Threat Journal for the week of October 31, 2015


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10/30 (Fri) – White House formally announces deployment of US special operations forces to Syria in the fight against Islamic State. Developing situation…

10/29 (Thurs) – Britain’s MI5 intel service warns terror threat from AQ/ISIS is “unprecedented” w mass casualty attack plotting actively underway. 3000 susp jihadis in UK.

10/26 (Mon) – ISIS affiliated jihadists warn of upcoming release of personal identifying info for, and attacks on, US mil personnel. Caution and incr awareness urged.

What You Need To Know

On multiple occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via text messages to their mobile devices regarding increasing threats of terrorism. Starting on Monday, AlertsUSA subscribers were some of the first in the nation to learn of new warnings by ISIS affiliated jihadists of the upcoming release of more personally identifying info for, and threats of attacks on, US military personnel. It is believed the source of the most recent threat is once again, British jihadist Sally Jones (a.k.a. Umm Hussain al-Britani), a western convert to Islam who is reported to have moved to Syria in 2013 and married fellow jihadist Abu Hussain al-Britani, who is reported to have been specifically targeted and killed just two months ago in a U.S. airstrike.

Readers are reminded that most recently, in addition to the release of a spreadsheet w/ names, addresses, email credentials and other information for 1400 US service members and government workers, along with a message urging Islamic State followers and supporters to “act and kill” those appearing on the list, she has released personally identifying information for the children of U.S. service members on the hit list, as well as the home addresses of both Robert O’Neil, the Navy Seal who put a few rounds in the head of bin Laden, as well as the Air Force pilot credited with killing U.S. born Muslim cleric and terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki in Yemen.

While it may be easy to dismiss such threats as the ramblings of yet another crazed Islamist hell bent on trying to scare the American and British populace, Jones has been directly implicated in multiple previous attacks and disrupted plots, including the attack on the Draw Mohammad art exhibition in Garland, Texas earlier this year. Further, U.S. intelligence officials have said several ISIS suspects arrested this summer in New York, New Jersey, Boston and several other states are believed to have been influenced by Jones and her husband.

MI5: HIGH THREAT ENVIRONMENT, MASS CASUALTY ATTACKS

Moving next to Thursday of this week, AlertsUSA subscribers were also notified of a new warning issued by Andrew Parker, Director General of Britain’s MI5 internal security service within which he described the terror threat from AQ/ISIS as “unprecedented,” adding that the current level of threat was thehighest he had seen in a career spanning 32-years. Parker went onto say that there is solid intelligence the Islamic State is actively planning mass causality attacks in the UK, and that in the past 12 months his agency has thwarted six terror plots in the UK and another seven abroad. Parker also added that four fifths of his agency’s 4,000 field agents were directed at stopping terrorist attacks.

WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU

AlertsUSA again cautions readers that despite a seeming lull in successful domestic terror attacks, it is important to realize this is not for lack of trying. There exist dozens of counter terrorism operations constantly underway in the U.S. and Europe, the details of which are rarely paraded before the media. Doing so serves no public, tactical or strategic benefit and actually makes it more difficult for the intelligence, investigative or protective services to operate. We urge readers to not fall into a cynical mindset brought on by the constant drone of internet and coffee house trolls claiming that ISIS is a creation of the CIA and Israel, all terror arrests are setups and that successful terror attacks are false flag operations. Far from it.

As an example, on Thursday of this week a 24 year-old New Jersey man, Alaa Saadeh, plead guilty to charges he helped organize a “small army” of ISIS fighters in the Garden State and New York. The second individual to plead guilty in connection with this New Jersey cell, Saadeh admitted giving money and credit cards to other members of the group to try to help them travel to Syria. If members of the group had failed to get to Syria or Iraq on their own, an alternate plan was to buy guns inside the US and target the White House and other landmarks for an attack. In the past year, the FBI has arrested 7 men from New York and New Jersey with ties to just this one terror cell.

And lets not forget that just last week, the Director of the FBI stated the bureau has approximately 900 active investigations underway of ISIS operatives across the U.S., as well as the fact that there is no way to screen the thousands of Syrian “refugees” coming to the U.S.

As of the time of this report’s preparation, since 9/11 there have been more than 27,000 separate Islamist terrorist attacks around the world. And this is just one organization’s count of those appearing in open source outlets. Further, only a small fraction of these attacks are categorized as battlefield actions against U.S. or Western soldiers. The majority are incidents like explosive devices tossed into schools and churches, suicide bombings in marketplaces, beheadings, amputations and crucifixions for not observing Islamic law, and so on.

