul, home to 30 mosques and known within the international Somali community as “Little Mogadishu,” has the largest concentration, followed by Atlanta, Columbus, Washington, D.C., New York City, Buffalo, Seattle, Kansas City, San Diego, Lewiston, Maine and San Francisco.

In terms of the size of the Somali population in the U.S., according to the Dept. of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics, in the ten year span leading up to the end of 2013, there have been more than 68,000 Somali refugees resettled in the U.S.. In 2014, that number was increased by 9000. And these are just the figures for the primary refugee applicant. These numbers do not include spouses or children. According to Refugee Resettlement Watch and the State Department, more than 800 new refugees from Somalia arrive in the United States every month

SOMALI REFUGEES TO THE U.S. BEING RECRUITED

Readers are reminded that Somali refugees to the U.S. are coming out of a Muslim-dominated country torn apart by a civil war, terrorism, corruption, piracy for ransom and fraud. The refugees are then transplanted into communities such as Minneapolis-Saint Paul where most enter and remain on social welfare programs, with only a very small percentage actually assimilating into broader American culture. Many of the mosques in these communities contribute to the radicalization of the youth, with recruiters drawing them into foreign terrorist networks such as al-Shabaab in Somalia and ISIS in Syria. At least two Somali immigrants from Minneapolis-St. Paul recently died fighting for ISIS in the Middle East. The FBI openly states that dozens of Somali immigrants, both men and women, have left to fight with Islamic militants in the Middle East. And these are just the just the ones law enforcement has been able to track. Logic would dictate there are scores of others.

WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN TO YOU?

First we caution to readers of the need to be extra discerning when following mainstream news coverage of threats such as those from al Shabaab. First the story is hyped into the stratosphere. They then proceed to downplay the threat by saying that al-Shabaab is a backwater outfit, running out of money and their video was intended as a plea for additional financial support. Another popular angle is to dismiss the threat as a ploy to scare the public admist Congressional funding battles. The truth of the matter is that federal, state and local law enforcement are taking the threat very seriously, and for good reason.

Al Shabaab is one of the world’s most active Islamic terror organizations. The group and their followers have been responsible for dozens of attempted and successful terror attacks in such places as Somalia, Kenya, Denmark, Australia and many others. Then we have instances like Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a Somali immigrant to the U.S. who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for trying to detonate a bomb at a holiday tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon, in November 2010.

Given the carnage of the Westagate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya in 2013, the involvement of Somali-Americans in the attack, the effectiveness of radicalization efforts in Somali communities in the U.S. and the overall appearance of sympathy for Islamic extremism by the Obama Administration and liberal media, law enforcement and counter-terrorism professionals in the U.S., Canada and the UK are particularly concerned.

INCREASE YOUR SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

AlertsUSA also caution readers that soft targets such as shopping malls are given such a designation for a reason; they are difficult to protect and secure. If you or a family member are mall regulars, we strongly recommend you make it a point to be aware of your surroundings, know the locations of entrances and exits, and finally, remember that most individual stores have rear exits that are used to receive merchandise shipments. These can be handy if you need to exit quickly

ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE RESOURCES

For those who choose to explore this topic in more depth, DHS and FBI have assembled outstanding collections of resources to increase awareness and training for potential active shooter situations.

FBI: Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event Video

FBI: Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the U.S. (2000-2013)
http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2014/september/fbi-releases-study-on-active-shooter-incidents/pdfs/a-study-of-active-shooter-incidents-in-the-u.s.-between-2000-and-2013

FBI: Active Shooter Preparedness Portal
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cirg/active-shooter-and-mass-casualty-incidents

DHS: Options for Consideration – Active Shooter Video

DHS: Active Shooter Preparedness Portal
http://www.dhs.gov/active-shooter-preparedness

DHS: Active Shooter Response Reference
http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/active_shooter_educational_booklet_508.pdf

DHS: Active Shooter Webinar
https://share.dhs.gov/asaware2011

U.S. Active Shooter Events (2000-2010)
Training and Equipment Implications (PDF)
http://alerrt.org/files/research/ActiveShooterEvents.pdf

FBI: ISIS SUPPORTERS IN ALL 50 STATES

On Wednesday of this week FBI Director James Comey revealed that his agency is investigating suspected supporters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in all 50 states.

