Tag Archive: Communication

WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP 8-5-18

From AlertsUSA

 

Tajik vehicle ramming suspects pledging allegiance to the Islamic State - ALLOW IMAGES

 

Two Americans Killed in Vehicle Ramming and Knife Attack

 

Aug 4, 2018

 

  

On July 30, the following related Flash SMS messages were sent to AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

7/30 – Four foreign cyclists, incl two Americans, killed late 7/29 in deliberate vehicle ramming and knife attack in Danghara, Tajikistan. 3 other persons injured.

7/30 – Islamic State claims responsibility for vehicle ramming & knife attack in Tajikistan’s Danghara district that killed four foreign cyclists, incl two Americans.

What You Need To Know

On 10 occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding safety and security matters.

Most important for this update:

Beginning Monday, AlertsUSA subscribers were informed of a vehicular attack which claimed the lives of four cyclists, including two Americans. In this incident, a group of seven cyclists touring the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan were mowed down by an automobile in the Danghara district of the country, approximately 100 miles south of the capital, Dushanbe. Multiple assailants then got out of the car and attacked the victims with knives (watch a video of the attack here).

The Tajik interior ministry said police pursued and killed four of the attackers, with a fifth being captured and multiple others believed involved in the planning taken into custody.

Less than a day later, the Islamic State’s Amaq news agency issued a formal claim of responsibility for the attack, saying that a unit of Islamic State soldiers killed four Crusaders, injured four others, and that the next attacks will be more “devastating and bitter.”

A video has also been released showing the five attackers joining hands and pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the terrorist group’s leader (stillframe shown above). The footage was published after police in the Central Asian state accused a banned opposition party of organising the attack. The release of the video suggests that the attackers had, at a minimum, a digital connection to the Islamic State, allowing them to send the video footage to the group prior the attack.

According to the US Embassy in Tajikistan, the assailants “hit seven foreign cyclists with their vehicle, exited the car, and stabbed the cyclists with knives.” Four people, including two Americans, were killed. The other two victims have been identified as Swiss and Dutch nationals.

AlertsUSA Threat Journal subscribers have previously been warned that vehicle rammings followed by knife attacks is a tactic widely promoted by the Islamic State in online propaganda and guides. Past examples of the tactic being employed include a Nov. 2016 incident at Ohio State University, the Mar. 2017 attack near British parliament, and the June 2017 London Bridge attack.

Continued Vigilance Urged

Readers are cautioned that despite the recent lull in the tempo of terrorist attacks within the U.S., this is by no means a sign that the threat is abating. In fact, the opposite is true. According to the House Homeland Security Committee’s monthly report of terrorism in America (PDF LINK), jihadist threats from homegrown terrorists continue to increase each month, with at least nine foreign born individuals living in the United States arrested or convicted in June of attempting to launch attacks on behalf of ISIS and other global terrorist organizations.

The committee’s monthly report highlights the federal government’s difficulty in thwarting terror plots across America. Domestic terror threats in the United States also have grown due to an even greater number of Western jihadists operating in Europe, where it is much easier to travel freely into the United States.

AlertsUSA continues to monitor the 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.

 


 

AlertsUSA.com

 

OTHER SMS ALERTS FROM THIS WEEK
NOT DETAILED IN THIS NEWSLETTER ISSUE

7/29 – 3 dead, at least 7 injured in New Orleans mass shooting. Heavy police presence around 3400 block of Claiborne Avenue. Avoid the area. AlertsUSA monitoring..

7/31 – Aeromexico flight #AM2431 has crashed near Guadalupe Victoria Durango Intl. Airport in Mexico. ~80
lives onboard. More details to follow.

7/31 – Mexican Sec of Communications and Transport states 97 passengers and four crew members were on board Aeromexico #AM2431. Plane crashed shortly after takeoff.

7/31 – In light of the earlier AeroMexico crash, the State Dept is urging US citizens in MX to contact loved ones to let them know of their welfare & whereabouts.

8/2 – AlertsUSA monitoring response to suspicious vehicle incident near White House. North Fence along Penn Ave and Lafayette Park are closed. EOD units on scene.

8/2 – Active shooter report, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (OH), Bldg 830. Base on lockdown. Add’l details as warranted.

8/2 – Large police presence in/around Wright-Patterson AFB. Situation ongoing. Initial reports indicate armed individual contained on 4th floor of base hospital.

8/2 – “All Clear” message issued for Wright-Patterson active shooter incident.

 

* Threat Info Direct to Your Mobile Device
* Get Away Early, Give Your Family Extra Safety.
* In Wide Use By Gov, 1st Responders, Travelers.
* 24/7/365 Monitoring. No Hype. Just the Bad Stuff.
* Issued Hours and Days before the MSM.
* On your Cell Phone, Tablet or Email.
* We Give The Clear Truth, Unlike the MSM.
* 15 Years in Operation!

We are NOT part of the government.
In fact, they are our customers!

 

 


 

3D printed gun - ALLOW IMAGES

 

Commentary / Analysis / Research

 

Aug 4, 2018

 

Downloadable Guns and Other 3-D Printing Security Threats

The growing opposition to 3D-printed guns shows that potential security threats do not have to be inevitable. The security challenges inherent in 3D printing could be addressed, while the development of industry norms can still be shaped. Read More Here

A Global Approach to Rooting Out Terrorism

“Terrorism is a global problem, and it requires a global response,” said Special Agent Rick Hernandez, who provides counterterrorism training to the FBI’s international partners. The Bureau’s highest priority is to prevent terror attacks in the United States, Hernandez noted. “But if we can prevent an act of terrorism anywhere in the world, it helps keep America safe and it helps keep our partners safe.” Read More Here

Regime Change in Iran: Watch What You Ask For

Mike Pompeo’s speech in May signaled a desire for regime change in Iran, but the U.S. will have to change its approach to shape a positive outcome. This could involve targeting sanctions more narrowly rather than seeking to impoverish the general population. And lifting the ban on Iranian visitors to the U.S. would be a good start. Read More Here

Should the DoD be Planning for an Occupation of Iran,
Even Though It’s a Nightmare Scenario?

