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ALERT: Evacuation order issued at DOE Hanford nuclear site

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WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP 4-30-17

From AlertsUSA

 

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All Eyes on N. Korea
“Major Major Conflict Possible”

 

April 29, 2017

 

What You Need To Know

The saber rattling on the Korean Peninsula has reached dangerous levels, with North Korea test firing yet another ballistic missile despite repeated condemnation and threats from the international community. According to the U.S. Pacific Command, the missile launch took place at 10:33 AM Hawaii time from the Pukchange Airfield north of Pyongyang. Despite wildly varying mainstream media reports to the contrary, U.S. Pacific Command notes that the missile did not leave North Korean territory before crashing and did not reach the Sea of Japan.

In a highly unusual meeting on Wed, President Trump, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense and the National Intelligence Director provided a classified briefing on the North Korean threat to all 100 U.S. Senators, with many reporting the content of the briefing as grim. According to a joint statement released by Secretary of State Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats:

Past efforts have failed to halt North Korea’s unlawful weapons programs and nuclear and ballistic missile tests. With each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and poses a growing threat to our allies and the U.S. homeland.?

In an Reuters interview on Thursday, President Trump said that tensions on the Korean Peninsula were reaching a boiling point;

?There’s a chance we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely?

On Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned;

“The threat of a North Korean nuclear attack on Seoul or Tokyo is real.”

The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific region told lawmakers Thursday that the North Korean crisis is the worst he’s seen — testifying that it’s only a matter of time before Kim Jong Un has the capability of launching a nuclear warhead toward the United States.

Also this week, the office of the Prime Minister of Japan waned it’s citizens to prepare, saying that a missile attack from N. Korea could come with less than ten minuets warning.

Earlier in the week, the US military began installation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in response to the North Korean missile threat. Known by the acronym THAAD, this anti-ballistic missile system is designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase using a hit-to-kill approach. The missile carries no warhead, but relies on the kinetic energy of impact to destroy the incoming target. China has repeatedly expressed anger at the deployment given the strength of THAAD’s X Band active electronically scanned array radar that can peer deep into Chinese territory.

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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 ALERTS FROM THIS WEEK
NOT DETAILED IN THIS NEWSLETTER ISSUE

4/28 – Shallow 7.2 EQ strikes southern Philippines (Mindanao). AlertsUSA monitoring for possible Pacific tsunami alerts.

4/27 – Whitehall and Downing Street in London closed flwg arrest of one individual in possible attempted terror attack. Heavy police presence. Avoid the area.

4/24 – AlertsUSA monitoring active shooter situation, NE Dallas, TX. At least two injured, gunman at large. Local residents urged to monitor news.

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World News Roundup

April 29, 2017

Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

NSA says to stop some warrantless surveillance of American messages
Fox Poll: 53% favor military action to stop North Korea nukes program
Flood of Cuban migrants to United States shrinks to a trickle
Brazil cities paralyzed by nationwide strike against austerity
Venezuelans forced to cross border for medical care
Pentagon Granted Authority to Determine Troop Levels in ISIS Fight
America Is Losing the Cyber Information War
40 years later, the mothers of Argentina’s ‘disappeared’ refuse to be silent
Water security could define future conflict

EUROPE

UK police shoot 1, arrest 6 others in counterterror raids
US adds Saudi ISIS leader to terror list
Germany bans face veils for civil servants amid security measures
Russia steps up anti-U.S. military propaganda
Edward Snowden can stay as long as he likes, says Russia
Theresa May turns combative ahead of Brexit negotiations
This Little-Known US Ally Could Be Pivotal on Russia, China Policy
Macedonia Shaken by Violence in Parliament
Keep Your Eyes on the Protests in Russia’s Provinces
Does Putin Still Favor Sidekick Medvedev?
Russ ian mafia groups reportedly operate in Europe on behalf of the Kremlin