DNI DELIVERS GRIM WORLDWIDE THREAT ASSESSMENT

On Thursday the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, gave particularly grim testimony during Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on Worldwide Threat Assessment.

Of particular note were his comments regarding global terrorism:

2014 saw the highest rate of political instability since 1992
Roughly half of the world’s currently stable countries at
some risk of instability over the next two years.
The Russian cyber threat is more severe than previously assessed.
Preliminary data for the first 9 months of 2014 reflect nearly 13,000 terror attacks killing 31,000.
When the final accounting is complete, 2014 will have been the most lethal year for global terrorism in the 45 years such data has been compiled.
Of the 13 terror attacks in the West since May 2014, 12 were conducted by individual extremists.
Homegrown violent extremists continue to pose continue to pose the most likely threat to the homeland.
Sunni terrorist groups (al Qaeda, al Shabaab, etc..) remain intent on striking the U.S. and the West, including aviation targets.
Watch a video of DNI Clapper’s testimony HERE http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/15-02-26-worldwide-threats.

Read his written testimony HERE (PDF).http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/2015%20WWTA%20As%20Delivered%20DNI%20Oral%20Statement.pdf

As has been the case for over 12 years, AlertsUSA continues to closely monitor the overall domestic and international terrorism threat environment and will immediately notify service subscribers of new alerts, warnings and advisories or any developments which signal a change the overall threat picture for American citizens, as events warrant.

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2/27 – Security being increased for numerous USGOV officials both domestic and abroad following assassination of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in Moscow.

2/25 – Tension in Europe rise as UK PM announces Britain will join US in sending troops to UKR to train local forces. Warns Russia against moves on Baltic States.

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Travel Security Update

The U.S. Dept. of State is the authoritative federal source for information on the security situation at travel destinations worldwide. With tensions rapidly increasing in most regions, readers planning on international travel, even to such common destinations as Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean Islands, are strongly encouraged to do a little research on the security situation prior to departure.
Latest USGOV Travel Alerts and Warnings

Jordan Mall Alert
02/26/2015
Chad
02/26/2015
Nigeria
02/25/2015
Algeria
02/24/2015
Saudi Arabia
02/24/2015
Pakistan
02/24/2015
Ebola Travel Alert
02/02/2015
Worldwide Caution
01/09/2015
Worldwide Alert

12/19/2014

See all USGOV Travel Alerts and Warnings HERE.
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AlertsUSA Alertmail Australia Hepatatis A From China Frozen Berries


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RSOE EDIS ALERTMAIL
2015-02-24 04:37:20 – Biological Hazard – Australia

EDIS Code: BH-20150224-47104-AUS
Date&Time: 2015-02-24 04:37:20 [UTC]
Continent: Australia – New-Zealand
Country: Australia
State/Prov.: MultiStates,
Location: States of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia,
City:

