Threat Journal from October 17, 2015

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On October 15, AlertsUSA issued the following
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10/15 (Thurs) – China accuses US of “ceaseless provocations” in S. China Sea, threatens use of force to stop Navy ships from breaching 12mi exclusion zone of disputed islands.

What You Need To Know

On Wednesday of this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding new warnings from China over aplanned U.S. “freedom of navigation ” mission to skirt artificial islands Beijing has constructed in the South China Sea. Writing in the Global Times, a publication that is effective run by the Chinese communist party, Rear Admiral Yang Yi of the People’s Liberation Army Navy stated that China would deliver a “head-on blow” to any foreign forces “violating” China’s sovereignty and “Safeguarding maritime rights calls for force and power.”

According to Chief of Naval Operation Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, “It should not be a surprise to anybody that we would exercise freedom of navigation through wherever international law will allow.”

Last week, China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying also warned against any such patrols, saying, “We will never allow any country to violate China’s territorial waters and airspace in the Spratly Islands, in the name of protecting freedom of navigation and over flight.”

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Readers are reminded that in Summer of 2012 China claimed roughly 75% of the entire S. China Sea as their territorial waters, cutting into historical claims by Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Since that time, they have been employing a tactic of slow, but ongoing development, including dredging and reclamation efforts on several islands, the building of military facilities, the drilling of exploratory oil and gas wells within the territorial waters of several countries, and more.

Readers may also recall that in November 2013, China declared an air defense identification zone over most of the disputed East China Sea, enraging Japan. Chinese authorities began enforcing ADIZ using military aircraft, requiring all aircraft flying through the area identify themselves. While commercial airlines have complied, U.S. and Japanese military aircraft have not.

This past March, China publicly stated they may take a similar step in the S. China sea if they perceived a great enough threat.

As previously reported by AlertsUSA Threat journal on multiple occasions over the past several years, China’s efforts at seizing control of the waters and airspace of a large chunk of the China Sea region is not only due to the rich fishing grounds and sizeable untapped reserves of oil and natural gas in the area, but also because the country is now deploying nuclear armed ballistic missile submarines and aircraft carriers from bases on Hainan Island as well as the mainland coast. As such, operational buffer space is needed.

AlertsUSA continues to monitor ongoing developments in this region and will immediately notify service subscribers of changes in the overall threat picture as events warrant.


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10/13 – US Embassy Israel warning Americans of need for incr security awareness due to rising political violence / unrest. Potential for add’l violence remains high.

10/12 – Tensions incr between Turkey and Russia flwg multiple airspace violations. NATO issues veiled threat promising to back Turkey in the event of armed conflict.

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Oct 17, 2015
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10/13 (Tues) – ISIS spokesman al-Adnani releases new threatening audio msg targeting the US. Prev msgs of this kind have been followed by actual attacks. AlertsUSA monitoring.

What You Need To Know
On Tuesday, subscribers were notified of a new audio message from ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani within which he calls on Muslim youth world-wide to launch a “Holy War” against US and Russia in retaliation for their “crusader’s war” on Muslims in Syria. Quoting Adnani, “Islamic youth everywhere, ignite jihad against the Russians and the Americans in their crusaders’ war against Muslims.”

AlertsUSA again cautions readers that in the days and weeks following previous Islamic State messages calling for faithful Muslims in the West to carry out attacks, such attacks have in fact taken place. The first such call was in Sept of 2014 when ISIS released a video within which Adnani, called for attacks on both soldiers and civilians in Australia, France, Canada and the US. Since that and subsequent videos, the world has in fact seen attacks on soldiers, civilians and government buildings in Canada (see this and this ), a hostage siege in a coffee shop in Australia, multiple attacks by Muslims on police here in the U.S. (see this and this ) and multiple attacks in and around Paris, France (see this, this and this).