MIDDLE EAST

Christians are under attack, and not even the Pope can convince them to stay
U.S. forces to monitor situation along Syria-Turkey border
Chemical weapons allegedly used 45 times in Syria
At U.N., U.S. calls for pressure on Russia to try to end Syria war
U.S.-backed forces push against IS in slowed Raqqa campaign
Foreign Islamic State fighters are ‘fighting to the death’ in Mosul
Houthi rebels use another unmanned boat bomb against the Saudis
Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza’s electricity
Iran candidates square off in first TV debate

ASIA

Asia weighs risk and reward in Trump ‘bromance’ with China’s Xi
Russia says use of force on North Korea would be ‘completely unacceptable’
China cautions against use of force on North Korea
South Korea paying for THAAD ‘impossible’: presidential frontrunner’s aide
North Korea seeks Southeast Asian support over ‘grave situation’ with US
US vows sanctions and will activate Thaad system ‘within days’
North Koreans in Japan sense growing hostility
Accelerated THAAD deployment dividing South Korean Presidential candidates
‘We are a target’: South Korean village wakes up on frontline with North


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164 Passages about Jihad from the Koran


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


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

Peru
04/25/2017

Pakistan
04/12/2017

Israel, W. Bank, Gaza
04/11/2017

Niger
04/11/2017

Kenya
04/06/2017

Nigeria
04/05/2017

Sudan
03/30/2017

DR Congo
03/29/2017

Saudi Arabia
03/29/2017

Turkey
03/28/2017

French Guiana
03/24/2017

Peru
03/24/2017

Mauritania
03/22/2017

Cameroon
03/22/2017

Syria
03/22/2017

Afghanistan
03/21/2017

Worldwide Caution

03/06/2017

Additional Sources of Travel Guidance

Canada Dept. of Foreign Affairs

Australia Dept. of Foreign Affairs

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office


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ALERT: Multiple concurrent power outages; NY, LA, San Fran

Several federal agencies investigating multiple concurrent power outages; NY, LA, San Fran..

 

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WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP 4-9-17

From AlertsUSA

 

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Terror in St. Petersburg and Stockholm
ISIS Calls for More Killing, Theft and Economic Harm

 

April 8, 2017

 

Between April 3-7, AlertsUSA issued the following related Flash message to subscriber mobile devices:

4/7 – Swedish PM confirms incident as terror event. Shots fired at Friedhemsplatz, police issuing terror alert, asking for evac of city center. Monitoring..

4/7 – Swedish police: Truck driven into crowd on main shopping street in central Stockholm. Numerous deaths and injuries reported. AlertsUSA monitoring.

4/6 – ISIS releases latest issue of online mag ‘Rumiyah’. Calls on flwrs to kill unbelievers, steal their wealth and cause economic harm to their businesses.

4/3 – Multiple explosions reported, St. Petersburg, Russia metro station. At least 10 deaths and dozens of injuries.

What You Need To Know

On multiple occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding security threats. Beginning Monday, subscribers were notified of reports of multiple explosions in the St. Petersburg, Russia metro. In this incident, an improvised explosive device packed with nails went off inside a train car as it was moving between two stations. Reports from both stations led authorities to initially believe there were two explosions. 14 were killed in the blast and more than 50 injured. Eight suspects are currently in custody and additional explosive devices have been discovered during subsequent raids.

Islamic State Magazine ‘Rumiyah’

On Thursday AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of the release of the latest issue of the Islamic State’s online magazine known as Rumiyah. Published in multiple languages, this issue calls on followers to kill unbelievers, steal their wealth and cause economic harm to their businesses. Within an article entitled, ‘The Kafir’s Wealth is Halal, So take It’, the following encouragement is given to readers:

Just as the blood of the kafir is halal to shed, so too is the kafir’s wealth halal to take.

Additional, the article explains:

Whether the financial damage is on an individual kafir or the cause of perpetual loss to a business, the Muslim in Dar al-Kufr (the Land of Disbelief) has the opportunity to follow this blessed sunnah, striking terror by stalking the kuffar and causing them economic harm. There should be no misunderstanding about the excellence of this deed, as taking this wealth is in accordance with the command of Allah.

AlertsUSA cautions business owners and managers that it would be prudent to take note of this call to action and to carefully evaluate your vulnerabilities. Many Muslims want to participate in the jihad (as is mandated in the Koran), but not everyone is inclined to travel to a distant battlefield or become a martyr.