Readers are strongly encouraged to be more security minded given the range of threats before us. There are numerous clear, present and growing dangers to the safety and security of yourself and family.

AlertsUSA continues to monitor the overall domestic and international threat environment and will immediately notify service subscribers via SMS messages 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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Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

Obama’s Military Policy: Down-Size While Threats Rise
Police used shotguns to deflate wayward military blimp
Russian bombers buzz carrier Reagan amid exercise
Most U.S. troops, vets would steer kids away from service
US Army opens 19,700 field artillery jobs to women
U.S. Forces Prepare for a ‘Day Without Space’
Trump: I’d dump the F-35
Why America Can’t Win Its Wars

EUROPE

Over 80% of asylum seekers in Germany unqualified
White House insists Russian warplanes buzzing U.S. carrier not ‘threatening’
Merkel slammed by her own Vice Chancellor as refugee crisis deepens
Edward Snowden praises EU parliament vote against US extradition
Russian Submarines Launch Ballistic Missiles From Barents, Okhotsk Seas

MIDDLE EAST

Over 1,600 terror targets destroyed in 1 month of Russia’s Syria op
New Video Shows Al-Qaeda Using Weapons U.S. Gave to ‘Vetted Moderates’
U.S. to deploy special forces to Syria in advisory role
President Obama breaks pledge: U.S. will send ground troops into Syria
U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group says assault on Islamic State imminent
Iran arrests first American since nuke deal
U.S. strike kills former German rapper who joined Islamic State

ASIA

China: One Child Policy No More
China warns US it could spark war with ‘provocative acts’ in South China Sea
China threatens WAR on US over ‘provocative acts’ after saying it is inevitable
North Korea digging tunnel at nuclear test site, possibly for future test
China calls on Japan to stop ‘hampering’ military flights


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In order to help ground readers in the truth on Islam and enable you to crush liberal “Religion of Peace” arguments, AlertsUSA has compiled two free reports filled with passages from Islamic holy books covering some of the most controversial (and often denied) aspects of Islamic teachings, traditions and dogma. Now you can see them for yourself !

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80 Passages on Rape, Pedophilia, Misogyny, Female Inferiority,
Wife Beating and Related Doctrines from Islamic Holy Texts


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

Honduras 10/30/2015
Philippines 10/21/2015
Iraq 10/19/2015
Burkina Faso 10/09/2015
Nepal 10/08/2015
Burma 10/07/2015
Chad 10/02/2015
Somalia 10/01/2015
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AlertsUSA Threat Journal Saturday September 12, 2015


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Sept 12, 2015
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9/7 – DHS/FBI incr security at fed facilities, transport hubs in adv of 9/11 anniv. House HLS Cmte rpts terror threat level in the US is high and “getting worse.”

9/8 – UK Home Office (DHS equiv) publicly warns that ~350 British jihadis have returned from Syria/Iraq w/ active attack plotting underway for the UK, US and AUS.

9/9 – Al Qaeda releases new issue of jihadist pub ‘Inspire’ w/focus on lone wolf operations. Calls on black Americans to embrace Islam & kill “racist politicians.”

9/10 – Despite massive security implications, the White House has announced the U.S. will be accepting 10,000+ Syrian refugees in FY2016 (Oct 2015 start).

What You Need To Know

On Monday, AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of an increase in security at federal facilities and transportation hubs in advance of the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, as well as of new Terror Threat Snapshot from the House Homeland Security Committee detailing the growing threat to America and the West from ISIS and other Islamic terror organizations.

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Some of the key takeaways in this month’s report (full PDF document here) include:

  • There have been more U.S.-based jihadist terror cases in 2015 than in any full year since 9/11.
  • The number of U.S. terrorist cases involving homegrown violent jihadists has gone from 38 in July, 2010 to 124 as of the date of the report’s publication. This is more than a three-fold increase in just five years.
  • As of the end of August, the Islamic State continues to grow and has inspired or directed 57 terror attack plots against Western targets, including 15 in the United States.
  • There have now been nearly twice as many ISIS-linked attack plots against the West this year (37) as there were in all of 2014 (20).

Additionally, Islamic terrorists remain intent on killing American law enforcement and military personnel as well as civilians. Readers will recall that last month we reported on the release of another “hit list” of American government personnel, including service members. Since early 2014, the majority of Islamist terror plots on U.S. soil have featured plans to kill police or U.S. service members. The report states that foreign fighters continue to swell the ranks of Islamist extremist groups looking to recruit foot soldiers and activate followers to launch attacks in their home countries.