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The Federal Health Department has confirmed 18 Australians have now been diagnosed with hepatitis A as a result of eating contaminated frozen berries imported from China. There are seven people in New South Wales, seven in Queensland, three in Victoria and one in Western Australia with the infection. “Most people who contract hepatitis A will recover with rest and fluids, although it may cause severe illness in older people, those with chronic liver disease and those who are immunosuppressed,” the Health Department’s statement said. “Hepatitis A is spread via food and water, including ice, that is contaminated with faecal matter from infected people.” The Agriculture Department had identified 30 food importers, including Victoria-based Patties Foods, importing frozen berries from China. In Senate estimates hearings in Canberra on Monday, many senators were sceptical, with committee chairman and Liberal senator Bill Heffernan, Labor senator Doug Cameron and Greens senator Rachel Siewert all pressing departmental officials on how they could be sure food safety was any more certain at other Chinese berry processing facilities. “The problem I have, is that you would not have known there was a problem with the two factories except that there was a hepatitis outbreak,” Senator Cameron said. “So if we’d asked these questions of the department a week before the outbreak, you’d have been telling us that everything’s OK.” The department has placed a holding order on frozen berries from the two Chinese factories linked to the hepatitis A outbreak, until June. But the holding order does not apply to other Chinese frozen berries not linked to those factories, or to frozen berries from any other country. Greens senator Rachel Siewert asked why the department’s holding order should not apply to the other 29 berry importers which had not been directly linked to the current outbreak.

The name of Hazard: Hepatitis A outbreak (frozen berries)
Species: Human
Status: Confirmed

Posted:2015-02-24 04:37:20 [UTC]

AlertsUSA and Threat Journal Weekly Communication on the State of the United States


US and EU Facing Threat of ISIS Attacks,
Concerns Growing Over Obama Refugee Program
Feb 21, 2015

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Between Feb. 14-19, 2015, AlertsUSA issued the following
related Flash message to subscriber mobile devices:
2/19 – Italy incr security at gov bldgs and tourist dest following multiple threats from Islamic State. Rising concerns of sleepers within N. African immigrant influx.

2/18 – USGOV issues new travel warning for Israel, Gaza & West Bank. Warns of risks of travel to these areas due to security situation. 6 US citizens killed in 2014.

2/14 – US Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark warning American citizens to maintain high level of vigilance after mult shooting incidents in capital. Poss terrorism nexus.

What You Need To Know
On multiple occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers have been notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding multiple international terrorism concerns. Most pressing are new threats being posed by Islamic State militants to the European mainland.

Following gains made by the Islamic State in Libya, multiple sources indicate the plan of the Islamic State is to use the embattled N. African state as a gateway to wage war across the whole of southern Europe. This past Sunday, within the well publicized video addressed to “the nation signed with the blood of the cross” showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians on the Mediterranean shoreline (WARNING – GRAPHIC), there is footage of a khaki-clad militant pointing a blood-stained finger northwards, declaring: “We will conquer Rome.”

The threat raised alarms with Italian authorities to such an extent that this week the Italian government deployed ~5000 soldiers around Rome and elsewhere in the country to protect sensitive sites.

Though not receiving much press coverage in America, Italy has a major illegal immigration problem in the form of boatloads of individuals, mostly male, arriving from the nations of Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Turkey on a near daily basis. Looking at a map of the region will show that Sicily is just over 100 miles from the Tunisian coast and only about 300 miles from Libya.


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While no one envisions a Normandy-style Islamic State invasion, the slow creep of radical Muslims into Italy, and Spain, and Greece poses significant security concerns due to the high potential for random terror attacks as are being experienced in a growing number of Western countries. Additionally, as the European economies continue to decline, thus creating greater hardship within Muslim communities already struggling with high unemployment and a refusal to assimilate into local cultures, there will be an increasingly larger number of European Muslims more easily persuaded to join the movement. In short, why travel to Iraq and Syria to wage jihad when you can wage jihad at home?

SIMILAR THREAT TO THE U.S.

There are also similar concerns for America. As AlertsUSA reported on multiple occasions last year, the Obama Administration is dramatically expanding the number of Syrian refugees allowed to resettle permanently in the United States from about 350 in 2014 to close to 10,000 this year and in years to come. There are significant concerns that this program will facilitate the import of jihadists into the homeland.