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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World News Roundup
Oct 17, 2015

Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

Putin Calls U.S. `Weak’ on Syria as Russia Talks Are Shunned
A Second Snowden Has Leaked a Mother Lode of Drone Docs
Obama U-turn on troops withdrawal makes Afghanistan an election issue
Narco planes, millions in payloads, fly past Peru military
Cyber threat prompts the Navy to reinstate celestial navigation lessons
Pentagon Could Be ‘Shredding’ Docs About Female Rangers

EUROPE

Jihadis declare Sweden first European ‘caliphate’
US to place army equipment in Poland before July
Navy to participate in missile defense test in Europe
Merkel faces domestic revolt over refugee welcome
Hungary says fence finished on Croatian border
Swiss anti-immigration party set for win in national elections

MIDDLE EAST

Iran ‘deploys troops’ to help Syrian army offensive
Russian Military Uses Syria as Proving Ground, and West Takes Notice
Iran airs unseen footage of secret underground missile base
U.S. military might already have the data to identify Islamic State leaders
Turkey begins to build a wall along its border with Syria
Turkey warns U.S., Russia against backing Kurdish militia in Syria
Afghanistan decision seals Obama’s legacy as the ‘twilight war’ president
Isis Inc: how oil fuels the jihadi terrorists

ASIA

Chinese admiral visits Iran, wants closer defense cooperation
China’s Air Force Can Now Launch Long-Range, Precision Strikes
How to Challenge China’s New Islands? Carefully
Which South China Sea Island Holds the Greatest Military Significance?
Japan restarts second nuclear reactor despite public opposition


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Alerts USA More Rabies

2015-04-10 04:51:55 – Biological Hazard – USA

EDIS Code: BH-20150410-47712-USA
Date&Time: 2015-04-10 04:51:55 [UTC]
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
State/Prov.: State of West Virginia,
Location: Mineral County,
City: Keyser

Description:
A raccoon that was reportedly acting strange in the area of the Mineral County Courthouse has tested positive for rabies, according to humane officer Melissa Kidwell. Kidwell said the Keyser Police Department had received several reports of the suspicious animal, but no one had been able to locate it until an employee of the courthouse saw it between the courthouse parking lot and Center Street and called Mineral County 911. Kidwell responded and was able to destroy the animal and send a specimen away for testing. “It was stumbling and blind in one eye,” she said, noting that the signs of the disease were unmistakable. This is the first animal that has tested positive for rabies this year in Mineral County. Kidwell noted that sighting animals such as raccoons, skunks and opossums in the city is not unusual; “it’s just how they’re acting” that people need to be aware of. The Mineral County Health Department, which sends the specimens away for testing, is urging everyone to “be cautious and stay away from animals acting strangely or aggressively.” The health department is also reminding all pet owners to make sure their dogs and cats are vaccinated against rabies. Mineral County is holding a spring rabies clinic on Saturday, April 11, from 9-11 a.m. in the parking lot at Tractor Supply, Keyser. Cost is $8 per animal, and pet owners are asked to bring the correct change. Dogs should be on a leash and cats should be contained. West Virginia State Law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies after 6 months of age.

The name of Hazard: Rabies (raccoon)
Species: Animal
Status: Confirmed

Posted:2015-04-10 04:51:55 [UTC]
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2015-04-10 04:31:22 – Biological Hazard – USA

EDIS Code: BH-20150410-47707-USA
Date&Time: 2015-04-10 04:31:22 [UTC]
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
State/Prov.: State of North Carolina,
Location: South Tremont Drive,
City: Greensboro

The county’s third confirmed case of animal rabies this year was discovered today in a raccoon on South Tremont Drive. According to a news release from the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, the raccoon came into contact with a dog. All domestic pets in North Carolina aged four months and older are required by state law to be vaccinated. Guilford County Animal Control will offer a series of rabies vaccination clinics over the coming months. The cost of a shot is $5. They will take place the following dates and locations: April 15, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., WGHP Fox 8 studio, 2005 Francis St., High Point. April 16, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., WGHP Fox 8 studio, 2005 Francis St., High Point.

The name of Hazard: Rabies (raccoon)
Species: Animal
Status: Confirmed

Posted:2015-04-10 04:31:22 [UTC]

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FBI Warns on ISIS Recruitment of Teens
Feb 07, 2015

On Feb. 3, 2015, AlertsUSA issued the following
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2/3 – FBI cautioning American parents re ISIS presence on social media and their persuasive propaganda appealing to teens. The gist: Proactively warn your kids.