If President Donald Trump’s most recent tweets about Iran are any indication, a military confrontation with Iran is not off the table. And yet, there is almost certainly little consensus, even within the administration, about the wisdom of such a course of action. Mark Perry’s recent Foreign Policy article about Defense Secretary James Mattis’s efforts to avert war with Iran notes Mattis harbors no illusions regarding Iranian threats, but that he is also keenly aware any military strike would have broad and negative repercussions for the United States. One such repercussion is how an Iranian conflict might lead to regime change, possibly forcing the United States into another occupation in the region. Read More Here

 

 

 


 

United Nations Command Honor Guard members move cases of remains from one aircraft to another during a repatriation ceremony at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Aug. 1, 2018. The command repatriated 55 cases of remains from North Korea. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker - ALLOW IMAGES

 

World News Roundup

 

Aug 4, 2018

 

Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

Senate outlines fed efforts to avert financial chaos from potential bio attack
GOP Intelligence Senator: Russia Trying ‘to Bring Down Our Entire System’
Mexico’s Murder Rate Hits Highest Level in Decades
TSA dismisses report it is ending passanger screening at smaller airports
Can Canadian border agents search your phone or laptop?
WTC developer loses final 9/11 lawsuit against insurer
Decisions near for man charged with helping Syria radicals
Reddit warns system users of data breach
Militia leader accused of Minn. mosque bombing took orders from ‘higher-ups’
DoD to face increased operational restrictions under defense authorization bill
Venezuela’s president admits economy has failed
Judge tosses terror convictions after high court ruling
Cyber Command wants to partner with private sector to stop hacks
New Crypto-Mining malware exploits multiple CVEs for maximum impact
Mexico extradites accused gunman in ‘Fast and Furious’ case
DOJ questions AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson on wartime business in Iraq
Trial for Montreal man accused of Flint stabbing postponed

EUROPE

Suspected Russian spy found working at US embassy in Moscow
In Soviet echo, Putin gives Russian army a political wing
U.S. Military Sites in Europe Are Dependent on Russia for Electricity
Russia has data on possible military plans by US, other countries, says Lavrov
Watch Russian Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile Destroy Mock Enemy Vessel
UK Police release statement re ongoing investigation into Amesbury incident
Terrorist expelled by SRI from Romania
Fileless malware PowerGhost targets corporate systems
Sheffield man admits terrorism offences
Ecuador, Britain in talks over Assange fate: Ecuadorian president

MIDDLE EAST / Africa

Israel warns Iran of military response if it closed key Red Sea strait
Israel halts fuel shipments to Gaza citing continued fire balloon launches
Turkish court rejects U.S. pastor’s appeal
U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkish officials over pastor’s detention
Iran rejects Trump offer of talks as ‘humiliation’, without value
Somalia: ISIL members sentenced to 15 years in prison
Tunisia: No Intention to Deport Bin Laden’s Bodyguard to Germany
1 killed, 90 wounded by Israel in Hamas-led Gaza protests
UK man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offence
Yemeni political settlement talks to return to Geneva in Sept
Armed raid on Tunisian bank treated as terrorism-related – official
Attack on convoy kills 4 soldiers in Mali’s central region
Syria rebels announce new coalition in Idlib
Exposing Al-Shabaab’s Leadership Structure and Precept Ideology
Algerian Army Confirms Slaying 4 ‘Terrorists’ in Search Operations
Egyptian forces kill five suspected militants north of Cairo: ministry

ASIA

Chinese theft continues in cyberspace as new threats emerge, U.S. warn
U.S. spy agencies: North Korea is working on new missiles
U.S. welcomes home remains of presumed war dead from North Korea
AI, immune to fear or favour, is helping to make China’s foreign policy
My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time
Bin Laden ‘deliberately’ wanted to tarnish Saudi-US relations
221 alleged terrorists nabbed, 21 shot dead weeks before Asian Games
‘I attempted murder’ on behalf of ISIS, student Momena Shoma tells police
Survivor of Basilan blast convinced of foreign identity of van driver
Philippines nabs cleric over bomb claimed by Islamic State
U.S. freezes assets of Pakistanis linked to militant group
Taliban’s Red Unit commander and his 5 guards killed in drone strikes

 

 

 


 

Alert! Symbol - ALLOW IMAGES

Homeland Security

DHS Seal - ALLOW IMAGES

Since 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has used the National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin to highlight the continuing terror threat to the U.S. Homeland.

CURRENTLY ACTIVE NTAS BULLETIN

PDF (1 pg, 186 KB)
Web Version

 


 

Alert! Symbol - ALLOW IMAGES

Travel Security

Department of State Seal - ALLOW IMAGES

The U.S. Dept. of State Travel Website is the authoritative federal source for information on the security situation at travel destinations worldwide. With tensions rapidly increasing in most regions, readers planning 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 at your destination well prior to departure.

Active USGOV Travel Notices

Worldwide Caution

 


 

Active USGOV Travel Advisories

Alphabetical Country List

Dynamic Map

 


 

Other USGOV Travel Resources

Traveler’s Checklist

Smart Traveler Enrollment Prog (STEP)

Travelers with Special Considerations

Travel to High-Risk Areas

Faith-Based Travel Information

Information for Women Travelers

Cruise Ship Passengers

Students Abroad

Your Health Abroad

Driving and Road Safety Abroad

 


 

Safe Travels During Storm Season

Department of State Guidance

Overseas Security Advisory Council Logo - ALLOW IMAGES

The Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) provides a variety of resources to enhance the safety and security of the U.S. private sector businesses and organizations operating abroad.

Mariners and U.S. citizens considering maritime travel should also review information at the websites of the National Geospatial Agency, the Maritime Security Communications with Industry Portal, and the U.S. Coast Guard for information related to maritime and port security globally.

CDC Logo - ALLOW IMAGES

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website is the authoritative federal source for information on current health issues related to specific destinations worldwide. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natural disasters, or other conditions that may affect travelers’ health.

Foreign Sources of Travel Guidance

Canadian Flag - ALLOW IMAGES

Global Affairs Canada

 


 

Australian Flag - ALLOW IMAGES

Australia Dept. of Foreign Affairs

 


 

UK Flag - ALLOW IMAGES

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

 


 

Threat Journal Subscription Button - ALLOW IMAGES

 

 

Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.

 

 

 

Via: threatjournal


Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP 7-22-18

From AlertsUSA

 

Mexican Federal Police - ALLOW IMAGES

State Dept. Issues New Travel Advisory for Mexico “Violent Crime is Widespread”

 

July 21, 2018

 

On July 17, the following related Flash SMS message was sent to AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

 

7/17 – US Dept of State issues updated travel advisory for Mexico. “Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread.” See email.

What You Need To Know

On Tuesday, AlertsUSA subscribers were informed of the State Department’s release of a new travel advisory for Mexico warning that “violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread.” According to the the advisory, the U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel to these areas.