Last week, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee that the Syrian refugees are “clearly a population of concern.” (VIDEO)

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY

COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM
The Urgent Threat of Foreign Fighters
and Homegrown Terror

OPENING STATEMENT

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas
Committee Chairman

WRITTEN TESTIMONY

Francis X. Taylor
Under Secretary of Intelligence and Analysis
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Nicholas J. Rasmussen
Director, National Counterterrorism Center
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Mr. Michael B. Steinbach
Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation

FEAR OF “FEDERALLY FUNDED JIHADI PIPLINE”

In the closing lines of his opening statement, the committee chairman, Rep. Mike McCaul states,

“I am very disappointed that the State Department chose not to send a witness here today. The threats we are discussing are serious, and the State Department plays a key role in combating them. I recently sent a letter to the White House expressing my concerns over the Department’s desire to resettle tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in the United States. I am worried ISIS could exploit this effort in order to deploy operatives to America via a federally funded jihadi pipeline.”

EGYPTIAN INTEL HINTS OF POSSIBLE SPRING ATTACKS

There are reports that Egypt has intelligence revealing the Islamic State is planning a worldwide offensive this spring or summer that could reach targets within the United States. These reports indicate that ISIS members captured in recent weeks in the Sinai Peninsula have revealed plans for ground offensives and that ISIS is plotting possible attacks using cells abroad.

We also remind readers that just weeks ago, the head of the FBI Counterterrorism Division, Michael Steinbach, told CNN “there are already individuals in the U.S. that have been in communication with groups like [ISIS] who have a desire to conduct an attack,” and conceded the FBI finds it extremely difficult to track every American traveling abroad who can join ISIS or receive training by foreign terrorist organizations.

“I’m worried about individuals that we don’t know about that have training,” Steinbach said. “We know what we know. But there is a number that’s greater than that that we don’t know. Once you get to Europe, you can easily get down to Turkey and into Syria.”

As has been the case for over 12 years, AlertsUSA continues to closely monitor the overall domestic and international terrorism threat environment and will immediately notify service subscribers of new alerts, warnings and advisories or any developments which signal a change the overall threat picture for American citizens, as events warrant.

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2/16 – 6.9 EQ off coast of Iwate prefecture, Japan. Locals warned to evacuate coastal areas. Tsunami advisory issued. Monitoring…

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Getting the Facts Straight on Islam and Terror
Feb 14, 2015

What You Need To Know
AlertsUSA urges readers to be extra discerning as President Obama, the liberal media and Muslim apologists continue claim Islam is a "Religion of Peace" and terrorists have "hijacked and perverted the faith." The truth is they are either ignorant of history or Islamic doctrine or are intentionally lying.

ISLAMIC TERRORISM A PROBEM SINCE THE LATE 1700s

America's problems with Islamic terrorism stretches back to just after the 13 colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776. At that time, Muslim pirates, known as "Barbary pirates", were seizing American merchant ships off the coasts Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and what is now Libya and enslaving the crews. These actions ultimately led to what is known as the First Barbary War and was fought between 1801 and 1805. Ironically, the very first foreign military conflict ever authorized by the United States Congress was against Muslim terrorists.

A few years prior to that war starting, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with an ambassador from Tripoli in London. During that meeting, the ambassador was asked why his government was so hostile to the new American republic?

The Ambassador's responsed as follows:

"… it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who have not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Muslim who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise"

Now where have we heard that before?

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SEX, WOMEN AND ISLAM
80 Passages on Rape, Pedophilia, Misogyny, Female Inferiority,
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Travel Security Update

The U.S. Dept. of State is the authoritative federal source for information on the security situation at travel destinations worldwide. With tensions rapidly increasing in most regions, readers planning on international travel, even to such common destinations as Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean Islands, are strongly encouraged to do a little research on the security situation prior to departure.
Latest USGOV Travel Alerts and Warnings

Israel, Gaza and the West Bank 02/18/2015
Ebola Travel Alert 02/02/2015
Worldwide Caution 01/09/2015
Worldwide Alert 12/19/2014

See all USGOV Travel Alerts and Warnings HERE.

