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How To Handle Domestic Refugees When SHTF

A major crisis will create multiple waves of refugees. In time, these refugees can become a major problem for the entire world. The conflict in Syria and the Paris attacks are just recent examples of what human exodus can lead to. When SHTF, there will be a lot of domestic refugees roaming around and we should be prepared to handle them.

Although I understand why people are concerned about refugees and I agree that they shouldn’t be allowed on U.S. soil, there is something else that concerns me. Some people fail to understand that there will be a bigger problem if a major disaster happens in America. If some apocalyptic event happens in our country, we should expect a vast number of “domestic refugees”.

What are domestic refugees?

The people you work with, the people you know and even distant relatives you haven’t heard from in a while, they can all become domestic refugees. These are the people that are forced to migrate inside their own country. They will be forced to do so when a major disaster occurs in their area and they are left without any other alternative. Some call them “the unprepared”, but in reality, it can happen to anyone. It all depends on the type of disaster that affects their lives. If you are a prepper or an off-gridder, your chances of survival are higher than for the common citizen. However, sooner or later you will have to deal with these domestic refugees.

Should we be concerned about domestic refugees in America?

Yes we should. I will give you just a recent example of a potential crisis scenario that will create a large number of domestic refugees. If you haven’t lived under a rock for the past five years, you might be aware of the NASA warnings regarding the solar activity. NASA has been issuing these warnings for years and the White House admitted that they started to prepare for this scenario. You can imagine that a massive CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) is no joke. It will create an EMP that will cripple the country.

In the 12 to 15 hours warning there will be chaos. It will put in motion a series of events that will affect us all, regardless of where we live. I won’t get into details about how to survive an EMP attack because I’ve written about it in a previous article. However, I want to talk about the result of such event, the domestic refugees.

How will domestic refugees behave?

Human history has showed us how people act when resources are scarce. They either migrate to a friendlier environment or they risk it all and try to survive with what their current environment has to offer. This might have worked in the past when people weren’t dependent on technology as they are today. In our modern times, once the resources from an area are cannibalized, people will move to the next area. They will continue to do so until they find a place to settle. Unfortunately, very few have the knowledge to survive and start over with what they can find in a particular environment. Even if there are those who will start over, things will not go smooth because they will have to fend off wave after wave of domestic refugees.

People are concerned about refugees that are being brought to the U.S.  They fear that they can be armed and indoctrinated to attack American citizens. Once again, I do agree that this is a possibility, but that’s not the only thing we should worry about. Once SHTF, we will have no other choice than to deal with domestic refugees because time creates desperation. The longer they will struggle to survive the more desperate they will become. The worst part is that most of them already have all the guns they need and they know how to use them.

As time goes by, it will become a fight for survival. We have to understand that not only external refugees can become a problem if SHTF. Land and resources are the main reasons for starting a conflict. Before we prepare for external threats, we should also be able to handle the local ones.

How to deal with domestic refugees?

I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again, if you are a lone wolf, your chances of survival are limited. There is safety in numbers and you should have your own survival group if you want to survive when SHTF. You should have a post collapse community and you should make sure all aspects of community organization and leadership are covered. If you are part of a survival group you will be able to deal with domestic refugees.

Once you are part of a community you will need to have rules. Rules relating to those who show up at the perimeter of the community. Make no mistake, people will come and they will request access. You have to consider that each person allowed in will be one more mouth that needs to be fed. Every decision the leader makes will affect the community.

When it comes to domestic refugees asking for access I suggest following these guidelines:
  1. Access can be granted if the person is known to own property within the community. Only if he or she can prove ownership of said propriety. Such proof could be in any form of identification that shows the address or other residents vouching for them.
  2. Access can be granted if the person is a family member of a current resident and if the said resident acknowledges responsibility for him or her. If residents of the community cannot accommodate relatives a voting process is required to make sure everyone is on board with the decision.
  3. Access can be granted if the person is able to prove that he or she possesses specific skills that are needed within the community. Every survival group has different strengths and weaknesses. Individuals should be allowed in, only if they can increase the strength of the community. This will require a vetting process and residents possessing similar skills should be involved.

If the refugees have no propriety or familial connection within the community or the ability to offer necessary skills and experience, they should be sent on their way.

Some refugees will request food and water if they are not allowed in, but there will be no room for charity. There will never be sufficient supplies to give away. It might sound harsh or even cruel, but the needs of the community members come first.

When it comes to removing domestic refugees from the perimeter of the community, you have two options:
  1. Deny them access, at gunpoint if necessary. It will very likely come to that if people are desperate.
  2. Escort them along a specific route through the town to the other side.

You should not detain them and you should explain clearly that they need to move along. Regardless the option you chose, there are some pros and cons you need to be aware of.

If you deny them access and ask them to leave, there is the risk of them attempting to enter the community through an unobservable point. Even if you have the area patrolled, you won’t be able to keep it under 24/7 surveillance. The good part about this approach is that if it works, the outsiders won’t see what’s inside at all. They will not be able to carry word about what you have and won’t make a target out of your location.

If you decide to escort them through the community, you have the guarantee that they’ve moved on and you are able to keep an eye on them until they do so. The bad part is that you will basically give them a guided tour of the community and this puts you in a vulnerable position. They will use the knowledge against you or they can trade the information to someone else down the line.

Regardless of what you decide, it is important that everyone involved understand that the rules need to be enforced equally and to the letter. The guards should be given a clear list of desirable skills and they shouldn’t let someone in just because the refugee is attractive.

Any refugee that poses any of the skills desired by the community should be detained in a location near the gate until questioned further.

As I’ve said before, the needs of the communities will vary based on the number of members, location and available resources.

Some of the most desirable skills are:
  • Medical (including natural and herbal healing)
  • Veterinary
  • Dental
  • Security
  • Food preservation
  • Blacksmithing and woodworking
  • Gunsmithing

All potential new members should be quarantined for at least a couple of days before being granted access to the community. They should be examined by medical staff to ensure they are not carrying illnesses or parasites. You don’t want to introduce a new problem in the community so make sure new members are being given the medical treatment they need. The quarantine should be located near the outskirts of the community to prevent the spread of any disease the refugees may be carrying.

Each new member should be questioned and the quarantine time is the proper time to do so. They should be questioned about the world at large as they are the ones who can provide an exact picture of what is happening outside. What they saw, what they heard are details that can become crucial to the survival of the community.

Each new member should be supervised and educated to make sure they can integrate into the community. They should learn the basic rules of the community and acknowledge the chain of command. They should be supervised to make sure that they understand and respect any specific rules of the community and to prevent them from getting into trouble. Some of these rules can differ greatly from what is considered common sense.

When it comes to long-term survival scenarios safety in numbers is the number one rule. You can’t make it without a community and you have better chances of facing those who survive the initial disaster, the domestic refugees.

 

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All Alone For The End Of The World

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Hardcore survivalists and preppers cherish the lone-wolf scenario. It goes something like this: The world is crumbling and cities collapse into mayhem. We,the preppers are well equipped for the end of the world. We are the last chance of humanity since we can withstand anything faith throws at us. Our society is no longer built on everyday trust and neighborly reliance, but do you want to be alone in the end?

Do you really want to be alone for the end of the world?

The world around us is full of unfriendly strangers and nobody cares anymore about the person next to him. If the other guy doesn’t take care of himself…well, then to hell with him and his legacy. It’s a dog eat dog world and only the fittest survive. The media keeps bombarding us with nothing but violence, tragedy and sadness. It’s us or them!

And it is true, in any major, long-term disaster, preppers and survivalists could face deadly threats from desperate and unprepared people. The only problem when it comes to “them” is that they are much more numerous than us and a lone-wolf scenario doesn’t work like in the movies. There’s no one to yell “Cut!” when a scene goes wrong and life doesn’t give you do-overs.

The fact is, for most of rural people, one of the biggest things they’re going to face in the event of SHTF is this: a need to join forces with others who are in the same boat and who share similar beliefs.