What You Need To Know
On Tues AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices of a new push by the FBI to warn parents of the active efforts of the Islamic State to use social media in the recruitment of teens. These efforts span the gambit, from Jihadist rap music videos to preying on teen’s growing sense of rebellion and alluring messages of false hope and a sense of identity.

If you think these efforts just target boys and men, think again.

According to Michael Steinbach, head of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division:

“The recruitment of women by ISIS is much more than we’ve ever seen by a terrorist organization. We have seen everything from a female fighter — dedicated groups of women fighters — and those who have come over to support foreign fighters by marrying them.”

Steinbach went on to say that the Bureau has seen teenagers as young as 13 in foreign countries, and 15 in the U.S., successfully influenced by Islamic State recruiters.

According to detailed case study published in December by the SITE Intelligence Group, ISIS is using female recruiters to prey on young women, has established a pipeline to assist Western women in traveling to Syria to contribute to the formation of their new society, and these online networks have been expanding in prominence and sophistication since the summer of 2014, suggesting that the Islamic State has already been successful in recruiting foreign women to leave their lives in the West, and are looking to build upon this strength.

NOT JUST N. AMERICA

And this threat is not just limited to N. America. According to Giles de Kerchove, the European Union’s counterterrorism coordinator, social media plays a “huge role” in recruiting.

There have already been numerous cases of U.S. teens successfully radicalized, some of whom boarded planes to fly to the Middle East, and others, such as Shannon Conley of Arvada, Colorado, a Muslim convert who was arrested April 8 at Denver International Airport after telling FBI agents she was traveling to Syria to use her American military training from the U.S. Army Explorers program to aid Islamic militants waging jihad even though she knew that it was illegal. She told investigators, “Legitimate targets of attack” included U.S. military bases, government employees and public officials.”

Conley planned to marry a Tunisian man fighting in Syria whom she met online and communicated with via Skype. Instead, she is now serving a 4 year stretch in federal prison after being convicted of lending material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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WOMEN OF THE ISLAMIC STATE
A Manifesto on Women by the Al-Khanssaa Brigade

A semi-official manifesto on women, believed to be the first of its kind, has been published by the al-Khanssaa Brigade, an all-female militia set up by Islamic State. Translated into English by the London-based counter-extremism thinktank Quilliam Foundation, the document outlines women’s rights and what is expected of them living under their rule.

According to an introductory statement by the translator, the document “gives a lengthy rebuttal of “Western civilisation” and universal human rights such as gender equality. It allows us to look past that which is banded about on social media by Western supporters of IS, enabling us to get into the mind-set of the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of women who willingly join its ranks.”

It is important for readers to understand that since the formal declaration of the establishment of the Islamic State, last summer, complex, highly effective recruiting campaigns have been undertaken globally in a genuine effort at nation building. Make no mistake, while western media outlets portray the Islamic State as being comprised of a disparate collection of 30-40,000 unsophisticated, ragtag male fighters, the reality is very different. And one of the areas within which they excel is their global recruiting efforts which are growing in scope and sophistication.

AN APPEAL TO PARENTS

AlertsUSA urges parents of teens, both boys and girls, to get involved with their children’s social media activity. Just as you monitor the physical location of your children, the simple reality is that social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Ask.fm, WhatsApp, Instagram and many others offer a multitude of evil influences, of which militant Islam propaganda specifically is just one. While it may seem like a daunting, impossible task, the dangers are far too great, and the ramification too far reaching, to simply blow it off and to trust the judgment of your children. They simply do not have the perspective, worldview and awareness necessary. Just as you would be unlikely to allow your teenage son or daughter to wander the streets of urban America after dark, it is imperative that you extend these protective efforts to their online presence. AlertsUSA would not be covering the topic, nor would the FBI be speaking up, unless the threat was form idable, and growing.

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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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2/1 – Hospitals, pub transport ctrs and other soft targets nationwide being warned to BOLO for poss pre-terrorism scouting activity. Mult reports in Western states.

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SecState Warns Russia on Ukraine,
NATO to Deploy 30,000 Troops in Eastern Europe
Feb 07, 2015

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2/5 – Tensions incr in Europe. SecState warns Russia must withdraw heavy weapons & troops from Ukraine. Pub opinion being shaped for anncmt of lethal military aid.