UKGOV WARNS OF BRITISH JIHADIS

On Tuesday, AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of a warning issued by theUK Home Office, the UK’s equivalent to the Department of Homeland Security, within which it was revealed that at least 350 British jihadis are back in the UKafter fighting and plotting terror attacks in the “ISIS-braincell of Syria.” This number accounts for approximately half of the British citizens the government has publicly acknowledged have travelled to the region since the start of the conflict.

Just one day prior, British Prime Minister David Cameron told members of parliament that six terror attacks on Britain have been foiled since the start of 2015. Britain’s Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told BBC Radio; ‘It’s extremely dangerous. These are attacks are being planned against major public events on our streets, and potential attacks on members of our armed forces and other.”

AL QAEDA RELEASES LATEST ISSUE OF ‘INSPIRE’ MAGAZINE

On Wednesday, AlertsUSA subscribers were some of the first in the nation to learn of the release of the latest issue of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) quarterly publication known as ‘Inspire’. Published around the same time, though not in tandem with, the latest issue of the Islamic State’s Dabiq magazine, this issue of Inspire’s cover story is entitled, “Assassination Operations,” within which guidance is provided on specifying a target, collecting information, generating a plan, preparing for and executing the operation.

[No, we do not provide links to these publications. They can be found easily enough online for anyone so motivated, though viewing / downloading them places one at high risk of ending up on lists you generally would prefer to avoid. Digital footprints do not fade….]

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This issue also encourages “lone wolf” terrorist attacks on some of America’s most notable and wealthy businessmen, including Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, Jim Walton (one of the heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune) and former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. As shown below, several of these individuals are depicted in blood-spattered pictures. The stated goal of such hits to derail the “revival of the American Economy.”

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While readers might be inclined to roll their eyes a such a target list, it is important to note that there is compelling evidence that the Boston Marathon bombers used the publication for guidance on bomb making and target selection. Further, a 2013 issue of the publication carried a similar hit list, within which Stephane Charbonnier, the editor of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo was identified as a target. Charbonnier was killed in January of this year when Islamic radicals carried out a raid on the Paris offices of the publication. The target list was republished a few days later via Twitter accounts commonly used for al-Qaeda propaganda with Charbonnier’s name and face X’d out.

AL QAEDA’S APPEAL TO BLACK AMERICANS

This issue of Inspire also carries an extensive piece levegaging off of growing racial tensions in America. Entitled, “The Blacks in America,” the article provides a narrative of the history of injustices suffered by African-Americans from colonial times through to recent killings of known thugs such as Michael Brown and the brutal mass shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Then the pitch is made compelling black Americans to embrace Islam & kill “racist politicians.”

RELATED NEWS ITEMS:

Obama Directs Admin to Accept at Least 10,000 Syrian Refugees
Hungary TV report suggests ‘militants’ posing as refugees
Hunt for ISIS jihadi ‘hiding as refugee in Calais camp as he plots attack’
U.S. Doesn’t Have Proper Vetting System For 10,000 Syrian Refugees
Flashback: FBI – No Way To Vet Incoming Syrian Refugees

AlertsUSA continues to monitor the overall domestic and international terrorism threat environment and will immediately notify service subscribers via SMS messages 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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ARM YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE
USING THESE FREE REFERENCES

In order to help ground readers in the truth on Islam and enable you to crush liberal “Religion of Peace” arguments, AlertsUSA has compiled two free reports filled with passages from Islamic holy books covering some of the most controversial (and often denied) aspects of Islamic teachings, traditions and dogma. Now you can see them for yourself !

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164 Passages about Jihad from the Koran


SEX, WOMEN AND ISLAM
80 Passages on Rape, Pedophilia, Misogyny, Female Inferiority,
Wife Beating and Related Doctrines from Islamic Holy Texts


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World News Roundup
Sept 12, 2015
Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

14 Years Ago: Rick Rescorla Saved 2700 Lives
Top Senators Investigating Cooked ISIS Intel
U.S. House of Representatives goes on record against Iran nuclear deal
Fourteen years after terror struck the U.S., our strategy is failing
U.S. to China: Take back your undocumented immigrants

EUROPE

Merkel ally warns refugee influx threatens ’emergency’
Some 7,600 migrants enter Macedonia from Greece in 24 hours
Denmark says it will not join EU refugee quotas, has taken its share
NATO caught ‘surprised’ by Russia’s move into Syria
RAF Typhoon jetsintercept two Russian ‘Blackjack’ bombers in UK airspace

MIDDLE EAST

Why Russia is in Syria
Syria: It’s What Isn’t Being Said That’s Of Interest
How the Islamic State is exploiting Asian unrest to recruit fighters
US official: ‘IS making and using chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria’
Millions more Syrians could head to Europe, UN says
Saudi Arabia Refuses Refugees, But Offers 200 Mosques to Germany