We need a circle of well-prepared friends more than we need five guns and a ton of ammo. We need to make connections with trust-worthy people for when the world crumbles. And, we need to do this because there is a preparedness truth that some of us chose to ignore: no matter how well prepared we think we are, we will always lack something. It may be something obvious or it may be something obscure, it may be something we had that got lost or damaged, or used up. Don’t fool yourself, we will lack something no matter how good we think we have it.

You can’t wait for FEMA or the National Guard when a disaster strikes and you can’t count on luck when the world becomes a dark place. Luck won’t prevent the grocery store to run out of food and luck won’t keep you safe for the end of the world.

You need to start preparing to count on each other. You need to get together with neighbors and friends and enhance each other’s preparedness. And it’s not something you have to do out of altruism, but out of pure practicality. In the end the goal is the same: we’ll all be better off when SHTF.

“What can I do to connect with my friends and neighbors when it comes to preparedness matters?”, you may ask.

Well, you shouldn’t go running and tell just anybody what do you stock, where do you keep it and what guns and ammo you have stockpiled, and then ask them” Now show me yours”.

You can start with small steps and if some real disaster has recently struck your area, the aftermath gives a perfect opportunity to go to your neighbors and do a mutual check. Find out what they run out of, where they screwed up and what they can do differently next time. You can get this info just by discussing with your neighbors without appearing to organize any sort of preparedness league. You can even make agreements with them: for example you could store some extra gasoline for them if they help you with medical emergencies or anything else that you might need during a disaster.

People are always worried about something because self-preservation is part of our nature. You have an opening to discuss about preparedness and you need to approach the people from your community. Don’t tell them you are preparing for the end of the world as they might think you are crazy. Bring up for debate topics related to disasters/threats that are happening or are most likely to happen.

You can start practicing mutual preparedness:

Instead of selling your farm produce to your neighbors, start seeing what those neighbors might have to barter for them. Barter will be more useful than money in a serious disaster. It gives you a chance to know the people you are bartering with.

Get involved in a food co-op because you can always establish a cooperative network based on the main element: food. They may be open to the idea of organically grown crops, hormone-free meats or bulk food purchases on a budget.

If somebody in your circle of preppers has a pick-up truck and others don’t, the truck owner can offer to transport goods for a small fee or for barter. The same goes with any other type of machines that can be used by the community.

You can find some neighbors and sign up for and commute to skill-building classes together. It doesn’t matter if you learn about first aid, home canning or defensive shotgun use as long as you do it with somebody else. It will help you stay committed and motivated to the activity but also to the people.

Start offering to do things for your neighbors and ask them to do things for you. Do this even if you can actually take care of everything yourself. It’s a good way of bonding and getting to know each other’s skills. It provides a good opportunity to learn whom you can trust and whether you yourself are trustworthy.

If somebody close to you, especially relatives, feels unable to prepare for a disaster, see how you can change that by helpfulness and gentle persuasion. When you talk with certain people about preparedness, they feel overwhelmed, too unskilled or too poor to handle it all. Everybody is vulnerable to something and being prepared doesn’t mean you have to become an expert prepper. You have to make sure you increase your odds of survival and you have a fighting chance. Having a bug-out bag will make a huge difference. Knowing how to fortify your home will keep your family safe. Everyone can start with small steps if the mindset is there.

Garage sales are good occasions to know your neighbors and to stock up on preparedness supplies. You will be able to discuss with people from your community and know more about their prepping plans. If someone sells a camp stove because he never used it and thinks he never will, then that person might not be into prepping. But if someone sells a similar item because he got a better model, you might have some common topics to discuss. It’s all about knowing your neighbors and you can tell a lot about a person based on the stuff he owns.

With those you must trust, talk openly about others in your community who might become a problem in harsh times. Those who are clueless about fending for themselves will get desperate and might become real troublemakers. Thieves or chronic freeloaders will bring down the community. Everyone deserves a chance, but I’m willing to consider it for people who ask for one in the first place and are willing to work for it, rather than for those who “make a mistake” and ask for forgiveness and a second chance. When SHTF, there will be no luxury such as second chances and you must act first in order to survive the fall.

Safety in numbers will save you and the community. Your home could be on a map outlining evacuation routes for your area, the government could make your propriety an assembly area just for the fact that it is situated above the flooding zone. Regardless the scenario, there could be many who will come your way and most of “them” won’t have peaceful intentions. What then? You can’t keep up your fort for long if you are all alone. Joining a militia or having a group of trustworthy friends will help you deal with the masses. If some will try their luck with a just one person, nobody will be foolish enough to go against a number of well-armed individuals.

Another aspect that we need to consider during a crisis is what to do with friends and family that come rushing in, knowing you’ve been prepping for anything and your home is a safe haven. I know a few people that said “if the end of the world comes we’ll just move in with you”. Although it sounds like a joke, I’m pretty sure it isn’t. There will always be someone who knocks at your door during a time of need and you just can’t turn your back on them. They are the “friendly freeloaders” and although you are well intended, odds are you won’t be able to take care of them forever. This is why they need to be integrated in your local community and here is where it gets tricky.

If you are a lone wolf you won’t be supported by your community. Even worse, you will be seen as a threat if you bring in outsiders when things turn bad. However, if you have a good reputation amongst your peers, if you have the same interests. If they know how the skills of someone can help the entire community, it will be much easier to integrate others and give them a job insides the community. It is important to show how the new arrivals can help everyone and it can be done much easier if there is room for debate.

A last word

No man is an island and we should make sure we have someone to spend our time with, when the world around us dies. The government will tell you to wait for their help, to be passive and rely on experts and outsiders. They will ask you to behave like dependent children and wait for big daddy when in reality, you have people you can trust around you. People, who can help us out or, if need be, take us in.

Would you rather wait alone or turn to others, your friends and neighbors, when the world ends?

 

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WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP 11-5-17

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America on Alert – Terror Returns to Lower Manhattan

 

November 4, 2017

 

Between Oct. 31 – Nov 2, the following related Flash SMS messages were sent to AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

11/2 – ISIS formally claims responsibility for Manhattan vehicular attack, says suspect a “Soldier of the Caliphate” in latest issue of Al-Naba magazine.

11/1 – NYPD: 8/31 suspect planned attack for weeks, carried out in the name of ISIS. Expect expanded security in run up to and during 11/5 NYC Marathon. See email.

10/31(e) – AlertsUSA reminds subscribers that on 8/23, we warned of ISIS social media sharing pic of hand holding iPhone w ISIS flag & NYC skyline in bground. See email.

10/31(d) – NYC Mayor: “This was an act of terror aimed at innocent civilians.” 8 fatalities, multiple injuries. Extensive add’l deployments of NYPD tonight. Monitoring…

10/31(c) – Eyewitnesses report rented truck mowed down at least two on bike path, then smashed into school bus. Suspect in custody was shot by police.

10/31(b) – Incident near West Street & Chambers. NYPD confirms one shooter in custody. Multiple victims, some mowed down by vehicle on bike path.

10/31(a) – AlertsUSA monitoring response to active shooter report, Lower West Side of Manhattan. Multiple injuries. Add’l info forthcoming.

What You Need To Know

On Tuesday AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of reports of an active shooter in the Lower West Side of Manhattan. As details began to emerge soon thereafter, it turns out the shots were fired by police after a truck was driven down a pedestrian walkway and bike path, intentionally running over pedestrians and bikers before slamming into the side of a school bus. The driver, 26 year old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, exited the vehicle brandishing imitation firearms and was shot in the abdomen by an NYPD officer.

Eight people were killed and at least nine injured in the attack.

According to DHS, Saipov is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Uzbekistan who entered the country in 2010 on a diversity visa. New York authorities report Saipov frequented/liked/commented on social media accounts containing material related to the Islamic State.