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On Tues AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices of fresh warnings issued by Secretary of State John Kerry to Russia over their growing military involvement in Eastern Ukraine. Kerry warned that the Obama administration cannot ignore the latest Russian military thrust into the country's east.

"We live in a modern world of great technology. Everybody understands the ability to see things from high altitudes, whether it’s in space or lower. And the fact is, we have been tracing and we have seen exactly what they’re bringing over, when and how, and there’s no question about tanks flowing, rocket systems being transported, convoys of goods carrying people, weapons, and other instruments of battle."

“We cannot close our eyes to the tanks that are crossing the border coming into Ukraine. We cannot close our eyes to Russian soldiers in unmarked uniforms coming across the border and leading troops into battle.”

SENATE CALLS FOR ARMING UKRAINE

Concurrent to Secretary Kerry's remarks in Ukraine, a bipartisan group of 12 senators, all members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called on President Obama to provide lethal aid to Ukraine. The White House (again) says the President is "considering" the move.

We remind readers that given the nature of the matter at hand, when you hear that the President of the United States is considering doing anything along the lines of sending weapons, or troops, to assist a foreign nation, it invariably means that the decision has already been made. Normally such deliberations and planning are carried out in the highest levels of secrecy.

On Thursday of this week, NATO Supreme Allied Command U.S. Air Force General Phillip Breedlove warned that any move to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons must take into account any possible angry reaction from Russia.

NATO TO DEPLOY 30,000 TROOPS IN E. EUROPE

Also this week, NATO defense ministers met in Brussels on Thursday during which they announced a significant military expansion in the Eastern-most region of the alliance and what NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg calls “the biggest reinforcement of our collective defense since the end of the Cold War”. The move, known as Adaptation Measures, increases the NATO Response Force size from 13,000 troops to 30,000, or a full division, with elements spread between 6 bases located across Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in order to provide a visible and persistent NATO presence in these countries and to dissuade further Russian aggression in the region.

Additionally, another measure announced is the formation of a Very High Readiness Joint Task Force known as the Spearhead Force, a highly trained brigade of land forces numbering around 5,000. According to NATO Secretary Stoltenberg, the Spearhead Force "will be supported by air, sea and special operations forces. The lead element of this land brigade will be ready to move within as little as 48 hours, with the rest moving within a week.” Two brigades will back up the Spearhead Force as a rapid reinforcement capability in case of a major crisis.

RUSSIA PREVIOUSLY WARNED AGAINST SUCH A MOVE

Readers are reminded that late last year, Russia warned NATO against establishing a permanent military presence in Eastern Europe, saying it would view such a move as a threat. According to Mikhail Popov, deputy director of Russia's national security council, "The fact that the military infrastructure of NATO member states is getting closer to our borders, including via enlargement, will preserve its place as one of the external threats for the Russian Federation."

This statement was made when NATO was originally moving towards stationing just 5000 troops in eastern alliance member countries. Considering that NATO has announced this force would expand to 30,000, we await Russia's public response, though their military is already in motion. Earlier this week, Russia's Defense Ministry announced that the Kremlin has deployed Topol and Yars ICBM missile launchers on combat patrol in 6 Russian regions.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed the right to intervene on behalf of Russian speakers if Moscow believes their rights are under threat. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – all former Soviet republics that are now NATO members – have significant Russian minorities.

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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Get Your Facts Straight, Mr. President !
Feb 07, 2015
What You Need To Know
At the National Prayer Breakfast this week, President Obama told attendees that violence rooted in religion isn’t exclusive to Islam, but has been carried out by “Christians” as well. Speaking on the tension between the compassionate and murderous undertaken in the name of religion, President Obama stated the following:

“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”

For the President to draw a moral equivalence between modern Islamic jihad and the Crusades is outrageous on many levels, not the least of which is the increased justification his words have given the Islamic State’s ongoing atrocities.

In the short but powerful video above, Dr. Bill Warner of the Center for the Study of Political Islam lays out the facts.