Additionally, U.S. government employees are prohibited from intercity travel after dark in many areas of Mexico. U.S. government employees are also not permitted to drive from the US-Mexico border to or from the interior parts of Mexico with the exception of daytime travel on Highway 15 between Nogales and Hermosillo.

AlertsUSA cautions readers that if you, a family member, or colleague are planning a trip to Mexico, regardless of the destination or duration of travel, it is extremely important that you;

1.) Read the State Department’s country information page.

2.) Read this most recent Mexico Travel Advisory.

3.) Follow the State Department’s recommendations, including:

Do not travel to:


Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

10 Smart Ways to Prep Without Spending Money

Are you convinced that you can’t prep unless you have a whole lot of money to spend? That couldn’t be further from the truth. There are all sorts of ways you can become better prepared without spending a dime. The thing to remember is that there is a lot more to prepping than just feverishly filling mylar bags with food or stacking ammo to the ceiling. You need to think outside of the consumer mindset.

Here are ten ideas to get your wheels turning.

#1) Fill containers with water

If you haven’t taken out the recycling yet this week, don’t!  You can use those empty two-liter soda pop bottles and gallon water bottles to stock up on a drinking water supply. Count on a gallon a day per human and pet. (Two 2-liter bottles are approximately a gallon).

But don’t stop there. If you have other containers that shouldn’t be used for drinking water, you can fill them with water for other uses, like sanitation, flushing the toilet, and keeping clean.

Add to your supply each week, and soon you’ll have a month supply, quietly sitting there in your basement. Here’s an infographic to get you started on safely storing water. If you want to be more serious about your water supply, here is a book about it that you can get on Amazon.

#2) Do a drill

The absolute best way to know what you need during an emergency is to simulate a crisis.  Get your family on board and spend a weekend without power and running water. Keep a list going for the entire weekend so that you can note what needs arose. (Leave the breakers on for the refrigerator and freezer – you don’t want to potentially have your food spoil.)

Can you make coffee and food? Can you keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer? Can you keep the kids entertained without the internet or phone service?

#3) Learn what edibles are wild in your area

Go to the library and grab a book on foraging. Then begin to explore your local area to find out what food grows wild there, formerly unbeknownst to you. Go on a nature walk and come home with goodies!

The fun doesn’t stop with just bringing the food home. Next, research how to best prepare the wild edibles you’ve acquired. You may find this at the library or you may be able to search for recipes online.  Be sure to jot down in a notebook what you found and how you prepared it.

#4) Put together important information

Organize your essential papers and documents into a folder so that you can grab it quickly if you ever have to bug out. Include things like medical records, veterinary records, deeds, mortgage papers, insurance policies, social security numbers, and identification.

Don’t stop at just putting it in a folder. You should also scan these documents and save them in the cloud. Here is a preparedness based article on the topic and another article on whether or not this is a safe action.

#5) Prep for an evacuation

Now you need to pack a bug-out bag. If budget is a concern, use bags you already have along with supplies that you already have. The important thing is to have this stuff organized and be ready to go at a moment’s notice. Have a list of last minute items so that you know what you need. It’s better to think this through when you’re calm, not when the clock is ticking towards disaster.

You’ll want things like personal documents, extra medication, comfort items for children, and survival supplies that could get you through 3 days away from home.  To take a look at the ultimate prepper’s bug out bag, look at this one from Graywolf Survival. Don’t forget sentimental items. They are truly the only things that could never be replaced.

Figure out where you’ll go. Is there a friend or family member in another area who would welcome you? Is there a pet-friendly hotel (if you have pets?) Where is the usual shelter in your area during natural disasters? Knowing all this ahead of time and mapping routes will help you to evacuate faster.

#6) Bookmark some websites

The internet is a wonderful place, and best of all, this knowledge can be found for FREE! The more you know about crisis situations, the more ready you will be to face them. Some sites are friendlier to beginners than others, so if you stumble upon a forum where people seem less than enthusiastic about helping people who are just starting out, don’t let it get you down. Move on and find a site that makes you feel comfortable. Following are some of my favorites, and the link will take you to a good starting point on these sites. In no particular order:

 

 

7) Learn a skill

A huge part of prepping is your skills. In a big enough disaster or one that lasts much longer than expected, there’s every possibility your supplies will be destroyed or run out. Knowing what to do then is vital to your survival.

Your public library and the internet are great resources. I learned to run a homestead with videos from YouTube. Seriously, there’s nothing you can’t learn to do if you have access to these things.

So think about a skill you’d like to acquire that doesn’t require expensive equipment. I already mentioned foraging but there are loads of other things to learn. A few suggestions:

  • sewing by hand
  • mending things
  • repairing things that are broken
  • building a shelter using found items
  • cooking over a campfire
  • grow food from scraps
  • trapping with a snare
  • cooking from scratch
  • research first aid and basic medical information
  • learn to upcycle the things you’d generally throw away into something useful
  • take free classes

You get the idea. Anything that is an old-fashioned skill would come in handy during a survival situation.

#8) Map out your local area

It’s a good idea to locate important resources in your area well before you need them. Here are a few reasons why:

  • You may plan to travel or may unexpectedly be required to travel to another location during a disaster, which may require you to use alternate routes. You can use maps to determine these routes for yourself rather than just following the crowd
  • You may want to determine the location of dangerous weather (tornados, hurricanes, winter storms, etc,) in relation to where you are
  • Determine the location of resources that you might want to travel to and alternate routes to get there (Part 4 will provide more information on this topic)
  • Determine locations and direction of travel of mobs, crowds, or potential enemy forces that you might hear about on the radio or TV
  • Locate military intelligence type information about potential or actual threats to your location that you might discover talking to fellow travelers (source)

There are many free maps available for download. You can find a list here.

 

Also check out:

Six maps you need for an urban evacuation

Maps for Hazardous Areas in the United States- Past, Present, AND Future

 

#9) Meet like-minded people

Now, when I say you should meet like-minded people, I’m not necessarily talking about preppers. There’s a broad array of folks that could be the makings of a fantastic survival community.

  • Get to know folks in your area who garden.
  • Meet your local farmers.
  • Make friends at the shooting range.
  • Members of local homesteading groups are already independent thinkers
  • Community watch members on social media
  • Attend free county extension office classes on canning, gardening, and food preservation

As I’ve written before, you are shortchanging yourself if you think only preppers will be likeminded. Here’s an article on finding a community.