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Underground Weather Forecast: “Two More Systems May Add to Snow, Ice Fatigue in South, Midwest, Northeast”


Damn, I thought we had “global warming”, even though scientists have said that the Antarctic Ice Caps are thicker than they have ever been, others insist on “global warming”. Isn’t that amazing? US is in record lows, and even hell is freezing over, but we are experiencing “global warming”. Oh well, guess they could not figure out a way to tax us to death on the idea of a new ice age… (sarcasm supplied)

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The truth will prevail (eventually)…

Two More Systems May Add to Snow, Ice Fatigue in South, Midwest, Northeast

http://www.wunderground.com/news/snow-ice-south-midwest-northeast-forecast-latefeb2015

Jon Erdman
Published: February 17, 2015

We have not one, but two more systems we’re watching closely that could bring more snow and ice through the weekend into early next week.

We’re sorry to be the messengers. We know snow fatigue is reaching epidemic proportions during what is approaching a record snow season in New England.

We know some are recovering from Winter Storm Octavia, a snowy, icy mess spanning more than 1,200 miles from the South to the East.

We’ve had six winter storms since Jan. 25 in just over three weeks. Snow may now be one of those four-letter words you shouldn’t say.

Unfortunately, the relentless cold continues. Any system moving into that cold air has the potential to produce at least nuisance snow and ice.

Here’s our current forecast for each of these systems, starting with an Eastern snowmaker.

System #1: Northeast Nuisance

An arctic cold front will spread light snow into the East on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Snow amounts through Wednesday night will generally be 3 inches or less as this cold front slices through, including a swath from the Ohio River Valley into the Appalachians, much of New York, Pennsylvania, and parts of the Mid-Atlantic States.

Possible slick commutes, due to this fresh, light snow include:

Wed. afternoon: Pittsburgh | Charleston, West Virginia
Thu. morning: NYC | Philly | Balt. | Wash., D.C.
Thursday, low pressure is expected to wrap-up off the New England coast, south of Nova Scotia.

If that surface low wraps up close enough to the New England coast, heavier snow could develop Thursday afternoon and Thursday night, with the greatest chance of that happening over parts of Maine.

(FORECASTS: Portland | Bangor | Eastport)

For now, we only expect mainly light to locally moderate snow (4 inches or less) over the rest of New England Thursday and Thursday night, including Boston and Hartford.

System #2: Widespread Mess

We mentioned earlier the record-setting February cold air dumping into the East and South later this week.

The jet stream will once again send disturbances and moisture rippling over this cold air.

We’re not anticipating an intense low-pressure system to spin up with blizzard conditions and two-foot-plus snow, as we saw in some areas with Winter Storm Neptune.

However, a mess of snow, sleet and freezing rain appears to be a good bet from the Rockies to parts of the South and East Friday at least into the weekend, in somewhat similar flavor as Winter Storm Octavia.

The lower three maps at right show our current forecast Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The exact lines between snow, ice, and just plain rain will likely shift a bit as we near the event and our forecast guidance comes into agreement.

Here is the general outlook:

Friday:

Mid-South/Tennessee Valley snow, sleet, freezing rain. Snow in Rockies, Front Range.
Cities to watch: Little Rock | Memphis | Nashville
Saturday:

Snow from Front Range of Rockies to the southern Great Lakes and into Northeast
Sleet/freezing rain possible south of that snow swath.
Precipitation should change to rain in most of Friday’s sleet/ice area.
Cities to watch: St. Louis | Cleveland | NYC
Sunday:

Snow, sleet and some freezing rain may persist in the Northeast and Appalachians.
Cities to watch: Boston | NYC
If that wasn’t enough, with the cold air reinforced this weekend, and more upper-level energy lurking over the Desert Southwest, we can’t rule out additional rounds of snow, sleet and freezing rain from the southern High Plains into the Southeast early next week.