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Turmoil on the Saudi Peninsula,
al Qaeda Renews Call for Lone-Wolf Attacks
Jan 24, 2015

Between Jan 20-22, 2015, AlertsUSA issued the following
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1/22 – Saudi King Abdullah ibn Abdilaziz has died. U.S. State Department expected to issue cautionary security statement to U.S. citizens in country. Monitoring…

1/22 – Gov of Yemen has fallen. US Embassy warning citizens of high terror threat and to depart immediately. US Navy now in the Red Sea for poss evacuation missions.

1/20 – White House & DoD confirm coup in Yemen. US military aircraft rptd over capital, Marines offshore. AlertsUSA monitoring disposition of US Embassy. Developing…

What You Need To Know
On multiple occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding a collapse of the government in Yemen and the warnings issued for U.S. citizens to evacuate.

Why is this of importance you AlertsUSA subscribers? Because as was reported last week and on several other occasions over the last few years, Yemen is home to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the most active of al Qaeda’s branches and the group responsible for numerous successful, as well as attempted attacks on the U.S. and it’s citizens and interests abroad. AQAP is also highly successful at recruiting and motivating individuals to carry out lone wolf attacks here in the U.S.. Most recently, AQAP also took responsibility for this month’s attack against the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which killed 12 people. The more unstable and chaotic the situation i n Yemen, the greater the difficulty in monitoring the terror group and the greater the potential for expansion of Islamic terror operations.

With the fall of the Yemeni government, which both the Pentagon and State Department describe as a strong counter-terrorism partner, concerns are growing as to the impact this will have on overall efforts to monitor and ultimately defeat the group.

AQAP RENEWS CALL FOR ATTACKS

Early this week, a senior AQAP leader and spokesman, Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, again urged Muslims to carry out lone-wolf strikes in Western countries. In a video interview distributed online Tuesday, when answering a question about whether those living “under the rule of the disbelievers” should immigrate to Muslim countries or “practice in an effective role in our place here,” al-Ansi stated the following:

“If he is capable to wage individual jihad in the Western countries that fight Islam, such as America, Britain, France, Canada and others of the countries that represent the head of disbelief in waging war against Islam, and participate in this Crusader campaign ? if he is capable of that then that is better and more harmful.”

When asked why attacks have abated in the United States, al-Ansi replied:

“By the grace of Allah the great (and) the almighty, we have made efforts in external work, and the enemy knows the danger of that,” al-Ansi said. “We are preparing and lurking for the enemies of Allah. We incite the believers to do that.”

PENTAGON PUSHING FOR IMMEDIATE EVACUATION

There are media reports that while the State Department wants to keep the U.S. Embassy in Yemen open as long as possible, the Department of Defense is pushing for an immediate evacuation before the current situation worsens. To this end, the U.S. Navy has moved two warships into the Red Sea off the west coast of Yemen and close to the capital of Sana’a. According to U.S. 5th Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima and the dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry are on station, both filled with elements of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Between those two warships, there’s enough combat power to respond to whatever contingency may come up.

SAUDI KING DIES, SICK ELDERLY BROTHER SUCCEEDS

On Thursday of this week AlertsUSA subscribers were some of the first in the nation to learn that Saudi King Abdullah had died. King Abdullah was 91 years old and had been hospitalized with pneumonia since December. His death comes at a critical time for the delicately balanced country and deeply troubled region.

According to state television. King Abdullah is to be succeeded by his brother, Crown Prince Salman, who is himself is reportedly in poor health and suffering from dementia.

SAUDIS BUILDING GREAT WALL TO COMBAT ISIS

Just last week, it was announced that the Saudis would be building a 600-mile long high tech security wall and ditch along its border with Iraq in effort to insulate itself from an increasing number of attacks by the Islamic State. While rarely touched on by the mainstream media, conquest of the Saudi Kingdom and the control of Islam’s two holiest cities of Mecca and Medina is considered the grand prize for the Islamic State. Considering that Saudi Arabia has already indoctrinated its population (including it’s military) with a strict religious ideology deeply sympathetic to ISIS, there is a distinct possibility that in the coming weeks and months we may see far more chaos in the region than has been seen to date.