 

Also check out:

How To Plan Your Survival Group

How To Form A Survival Group

Types of People you need for a Survival Group

Is a Preparedness Group for me

 

#10) Get fit.

One thing preppers often overlook is the importance of their physical abilities. Even if you are disabled, there are things you can do to improve your fitness and stamina.

Search for exercises online that you can do whatever shape you are in or limitations you have. And, if you DO have disabilities, you need to figure out smart ways to work around your limitations. (Find more info for disabled preppers or those with a chronic illness here.)

The easiest way to start your journey to fitness is by lacing up your most comfortable and supportive shoes and going for a walk. You can begin to challenge yourself to lift and carry heavier things. You can stretch using an online yoga video. The big goal is to just get started. And, if you are carrying around too much weight, you may want to work on losing a few pounds to make things easier on your joints during a crisis situation. (If you are really serious about getting fit, here’s a great book on the topic, written just for preppers.)

Don’t let your budget get you down.

Of course, we’d all love to be able to grab a 5 year supply of freeze-dried foods, load up on guns and ammo, and move to our fully-stocked bug-out retreats in our Hummers, but for most folks, that isn’t at all feasible. What IS feasible is focusing on the things we CAN do. (If you have a little bit of money to spend, check out this article on $1 preps.)

The most important ways to prep are to keep learning, keep organizing, and be alert. If you do those three things, even without spending a lot of money on supplies, you’ll be far, far ahead of the unprepared masses.

 

 

Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.

 

 

via: theorganicprepper


Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

Free Homesteading, Cooking, Prepper, Survival eBooks & PDF’s for 07-11-18

Free Kindle Survival Homesteading Books

Free Homesteading, cooking, Survival, , and Prepping Kindle ebooks and PDF’s? Yes FREE Kindle ebooks and PDF’s!! Every now and then Amazon runs special offers on some of their Kindle ebooks and PDF’s, making them free for a limited time (usually just 24 hours).

I will check Amazon on regularly basis for their free Kindle ebooks in related subjects such as survival, homesteading and prepping etc. I will do all the leg-work for you so you don’t have to. You can just come back here regularly, so make sure to bookmark this blog.

These ebooks and PDF’s are only free for a limited time so if you are interested in one make sure you get it right away so you don’t lose out!

Remember you DON’T need a kindle to take advantage of these! There are FREE kindle apps for most major platforms!! iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac and Android. You can find those apps here!

Always check price before engaging, to make sure it hasn’t returned to full price.

imageimageimage

imageimageimage

imageimageimage

imageimageimageimageimage

 

 

 


Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.


Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

Free Homesteading, Cooking, Prepper, Survival eBooks & PDF for 06-06-18

Free Kindle Survival Homesteading Books

Free Homesteading, cooking, Survival, , and Prepping Kindle ebooks and PDF’s? Yes FREE Kindle ebooks and PDF’s!! Every now and then Amazon runs special offers on some of their Kindle ebooks and PDF’s, making them free for a limited time (usually just 24 hours).

I will check Amazon on regularly basis for their free Kindle ebooks in related subjects such as survival, homesteading and prepping etc. I will do all the leg-work for you so you don’t have to. You can just come back here regularly, so make sure to bookmark this blog.

These ebooks and PDF’s are only free for a limited time so if you are interested in one make sure you get it right away so you don’t lose out!

Remember you DON’T need a kindle to take advantage of these! There are FREE kindle apps for most major platforms!! iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac and Android. You can find those apps here!

Always check price before engaging, to make sure it hasn’t returned to full price.

imageimageimage

imageimageimage

image

image

imageimageimage

 

 


Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.


Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

DoD bans phones & telecom gear by Chinese companies Huawei & ZTE

From AlertsUSA

 

 

SMS Alert Text:

DoD orders global ban on phones & telecom gear by Chinese mfrs Huawei & ZTE over capacity to “steal info and conduct undetected espionage.” See email.

 

Supplemental Info:

At present, this directive orders an immediate halt of the sale of Huawei and ZTE phones and their removal from military exchanges.

 

It is widely expected that this order will be extended in the coming weeks to include an overall ban on use of phones and other telecommunications equipment from Huawei and ZTE by U.S. service members, regardless of where they were acquired.

 

According to Pentagon spokesman Major Dave Eastburn:
“Huawei and ZTE devices may pose an unacceptable risk to Department’s personnel, information and mission. In light of this information, it was not prudent for the Department’s exchanges to continue selling them to DoD personnel.”

 

Subscribers are reminded of the following:


1.) On Tuesday Feb 14, FBI Director Chris Wray, along with the directors of national intelligence, the CIA, and other intelligence and security chiefs, advised the Senate Intelligence Committee that Huawei and ZTE pose threats to the US and warned against purchasing Huawei phones.

 

According to FBI Director Chris Wray:
“We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing a company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don’t share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks.”


That position of power would allow Huawei or ZTE “the capacity to exert pressure or control over our telecommunications infrastructure, it provides the capacity to maliciously modify or steal information and provides the capacity to conduct undetected espionage.”

 

Click the link below and watch for 3 min to see this particular portion of their testimony:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?440888-1/fbi-director-rob-porter-background-check-completed-july&start=7040

2.) On April 16, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed a denial of export privileges against ZTE. A denial of export privileges prohibits businesses and individuals from participating in any way in an export transaction subject to Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

 

3.) While more than 75% of all mobile phone purchases in the U.S. are made through carriers (few of whom carry devices by these manufacturers), millions of devices from Huawei and ZTE are sold annually through websites such as Amazon, as well as retail outlets.

 

AlertsUSA subscribers would do well to heed the warnings and guidance issued by the defense and intelligence chiefs in the video above.

 

Threat Journal Subscription Button - ALLOW IMAGES

 

Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.

 

 

Via: threatjournal


Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

Free Homesteading, Cooking, Prepper, Survival Kindle eBooks for 04-02-18

Free Kindle Survival Homesteading Books

Free Homesteading, cooking, Survival, , and Prepping Kindle ebooks? Yes FREE Kindle ebooks!! Every now and then Amazon runs special offers on some of their Kindle ebooks, making them free for a limited time (usually just 24 hours).

I will check Amazon on regularly basis for their free Kindle ebooks in related subjects such as survival, homesteading and prepping etc. I will do all the leg-work for you so you don’t have to. You can just come back here regularly, so make sure to bookmark this blog.

These ebooks are only free for a limited time so if you are interested in one make sure you get it right away so you don’t lose out!