U.S. Soldiers to Deploy to Ukraine, Russia Warns Sending Arms an ‘Act of War’


Get ready to welcome in WWIII!
I guess Obama doesn’t want to wait around until election time, he would rather end it all early.
Does he really think Putin is jesting, posturing, or is just not serious? Putin, KGB, has no qualms with nuking our asses. Think long and hard about what the US doing.
But then again, I suppose if 90% of the population is supposed to disappear from the earth, this is a good start, wiping out the US.

U.S. Soldiers to Deploy to Ukraine,
Russia Warns Sending Arms an ‘Act of War’

Feb 14, 2015
http://www.threatjournal.com/archive/tj02142015.html

Between Feb. 9-11, 2015, AlertsUSA issued the following
related Flash message to subscriber mobile devices:
2/9 – White House Presser: POTUS – We cannot allow borders of Europe to be redrawn at the barrel of a gun. GER Chancellor Merkel: Peaceful order of Europe at stake.

2/10 – U.S. to deploy mil forces in Ukraine to “train and advise” UKR national guard. Jordan massing 1000s of troops on Iraq border. Invasion possible. Monitoring..

2/11 – Russian DepForMin warns U.S. “Lethal weapons supplies to E. Ukraine will have dramatic consequences, risks direct military involvement of Russia.” Monitoring..

What You Need To Know
On Tues of this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices of an announcement of plans to deploy U.S. soldiers to Ukraine to train and advise Ukrainian forces. Specifically, within weeks the U.S. is set to deploy 600 members of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based out of Vicenza, Italy, to within 600 miles of the war-torn eastern region of the country to work with 3 full battalions of Ukrainian soldiers.

According to U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, “We’ll train them in security tasks, medical tasks, how to operate in an environment where the Russians are jamming communications and how to protect themselves from Russian and rebel artillery.”

For the uninitiated, these training descriptions are boiler plate material. There is a high likelihood training objectives will far exceed these publicly stated objectives.

MOSCOW: ARMS TO UKRAINE A DECLARATION OF WAR

Readers will recall that last week Threat journal reported on increasing calls by Congress for President Obama to provide lethal aid to Ukraine. In response, the Moscow Times ran a story this week within which a spokesman for the Russian defense ministry said the move would be seen by the Kremlin as a declaration of war and would spark a global escalation. The unnamed spokesman warned that Moscow would not only up the ante in eastern Ukraine, but “also respond asymmetrically against Washington or its allies on other fronts.”

The source went on to say that one possible avenue of asymmetrical retaliation could be to give in to long-standing Chinese requests for sensitive defense technologies that would aid in its development of high-tech weapons capable of doing serious damage to U.S. naval forces in the Asia-Pacific, or to even back Iran in a military operation against long-time enemy Saudi Arabia.

On Wed, AlertsUSA notified subscribers of a direct warning issued by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who stated that lethal weapons supplies to Ukraine will have “dramatic consequences” and risked direct military involvement of Russia.

MINSK MEETING (NO U.S. PRESENCE..)

Late this week, the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany met in Minsk, Belarus and hammered out a roadmap aimed at ending the 10-month war. A cease fire is expected to begin Sunday, Feb 15. Few expect it will last.

IN RELATED NEWS:

A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog) Tank Busters Deployed to E. Europe

Russia Increasing Bomber Flights Near U.S. and NATO Airspace

Russian Bomber in Irish Air Space ‘Had Nuclear Weapon’

Russia’s Expanding Presence in the Arctic

Russia’s Newest Military Bases In Europe: Cyprus

Russia, Nicaragua Sign Agreement to Allow Russian Warships at Ports

Moscow & Cairo to Drop USD, Use Own Currencies in Trade

Russia-Egypt Ink Nuclear Power Plant Deal
AlertsUSA continues to close monitor developments in this region and will immediately notify service subscribers of major changes in the overall threat picture as it applies to U.S. citizens and interests, as events warrant.

