Threat Journal Email of the Week of Sept 19, 2015

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Al Qaeda Head Encourages Attacks,
Iran’s Khamenei Warns America,
N. Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike
Sept 19, 2015
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9/13 (SUN) – Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri urges lone wolf attacks in the West, Germany reinstitutes strict border controls due to migrant crisis. 500+ p/h arriving in Austria.

9/13 (SUN)- Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei issues direct threat, saying should any war break out, America will emerge humiliated.https://youtu.be/QjmDV8kagV8

9/15 (TUE)- Overnight: N Korea makes new nuclear threat to US as country restarts uranium enrichment efforts and prepares to loft satellites (viewed as ICBM test).

What You Need To Know

On multiple occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via text messages to their mobile devices regarding new threats made to the country by a terrorist organization and two foreign nations.

On Sunday, AlertsUSA subscribers were some of the first in the nation to learn of new calls for lone wolf attacks in the West by al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri In an audio recording posted online on Sunday, Zawahiri stated the following:

“I call on all Muslims who can harm the countries of the crusader coalition not to hesitate. We must now focus on moving the war to the heart of the homes and cities of the crusader West and specifically America.”

Zawahiri suggest that Muslim youth in the West take the Tsarnaev brothers, who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings, and the Kouachi brothers, who carried out the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, as examples to follow. Zawahiri also reiterated his position on the Islamic State, indicating he viewed the group’s claim to be a caliphate as illegitimate, but would join them in fighting Western and secular forces in Iraq and Syria.

IRAN THREATENS ON EVE OF SANCTIONS BEING LIFTED

Also on Sunday, AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of a new propaganda video message issued by the government of Iran within which the nation’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warns that if the US should start a war with Iran, America will be “humiliated.” Khamenei made the threats in a nearly 2-minute video posted to his Twitter account.

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Khamenei’s video was released just days before Senate Democrats blocked legislation meant to kill the Iran nuclear deal until the release of US prisoners. Just last week Khamenei tweeted an image of someone stepping on an Israeli flag, along with the comment that the Jewish state won’t exist in 25 years.

We caution’s readers that there is severe danger associated with this nuclear deal and the Obama Administration knows it. When you peel back the layers of lies, political BS and circletalk, the facts are these:

Israeli Attack Almost Assured

The deal does little to slow Iran’s weapons program (the Obama Administration knows this) and thus, there is a high probability of Israel proactively targeting key facilities in order to assure the country does not develop deployable nuclear weapons. And lest we forget, Israel has previously shown a willingness to do so, having attacked such facilities in Iraq in 1981 and more recently, in Syria in 2007.

The difficulty this time around is that such an attack would lead to a much wider conflict, including likely retaliation against other Gulf nations such as Saudi Arabia, particularly as they have offered use of their airspace in any attack, andBahrain (HQ of the U.S. 5th fleet). Further, Iran has previously threatened on multiple occasions that if they come under attack, U.S. citizens and interests throughout the region, and globally, would be targeted. Iran has the largest and most diverse ballistic missile arsenal in the Middle East. (Israel has more capable ballistic missiles, but fewer in number and type.).

Don’t Forget Iran’s Motivation

Finally, we would like to point out a fact that never enters into the mainstream media or Obama Administration discourse on this topic, and that is Iran’s motivation. As their formal name states, the Islamic Republic of Iran is a Muslim nation, and like all Muslims, despite the different sects, they are unified on several key issues:

ONE is the destruction of the Jewish state, the killing of Jews, as well as the elimination or subjection of all unbelievers. These are deeply held religious beliefs based on source documents of early Islam, including the Quran and the Hadith (Read the passages yourself with the free reports below).

TWO, is the desire to hasten the arrival of the Mahdi, the Muslim savior, or what ALL Muslims refer to as “The Awaited One”. To think that statesman-like summits in posh Swiss hotels will sway them from their beliefs is about as likely as getting true Christians to accept abortion and the gay agenda. It ain’t gonna happen. And herein lies the danger. Iranian hatred of Israel is not rooted in diplomatic, territorial or trade disputes. It is a hatred based on core religious beliefs.

Along the same lines, these core religious beliefs are what pose such a grave danger to Europe and the U.S. from the mass migration of Muslims into what are traditionally Judeo-Christian nations. See the video below.

Al-Aqsa Mosque Address:
Europe Wants the Muslim Refugees as Labor;
We Shall Conquer Their Countries

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N. KOREA THREATENS NUCLEAR ATTACK

This week AlertsUSA subscribers were also notified of new nuclear threats by N. Korea as they also announce the restart of nuclear fuel production. According to N. Korea’s Atomic Energy Institute, the country was ready tocounter any U.S. hostility with “nuclear weapons any time,” and said scientists had “made innovations day by day” to “guarantee the reliability of the nuclear deterrent as required by the prevailing situation.”

With the approach of the 70th anniversary of the founding of N. Korea’s ruling party (Oct 10), concern is growing that plans are in the works for either an ICBM launch or another nuclear test. Both the U.S. and China have threatened a firm response to either move, both of which are viewed as highly provocative.