Stockholm Truck Attack

On Friday AlertsUSA subscribers were some of the first in the nation to learn of an incident within which a truck was once again used as a weapon to intentionally mow down pedestrians, this time along a walking mall in Stockholm, Sweden. Four people were killed and 15 others wounded, nine critically. Police have one suspect in custody. Multiple witnesses claim the truck was intentionally being steered back and forth to strike pedestrians before crashing into a upscale department store. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said all indications were that it was a terror attack.

Readers are reminded that the specific tactic of using cars and trucks to mow down pedestrians has been repeatedly called for by the Islamic State in different publications, internet videos and on social media. It is likely the tempo of such attacks will continue to increase in the U.S. and Europe, necessitating a reminder to maintain a high level of vigilance when in large public gatherings.

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 ALERTS FROM THIS WEEK
NOT DETAILED IN THIS NEWSLETTER ISSUE

4/6 – Multiple sources report the U.S. has launched ~50 cruise missiles into Syria. Check national media. Developing situation.

4/5 – CDC: 2016 Zika Totals: ~1300 infections in pregnant women across 44 states. One in every ten women had a baby with a birth defect. Avoid mosquitoes.

4/2 – US / EU nuclear plants warned to tighten security protocols flwg intel re efforts to exploit “vulnerabilities” in the industry’s internet defenses. Monitoring..

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World News Roundup

April 8, 2017

Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

Donald Trump hails friendship with China’s Xi as missiles head to Syria
White House photo reveals inside view of Mar-a-Lago situation room
Trump National Security Team All Agreed on Syria Strike
How Trump and His Team Decided to Strike Syria
Dinner-time airstrike leaves China having to reassess Trump
Susan Rice, Michael Flynn, and the politics of surveillance
V.P. Pence to make trip to Asia-Pacific amid Korean tensions

EUROPE

More than 400 former jihadi fighters back in Britain
Trump’s Syria strike poses challenge for Kremlin

Kosovo bows to U.S., NATO pressure, puts off plan to create army
Spain: Basque separatists plan to unilaterally disarm on Saturday
Germany investigating 20 alleged Turkish spies
Fifth Westminster attack victim dies from fall into Thames
Police, demonstrators prepare for G20 summit in Hamburg

MIDDLE EAST

U.S. strikes on Syria came close to clash with Russia: Medvedev
Pentagon has broad military arsenal available for Syria strike
US strike on Syria is widely hailed, but angers Russia.
Russia’s Suspension of Coop on Syrian Airspace Raises Risk of Clash
Russia ups an te by freezing communications with US in Syria
ISIS used US missile strike to launch new offensive near Palmyra
US-backed fighters lay siege to Islamic State-held town
South Africans protest against Zuma; violence hits Johannesburg
Fitch cuts South Africa’s credit rating to ‘junk’

ASIA

Why China’s Asian neighbors are so nervous over the Xi-Trump summit
China urges ‘restraint’ after U.S. airstrike on Syrian airfield
Will the Islamic State Rebuild in Afghanistan?
N. Korea Cyberspace Offensives Pose Challenge in U.S.-China Relations
Philippines to upgrade facilities, not occupy new areas in disputed sea
China fighter plane spotted on South China Sea island


ARM YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE
USING THESE FREE REFERENCES

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

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DEADLY VERSES
164 Passages about Jihad from the Koran


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


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

Kenya
04/06/2017

Nigeria
04/05/2017

Sudan
03/30/2017

DR Congo
03/29/2017

Saudi Arabia
03/29/2017

Turkey
03/28/2017

French Guiana
03/24/2017

Peru
03/24/2017

Mauritania
03/22/2017

Cameroon
03/22/2017

Syria
03/22/2017

Afghanistan
03/21/2017

Worldwide Caution

03/06/2017

Additional Sources of Travel Guidance

Canada Dept. of Foreign Affairs

Australia Dept. of Foreign Affairs

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office


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Alert: Truck driven into crowd in central Stockholm

A truck has been driven into people in central Stockholm, police and eyewitnesses said.