ASIA

Who Opens a Reactor Next to a Volcano? Japan’s New Nuclear Gamble
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
Bangkok bomb plotter ‘flew to China’, Malaysia lead goes nowhere
China tells U.S. to stop ‘groundless’ hacking accusations
China Plans ‘Celestial Military’ To Expand Space Warfare Capabilities


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

Tanzania 09/04/2015
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Tunisia 08/31/2015
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Ezekiel 33:3 – Then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not heed the warning and the sword comes and takes their life, their blood will be on their own head.”

ALERTS USA Threat Journal Week Ending April 11, 2015



Yemen War: No Evacuations For Stranded Americans
April 11, 2015

On April 7, 2015, AlertsUSA issued the following
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4/7 – OVERNIGHT: India to evacuate US citizens from Yemen via sea/air as security situation deteriorates. No USGOV-sponsored evac options for citizens in the country.

What You Need To Know
One Tues of this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding a stunning decision by the U.S. government to not carry out emergency evacuations of American citizens from the war-torn country. While Pentagon spokesman U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren says that United States has “assets in place” to carry out the evacuation, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf declared there are “no plans for U.S. assets to be used” as the security situation was too precarious.

“Given the situation in Yemen, it’s quite dangerous and unpredictable. Doing something like sending in military assets, even for an evacuation, could put U.S. citizen lives at greater risk.”

Instead, the State Department posted two messages to the website of the now abandoned U.S. Embassy telling Americans to call the Embassy of India or the International Organization for Migration for assistance.

And so there is no mistake as to who pulls the strings in such matters, while news reports all focus on the State Department and the Pentagon, any such orders begin with the National Command Authority. The chain of command runs from the President to the Secretary of Defense to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and then to the Specified Commands. In short, it is the Office of the President of the United States which ultimately makes the command decision to use military forces to execute an evacuation.

AlertsUSA’s Pentagon sources say there is significant anger and frustration within the DoD over this decision by the White House, particularly in light of the fact that there are two aircraft carrier battle groups in the region as well as a big deck amphibious warship with thousands of Marines and dozens of helicopters and V22s just offshore. One of our sources indicated that this situation “carries the essence of Benghazi about it,” in reference to the failure to provide military assistance to the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya when it came under attack in 2012.

India’s foreign ministry reports they received a request from the U.S. for assistance in evacuating citizens. As of the time of this report’s preparation on Friday, several Americans have been assisted in leaving the country by India and Pakistan though solid numbers have been difficult to obtain. ABC’s San Francisco affiliate is reporting on a local resident who was able to get to the coast, then rode on a boat with a fisherman across the Red Sea into Africa, ultimately traveling to Amsterdam before taking a flight back to California. Other countries carrying out mass evacuations of their citizens this week with few troubles include Canada, France, Russia, China and Somalia.

With hundreds of Americans left stranded, on Thursday of this week three human rights groups, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (or CAIR), filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC seeking the court’s relief by ordering the Department of State and Department of Defense to evacuate U.S. citizens. While it is obvious that the judicial branch of the U.S. government has no influence in this area, the move calls further attention to the matter, particularly in light of the fact that the US is, at a minimum, supporting Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states with logistics and intelligence assistance in the conflict.

AL QAEDA THREAT GROWS

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter acknowledged on Wednesday that the conflict in Yemen has allowed Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror organizations most active arm, to make significant gains in their threat to U.S. national security. According to Secretary Carter,

“It’s always easier to conduct counterterrorism operations when there is a stable government willing to cooperate in place; that circumstance now obviously doesn’t exist in Yemen. The terrorism threat to the West, including the United States, from AQAP is a longstanding and serious one.”

IRAN DEPLOYS WARSHIPS TO YEMEN

In addition to a significant U.S., Egyptian, Saudi, Pakistani and French naval presence in the region, tensions increased this week when Iran dispatched their own warships to the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait. Readers are reminded that Iran is the principle source of support and arms for the Houti rebels whom are responsible for bringing down the government in Yemen. Pentagon sources indicate a close eye is being kept on the vessels as, while small in number, there is a very real potential for the deployment of sea mines if the tensions increase.

IRAN THREATENS SAUDI ARABIA

On Thursday of this week, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani indirectly threatened Saudi Arabia, stating, “You will learn, not later but soon, that you are making a mistake in Yemen, too. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, was far less diplomatic and warned of dire repercussions. During a public address in Tehran on Thursday, Khamenei declared that “the Saudis will definitely be struck back in this issue and their nose will be rubbed against the ground,” using a Middle Eastern colloquialism meaning they will be defeated.