Following the suspects arrest and initial treatment at Bellevue Hospital, Saipov was interviewed by law enforcement and revealed the following:

1. He was inspired to carry out this particular type of attack by Islamic State videos.

2. He intended to use the truck to strike pedestrians along the West Side Highway, then proceed to the Brooklyn Bridge to continue the attack.

3. He wanted to display Islamic State flags on the truck but decided against it as it would draw undue attention.

4. During the police interview he requested to displays the Islamic State flag in his room and stated he felt good about what he had done.

5. He began planning the attack approximately one year ago.

6. Specifically chose to strike on Halloween because he believed there would be more civilians on the street for the holiday,

These and other statements can be read within the official federal complaint available HERE (PDF).

During the investigation, handwritten material was recovered near the suspects truck expressing affinity for the Islamic State and and the fact that the group would endure forever.

According to the FBI, one of Saipov’s cellphones contained 90 videos and approximately 4000 still images, most of which was ISIS-related propaganda, torture shots, etc..

Readers are reminded that on November 11th of 2016, AlertsUSA warned subscribers of the release of a new issue of the Islamic State’s Internet magazine known as ‘Rumiyah’ (Rome) calling on Muslims to carry out more vehicular attacks similar to that which occurred in Nice, France on 7/16.

Readers are also reminded that on August 23rd of this year, AlertsUSA warned subscribers of the release of an image on Islamic State social media channels showing a hand holding an iPhone showing the ISIS flag w/ the NYC skyline in background, along with a warning that ISIS supporters are in the U.S..

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AlertsUSA again warns readers that the Islamic State continues to call on supporters in the West to carry out more vehicular-style attacks and has previously highlighted Thanksgiving Day parades as an ideal target. If public events of this type are in your upcoming holiday plans, it behooves you to be security minded, to not position yourself in vulnerable locations and to maintain a high level of vigilance and awareness.

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 SMS ALERTS FROM THIS WEEK
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11/2 – Antifa and other leftist orgs planning protests and demonstrations in more than 20 cities across the US on 11/4. Violence and hooliganism expected. See email.

11/2 – Thornton Colorado Police Dept report two men dead, one woman injured in Walmart store shooting. No details released about the circumstances of the incident.

11/1(c) – AlertsUSA monitoring response to reported mass casualty shooting, Walmart, 9900 Grant Street, Thornton, Colorado (N. of Denver). Add’l alerts as warranted.

11/1(b) – London Black Cab reported to have driven onto sidewalk and crashed into a crowd. Numerous injuries reported. Heavy police presence. Add’l alerts as warranted.

11/1(a) – AlertsUSA monitoring reports of possible vehicular attack near Covent Gardens in London. Add’l information shortly.

10/31(b) – AlertsUSA monitoring reports of active shooter on Randall Avenue in the Bronx. At least 4 injured. Suspect at large. Add’l alerts as warranted.

10/31(a) – Overnight: Japanese media rpts ~200 workers killed at DPRK Punggye-ri nuclear test facility during collapse of new blast tunnel under construction.

10/30(b) – Shallow M 7.0 earthquake, Loyalty Islands, S. Pacific. At present, no tsunami warnings or alerts for U.S. territories or CONUS. AlertsUSA monitoring…

10/30(a) – Dir. of Korea Meteorological Admin warns gov that another DPRK nuclear detonation could trigger collapse of mountain site and release of radioactive material.

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World News Roundup

 

November 4, 2017

 

Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

POTUS heads to Asia, concerns are growing over possible war with DPRK
Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, avoids jail time
How 470,000 Docs from UBL’s Compound Finally Got Into the Open
Turning Point: The F-35 May Not Deliver
Despite International Support, Venezuela’s Opposition Is Beginning to Unravel
The U.S. Isn’t Prepared for the Next Recession
Cuba accuses US of lying about alleged attacks on diplomats
11 journalists killed in Mexico this year
US politicians skeptical over growing military presence in Africa
Trump Warns ISIS Will Pay a ‘Big Price’ After Deadly NYC Truck Attack
Navy head concerned with sailors’ ability to drive ships
15 Subs Kept Out of Service: 177 Months Of Drydock Backups
The DoD Is Quietly Developing A NextGen Long-Range Air-To-Air Missile
DoD declares Army, Navy cyber teams fully capable

EUROPE

Pressure mounts on Merkel over migrant policy in future coalition
30,000 rejected asylum seekers ‘disappeared’ in Germany, tabloid claims
Macron anti-terror law replaces French state of emergency
New Brexit referendum would be ‘divisive and hate-filled’ warns Hague
Dollar should not dominate the world – Russian PM Medvedev
How the Catalonia vote threatens the EU
Spain’s Catalan Strategy Buffeted by Jail for Separatists
Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalan leader
Ukraine wants to question Manafort, requests to U.S. have gone unanswered
Russia Uses Its Oil Giant, Rosneft, as a Foreign Policy Tool

MIDDLE EAST

Supreme Leader Khamenei says U.S. is Iran’s ‘number one enemy
Iran denounces CIA ‘fake news’ in Bin Laden files
Bin Laden raid: Son Hamza’s wedding video in CIA file release
‘Islamic State’ suffers major losses in Syria and Iraq
Syrian government forces will march to Raqqa soon, Iranian official says
A sense of abandonment burgeons among Iraq’s Kurds
A Visit to ‘Africa’s North Korea’
Israeli army pledges help to embattled Syrian Golan village
Why Does Uzbekistan Export So Many Terrorists?
Russia wants UN report on Syria sarin attack shelved
Russia takes on Mideast diplomacy as US retreats
100 years: Israelis, British honor Balfour Declaration, Palestinians protest

ASIA

N. Korea Possibly Preparing New Missile, Nuclear Tests
North Korea’s ICBM Attack Range Will Extend To US By 2018
US bomber drills anger North Korea as Donald Trump heads to Asia
North Korea calls for a halt to ‘brutal’ sanctions
North Korea Defector Warns Military Will React to Any Sign of U.S. Attack
Xi Jinping sends rare message to Kim Jong-un, relations could be improving
Xi instructs army to improve its readiness for war
Containing China on the Open Seas
Trump warns China Japan could take action on N. Korea
In the US-China Relationship, Time is Not on Our Side. Or Is It?
Kim Dotcom: 2012 raid near Auckland ends in settlement


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 well prior to departure.

Latest USGOV Travel Alerts and Warnings

Niger
10/242017

SoPac Cyclone Season
10/242017

Venezuela
10/23/2017

Sudan
10/19/2017

Syria
10/18/2017

DR Congo
10/16/2017

Mauritania
10/12/2017

Cameroon
10/02/2017

Cuba
09/13/2017

Kenya
09/13/2017

Haiti
09/12/2017

Europe
08/31/2017

Worldwide Caution

09/14/2017

Additional Sources of Travel Guidance

Canada Dept. of Foreign Affairs

Australia Dept. of Foreign Affairs

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office


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How To Plan Your Survival Group

Are you a lone wolf or do you believe there are still capable people around you? Starting a survival group makes sense in today’s political situation and social climate. You could make it on your own, but survival is much easier within a group of people. Here is what you can do to for your own survival group and make it work.

As those wanting to be prepared (preppers), we must understand that we are not special and we cannot do everything to keep things in order. Is just not possible and you can’t be a hunter and a medic at the same time. There are tasks which require the help of your fellow neighbors and projects are done much faster when you have the numbers. Not to mention that surviving alone is not ideal and it takes a toll on your mindset over time. We are social creatures, and we evolved by sticking together and helping each other.

Seeking out like-minded people should be the first step in establishing a survival group. The number of preppers is increasing year after year, and we are no longer being seen as the “odd” members of society. While certain TV shows are twisting the reality of prepping, the increasing natural disaster in the U.S. made people realize that preparing for an emergency is just, and should be common sense.