And this chaos has direct implications for the U.S.. If ISIS presses forward with this golden opportunity to to move on Saudi territory en masse, there is a high probability that the U.S. military would become involved given the global strategic importance of the Saudi oil fields. The increased involvement of Western troops, particularly on Saudi soil, would then greatly increase the ability of the Islamic state to recruit additional fighters.

And around and around we go.

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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AlertsUSA Threat Journal for January 17, 2015

WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP
Now Published Each Saturday Afternoon

A Message to Muslims in Kuffar Lands –

Threats Mount for the U.S. and Europe,
Counterterrorism Forces on High Alert
Jan 17, 2015

Between Jan 11-15, 2015, AlertsUSA issued the following
related Flash messages to subscriber mobile devices:

1/15 – Advisory: Counter-terrorism raid(s) in Verviers, Belgium. Multiple deaths. Suspects believed to be EU citizens previously fighting w Islamic State in Syria.

1/14 – FBI arrests Ohio man planning Islamic State-inspired attacks on members of Congress and the U.S. Capital using explosives and firearms. Developing situation…

1/13 – Travelers are advised to be prepared for greatly enhanced security screenings at US and intl airports as a result of recent terror incidents. Leave ample time.

1/12 – The Islamic State has hacked DoD computer systems, incl Central Command’s Twitter account (@CENTCOM). U.S. soldiers and family members threatened. Developing…

1/11 – Law enf agencies nationwide being warned of new Islamic State call for Muslims to strike police, security officials and the general the public. Vigilance urged.

What You Need To Know
On multiple occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding ongoing terrorism threats, and counter terrorism actions, both here in the U.S. as well as in Europe.

DHS/FBI WARNS LAW ENFORCEMENT NATIONWIDE
On Sunday of this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of a joint DHS/FBI warning issued to law enforcement agencies nationwide regarding a renewed call by the Islamic State for Muslims to murder “intelligence officers, police officers soldiers and civilians in the U.S., France, Australia and Canada, all countries currently involved in military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The threat came in the form of a re-issued September 2014 video featuring ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani.

While the temptation may be there to blow off such threats, readers are reminded that since the original release of the video, there have in fact been ISIS-inspired attacks in the U.S. (see this and this), France (see this and this), Australia (see this and this) and Canada (see this and this). Considering the effectiveness of the fatwa the first time around, analysts believe the latest release may be an attempt to capitalize on the momentum of last week’s attacks in Paris and to perhaps inspire others.

DODGING THE RELIGIOUS ANGLE
So as to drive home a point made in last week’s update, we caution readers to that U.S. media outlets, most U.S. government agencies and in particular, those falling under the direct purview of the executive branch, are going to great lengths to scrub references to the religious angles of these threats and attacks. Foreign media outlets are far less fearful.

For instance, it is a rare U.S. media outlet reporting that the most recent video is entitled, “A Message to Muslims in Kuffar Lands.” Kuffar is a highly derogatory Arabic term used to refer to non-Muslims. Additionally, most media outlets intentionally do not report the fact that the the speaker in the video repeatedly targets his threats at disbelievers.

“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian or a Canadian or any other disbelievers … including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah and kill him in any manner.… Do not ask for anyone’s advice and do not seek anyone’s verdict. Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military.”

The video also goes on to say that Muslims need not be worried about spilling the blood of innocents who are infidels:

“Blood becomes legal to spill through disbelief.”

WARNINGS AND REMINDERS ISSUED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
Given the recent series of attacks on New York City police officers, the NYPD and the Sergeants Benevolent Association issued specific reminders to officers that are well advised for all law enforcement:

“If you are assigned to a fixed post, do not sit together in the police vehicle. At least one officer must stand outside the vehicle at all times. Pay attention to your surroundings, approaching vehicles and people. Look for their hands.”

AL QAEDA IN N. AFRICA THREATENS MORE ATTACKS ON FRANCE
The North Africa arm of al Qaeda, formally known as al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, is threatening more attacks on France. According to a warning posted on jihadist websites:

“As long as its soldiers occupy countries such as Mali and Central Africa and bombard our people in Syria and Iraq, and as long as its lame media continues to undermine our Prophet (Mohammed), France will expose itself to the worst and more.”

WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU
As AlertsUSA has warned on multiple occasions over the past year, the tempo of terrorist attacks in Western countries, including in the U.S., will continue to rise. This will come about, in large part, from two major tracks.
ONE: The increasing effectiveness of al Qaeda and the Islamic State’s use of the internet and social media for recruiting fighters, as well as inspiring lone wolf attacks.
TWO: The increasing exodus of western foreign fighters from the battlefields of Iraq and Syria back to their home countries. In this regard, the U.S. and other Western nations are having considerable difficulty stemming this flow.

AIRPORT SECURITY MEASURES INCREASING
On Tuesday of this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of increasing security measures being implemented at airports across the U.S. and overseas. The steps are being taken in the wake of recent terror attacks in France, Australia and Canada, as well as the Christmas Eve release of al Qaeda’s slick quarterly Internet magazine known as Inspire. This latest issue includes what counterterrorism experts say appears to be the most detailed, and potentially lethal, bomb recipe published by al Qaeda to date. In addition, instructions are also provided on getting the bomb through airport security and even where to sit on the plane.

Al Qaeda’s Inspire Magazine Issue #13 –
Readers are reminded that this publication is produced by al Qaeda in Yemen, also known as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The group has amongst their ranks the master bomb maker Ibrahim al-Asiri, who is believed responsible for multiple previous attempted attacks on commercial aircraft, including the failed Christmas 2009 attempt to bring down an airliner near Detroit by underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, as well as the October 2010 plot to bring down cargo aircraft using bombs built into printer toner cartridges.

Asiri is reported to be obsessive in his development of various types of explosives which are virtually undetectable. One such bomb was used in the August, 2009 attempt to assassinate Saudi Deputy Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. Currently holding the prize for the most bizarre bomb attack on record, Ibrahim al-Asiri somehow convinced his younger brother, Abdullah, to pack 100 grams of the high explosive pentaerythritol tetranitrate (better known as PETN) inside his rectum. Once Abdullah was close to the prince after having passed through a metal detector, the device detonated, ripping Asiri’s brother in half but only slightly injuring the Prince.

According to Matt Olsen, the former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, QUOTE “This group, AQAP, is absolutely determined to try and carry out an attack on a U.S.-bound airplane. The prospect of AQAP trying to get a bomb on an airplane has been, for the past several years, at the top of the list for concerns of the U.S. counterterrorism community.

According to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, while there is “no specific, credible threat” of an attack, the Paris incident, along with others in Canada and Australia, and “the recent public calls by terrorist organizations for attacks on Western objectives, including aircraft, military personnel, and government installations and civilian personnel” made the need for increased security at American airports and elsewhere “self-evident.”

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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AlertsUSA: Rabies in Lula, Georgia, Yall Be Safe!

Lula and surrounding areas are still on alert after a cat that tested positive for rabies was found to have bitten five people, perhaps more. “I was out working on my yard and the cat came on my property, it just came directly on the property,” Lula resident Mere Barbee said. “It bit me and then went across the road and bit my neighbors.” Barbee said that the cat continually tried to lunge at her every time she tried to get near it. She was worried about catching the cat because the school was only six blocks away. “You know people’s children could handle the cat and then get scratched and not even be aware of it,” Barbee said. “That’s my main concern.” The Georgia Public Health Lab, Virology Section in Decatur determined the cat tested positive for rabies, and alerted Hall County Animal Control on Monday. The five reported people infected by the animal include three senior citizens, one woman and a 10-year-old boy. Barbee and her neighbors both started treatment Tuesday. The rabies vaccine consists of four shots. Barbee said each visit so far has taken her two hours from the time she checks in until she leaves. Animal Control officers assessed the situation, telling Barbee they’d return in a few weeks with a cage. Two more people were bitten before the animal was caught. Lula city officials distributed fliers in the area alerting residents of the potential danger. Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid cat was located. Anyone who sees an animal acting abnormally in the area is asked to contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812 during nonworking hours. Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their pets and livestock for rabies. Vaccines are available for $10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Hall County Animal Shelter at 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia at 845 W. Ridge Road in Gainesville.

The name of Hazard: Rabies (cat to human)
Species: Spread
Status: Confirmed

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