‘At least three killed’ as truck hits crowd in Stockholm

At least three people were killed when a truck hit pedestrians in central Stockholm before crashing into a department store, public service radio station Ekot has reported.

Several others are believed to have been injured.

 

Swedish PM confirms incident as terror event. Shots fired at Friedhemsplatz, police issuing terror alert, asking for evac of city center.

 

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U.S. launches cruise missile strike on Syria after chemical weapons attack

President Trump ordered a cruise missile strike against Syria early Friday local time in retaliation for the chemical weapons attack that killed 86 people on Tuesday, according to the Pentagon.

The attack, the first conventional assault on another country ordered by Trump, comes a day after he declared that the chemical weapons assault had “crossed many, many lines,” including causing the deaths of 27 children.

Years of previous attempts to change the behavior of Syrian President Bashar Assad have failed, Trump said from his resort in Palm Beach, Fla.

The missiles, fired from a U.S. Navy vessel in the Mediterranean Sea, struck multiple sites, including the airfield where Syria based the warplanes used in the chemical attack, a Defense official said.

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The attack essentially follows the plan that the Pentagon had set in September 2013, according to a senior Defense official not authorized to speak publicly about the operation. That plan was devised after President Barack Obama had set a “red line” on the use of chemical weapons.

Assad had used the weapons that killed 1,400 civilians, but Obama did not order an attack. Instead, Assad agreed to turnover his stockpiles of chemical weapons, a pledge he obviously reneged on in light of Tuesday’s use of what experts believe was sarin gas on civilians.

In 2013, military planners had planned to use land-attack cruise missiles launched from Navy destroyers cruising off shore from Syria. For weeks, the Navy had four destroyers floating off shore, waiting for the order to strike that never came.

Using ships negates the need to seek permission from countries where U.S. warplanes are based. Land-attack Tomahawk missiles can travel 1,500 miles to strike their target and carry a warhead with 1,000 pounds of conventional explosives.

Among the options that Pentagon planners had developed for Trump: the airfield, military command-and-control centers, air defense systems and troops.

Any attack puts at risk the hundreds of U.S. special operations troops in eastern Syria who are advising local ground forces in their fight against the Islamic State, or ISIS. The concern, according to the official, is that Assad could order a counter strike, targeting the Americans. There is also the risk that the attack could kill Russian troops who have been supporting the Assad regime.

The Pentagon, which has been bombing ISIS targets in Syria since 2014, can provide extra air patrols to protect those troops. But they still would be vulnerable to attacks by surface-to-surface missiles fired by Syrian forces.

Deadly chemical attack

The strike followed an attack on a rebel-held city in northern Syria with apparent chemical weapons. Autopsies on three Syrians who died after being brought to Turkey for treatment suggest the banned nerve agent sarin was used in the attack, the Turkish Health Ministry said.

Turkey, which also is involved in the fighting, has long pushed for Assad’s ouster.

Russia said the deaths were caused by a Syrian strike on a terrorist chemical lab, but the United States, other nations and human rights groups rejected that claim as baseless.

While Trump has been criticized for cozying up to Russia, officials in that country warned him against military strikes.

“We have to think about negative consequences, negative consequences, and all the responsibility if military action occurred will be on shoulders of those who initiated such doubtful and tragic enterprise,” said Vladimir Safronkov, Russia’s deputy envoy to the United Nations, speaking with reporters at the U.N.

Asked what those consequences might be, the Russian diplomat cited ongoing problems in Iraq and Libya.

Trump had long shared that opinion. He had previously urged the United States to support Assad against rebel groups fighting him, many of which are aligned with al-Qaeda. In 2013, he criticized Obama for contemplating strikes without getting congressional approval. But the images of the dead children spurred an about-face.

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Now, in the early morning darkness in Syria, Trump has responded with force.