Remember you DON’T need a kindle to take advantage of these! There are FREE kindle apps for most major platforms!! iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac and Android. You can find those apps here!

Always check price before engaging, to make sure it hasn’t returned to full price.

imageimageimage

imageimageimage

imageimageimage

imageimageimage

 

 


Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.


Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP 3-4-18

From AlertsUSA

 

Formation of U.S. warships in the Western Pacific Ocean. Photo Credit: DoD - ALLOW IMAGES

U.S. Preparing High-Seas Crackdown on N. Korea

 

March 3, 2018

 

On Feb 25th the following related Flash SMS message was sent to AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

2/25 – Overnight: In response to new sanctions, N. Korea warns that any maritime blockade by the U.S. will be considered an act of war. See email for more.

 

What You Need To Know

On ten occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding safety and security matters. Starting in the Western Pacific, last Sunday (the first day of our reporting week), subscribers were informed of a threat by N. Korea warning that any maritime blockade by the U.S. will be considered an act of war.

Readers are reminded that last Friday, the Trump administration imposed a new set of sanctions on North Korea that President Trump billed as the United States’s “heaviest sanctions ever.” The new sanctions target 27 shipping companies, 28 vessels and one individual in an effort to clamp down on illicit trade with North Korea.

View the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury sanctions press statement

View the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury Sanctions Advisory (PDF)

View the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury North Korea Vessel Advisory

The entities targeted in this latest sanctions round are located, registered or flagged in North Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Marshall Islands, Panama, Tanzania and the Comoros Islands located off East Africa. While previous sanction tranches have tightened trade in and out of North Korea, this latest round is a U.S. effort to make sure the Hermit Kingdom does not end run those restrictions, particularly by ship-to-ship transfer of coal and fuel. In the case of coal, this is an export from N. Korea used to generate cash. In the case of fuel, this would be an import desperately needed by the country as well.

Along with the new sanctions, the U.S. Treasury, State Department and U.S. Coast Guard also issued a global shipping advisory alerting the public to significant sanctions risks for those continuing to enable shipments of goods to and from North Korea, as well as to shine a spotlight on the kind of illicit behavior — including turning off transponders, changing ship identities, and conducting ship-to-ship transfers — in which North Korea has been engaging.

Peeling away the diplo-speak, the net result of the new round of sanctions could soon result in U.S., S. Korean, Japanese and other allied nations targeting ships in international waters or in territorial waters of cooperating countries.

During a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, President Trump warned that if the sanctions don’t work, we’ll have to go to phase two, which may be a very rough thing and “very unfortunate for the world.”

Olympic Calm Drawing to an End

Readers are also reminded that while the Winter Olympics in S. Korea provided a brief respite from tensions on the Peninsula, the games are now halfway complete, with the PyeongChang Paralympic Games slated to begin next week and run until the March 19th.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has already announced that following the conclusion of the games, the U.S. and South Korea will go ahead with two joint military drills; Key Resolve, a command post drill, and the Foal Eagle theater-level field exercise. The combination typically involve tens of thousands of U.S. troops and hundreds of thousands of their Korean counterparts.

N. Korea has reacted harshly to the decision. In early February, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) carried the following warning:

“If the U.S. and South Korea resume the large-scale joint military exercises, the situation on the Korean peninsula will again be pushed back to the grim phase of catastrophe and the provokers will have to bear all responsibilities.”

 


 

In September, 2017 AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of a Security Message issued by the U.S. Embassy is Seoul advising U.S. citizens in S. Korea of the need to be proactive in reviewing their personal security and emergency preparedness plans. Those currently in or planning travel to the Peninsula are strongly urged to take advantage of this calm period and follow this advice.

AlertsUSA continues to monitor the 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.

 


 

AlertsUSA.com

OTHER SMS ALERTS FROM THIS WEEK
NOT DETAILED IN THIS NEWSLETTER ISSUE

3/3 – Pro-Islamic State media group circulating new propaganda poster on social media calling for attacks in Spain. See email for more.

3/2 – AlertsUSA monitoring reports of shots fired, Central Michigan University (Campbell Hall). Shelter in place order issued. Add’l alerts as warranted.

3/2 – US Embassy Burkina Faso (W. Africa) warning Americans to avoid downtown Ouagadougou (the capital) & to seek shelter flwg attack on French embassy. Monitoring..

3/1 – Houston FD rpts cause of incident as gas leak near campus. Numerous students currently being transported to local hospitals. Add’l alerts as warranted.

3/1 – Houston Fire Dept. declares mass casualty incident after 22 students fall ill from ‘unknown substance’ at The Young Women’s Prep Academy. Monitoring…

2/27 – All Woodland Park, CO School District schools closed on Wed due to an unspecified credible security threat. AlertsUSA monitoring…

2/27 – Arlington, VA Fire Dept. rpts 11 started became ill after letter was opened in consolidated admin bldg. 3 transported. Condition unknown.

2/27 – AlertsUSA monitoring Ft Myer, VA Hazmat incident where several US mil personnel being are treated after exposure to a “suspicious letter.” Developing…

2/25 – Strong shallow M7.6 EQ strikes Papua New Guinea. No tsunami threat expected. Add’l alerts as warranted.

AlertsUSA Service for Mobile Devices - ALLOW IMAGES

* Threat Info Direct to Your Mobile Device
* Get Away Early, Give Your Family Extra Safety.
* In Wide Use By Gov, 1st Responders, Travelers.
* 24/7/365 Monitoring. No Hype. Just the Bad Stuff.
* Issued Hours and Days before the MSM.
* On your Cell Phone, Tablet or Email.
* We Give The Clear Truth, Unlike the MSM.
* 15 Years in Operation!

We are NOT part of the government.
In fact, they are our customers!

 

 


 

Scene of ferry bombing, Playa del Carmen, Mexco - ALLOW IMAGES

U.S. Embassy Mexico Warns of Ferry Bombing Threat Drug Cartel Claims Responsibility for Blast

 

March 3, 2018

 

On March 2nd, the following related Flash SMS message
was sent to AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

3/2 – US Embassy Mexico issues security alert following discovery of explosive device on ferry operating between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

What You Need To Know

On February 21, AlertsUSA warned subscribers of an explosion on a tourist ferry in Playa del Carmen, Mexico that injured at least 25 people, including seven Americans and three Canadians. The ferry had just tied up along the pier following a run from Cozumel when the explosion occurred. At the time, media reports suggested explosion was result of a fuel leak.