SECRETARY OF STATE WARNS IRAN

Perhaps most outspoken this week was Secretary of State John Kerry, who warned Iran over its increased involvement in Yemen’s civil war. In an interview with PBS News Hour, Secretary Kerry stated the following:

“There are obviously supplies that have been coming from Iran. There are a number of flights every single week that have been flying in. Iran needs to recognize that the US is not going to stand by while the region is destabilized.”

His statements highlight, yet again, the dangerous situation within which the Obama Administration finds itself. On one hand, there is Iran’s direct involvement with the Houti overthrow of Yemen which the U.S. is indirectly fighting against. On the other hand is the U.S. collaboration with Iran on fighting the Islamic State in Iraq. And on a third side, there is the laughable outcome of negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program.

CONFLICTING VIEWS ON NUCLEAR ACCORD

Late this week, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei made his first public comments on the supposed “framework” the Obama administration has been hyping as the basis for a nuclear accord. In his comments, Khamenei accused the Obama administration of blatantly “lying” about most of the proposed terms, saying he is being “deceptive,” and has “devilish” intentions. (Also see this, this and this.)

For those keeping track, it is important to note that this week the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group passed South through the Suez Canal and into the Red Sea. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is currently operating in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf and the Big Deck Amphibious Assault Ship USS Iwo Jima is somewhere off the coast of Yemen and overall, tensions are high. (See regional map here.)

AlertsUSA continues to monitor developments in this region, as well as its impact on the domestic terrorism threat environment and will immediately notify service subscribers of changes in the overall threat picture for U.S. citizens and interests as events warrant.

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4/10 – US Embassy Bangkok warns Americans of need for caution and vigilance flwg car bombing @ shopping ctr on tourist island Koh Samui. Islamist militants suspected.

4/8 – Law enf in urban areas nationwide on alert for backlash / protests flwg police shooting of fleeing black suspect in SC. Caution and increased awareness urged.

4/7 – White House on lockdown. Multiple federal facilities increasing security in DC area following explosion at MD power station. DHS investigating incident.

4/7 – AlertsUSA monitoring ongoing power outages throughout the Nat’l Capital Region (DC). White House, Capital Hill, State Dept, DOJ, DOE, Metro lines all impacted.

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* Over a Decade in Operation!

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When Things Go Sideways While Traveling
You Better Have a Backup Plan in Place
April 11, 2015
What You Need To Know
Given the situation unfolding in Yemen and the unbelievable decision of the U.S. government to NOT provide a means of evacuating American citizens, this should be a serious wake-up call that you can no longer depend on the U.S. government to render assistance in critical, life threatening situations. As such, it is imperative that international travelers have their own safety net in place PRIOR TO LEAVING, even if you are simply heading off for vacation in the Caribbean, Mexico or Europe.

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Here at AlertsUSA, when our employees travel abroad we exclusively use the services of Boston-based Global Rescue. The firm provides best-in-class medical, aeromedical evacuation, search and rescue and security services to individuals, corporations, travelers and expeditions worldwide.

In addition to medical evacuations back to the hospital of your choice in your home country, Global Rescue also provides security services under which members can be evacuated in the event of crises that threaten their personal security when traveling, such as war, civil unrest, coup d’état (ala Yemen) or natural disasters. While we have (thankfully) had no need to call upon their services in an emergency, knowing we have a reliable partner during our travel abroad provides considerable peace of mind. This is particularly true in times where the assistance of your own government is in question.

Global Rescue is partnered with Johns Hopkins Medicine so as to provide members with world-class specialists to assist it's deployable paramedics and physicians. The company’s emergency response teams are comprised of paramedics, physicians and security personnel, many of whom are veterans of the U.S. Special Operations community.

If you, members of your family or employees travel outside of the U.S., even for simple vacations to the Caribbean, Mexico or Europe, AlertsUSA strongly urges you to consider securing their coverage.

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

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Syria
03/03/2015
Honduras
03/02/2015
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02/02/2015
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01/09/2015
Worldwide Alert

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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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OTHER ALERTS ISSUED THIS WEEK BUT
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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
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02/26/2015
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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

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Ezekiel 33:3 – “Then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not heed the warning and the sword comes and takes their life, their blood will be on their own head.”

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
related Flash message to subscriber mobile devices:
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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Latest USGOV Travel Alerts and Warnings

Lesotho
02/13/2015
Yemen
02/11/2015
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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