 

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WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP 4-2-17

From AlertsUSA

 

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Tensions Flare on the Korean Peninsula

 

April 1, 2017

 

What You Need To Know

Defense and intelligence organizations worldwide continue to watch the Korean peninsula in anticipation of what is expected to be the reclusive nation’s 6th underground nuclear test. Analysis of commercial satellite imagery of the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site in the northeast of the country shows that after a week of intensive work at the remote mountain location, the site now appears devoid of activity, with no vehicles, trailers or personnel readily visible. According to specialists with the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, this abrupt change in visible activity could suggest that preparations are complete and that a test could occur at any time.

There is speculation within the intelligence community that N. Korea may have attempt their nuclear test this coming week when China’s President is in the U.S. for two days of meetings with President Trump.

This week North Korea threatened preemptive strikes on U.S. and South Korean troops in response to reports that U.S. and South Korean special operations forces were themselves practicing decapitation strikes as part of the already provocative Foal Eagle combined field training exercise which began March 1st. This year, approximately 3,600 U.S. service members deployed to join the 28,000 U.S. troops already based in South Korea for the annual exercise, which will run through April 30. In total, nearly 300,000 combined troops are involved in the exercise.

A big flare was sent up this week when the Pentagon announced that eight U.S. Marine F-35 fighters are now operating in South Korea as part of the Foal Eagle training exercise, and more are in Japan just a short flight away. This announcement has most certainly caught the attention of the North Koreans as the stealth features of the F-35 make it all but invisible to the entirety of their air defense system. This provides the ability to strike military and infrastructure targets anywhere in the country at will.

Earlier this month, the U.S. began deployment of the advanced THAAD missile defense system to South Korea, a move that has angered China due to the strength of the radar.

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 ALERTS FROM THIS WEEK
NOT DETAILED IN THIS NEWSLETTER ISSUE

3/29 – AlertsUSA monitoring security incident on Capital Hill. Attempted traffic stop, car bolts, shots fired, driver apprehended. Add’l alerts only if warranted.

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* Homeland Security 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.
* Over a Decade in Operation!

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

 


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World News Roundup

April 1, 2017

Other Developments We Are Following

 

AMERICAS

Trump administration stops disclosing troop deployments in Iraq and Syria
White House says U.S. must accept ‘political reality’ in Syria.
Flynn lawyer: Client wants assurances against ‘witch-hunt’ prosecution
Venezuela knocks over its democracy. The region pushes back.
Trump sets himself on collision course wit h China ahead of Xi meeting
Colombia’s FARC rebels give up guns in disarmament camps
Venezuela bonds crash as political standoff escalates
Americans are increasingly blocked at Canada border
Julian Assange waits for Ecuador’s election to decide his future

 

EUROPE

Anger over Brexit will not get Ireland anywhere
Montenegro Joining NATO Is Against U.S. Interests
Poland expects to ink $7.6 billion deal for Patriot systems by end-2017
EU rules out early trade talks with UK in Brexit process
Future of Gibraltar at stake in Brexit negotiations
Scotland makes official bid for new independence vote.
Germany rejects US pressure for Nato spending rise

 

MIDDLE EAST

Trump seeks to ‘reboot’ U.S. relationship with Egypt in Monday talks
Why Syria’s Kurds Are America’s Key Ally
Video shows ISIS trying to bait US into killing civilians
Lebanon near ‘breaking point’ over Syrian refugee crisis: PM Hariri
Turkey will maintain military presence in Syria
Syria’s warring sides trade insults after Geneva talks

 

ASIA

Pakistan Is No Friend to America
India May Be Rethinking Nuclear First Strikes
North Korea attempts to influence South’s presidential elections
U.S. sanctions North Koreans it links to weapons, financial networks
China downplays tensions with U.S. as Xi prepares to meet Trump.
Pace of Chinese Military Modernization Getting Attention of DoD & Congress


ARM YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE
USING THESE FREE REFERENCES

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

DEADLY VERSES - ALLOW IMAGESSEX, WOMEN AND ISLAM - ALLOW IMAGES

 

DEADLY VERSES
164 Passages about Jihad from the Koran


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


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

Sudan
03/30/2017

DR Congo
03/29/2017

Saudi Arabia
03/29/2017

Turkey
03/28/2017

French Guiana
03/24/2017

Peru
03/24/2017

French Guiana
03/24/2017

Mauritania
03/22/2017

Cameroon
03/22/2017

Syria
03/22/2017

Afghanistan
03/21/2017

Eritrea
02/22/2017

Worldwide Caution

03/06/2017

 