The essential steps to planning a survival group

Self-assess

Before you ask what others can do for the survival group, you should ask yourself what you can do for it. You should become a valuable member and show others what you can bring to the table. Maybe you are trained in self-defense, maybe you have medical training, or maybe you are bushcraft master. All your skills should be brought forward, and you should never sell yourself short. It may look like you’re showing off at first, but it’s not a popularity contest.

You should also consider your psychical condition. Some people can spend a lot of times outside, exploring the great outdoors, while others require medication to get through the day. Even if some members have certain limitations, that doesn’t mean they are less worthy to be part of your survival group.

Be honest with yourself and don’t assume you can do more than you are capable. The point here is to become an efficient member of the survival group and be fair to others while acknowledging your own limitations.

Start building and expand

When people think about forming a survival group, they start with close friends and neighbors. Before you reach out to them, you should look closer to home. Your family is your immediate survival group, and you need to take them into account. Your kids and elderly parents have capabilities that can be put to good use. They can offer assistance with your prepping plans, and they can learn or teach you skills which you lack.

When the group evolves, each individual’s qualities should be assessed, and roles need to be assigned accordingly. An elderly person may not be able to do more than cook or see after the kids, but it still makes a huge difference.

Seek others in your proximity to expand the group. The group could be a few houses around your block or even a subdivision of a suburban neighborhood. Keep everything inside your survival group since once it is formed, it will not be open to outsiders.

Make sure to pick a leader

An effective survival group is an organized one. You can’t have order without an overall leader with a second in command. Most survival groups will choose people with clear leadership ability, perhaps military or law enforcement. However, the other roles in the group can be filled by anyone. Even more, they should teach their job to others so that the group can still function in case some member is lost.

Check if you have all the needed skillsets

You should identify all the skillsets available in your survival group since not everything you may need is in your geographical area. Chances are you may need to extend your area of action, in case your team needs a profession that is hard to find. You may need a doctor, a mechanic or a farmer/gardener and there’s no guarantee you will find one in your neighborhood. In an efficient group, you will find people who can do more than one job. The more skills you have in the group, the better.

Do a field test

There’s no point to having a good array of skills if you don’t practice and evolve them. Plan a weekend outing with your survival group and test their skills. A camping trip or gathering at someone’s house outside of town is an ideal scenario.

You can even do it in your neighborhood and gather at a member’s house. Turn off the utilities and see how everyone is coping with privation. You can even establish a perimeter around the house and post guard during the gathering. It will help you practice your skills in a less stressful environment before the brown stuff hits the fan.

Stockpile resources

Since you cannot predict the future and precisely establish how long a disruption may last, the goal will be to plan up to one year’s duration. Your survival group will need all the basics to survive during that time. Water, food, clothing, tools, medicine, communication gear, weapons, and ammunition are all a must for each member of the group.

You can help each other by sharing tips and information about your prepping plans. If there’s an ammo sale or if a nearby farm has a surplus of produce, you could save money, and everyone from your survival group will be prepared.

The good thing about having access to a variety of resources is that you can trade for the things you need or those you want. Bartering inside your group is much safer than having to deal with outsiders. A smart prepper will always accumulate extra supplies for use in barter.

Establish a territory

Depending on how the survival group is formed, and the skillset it has, you may need to establish a bug-in territory. This may be your own house or a city block, whatever works and can be protected without putting everyone in danger. You also need to plan a bug-out scenario, since you may be forced to relocate to a place in the country if a natural disaster destroys your neighborhood. This will require transportation vehicles for both people and resources and a well-established transportation plan. Not everyone from the group will agree to leave everything behind when the time comes.

If you establish a bug-in location, you should patrol the area around your territory. You will need to maintain awareness of local activities and keep everyone informed in case something happens. Depending on your region, you can either display a weapon openly or keep a low profile. Once it hits the fan, everyone approaching your territory must be stopped before entering your perimeter. All the talking and interrogation should be done outside that perimeter. They may be scouting the location, or they may carry infectious diseases. You also need to keep an open mind since some of the people approaching you may just need to barter, or they seek aid. You need to establish a protocol on how to handle outsiders and stick to it.

Everyone should be ready at any time

They should acquire basic proficiency with firearms, and they should have their resources organized. Training together will help everyone from your group since you learn much faster by doing rather than reading or talking about it. If the order is given to evacuate, you can’t waste time because some members can’t find their bug out bags or they misplaced certain resources. Your escape and evasion load should always be ready, and everyone should follow an established bug out timeline.

Ideally, everyone should have similar items in their bags so that each group member can go to any pack for support in an emergency. This is especially useful when it comes to firearms and ammunition since you can’t share ammo which is useless for your caliber.

Organization and fluidity are the main characteristics of an efficient survival group. You can’t use an electric vehicle as a common resource if you don’t have a method of charging it. You shouldn’t pack food that needs cooking if your bug out plan doesn’t include a resting or camping spot. These are all things that can be discussed and members need to communicate to identify flaws which can jeopardize the integrity of your survival group. There’s no shame in asking for advice and people should trust each other.

A last word

As I said before, immediate survival groups are forming inside families, and it seems this trend is growing. People are starting to show interest more and more to prepping and they are discussing with their neighbors about how to prepare better. I believe this year is a wake-up call for many out there and we can no longer ignore the natural disasters happening in our backyard. Forming a survival group will help you survive and learn how to prepare for a short or long-term disaster.

 

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The REAL Walking Dead?

This may seem like a weird question to you, but I’m DEAD SERIOUS…

Are you prepared for the “zombie apocalypse”?

 

Now before you click away, thinking this is some “fantasy b.s.” about the threat of face-munching living dead rising out of the ground… give me just a minute of your time because…

 

While I don’t ever see any “Walking Dead” scenario playing out in real life, there ARE some key lessons you can take away from the television show and…

 

Here Are 3 “Walking Dead” Lessons
For Surviving A Real Collapse…

 

1. The REAL “Zombie Threat” In A Collapse

If you watch The Walking Dead show, you’ll know that the biggest threat to the main characters is not the actual zombies.

The real threat is “other people” – the “unprepared” fighting for survival after a disaster or collapse!

Why?

Because unprepared people are desperate.

And desperate people are not good to be around in a crisis.

When their short supply runs out, normal, law-abiding citizens quickly turn on their fellow human beings.

And the number one target for these “zombies” is YOU.

The prepared. The ready.

The ones with water, food, medicine, and ammo.

 

2. REAL Zombies Are Smarter Than You Think

If The Walking Dead has taught us anything, it’s that it doesn’t matter how nice strangers may seem.

Desperate, scared citizens will lie, cheat, steal, and kill to get what you have.

Whenever I get on stage to talk to large groups of “preppers” at conventions, I always make sure they realize that when other people caught in a disaster or collapse realize YOU have something they need, they’ll start by “asking” you to share your stuff.

Of course you’ll have to say “no” in order to be able to provide for your own family, right?

But asking turns to begging… begging turns to demanding… and demanding turns to TAKING – potentially by force!

Stockpiling supplies does you no good when someone else takes them, or worse… you’re dead!

 

3. Is Your Home “Zombie Proof”?

As much as I’m sure you’d like to just hunker down in an emergency, The Walking Dead has taught us that shelters are always temporary.

While your home does give you extra protection initially, all that could change depending on how things play out around you.

Civil unrest… martial law… bands of looters…

No matter how many guns you have or how much ammo you have stockpiled, you’re no match for military-supplied “gun-confiscation teams” or a horde of anger-fueled mobs looting homes one-by-one.

In those moments, you’ll need to decide whether your supplies are worth your life.

They aren’t.

Therefore, you must be prepared to bug out on a moment’s notice.

Always have an exit strategy.

 

How To Survive The REAL “Zombie Apocalypse”

Surviving a collapse or wide-scale long-term disaster (like a grid-down scenario, pandemic, etc.) means you need more than just some stockpiled canned goods and a “Looters Will Be Shot” sign on your front lawn.