This week the U.S. Embassy Mexico City issued a security alert for U.S. citizens following the discovery of two undetonated explosive devices on a passenger ferry that also provides service between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. The security message prohibits U.S. government employees from taking ferries operating along the route until further notice.

As a followup, it has been revealed that the Cartel de “El Pumba” y “Tata” and Los Zetas have claimed responsibility for the original blast.

Are you or your children planning Spring holidays in Mexico (or anywhere else for that matter)? Don’t take your safety for granted. AlertsUSA strongly recommends checking out the U.S. State Department’s travel website for the latest safety and security information about your destination. Ideally you should do this BEFORE booking a trip, as well as prior to departure, in order to prevent rationalizing away what would normally be considered an overly-risky threat environment.

Links to a variety of State Department travel resources can be found further down in this newsletter issue,

AlertsUSA continues to monitor the 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.

 


 

For the next several weeks Threat Journal will be featuring short videos by Dr. Bill Warner, a highly respected expert on political Islam. In 2006, he founded the Center for the Study of Political Islam (CSPI) to further the study of the politics of the ideology of Islam and its ramifications for Western Civilization.

Warner is the author of fifteen books, including the Amazon bestseller, Sharia Law for Non-Muslims, which is published in 20 languages. His Simple Koran is the first Koran that can be easily understood by integrating Mohammed’s life into the Koran verses. This method gives a context to the book which makes the meaning transparent. All of his books are concise and easy to understand.

Warner has published numerous articles on the topic of Political Islam and is a prolific video blogger with over 150 videos dedicated to commentary and education on this subject. His video, “Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret”, has over four million views.

His work is eye opening to say the least.

Islamic Reform Is Impossible (Length – 5:00)

Islamic Reform Is Impossible by Dr. Bill Warner - ALLOW IMAGES

 


 

Marines fast-rope from a V-22 Osprey aircraft during vertical insertion during Exercise Forest Light at Camp Sendai, Sendai, Japan, Feb. 19, 2018. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Damion Hatch Jr. - ALLOW IMAGES

World News Roundup

 

March 3, 2018

 

Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

Pentagon receives orders to plan military parade for Veterans Day
ICE announces more than 150 people arrested in San Francisco area
Is it time? Ending the Military’s Reliance on GPS
Special Operations Command asks for more troops, biggest budget yet
Pentagon to adjust missile defense policy to include threats from Russia, China
NSA Nominee: Russia, China, Others Don’t Fear Retaliation for Cyberattacks
U.S. ambassador to Mexico to resign amid tense bilateral relations
U.S. considering broad oil sanctions on Venezuela
Brazil declares emergency over Venezuelan migrant influx
Mexico police charged with using death squad tactics on drug suspects
The Army Is Betting on Aviation for the the Future of War
Pentagon requests $21.2 billion in classified intelligence funding
Trump, Boeing finalize cheaper deal for new Air Force One
Challenger to Venezuelan President Maduro steps forward

EUROPE

Putin denies ‘new Cold War’ but says new nukes are on ‘combat duty’
Russia accuses Trump of getting Europe ready for nuclear war
President Putin Reveals Two Cases When Russia Can Use Nuclear Weapons
Russia Claims It Now Has Lasers To Shoot Satellites
Russia Says New Nuclear Missile Technology Renders defenses ‘Useless’
Merkel admits to German ‘no-go’ areas that ‘nobody dares’ to enter
The Brexit Talks Are Going in Circles
Theresa May rejects EU’s draft option for Northern Ireland
U.S. approves possible sale of anti-tank missiles to Ukraine
Hack of German government network caused considerable damage
Polish lawmaker: Reparations from Germany could stand at $850 billion
Polish law criminalizing some Holocaust speech takes effect

MIDDLE EAST

Mideast braces for war: Israel vs. Iran-backed Hezbollah
Israeli Satellite Images Reveal: Iran Builds Military Base Near Damascus
Top U.S. General: Iranian Regional Meddling Increasing Since Nuclear Deal
UN says Syrian actions in E. Ghouta may amount to crimes against humanity
Nigeria orders ‘all schools’ defended in Boko Haram region
Cameroon deploys special forces in separatist regions
White House: Trump already put Assad ‘on notice’
Now that ISIS has fallen in Iraq and Syria, where are all its fighters going?
South Africa’s parliament endorses land expropriation without compensation

ASIA

UN: N Korea ‘providing materials for Syria chemical weapons’
China warns Taiwan playing with fire over U.S. bill
Dictator for life’: Xi Jinping’s power grab condemned as step towards tyranny
China has plan to build nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
China Presses Internet Censorship Across The Globe
Japan Mulls Deployment of Anti-Ship Missiles on Okinawa
Turkey Is Turning Into the Next Pakistan
Taliban pours cold water on Afghanistan President’s peace talk invitation
Beijing says Maldives marine observatory is non-military
Indian military scrambles to keep up after China moves to put forces in Africa
Xi confidant set to become China’s new spy master


 

Homeland Security

Since 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has used the National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin to highlight the continuing terror threat to the U.S. Homeland. The United States is engaged in a generational fight against terrorists who seek to attack the American people, our country, and our way of life. An informed, vigilant and engaged public remains one of our greatest assets to identify potential terrorists and prevent attacks.

 

CURRENTLY ACTIVE NTAS BULLETIN

PDF (1 pg, 186 KB)
Web Version

 


 

Travel Security

The U.S. Dept. of State Travel Website is the authoritative federal source for information on the security situation at travel destinations worldwide. With tensions rapidly increasing in most regions, readers planning 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 at your destination well prior to departure.

Active USGOV Travel Notices

Worldwide Caution

 


 

Active USGOV Travel Advisories

Alphabetical Country List

Dynamic Map

 


 

Other USGOV Travel Resources

Traveler’s Checklist

Smart Traveler Enrollment Prog (STEP)

Travelers with Special Considerations

Travel to High-Risk Areas

Faith-Based Travel Information

Information for Women Travelers

Cruise Ship Passengers

Students Abroad

Your Health Abroad

Driving and Road Safety Abroad

The Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) provides a variety of resources to enhance the safety and security of the U.S. private sector businesses and organizations operating abroad.

Mariners and U.S. citizens considering maritime travel should also review information at the websites of the National Geospatial Agency, the Maritime Security Communications with Industry Portal, and the U.S. Coast Guard for information related to maritime and port security globally.

Foreign Sources of Travel Guidance

Canada Dept. of Foreign Affairs

 


 

Australia Dept. of Foreign Affairs

 


 

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

 


 

Threat Journal Subscription Button - ALLOW IMAGES

 

Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.