Additional Sources of Travel Guidance

Canada Dept. of Foreign Affairs

Australia Dept. of Foreign Affairs

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office


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WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP 3-26-17

From AlertsUSA

 

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New Threats to the Aviation Sector
Deadly Attack Outside UK Parliament

 

March 25, 2017

 

Between March 20 and 23, AlertsUSA issued the following
related Flash message to subscriber mobile devices:

3/20 – DHS now forbids nearly all elec devices in cabins of non-stop US-bound flights on 12 carriers servicing Middle East & Africa. No current impact on US carriers.

3/21 – UK to announce US-like ban on laptops and other elec devices in the cabin of certain airline flights from the ME and Africa. Move based on solid threat intel.

3/22 – Shots fired on Westminster Bridge outside of Parliament in London. Multiple injuries. Building on lock down. AlertsUSA monitoring…

3/22 – London incident began with SUV mowing down 10+ people on bridge, then crashing into Parliament fencing. Driver then attacked police w/knife and was shot.

3/23 – Islamic State group says through its Aaamaq news agency that the London attacker was a `soldier of the Islamic State’.

 

What You Need To Know

On six occasions AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding security threats. Beginning Monday, subscribers were notified of new restrictions on the types of electronic devices allowed in the cabins of non-stop US-bound flights from eight Muslim-majority countries: Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Those traveling to the US from 10 airports in these countries will be barred from bringing laptops, tablets, or any devices “larger than a cellphone” as carry-on items. Instead, these items will need to placed in checked luggage.

 

According to the Dept of Homeland Security, intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation and are aggressively pursuing innovative methods to undertake their attacks, to include smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items. Based on this information, DHS and TSA determined it is necessary to enhance security procedures for passengers at certain last point of departure airports to the United States.

At present there is no impact on domestic flights, or flights departing the United States. Following the announcement of the ban by DHS, the UK government announced similar restrictions.

 

Readers are reminded that on multiple occasions over the past several years, AlertsUSA Threat Journal has warned of increasing threats to the aviation sector:

 

In January 2015 we reported on a new issue of al Qaeda’s quarterly Internet magazine known as ‘Inspire’ that included what counterterrorism experts say appears to be the most detailed, and potentially lethal, bomb recipe published by al Qaeda to date. In addition, instructions are also provided on getting the bomb through airport security and even where to sit on the plane.

 

In July 2014 we reported on new warnings that Al-Qaeda in Yemen, despite the media narrative of their deep animosity with ISIS, was passing on bomb making expertise to militants fighting in Syria and Iraq.

 

In Feb 2014 we reported on intelligence indicating Islamic terrorist organizations were working with methods for smuggling individual components for liquid explosives onto planes. It was this intelligence that led to DHS banning liquids, gels, aerosols & powders above a certain size within carry-on baggage.

 

Also in Feb 2014, we reported on DHS warnings to domestic and international airlines of intelligence suggesting an increased threat involving explosives hidden in shoes on overseas flights bound for United States.

 

Vehicular Attack Outside UK Parliament

On Wednesday, AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of reports of shots fired on the Westminster Bridge outside of the Houses of Parliament in London. In the aftermath, London police report the incident began with British-born Khalid Masood, age 52, driving his SUV at approximately 70 MPH along the walkway of Westminster Bridge, intentionally mowing down pedestrians. Upon reaching the far end of the bridge, he crashed the SUV into the concrete and iron fence outside of Parliament, then fatally stabbed a responding police officer before being shot. As of the time of this report’s preparation, four people had died in the incident and more than 50 were wounded, some with what responders described as c atastrophic injuries.

On Thursday, the Islamic State formally claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the now dead suspect was a `soldier of the Islamic State’.

The group also released a new series of threatening graphics showing different landmarks buildings from London ablaze, with messages such as “we will bring the war in your countries: wait for the worse and be sure this operation will be the first but not the last”, and another which carries the vow “there is nothing but fire in front of you”.