You MUST learn how “other people” will become your primary threat… and how to protect yourself and those you love when the military take over and crowds start looting and rioting.

 

This upcoming (free!) survival workshop is a good place to start.

 

In it, I’ll give you sound advice for navigating the post-disaster landscape.

While we don’t cover flesh-eating zombies, I WILL discuss the more dangerous type—the living “zombies” unprepared for a crisis—and how to avoid becoming one of their victims.

 

Go ahead and register your seat now while there’s still room…

 

I’ll share with you how FEMA makes these “zombies” totally dependent on the government for help.

 

The Walking Dead isn’t real, but the threats from desperate people are VERY real!

 

Join the free survival workshop this week and let me show you how to defeat these threats… and protect what is yours!

Prepare. Train. Survive.

 

Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.

 

 

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WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP 10-29-17

From AlertsUSA

 

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SecDef Mattis: N. Korea Nuclear Threat Accelerating

 

October 28, 2017

 

Between Oct. 25-27, the following related Flash SMS messages were sent to AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

 

10/27 – SecDef Mattis in Korea: “A nuclear N. Korea will never be accepted by the US.” + “Any use of nuclear weapons will be met with a massive military response.”

10/25 – N. Korean Official: US must take “literally” threat from Foreign Min of “strongest hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean” More via email.

What You Need To Know

On eight occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding safety and security matters.

On Wednesday subscribers were notified of a warning made by a senior N. Korean diplomat within which he stated that America must take “literally” the threat of North Korea conducting a possible atmospheric nuclear test over the Pacific Ocean. During an interview with U.S. media within which he referred to last month’s threat by the N. Korean Foreign Minister that the country could conduct the “strongest hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean”, Ri Yong Pil, Deputy Director of the Department of North American Affairs for the North Korean Foreign Ministry stated the following:

“The foreign minister is very well aware of the intentions of our supreme leader, so I think you should take his words literally.”

The threat of a nuclear test came as North Korea renewed its warning that America was provoking a military conflict by holding joint naval exercises aa prelude to nuclear war. At present, there are are three aircraft carrier strike groups within the 7th fleet area of operation, which includes the western Pacific and Indian Ocean. This is over and above the continual buildup of other forces across the region, including in S. Korea, Japan and on Guam.

Late this week, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis was in S. Korea to meet with his counterparts as well as U.S and Korean troops. During a visit to at a military observation post inside the Demilitarized Zone, Secretary Mattis told soldiers, “We’re doing everything we can to solve this diplomatically – everything we can.”

During a Security Consultative Meeting with ROK government and military officials in Seoul late Friday, Secretary Mattis emphasized the following:

“Make no mistake – any attack on the United States or our allies will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons by the North will be met with a massive military response that is effective and overwhelming.”

Readers are reminded that just last week, CIA Director Mike Pompeo warned that N. Korea is only months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities and their goal of being able to strike the United States. His comments were made just about the same time as N. Korea was carrying out a test firing of a new solid fuel rocket engine believed to be intended for their ICBM program. Unlike liquid-fueled rocket motors which require significant launch preparation times, solid-fueled rocket engines can be prepared in advance, stored and fired with little or no warning.

Once again AlertsUSA urges readers to not get lost in the rhetoric and posturing between Pyongyang and Washington, and to keep the following realities clearly in mind: 1.) N. Korea now possesses nuclear weapons, 2.) N. Korea now possesses ballistic missiles capable of intercontinental ranges (and they continue to refine those capabilities), and 3.) without some form of definitive intervention, it is almost assured that these nuclear and missile capabilities will ultimately be exported to other nations such as Iran, as well as sold to non-state actors with deep enough pockets.

It is increasingly unlikely that N. Korea will voluntarily give up their nuclear weapons program regardless of pressure from other nations, severity of economic sanctions, hardship imposed on it’s citizens, etc.. To do so would almost certainly be viewed as defeat by N. Korea’s ruling elite and result in the end of the Kim family dynasty.

War is in the air.

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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10/27 – US Embassy Madrid warns of demonstrations & possible violence flwg Catalonia parliament’s vote just hours ago to formally break from Spain. See email for more.

10/24 – Nov 4-6 DoD will hold a nationwide comms interoperability exercise simulating a coronal mass ejection impact disrupting the national power grid. More via email.

10/22 – AlertsUSA monitoring reported hostage situation at bowling alley, Bermuda Park, Warwickshire, UK. Multi-block area on lock down. Add’l alerts as warranted.

10/22 – Overnight: Islamic State media org releases new posters warning of forthcoming attacks in the U.S. and Russia. See email for samples.

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World News Roundup

 

October 28, 2017

 

Other Developments We Are Following

 

AMERICAS

US State Department warns against business with Russian firms
Intel committee needs to look into Clinton/DNC dossier payment
Trump’s Mexico border wall prototypes will be tested with hammers and axes
Colombian farmers keeping growing coca despite govt crackdown
Cuba says cicadas are behind the “sonic attacks” that injured US diplomats
JFK Assassination Records – 2017 Additional Documents Released Here
Further isolation of Venezuela may be needed: Latin American group.
More than 73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria

EUROPE

Putin test-fires ballistic missiles in strategic nuclear force drills
Car-Bomb Murders Terrify Ukraine’s Capital
Beyond Catalonia: pro-independence movements in Europe
How the Catalan crisis could send shockwaves across Europe
Spanish PM axes Catalan government after region declares independence
EU preparing for no deal Brexit, says Michel Barnier’s adviser
Greece: reeling from austerity and a broken economy
Hungary orders spies to target Soros ‘empire’.

MIDDLE EAST

With Coffers Draining, ISIS May Seek Donations & Step Up Crime
Inside the Secret Mission That Got a Navy SEAL Killed in Africa
The House of Saud is still in denial
Denied Again: Kirkuk and the Dream of an Independent Kurdistan –
Debunking Myths About the Kurds, Iraq, and Iran
Canada suspends special forces training and assistance mission in Iraq
Syria war: Assad Government to blame for deadly chemical attack, UN says.
Tillerson sees ‘no future’ for Assad, his family in Syria
Hamas security chief survives ‘assassination attempt’

ASIA

S. Korea Reveals Plan to Hit North With Huge Missile Barrage If War Erupts
The secretive lives of Kim Jong-un’s siblings
Speculation rife as to whether Xi aims to ‘recapture’ Taiwan
China’s Xi Jinping Era: The Chinese president has cemented his position
Refurbished Chinese carrier is not combat-ready, experts say
Not just China: US seeks Russia’s help, too, with NKorea
Is India Starting to Flex Its Military Muscles?
‘Death to blasphemers’ increasing as political rallying cry in Pakistan
New US Treasury sanctions target North Korean military, labor camps
Trump’s upcoming Asia trip: Japan proposes plan to counter China


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 well prior to departure.

Latest USGOV Travel Alerts and Warnings

SoPac Cyclone Season
10/242017

Venezuela
10/23/2017

Sudan
10/19/2017

Syria
10/18/2017

DR Congo
10/16/2017

Mauritania
10/12/2017

Cameroon
10/02/2017

Cuba
09/13/2017

Kenya
09/13/2017

Haiti
09/12/2017

Europe
08/31/2017

Worldwide Caution

09/14/2017

Additional Sources of Travel Guidance

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UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office


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WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP 10-22-17

From AlertsUSA

 

CIA: DPRK Perfecting Nuclear Arsenal Within Months

 

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October 21, 2017

 

Between Oct. 18-21, the following related Flash SMS messages
were sent to
AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

10/21 – Voice of America / Nelson Report: Sr admin officials warn, on background, of poss pre-emptive strike on DPRK, advises removal of personal assets from S. Korea. More via email.

10/20 – DPRK declares nuclear tests will continue, there will be no negotiations on nuclear program, and Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal is exclusively targeting the U.S..

10/19 – CIA Dir. Pompeo warns US sees DPRK “perfecting” its nuke capability within months. “We ought to behave as if they are on the cusp of achieving that directive.”