 

 

Via: threatjournal


Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

Free Homesteading, Cooking, Prepper, Survival Kindle eBooks for 01-28-18

Free Kindle Survival Homesteading Books

Free Homesteading, cooking, Survival, , and Prepping Kindle ebooks? Yes FREE Kindle ebooks!! Every now and then Amazon runs special offers on some of their Kindle ebooks, making them free for a limited time (usually just 24 hours).

I will check Amazon on regularly basis for their free Kindle ebooks in related subjects such as survival, homesteading and prepping etc. I will do all the leg-work for you so you don’t have to. You can just come back here regularly, so make sure to bookmark this blog.

These ebooks are only free for a limited time so if you are interested in one make sure you get it right away so you don’t lose out!

Remember you DON’T need a kindle to take advantage of these! There are FREE kindle apps for most major platforms!! iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac and Android. You can find those apps here!

Always check price before engaging, to make sure it hasn’t returned to full price.

 

  image  image  image

image  image image

image  image  image

 

Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.


Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP 1-28-18

From AlertsUSA

 

Scene from latest Islamic State video entitled.

Al Qaeda and Islamic State Call for Attacks New Threats to Aviation

 

January 27, 2018

 

Between Jan 22nd and 26th, the following related Flash SMS messages were sent to AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

1/26 – Horrific new Islamic State video released entitled “Answer The Call”. Urges flwrs in “Europe, America, Russia, Australia, and elsewhere” to attack. See email.

1/23 – New Al Qaeda video calls for attacks on the U.S., France and Britain over POTUS recog of Jerusalem as capital of Israel & decision to move embassy. See email.

1/22 – TSA orders enhanced Air Cargo Advance Screening for US-bound flights from 5 majority-Muslim nations due to intel re threats to commercial aviation. See email.

What You Need To Know

Twice this week AlertsUSA subscribers were informed of new calls for attacks on the U.S. and other Western nations by both al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Islamic State.

Early Tuesday, a senior al-Qaeda leader, Khalid Batarfi, called on Muslims “everywhere” to rise up and kill Jews and Americans in response to President Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Batarfi said Trump’s decision was “a declaration of a new Jewish-Crusader war,” that every Muslim had a duty to “liberate” the holy city, and that “no Muslim has the right to cede Jerusalem no matter what happens.”

Batarfi was one of approximately 150 jailed AQAP members who were freed in 2015 when the militant group, regarded by the United States as one of the deadliest branches of the network founded by Osama bin Laden, captured the Yemeni port city of Mukalla where he was held.

Within 24 hours of the release of this week’s video message, the State Department announced that Batarfi had been added to the U.S. government’s list of specially designated global terrorists. “This designation seeks to deny Batarfi the resources he needs to plan and carry out further terrorist attacks,” State said in a press release.

AQAP claimed responsibility for 2015 attacks on the office of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris and often boasts of having one of the world’s most feared bomb makers, Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri (see more on AQAP below).

On Friday, subscribers were also notified of a new video released by the Islamic State’s Al-Hayat Media group urging followers in Europe, America, Russia, Australia, and elsewhere to rise up and kill kuffars, or unbelievers. In what is one of the group’s most horrific videos to date, an English language nasheed (acapella chant) backs brief news clips of attacks in Las Vegas, San Bernardino, Paris, Nice, London, and Manchester. Also mixed in are brief clips of beheadings, throat cutting, burnings, severed heads being waved around, as well as clips of jihadists in battle.

From the Nasheed (punctuation added):

GO AND ANSWER THE CALL
DON’T SPARE NONE, KILL THEM ALL.
IT IS NOW TIME TO RISE,
SLIT THEIR THROATS, WATCH THEM DIE.

THE ISLAMIC STATE STANDS,
AND IT STANDS AND DEMANDS
THAT YOU WORSHIP THE ONE,
WHOM BESIDES THERE IS NONE.

[…]

THROUGH OUR BLOOD COMES SUCCESS
AND WE’LL GIVE IT OUR BEST,
TO DESTROY THE KUFFAR,
WE WILL SLAUGHTER THEM ALL.

SO MY BROTHERS ERUPT,
LET THE WORLD KNOW WE’RE UP.
BY THE WILL OF ALLAH,
WE WILL CONQUER THE WORLD.

Scene from latest Islamic State video entitled. "Answer the Call." - ALLOW IMAGES

Scene from latest Islamic State video entitled. "Answer the Call." - ALLOW IMAGES

Scene from latest Islamic State video entitled. "Answer the Call." - ALLOW IMAGES

Scene from latest Islamic State video entitled. "Answer the Call." - ALLOW IMAGES

NEW THREATS TO AVIATION

On Monday, AlertsUSA subscribers were informed of an emergency order from the Transportation Security Administration requiring stricter scrutiny of air cargo being loaded onto flights bound for the U.S. from last point of departure airports in five countries — Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The TSA/CBP “emergency” order affects cargo carried by EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Qatar Airways, Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways.

Citing intelligence pointing to an increased threat of a bomb being smuggled on board an aircraft bound for the United States, TSA administrator David Pekoske stated the following:

“The continued threat to commercial aviation calls for enhanced screening and security to protect international air travel direct to the United States. The countries were chosen because of a demonstrated intent by terrorist groups to attack aviation from them.”

“TSA looks at threats emanating from each country uniquely, and cannot provide specific information about those threats, but after analyzing evaluated intelligence, we determined that we needed to expand the ACAS program within each of them at this time.”

Under the new measures, airlines would be required to provide the Transportation Security Administration and Customer and Border Protection detailed information about all cargo destined for or transiting through the United States prior to being loaded onto aircraft.

In addition to new threat intelligence prompting this latest round of enhanced security measures, readers are reminded that in July of last year, U.S. and Australian authorities foiled a plot to smuggle an improvised explosive device onto an Etihad Airways flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi. The particular flight targeted was carrying more than 400 people.

Another notable foiled plot occurred in October of 2010, within which two packages, each containing a bomb consisting of approximately 12 ounces of plastic explosives and a detonating mechanism, were found on two separate cargo planes. Both were bound for the U.S. from Yemen and were discovered en route during stop-overs, one at East Midlands Airport in the UK, and one in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

As a final note on this story, readers are reminded that as recently as April of last year, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has made clear they continue to target the aviation sector for attacks. Just two years ago, the al Qaeda branch published what counterterrorism experts say was an extremely detailed, and potentially lethal, bomb recipe in the 13th issue of their internet magazine known as Inspire. Also included in that issue were instructions on getting the bomb through airport security and even where to sit on the plane to maximize damage.