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Other Developments We Are Following

 

AMERICAS

Obama Admin Officials Could Face Criminal Charges Over ‘Unmasking’
US Senators introduce new Iran sanctions
Venezuela president asks United Nations for ‘help’ boosting medicine supplies
U.S. sanctions 30 firms, individuals for aiding Iran, North Korea arms programs
Saudi Arabia faces $6 billion U.S. lawsuit by Se pt. 11 insurers
The Navy Will Struggle to Build Trump’s 350-Ship Fleet
New amphibious landing tactics and technology
Pentagon, Air Force Continue F-35 vs A-10 Close Air Support Testing

 

EUROPE

Why Erdogan Seeks to Provoke European Leaders
Estonia’s lessons for fighting Russian disinformation
As the European Union turns 60, it starts to feel its age
Scottish independence might hurt defense industry more than Brexit
Germany blocks defense exports to Turkey
Why France is Boosting Its Military Muscle in Pacific
Poland mulls F-35, F-16A/B fighters acquisition
NATO forces assemble in eastern Europe

 

MIDDLE EAST

US Warships Being ‘Harassed’ By Iranian Forces In The Straits
Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention
US Senators introduce new Iran sanctions
US-led coalition vows to crush ‘Islamic State’.
One in five Arab Mediterranean youths hopes to emigrate: study
Syria army retakes Damascus areas from rebels

 

ASIA

U.S. general: Russia possibly supporting Taliban in Afghanistan
U.S. turns down Russia invitation to Afghan peace conference
Report: North Korea preparing for another nuclear test
Report: North Korea security agents are being purged
China dismisses ‘mi litarization’ of disputed islands in South China Sea
Japan commissions new $1bn helicopter carrier amid tensions with China
China says hopes new Japanese carrier doesn’t mark return to militarism
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Travel Security Update

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

 

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Are You Making These Common Prepper Mistakes?

Okay, you’ve made the commitment of time, money, and resources to start learning survival skills, and to prepare for the worst case.

One of the things new preppers, and survivalists need to be aware of are what are some of the potential mistakes they could be making?

In this post we are going to discuss some common prepper mistakes that preppers, and survivalists both old, and new should avoid making.

Video: Common Prepper Mistakes

Written by Alec Deacon

 

Focusing on One Potential Disaster

It is acceptable to focus on and prepare for a volcanic eruption, nuclear, chemical or biological attack, or even a 10.0 magnitude earthquake, but do not forget the fact that prepping is about surviving any artificial or natural disaster. You cannot spend all of your limited resources on one endeavor. Over time, you will likely have to survive multiples of disasters. You must be prepared generally for all possibilities.

Before beginning preparations, you must ask yourself if what you are preparing for is a realistic threat. Take the time to conduct a treat assessment. If you live in a heavily populated area then certain threats are more likely than if you live in a rural area. For example, if you live in a rural area you would not necessarily focus on a chemical or nuclear attack.

If you live in a large metropolitan, certain events are more likely because populated areas are always a target. However, if you are within a certain range of a possible nuclear, chemical or a biological attack, you are not likely to survive regardless of your preparations. The crisis will be upon you before you can get into your chemical suits, masks and shelters.

Not Preparing For Evacuation

Avoid focusing all your efforts on sheltering in place. Regardless of where you live, you may be forced to evacuate during a crisis. Many of you may convince yourself that no matter what happens you would never leave. Anything is possible and failing to prepare for the possibility of evacuation can have serious consequences. If you convince yourself you would never leave and you are forced to evacuate, you will not be ready and your chances of survival will have been reduced.

Have a backpack for each family member packed and ready to go at all times. The supplies in the backpacks will be in addition to any supplies you have in the home. You may not have time to pack anything, so they must be ready to go. Map out evacuation routes. Make sure you map more than one way out of your area and ensure more than one persmon in the family knows the way. Drive the routes so you can find them during daylight and after dark. Remember you must prepare for all possible outcomes. Once you become single minded and refuse to accept certain possibilities, you may not survive the crisis.