10/18 – N. Korean gov warns mil could stage an “unimaginable” strike on the US at an unimaginable time amid mobilization of nuclear strategic assets near the peninsula.

What You Need To Know

On eight occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding safety and security matters.

On Wednesday AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of a new threat issued via N. Korea’s Central News Agency warning the U.S. is “running amok by introducing under our nose the targets we have set as primary ones. The U.S. should expect that it would face an unimaginable strike at an unimaginable time.”The comments were made as dozens of U.S. warships, including the Nimitz-class supercarrier USS Ronald Reagan, began large-scale joint maritime exercises with S. Korea is waters off the Peninsula.

On Thursday CIA Director Mike Pompeo warned that N. Korea is only months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities. “They are close enough now in their capabilities that from a U.S. policy perspective we ought to behave as if we are on the cusp of them achieving” the objective of being able to strike the United States. The CIA Director’s comments were made during a presentation before the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, DC. Watch a video of the full session with Director Pompeo HERE.

On Friday AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of a declaration delivered by North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho within which he stated that N. Korea fully intends to continue carrying out nuclear weapons tests. Another foreign affairs official, Choe Son Hui, also publicly reaffirmed that there will be no negotiations concerning the country’s nuclear program and that Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal is exclusively targeting the U.S.. Both of these statements were delivered at the 2017 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference at the Center for Energy and Security Studies.

Readers are reminded that just four weeks ago, N. Korea threatened to carry out a hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific. U.S. analysts believe this may be a necessary next step for N. Korea as the steadily increasing yields of their six previous tests may have maxed out that which can be safely contained beneath the mountain at their Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility. In the latest test detonation carried out on September 3rd, international monitoring bodies estimate the explosive yield at a minimum of 120 kilotons (or about eight times the yield of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, and about six times that of the next previous test.)

Once again AlertsUSA warns that while the rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington continues to heat up, it is important to keep in mind the following realities: 1.) N. Korea now possesses nuclear weapons, 2.) N. Korea now possesses ballistic missiles capable of intercontinental ranges, and 3.) without some form of definitive diplomatic or military intervention, it is almost assured that these nuclear and missile capabilities will be exported to other nations such as Iran, as well as sold to non-state actors with deep enough pockets.

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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10/18 – 3 dead, 2 wounded in earlier MD mass shooting. Suspect at large: RADEE LABEEB PRINCE, DOB 11/5/79, 2008 Black Chevy Acadia, DE Tag PC064273. Photo in email.

10/18 – AlertsUSA monitoring response to mass shooting, Emmorton Business Park, Harford County, MD. At least 5 victims, shooter remains at large. Caution if in area.

10/17 – AlertsUSA monitoring response to reports of active shooter, Howard University, Wash DC. Campus on lockdown. Add’l alerts as warranted.

10/16 – DHS warns Wi-Fi WPA2 connection protocol no longer secure. Home, work and public Wi-Fi access points now vulnerable to snooping. See email for more info.

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October 21, 2017

 

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10/17 – Overnight: Jihadist social media alight with calls for guerilla warfare style attacks in the West, others threaten 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

What You Need To Know

On Tuesday AlertsUSA subscribers were warned of new calls by the Islamic State for supporters to carry out guerilla warfare style attacks in the West, as well as threats made to attack the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia to played across 11 cities in Russia from June 14 through July 15.

While the Islamic State would appear to be on it’s heels following devastating battlefield losses, including that of the de facto capital, Raqqa, counter-terrorism professional in the West know the battle is far from over. Many of the more than ten thousand foreign fighters in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere could eventually make their way back to the home countries, including the U.S. and EU member states, bringing along well-honed battlefield skills. According to EU Security Commissioner Sir Julian King, thousands could make their way back to Europe to unleash mayhem.

Earlier this week at the U.S. Embassy in London, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elain Duke warned the Islamic State and other terrorist groups are planning to target more aircraft in a devastating plot to carry out another major attack on the scale of 9/11.

“The terrorist organizations, be it ISIS or al-Qaeda or others, want to have the big explosion like they did on 9/11. They want to take down aircraft, the intelligence is clear on that.”

Duke went on to say that in the interim they need to keep their finances flowing and they need to keep their visibility high and they need to keep their members engaged, so they are using small plots.

“Creating terror is their goal and so a van attack, a bladed weapon attack, causes terror and continues to disrupt the world – but does not mean they’ve given up on a major aviation plot.”

According to Aaron Y. Zelin of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, “IS has a plan, and that is to wait out their enemies locally in order to gain time to rebuild their networks while at the same time provide inspiration to followers outside to keep fighting their enemies farther away.”


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World News Roundup

 

October 21, 2017

 

Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

G7, Facebook, Google, Twitter agree on plan to counter Islamist terror
U.S. says 24 people harmed from recent ‘attacks’ in Cuba
Puerto Rico continues to struggle a month after Hurricane Maria
Brazil prosecutors investigate plan to give reconstituted food to poor people
Canada granting asylum to U.S. border crossers at higher rates
Unacceptably high’ number of Afghans flee military training in U.S.
The Army’s Latest Spy Planes Are Flying Hundreds of Hours Overseas
US Army Preps for Underground & Urban Warfare on Korean Peninsula
Should US military be betting the farm on stealth?

EUROPE

Middle Europe turns its back on the EU
Spain plans new elections in Catalonia to end independence bid
EU ‘running out of money’ to stop migrants travelling from Africa.
Britain wants Brexit accord but prepared for a ‘no deal’
Italian regions go to the polls in Europe’s latest referendums on autonomy
Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime (radical Islamic terror) tweet
France’s Macron says Raqqa fall not end of battle against Islamic State
Syrian refugee detained in Greece on terror charge

MIDDLE EAST

Iranian commander issued stark warning to Iraqi Kurds over Kirkuk
Iraqi forces complete Kirkuk province takeover after clashes with Kurds
UAE on the verge of splitting Yemen in two’
Turkey worried Kurdish influence will grow in Syria after Raqqa
CentCom Still Planning Joint Exercises in Mideast Despite Qatar Dispute
Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian unity government – US.
Niger raid highlights US forces’ growing Africa role
Inside the Raqqa jail where ISIS held their betrayers (Must Watch)
35 Egyptian police officers killed in shootout in Giza
Malawi cracks down on ‘vampire’ lynch mobs.

ASIA

When ‘The Donald’ meets ‘Duterte Harry’
China’s Xi Jinping consolidates power with new ideology
China’s : Xi Jinping Has Quietly Chosen His Own Successor
Top Chinese officials ‘plotted to overthrow Xi Jinping’
China’s communist party congress stirs echoes of South Africa
North Korea ‘rant’ letter shows sanctions are biting, says Australia’s PM
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants.
NATO Is Building a ‘Silver Bullet’ to Destroy Russia’s New Tanks
Russian warships dock in Philippines as Manila cultivates new ties
North Korea is Building a Bigger, Better Missile Submarine


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WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP 9-3-17

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Health and Environmental Hazards Mount After Hurricane Harvey

 

September 2, 2017

 

Between August 27th and Sept 1st, the following related Flash messages were sent to AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

9/1 – Large fire now burning at Arkema chemical facility, Crosby, TX. Those in the area should monitor local news for official guidance. Add’l alerts as warranted.

9/1 – Arkema Inc warns of threat of add’l “explosions” and chemical fires at Crosby, TX facility. 1.5 mile evac perimeter remains in effect. AlertsUSA monitoring…

8/31 – EPA & TX Comm on Enviro Quality warn floodwaters may contain biohazards including bacteria & other disease agents. Precautions advised. Full stmt via email.

8/30 – TX HAZMAT officials stressing reports of “explosions” at Arkema plant incorrect. Chem containers “popped” from overpressure. Smoke not life-threatening.