Despite a recent lull in domestic terror attacks, the threat environment remains extremely serious. AlertsUSA strongly encourages readers to maintain a sensible level of personal security awareness and vigilance when in public places and gatherings. Leave the smartphone in your bag or jacket and pay attention to your surroundings. Make it a point to know the location of exits.

Get in the habit of “scanning and calculating.” Scanning involves continuously and subconsciously scanning one’s immediate area to identify potential security threats. Calculating is the mental planning of a response that takes place after scanning identifies a threat. After a little practice, these actions become second nature.

If you have a bad feeling about a person or situation, follow your instincts. While sometimes wrong or misread, your “gut” will often warn of actual threats not appearing in your conscious awareness. Trust it.

AlertsUSA continues to monitor the 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.

 


 

AlertsUSA.com

OTHER SMS ALERTS FROM THIS WEEK
NOT DETAILED IN THIS NEWSLETTER ISSUE

1/25 – Shallow EQ swarm off coast of CA, ~125 miles WSW of Eureka. M5.0-5.8. Could portend larger quake along major W coast fault lines. Have a plan, be prepared.

1/23 – AlertsUSA monitoring response to shooting incident, Marshal Co High School, Benton, KY. At least 5 shot. Heavy police presence. Shooter in custody.

1/23 – The NWS Tsunami Warning Center has canceled the Tsunami Watch for CA: “A tsunami was generated by this event, but does not pose a threat to California.”

1/23 – Residents of the W. Coast of N. America from the MX border to AK should be paying attention. Tsunami WATCHES & WARNINGS in effect. 7.9 EQ in Gulf of Alaska..

1/23 – 7.9 EQ, Gulf of Alaska. Tsunami WARNING: British Columbia, S. Alaska, Aleutian Islands. Tsunami WATCH: U.S. West Coast. More details to come.

1/22 – U.S. Embassy Philippines warns Americans re Mayon Volcano, SE of Manila. Alert level increased from 3 to 4. “Hazardous eruption imminent.” More via email.

1/23 – An IED was reportedly detonated this evening at Eagle Ridge Mall, Lake Wales, FL. No injuries. Add’l “devices” found in backpack. See email for more info.

AlertsUSA Service for Mobile Devices - ALLOW IMAGES

* Threat Info Direct to Your Mobile Device
* Get Away Early, Give Your Family Extra Safety.
* In Wide Use By Gov, 1st Responders, Travelers.
* 24/7/365 Monitoring. No Hype. Just the Bad Stuff.
* Issued Hours and Days before the MSM.
* On your Cell Phone, Tablet or Email.
* We Give The Clear Truth, Unlike the MSM.
* 15 Years in Operation!

We are NOT part of the government.
In fact, they are our customers!

 

 


 

A California Air National Guard F-15 Eagle takes flight near Diamond Head during the Sentry Aloha 18-01 training exercise at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2018. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Chris Drudge. - ALLOW IMAGES

World News Roundup

 

January 27, 2018

 

Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

USAF Is Jamming GPS For Largest Ever Red Flag Air War Exercise
The Pentagon’s Readiness Crisis Threatens To Worsen In 2018
Biggest bunker-buster upgraded by US for B-2 bombers amid N. Korea crisis
US sees most active flu season since 2009 ‘swine’ pandemic
IMF: Venezuela inflation will increase 13,000% this year
Brazil judge seizes ex-President Lula’s passport
After Hawaii false alarm, lawmakers want POTUS, DoD involved in alerts
US Treasury Dept reveals new details about the Taliban’s network
The Doomsday Clock just ticked closer to midnight
Venezuelan refugees in Colombia face deportation threat.

EUROPE

The Russia threat is real — and it matters
Is it illegal to call someone a Nazi?
Nigeria’s Boko Haram attacks in numbers – as lethal as ever
Ethiopia could be sitting on one of the world’s great untapped gold deposits
Russia says new U.S. sanctions are destructive step, will retaliate
Catalan officials deny receiving CIA warning ahead of Barcelona attack
Russia is ready to ‘kill thousands and thousands’ of British people.
US, Europe huddle on Iran after Trump ultimatum
Will Russia Build 8,000 Nuclear Weapons by 2026?
Germany sends tanks to Lithuania as part of increased NATO presence

MIDDLE EAST

Fears over US-Turkey military confrontation in Syria
US drones ‘wiping out’ Shabaab in Somalia: AU mission head
Why Israel’s New F-35 Stealth Fighters Are a Game-Changer
The US just changed course in Syria — and could confront Iran
Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to expand Syria border offensive
Kurdish forces call on Damascus in fight against Turkey.
Iran leader said eyeing ways to muzzle ‘Mad Dog’ internet
Trump threatens to stop aid to Palestinians
Bigger Iran Military Budget Could Mean More Proxy Wars
A Reagan Doctrine for Iran?

ASIA

Mattis: US could ‘fight tonight’ if S. Korea attacked
Will India and Asean serve as a counterbalance to China?
China-India tension: Satellite imagery shows Doklam plateau build-up
Despite sanctions, North Korea exported coal to South and Japan
Unease mixes with excitement as Pyeongchang awaits the world
Okinawa governor says U.S. military ‘crazy, ‘out of control’
Philippines warns powerful volcanic eruption may still come
China unveils huge plans for the Arctic, with ‘Polar Silk Road’ on the way
US-S. Korean war games will go on after Olympics, Pentagon says
Japan Deploys First of Ten F-35A Jets Purchased From US

 


 

Travel Security

The U.S. Dept. of State Travel Website is the authoritative federal source for information on the security situation at travel destinations worldwide. With tensions rapidly increasing in most regions, readers planning 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.

Major USGOV Travel Notices

Europe Travel Alert
11/16/2017

Worldwide Caution

12/06/2017

The Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) provides several resources to enhance the safety and security of the U.S. private sector abroad. Additional information can be found on OSAC.gov

Mariners and U.S. citizens considering maritime travel should also review information at the websites of the National Geospatial Agency, the Maritime Security Communications with Industry Portal, and the U.S. Coast Guard for information related to maritime and port security globally.

Additional Sources of Travel Guidance

Canada Dept. of Foreign Affairs

Australia Dept. of Foreign Affairs

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

 


 

Threat Journal Subscription Button - ALLOW IMAGES

 

Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.

 

 

Via: threatjournal


Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page