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U.S. Diplomats Flee Yemen,
Significant Blow to Counterterrorism Efforts
Feb 14, 2015

Between Feb 10-11, 2015, AlertsUSA issued the following
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2/10 – US Embassy Yemen closing within 24 hrs, all staff and ambassador evacuating due to deteriorating security situation. GB, FR & DE making similar preparations.

2/11 – POTUS formally seeks global war auth against ISIS from Congress. In Yemen, Houthi rebels seize US Embassy vehicles, Marine weapons etc.. following evac.

What You Need To Know
On Tues AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices of announcement by the U.S. State Department of the emergency closure and evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen due to the deteriorating security situation. As of Wed of this week, Ambassador Matthew Tueler and remaining U.S. staff had left the country. The embassies of the U.K., France, Germany and Italy have also been evacuated.

DEATH TO AMERICA – JUST A SLOGAN

The New York Times quotes the leader of the new Iran-backed Houthi government in Yemen as saying that the group's slogan, "Death to America," is in fact just a slogan and they don't mean it literally.

Despite such assurances, sources in the Foreign Service community tell AlertsUSA that one of the main factors in the closure of the facility was what is believed to have been a "practice siege", during which Houti gunmen blockaded all roads leading to and from the U.S. Embassy. Our sources also report that armed U.S. drones and fighter aircraft were flying above the capital of Sana'a in an apparent effort to secure the evacuation of the embassy staff.

In a sign of the abruptness of the U.S. departures, there are reports that U.S. embassy vehicles were left at the VIP entrance of the Sana'a airport with the keys still in the ignition. Neither the State Department nor the Pentagon are offering any clarification on why, despite having amphibious assault warships offshore loaded with Marines and Osprey aircraft, did U.S. diplomatic staff and U.S. Marines leave the country via commercial flights.

Readers are reminded that since the start of the so called Arab Spring in 2011, the Obama State Department has been forced to close three embassies: Libya, Syria and now Yemen.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO YOU?
As has been reported on multiple occasions over the past several years, Yemen is home to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror network's most active arm and the group responsible for multiple successful and attempted attacks on U.S. citizens and interests both here at home and abroad (see this, this and this). They are also known to be currently targeting the U.S. aviation sector with attacks and most recently, publicly claimed responsibility for the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

Despite the diplo-speak coming out of the U.S. State Department,, the closure of the U.S. Embassy strikes a significant blow to U.S. counter-terrorism and intelligence efforts in Yemen and the region.
As has been the case for over 12 years, AlertsUSA continues to closely monitor the overall domestic and international terrorism threat environment and will immediately notify service subscribers of new alerts, warnings and advisories or any developments which signal a change the overall threat picture for American citizens, as events warrant

— Taqiyya —
Lying and Deception for the Sake of Islam
Feb 14, 2015
What You Need To Know
Readers are cautioned to be careful in their dealing with Muslims, regardless of the location, circumstances, your perceptions of the relationship or the nature of the interaction, and in particular, when discussing the various tenants of Islam. The reason is that Islamic theology is explicitly clear that lying and deception are permitted, particularly when dealing with wives and unbelievers (kafirs).

The concept is known as Taqiyya (Tah-key-ahh) and it is WIDELY practiced by Muslims worldwide, including N. America. It is a key foundation of the faith.

Taqiyya: – Concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies at a time of eminent danger, whether now or later in time, to save oneself from physical and/or mental injury.

The primary Koranic verse allowing deception with respect to non-Muslims is as follows:

Koran 3:28 – “Let believers not take for friends and allies infidels instead of believers. Whoever does this shall have no relationship left with Allah – unless you but guard yourselves against them, taking precautions.”

As explained above by Dr. Bill Warner of the Center for the Study of Political Islam, a Muslim can lie about Islam if it serves Islam. And one of the ways he can serve Islam is that the Muslim is not discriminated against. Additionally, a Muslim husband and wife may lie to each other as long as it smoothes the relationships in the household.
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