8/30 – Explosions reported at Arkema Inc. chemical plant, Crosby, TX. At least 10 injuries. Add’l alerts as warranted.

8/29 – CEO of Arkema Inc: No way to prevent explosion at Crosby, TX chemical plant due to flooding. Fire / explosion within 6 days. AlertsUSA Monitoring…

8/29 – Arkema Chemical Plant, Crosby, TX (NW Houston) at risk of fire/explosion due to damage by TS Harvey. Local area under evac orders. AlertsUSA monitoring…

8/29 – Shelters are open across the affected areas of TX and LA. Get the FEMA app (Playstore & iTunes) for shelter info, resources, weather alerts, etc. in Eng/Span.

8/29 – Columbia Lakes Levee, Brazoria County, TX has been breached. This is located SW of Houston. RED NOTICE ISSUED. LOCAL RESIDENTS GET OUT NOW.

8/28 – Tropical Storm Harvey Situation Update – August 28, 2017 – sent via email.

8/27 – Addicks Reservoir / Barker Dam near Houston nearing capacity. Army Corps of Engineers plan emergency water release. Area residents should tune to local media.

8/27 – USCG: Widening USCG communications for Harvey rescue ops in Houston: Call 281-464-(4851)(4852)(4853)(4854)(4855). Keep calling. Get on roofs. Mark locl w/SOS.

8/27 – NWS warns TX residents: “Weather event unprecedented, all impacts unknown & beyond anything experienced. Follow orders from officials to ensure safety.”

What You Need To Know

Eastern Texas is slowly beginning recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey, which dumped an estimated 20 trillion gallons of rain on Texas and Louisiana over a six-day period. Moody’s Analytics estimates the combination of property damage to homes, cars, commercial buildings and infrastructure, as well as losses from paused production at oil refineries and other businesses, will reach well above 100 billion dollars, making this one of the costliest natural disasters in the history of the country.

On Thursday, President Trump’s Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert stated that approximately 100,000 homes were damaged by the storm, though this number is expected to climb significantly as flood waters recede and inspections begin. Many towns outside of the Houston remain flooded.

About 40 percent of the buildings estimated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to have been flooded in Harris County, Tex., are in areas considered to be “of minimal flood hazard.

The Response

FEMA and its federal partners continue to mobilize personnel and resources to support state, local and tribal efforts throughout Texas and Louisiana. As of August 1, more than 21,000 federal staff were deployed in support of the storm response. A staggering 364,000 individuals have registered for assistance, the largest number after any single disaster event.

Two US Navy warships, the USS Kearsarge and the USS Oak Hill, are being deployed to Texas bringing supplies, heavy lift capabilities, as well as additional medical personnel who will join others from across the country to head off a looming public health crisis that extends far beyond the Houston metro area.

On Thursday, AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of a statement issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality warning that floodwaters may contain bacteria and other disease agents from sewage, chemicals and the need for precautions and safety measures for anyone involved in cleanup activities or who may otherwise be exposed to floodwaters. There is also the long-term threat of different a variety of different types of dangerous molds, mosquito-borne viruses and more.

Of particular concern is the health of those displaced by the storm and living in crowded shelters as respiratory and intestinal illnesses are extremely contagious in close quarters, particularly when proper hygiene is impossible.

 


 

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9/1 – AlertsUSA monitoring unspecified security incident at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Area being evacuated and sealed. Add’l alerts as warranted.

8/31 – USGOV issues new Europe Travel Alert warning of the continued threat of terrorist attacks. Read the full alert here: http://bit.ly/2xBqE8u

8/29 – AlertsUSA monitoring evac of London’s Euston Station flwg reports of smoke coming from a bag on train platform and sound of blast. Add’l alerts as warranted.

8/28 – AlertsUSA monitoring mass casualty shooting incident, Clovis-Carver Public Library, Clovis, NM. Multiple fatalities and injuries rptd. Shooter rptd in custody.

8/27 – Clashes breaking out between demonstrators and police in Civic Center Plaza area of Berkeley, CA. Avoid the area. AlertsUSA monitoring…

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8/28(c) – DoD confirms DPRK missile flight over N. Japan. Missile flew ~2,700 km w apogee of ~550 km. S. Korea intel rpts activity at DPRK nuclear test site. Monitoring.

What You Need To Know

On Monday evening, AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices that Japan’s government had just warned its citizens of a North Korean missile was headed their way. Overflying Hokkaido Island, the intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missile ultimately broke into three pieces and fell into the Pacific Ocean approximately 575 miles east of Cape Erimo.Residents of Northern Japan were advised to seek refuge, and local and bullet train services were immediately halted.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called the country’s latest missile test over Japan “a meaningful prelude to containing Guam” and said his country should conduct more missile tests into the Pacific Ocean.

President Trump, who has vowed not to let North Korea develop nuclear missiles that can hit the mainland United States, warned on Tuesday that all options are on the table for the United States to respond.

Additionally, U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies have also detected increased activity at North Korea’s main underground nuclear testing facility, signaling preparations for a sixth underground test blast.

As previously reported by AlertsUSA, when the cloudy historical and political narrative is removed, the world is now faced with the following realities:

Given these realities, restraint and the quest for diplomatic solutions virtually assures continued proliferation into the hands of rogue nations and those private individuals and groups with deep enough pockets.

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September 2, 2017

Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

Canada preparing winter shelters as migrant wave continues
Trump to host Sept. 18 meeting of world leaders on U.N. reform
Top CEOs warn Trump on ending migrant amnesty
White House weighing a tax on remittances to Mexico to fund border wall
Obesity epidemic at new high, costs $150B a year, hurts military recruiting
Stingray Unmanned Tanker Could Almost Double Strike Range of Air Wing
As it looks to fill capabilities gaps, the U.S. Navy is keeps an eye overseas
Talk of Assange pardon worries intelligence community

EUROPE

US warned Spain of Barcelona attack risk: report
Barcelona: US, CIA did not warn about terror attack, despite report
Russia and America’s Tit For Tat Continues
Lavrov: Russia will ‘respond harshly’ to ‘damaging’ sanctions
Bad blood between France and Italy undermines EU unity
Germans in Aachen get free iodine amid Belgium nuclear fears
Military Exercises Are Tearing Up Russia’s Infrastructure
The Russian Missile Program has Raised Concerns Among NATO Countries

MIDDLE EAST

‘We’ll just try to kill him’: US vows to hunt Isis leader Baghdadi to the death
Al Qaeda affiliate mining uranium for Iran, Somali official warns US
Trump keeps world guessing on Iran deal’s future
Last Isis stronghold in Syria could fall by October, says UN envoy
Kuwait’s ruler, mediating Qatar crisis, heads to Washington
Shock as Kenya court cancels election result, demands re-run

ASIA

France: N. Korea within months of nuke-capable rockets
Allies discuss redeployment of nuclear weapons
North Korea threat: Will Europe help S. Korea, Japan militarily?
The aircraft Kim Jong-un fears most. Or ought to
USS Wasp departs to join 7th Fleet forces in Japan
Putin warns North Korea situation on verge of ‘large-scale conflict’
North Korea threatens to turn South into ‘field of ruin’
Trump, Moon agree to boost S.Korean missile capabilities
US, allies conduct drills over Korean peninsula after latest missile launch
North Korea tourism: US travel ban takes effect

 


 

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

Ethiopia
08/25/2017

Bangladesh
08/24/2017

Mexico
08/22/2017

Iran
08/15/2017

N. Korea
08/10/2017

Somalia
08/03/2017

Venezuela
07/27/2017

Jordan
07/20/2017

S. Sudan
07/20/2017

Egypt
07/19/2017

Philippines
07/17/2017

Hurricane Season
06/05/2017

Europe
08/31/2017

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North Korea Launches First ICBM
U.S. Territory Now in Range

 

July 8, 2017

 

On July 4th, the following related Flash message was sent to AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

7/4 – Flwg test launch of long range ballistic missile (poss ICBM) hours ago, N. Korean state run media threatens preemptive nuclear strike on the US. Monitoring.