Not Spreading Your Supplies

Avoid the mistake of stockpiling all of your supplies in one place. Spare bedrooms, basements and garages are ideal storage areas and you can stockpile large amounts in these areas. However, having all of your supplies in one place can be problematic. You will lose all of your emergency supplies if there is a house fire, a robbery, or if your home is otherwise damaged because of the crisis.

You can cache supplies in various locations outside your home, or even at a bug-out location. You can bury supplies using waterproof containers, or in some cases put them in outbuildings on your property. If your home is damaged or robbed, you will have backup supplies nearby.

Place supplies in underground caches along your expected evacuation routes as well. If you have to evacuate quickly, having supplies in various locations ensures your survival. Avoid caching supplies at commercial storage facilities because these will be prime targets for looters and others during a crisis and you may not be able to make your way there.

Your emergency supply caches should be in areas that can be reached on foot and are along any expected travel routes. You must have unrestricted access to your cache of supplies regardless of the time of day or night.

To see more common prepper mistakes see the original article at MyFamilySurvivalPlan.com

 

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The 4 Habits Of People With Extraordinary Mental Toughness. Without These, Your Survival Skills May Not Do You Much Good

You can have all the important survival skills, from A to Z, but without mental toughness you’re not going to last long. This is not only true for survival situations but for life in general. Before we get to the 4 habits, lets set a definition of mental toughness.

Fair to say it is a collection of attributes that allow a person to persevere through difficult circumstances (such as a survival situations, or difficult competitive situations in games) and emerge without losing confidence.

Another term we ought to discuss is Grit. We might define this term as: courage and resolve; strength of character. I think we can agree that these are qualities that those who are mentally tough. Now let’s take a look at The 7 Habits Of People With Extraordinary Mental Toughness.

1. Always act as if you are in total control.

There’s a saying often credited to Ignatius: “Pray as if God will take care of all; act as if all is up to you.” (Cool quote.)

The same premise applies to luck. Many people feel luck has a lot to do with success or failure. If they succeed, luck favored them, and if they fail, luck was against them.

Most successful people do sense that good luck played some role in their success. But they don’t wait for good luck or worry about bad luck. They act as if success or failure is completely within their control. If they succeed, they caused it. If they fail, they caused it.

By not wasting mental energy worrying about what might happen to you, you can put all your effort into making things happen. (And then if you get lucky, hey, you’re even better off.)

You can’t control luck, but you can definitely control you.

2. Put aside things you have no ability to affect.

Mental strength is like muscle strength — no one has an unlimited supply. So why waste your power on things you can’t control?

For some people it’s politics. For others it’s family. For others it’s global warming. Whatever it is, you care … and you want others to care.

Fine. Do what you can do: Vote. Lend a listening ear. Recycle and reduce your carbon footprint. Do what you can do. Be your own change — but don’t try to make everyone else change.

(They won’t.)

 

3. See the past as valuable training … and nothing more.

The past is valuable. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from the mistakes of others.

Then let it go.

Easier said than done? It depends on your perspective. When something bad happens to you, see it as an opportunity to learn something you didn’t know. When another person makes a mistake, don’t just learn from it — see it as an opportunity to be kind, forgiving, and understanding.

The past is just training; it doesn’t define you. Think about what went wrong but only in terms of how you will make sure that next time you and the people around you know how to make sure it goes right.

4. Celebrate the success of others.

Many people — I guarantee you know at least a few — see success as a zero-sum game: There’s only so much to go around. When someone else shines, they think that diminishes the light from their stars.

Resentment sucks up a massive amount of mental energy — energy better applied elsewhere.

When a friend does something awesome, that doesn’t preclude you from doing something awesome. In fact where success is concerned, birds of a feather tend to flock together — so draw your unsuccessful friends even closer.

Don’t resent awesomeness. Create and celebrate awesomeness, wherever you find it, and in time you’ll find even more of it in yourself.

To see 3 more tips for mental toughness click on the link below:

Article Source:http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/7-habits-of-people-with-remarkable-mental-toughness.html#ixzz3A1MgUb3c

 

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