 

What You Need To Know

On ten occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding security matters. Most important for this update, on Wednesday subscribers were informed of new threats of attack on the U.S. by N. Korea following the launch of what has been determined to be their first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

North Korea’s central news agency has released a video of the launch, stating the missile flew for 39 min and achieved a maximum altitude of 2,802 kilometers (or 1741 miles) before impacting in the Sea of Japan 933 km (or 580 miles) downrange and within Japan’s 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ).Western defense and intelligence trajectory reconstructions generally agree with these performance figures. For an altitude comparison, the International Space Station orbits the Earth at an average altitude of just 250 miles.

The so-called “lofted” trajectory the missile traveled is intentional in order to prevent overflight of neighboring countries while still demonstrating high performance. Analysts indicate that if the missile were fired on a more efficient trajectory it could achieve a range of up to 8000 kilometers, or about 5000 miles. This easily puts Alaska, Hawaii and possibly parts of the Pacific Northwest within striking distance.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has confirmed that the rocket was indeed an intercontinental ballistic missile, calling it a “new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners.”

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley told a meeting of the U.N. Security Council that North Korea’s actions were “quickly closing off the possibility of a diplomatic solution” and the United States was prepared to defend itself and its allies.

“One of our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces. We will use them if we must, but we prefer not to have to go in that direction.”

South Korea’s defense minister Han Min-koo this week warned parliament that there was a “high” possibility of Pyongyang carrying out another nuclear test in the short term given their history of conducting nuclear experiments following long-range missile tests.

While it may be easy to dismiss N. Korean threats of attack on the U.S., it should be noted that with each nuclear and missile test, their capabilities continue to improve. Of equal concern is that once the reclusive regime achieves the ability to miniaturize their nuclear weapons, it is highly likely they will be made available for sale to the highest bidder, as is the case with all of their other domestically produced weapons systems, including chemical weapons used in Syria.

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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7/6 – Delta #129, Seattle to Beijing, turns back after passenger attempted to force entry into the cockpit. 3 injured during incident. Now on ground. Monitoring…

7/6 – AlertsUSA monitoring evac and lockdown of Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts. Truck security check reveals poss explosives. FBI on scene. Add’l alerts as warranted.

7/5 – Islamic State social media channels urging attacks on the Wimbledon tennis tournament underway in London, incl the sharing of facility maps. Vigilance urged.

7/3 – AlertsUSA monitoring shooting incident in Toulouse, FR. Man & woman in Arab dress dismounted motorbike and fired into crowd. 1 dead, several injured.

7/3 – Boston police rpt incident occurred at taxi staging area outside Boston Logan Intl airport. ~10 injured. Driver in custody. Add’l alerts as warranted.

7/3 – AlertsUSA monitoring reports of poss vehicular attack in E. Boston, near airport. Mass casualty incident declared w serious injuries. Add’l alerts forthcoming.

7/2 – AlertsUSA monitoring evac and halt of all train service @ WTC, NYC following discovery of suspicious package. Add’l alerts as warranted.

7/1 – Gov of Portugal issues EU-wide terror alert following theft of explosives, grenade launchers and grenades from National Arsenal of Tancos. AlertsUSA monitoring.

7/1 – AlertsUSA monitoring evac at Charles de Gaulle Airport, NW Paris. All gates closed & flights grounded over unspec security matter. Add’l alerts as warranted.

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World News Roundup

 

July 8, 2017

 

Other Developments We Are Following

 

AMERICAS

Scariest Thing About Cyberwarfare: No Rules of Engagement
Federal judge turns back Hawaii’s motion on Trump’s travel ban
Trump’s leaks crackdown sends chills through national security world
European banks exit Honduras dam project after killings
Trump, with Peña Nieto, ‘absolutely’ wants Mexico to fund border wall
Jury sentences Hasan to death for ’09 Fort Hood massacre.
Homeland security head to Mexico: US drug use fuels violence
FBI: Flight attendant broke wine bottle over man’s head
Air Force F-35 Trains Against Russian, Chinese Air Defenses
Navy Tests New Amphib Amid Broader Moves to Change Future Strategy
US military will finally start encrypting soldiers’ emails
The 12 countries that spend the highest proportion of GDP on their military

EUROPE

Now is the summer of Britain’s discontent
Islamist recruiters in Germany ‘go right for young people’s hearts’
Belgium manhunt as Brussels raids prompt fears of attack
G-20 clashes leave dozens of officers and activists injured
EU countries decline to help Italy with Mediterranean refugee crisis
Russia claims N. Korea launch not ICBM, objects to condemnation statement.
U.S. taps ex-envoy to NATO Volker to resolve Ukraine crisis
Russia’s troops just carried out a massive test airstrike on a “simulated” foe
Trump welcomed by cheering, flag-waving supporters in Warsaw

MIDDLE EAST

Iran’s Collision Course With the G20 Summit
Mattis affirms US-Qatar cooperation: Pentagon
Qatar is rich enough to face threats of the blockade
Qatar crisis: Saudi-led bloc vows new measures
Israel outraged as UNESCO declares Hebron, West Bank, a world heritage site
Car bombs in Egypt’s Sinai target soldiers
Egypt’s Foreign Minister blames Qatar for ‘human suffering’ in Syria, Libya.
European parliament votes to suspend Turkey EU accession talks

ASIA

The Rubicon Is Crossed in North Korea
U.S. plans to test THAAD missile defenses as North Korea tensions mount
SecState: Not many good North Korea options if pressure fails
Chinese, Russian media lock arms to challenge Western press
US must have stomach for sanctions on Pyongyang and Beijing
What Is Stopping a War With North Korea? –
S. Korea Bomb Shelters Forgotten With No Food, Water
Himalayan Stand-Off Makes for an Awkward G-20 for Xi and Modi
Beijing denounces U.S. B-1B bomber flight over South China Sea
China’s first operational aircraft carrier Liaoning arrives in Hong Kong.
Navy to train with Vietnam amid rising tensions with China
White House Limits Pentagon on Afghan Troop Level


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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.

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Student with concealed handgun stops mass stabbing at Texas college

One student has died and multiple others were seriously injured during a stabbing attack at the UT Austin campus.

According to The Tab, eyewitnesses report that the death toll would have been higher had it not been for another student with a concealed handgun. UT Austin Student Body President Kim Binna also confirmed that a student with a concealed carry weapon stopped the attack before police could arrive.

Student Jamie Song captured the moment Police arrived and placed the suspect, 20-year-old student Kendrex J. White, in handcuffs. Song’s photo was posted to Snapchat:

(image source; Snapchat/Jamie Song)

Another student shared the following eyewitness account on social media under the name Alyson G:

“Me and Brandon were eating at Chilantro’s truck at a long picnic table. Then at the end of the table some guy comes up in a bandana and stabs the knife into the table and looks all of us in the eye. I thought it was just some theatrical stunt or something. He pulls the knife out without saying anything and turns around to slash some guy in the back of the neck. The slash victim grabs the back of his neck and yells (people look at him and I await some sort of ‘gotcha’ statement). But then… The attackers walks to another guy and stabs him in like the kidney region in his back. Some guy yells run and we all bolt to McComb’s.”

The UT campus has been closed for the rest of the day. A UT Austin Alert released the following message:

“Due to the violent attack on campus this afternoon and multiple buildings being close, we are canceling classes and events for the remainder of the afternoon and evening while the investigation is in progress. There is currently no ongoing threat on campus.”

David Carter of Chief of Police at UT Austin confirmed that one student had been killed and three others were being treated for serious wounds made by a “large Bowie-style hunting knife.”

More photos from the scene: pic.twitter.com/XZpymHUvgt

— The Daily Texan (@thedailytexan) May 1, 2017

UPDATE: The following message allegedly from the CCW student has been shared on Twitter:

 

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