AlertsUSA continues to monitor the overall domestic and international threat environment and will immediately notify service subscribers via SMS messages of new alerts, warnings and advisories or any developments which signal a change the overall threat picture for American citizens as events warrant.


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World News Roundup
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Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

Senators: ISIS fighters posing as migrants could slip into US
Fewer recruits citing 9/11 as reason for joining U.S. military
Go ‘nuclear’ to stop Obama’s Iran deal, urge 57 House Republicans in letter
A List Of The Last 115 Detainees Who Are Still At Guantánamo
Bowe Bergdahl’s Commanders Detail Their Frantic, Dangerous Search
US, Cuba to resume regular mail, flights

EUROPE

Merkel’s spokesman: ‘Closing borders to migrants not sustainable’
Countries in southeast Europe try to block refugees from entering
In EU, asylum applicants jump to 213,000 in three months
Croatia says it can take no more migrants
Bulgaria deploying up to 1,000 troops at Turkish border
Finnish PM says refugee inflow through Sweden is growing
Norway says may impose border controls if asylum inflows surge

MIDDLE EAST

Russia fighter jets now seen at Syrian airfield: U.S. officials
Russia Moves Its First Tactical Fighter Jets to Base in Syria
Why Putin Is Backing Assad in Syria
One million Yemeni fighters prepare to invade Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia warns against Haj unrest
John Kerry names lead US coordinator to implement Iran nuclear agreement

ASIA

Japan’s parliament approves controversial security bill
China ‘extremely concerned’ by proposed U.S. challenge to claims
Can American Compete With China’s Great Military Leap Forward?
Obama Blocks Navy from Sailing Near Disputed Chinese Islands
North Korea confirms new and improved nuclear weapons in the works


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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AlertsUSA and The Dept of State Alerts on Travel Due to Ebola

Potential Implications for Travel Because of Ebola in Parts of West Africa

LAST UPDATED: DECEMBER 2, 2014

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/ebola-west-africa.html#

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to screening procedures, travel restrictions, and reduced aviation transportation options in response to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Mali. This Travel Alert will expire on June 2, 2015.

Due to an outbreak of EVD in the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Mali, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued Level 3 Travel Warnings for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone advising against non-essential travel and a Level 2 Travel Alert for Mali, to practice enhanced precautions for avoidance of contact with ill individuals. The Bureau of Consular Affairs’ website prominently features an Ebola Fact Sheet and links to the CDC Health Travel Warnings, Travel Alert, and general guidance about Ebola.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC have also published and provided interim guidance to public health authorities, airlines, and other partners in West Africa for evaluating risk of exposure of persons coming from countries affected by EVD. Travelers should consult the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures at five U.S. airports (Newark, New York JFK, O’Hare, Atlanta, and Dulles) for all people entering the United States from or who have traveled through the Ebola-affected countries. Travelers who exhibit symptoms indicative of possible Ebola infection may be prevented from boarding and restricted from traveling for the 21-day period. Moreover, CDC’s guidelines outline the minimum recommended procedures, and state and local governments have the power to implement more stringent procedures. Please note neither the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs nor the U.S. Embassy have authority over quarantine issues and cannot prevent a U.S. citizen from being quarantined should local health authorities overseas, or in the United States, require it. For questions about quarantine, please visit the CDC website that addresses quarantine and isolation issues.

Medical evacuation from Ebola-affected countries is very difficult, even for non-Ebola illnesses. The cost for a medical evacuation flight can exceed $200,000. We encourage U.S. citizens travelling to Ebola-affected countries to purchase travel insurance and ensure this insurance includes medical evacuation for EVD. Policy holders should confirm the availability of medical care and evacuation services at their travel destinations prior to travel.

Some local, regional, and international air carriers have curtailed or temporarily suspended service to or from Ebola-affected countries. U.S. citizens planning travel to or from these countries, in accordance with the CDC Health Travel Warnings and Health Travel Alert, should contact their airline to verify seat availability, confirm departure schedules, inquire about screening procedures, and be aware of other airline options.

The Department is aware that some countries have put in place procedures relating to the travel of individuals from or who have traveled through the affected countries, including complete travel bans. Changes to existing procedures may occur with little or no notice. Please consult your airline or the embassy of your destination country for additional information.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling or residing abroad enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment allows you to receive the Department’s safety and security updates, and makes it easier for the nearest U.S. embassy or U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you do not have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution, and read the Country Specific Information for your destination countries. For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website. Current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from within the United States and Canada, or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.

Nov 15, 2014 Threat Journal is a weekly supplement to the AlertsUSA National Threat and Incident Notification Service

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White House: Expect More Ebola Cases in the U.S.
National Guard Mobilized to Serve In West Africa
Ebola and Islam – A Deadly Combination
Nov 15, 2014

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Between Nov 11-15, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following
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11/15 – Overnight: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the mobilization of 2,100 Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers for Ebola duty in West Africa.

11/11 – US Embassy New Zealand receives pkg w/ vial containing susp substance. Pkgs also sent to NZ Parliament + local paper claiming to contain Ebola-tainted blood.

What You Need To Know
On Tues of this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via text messages to their mobile devices that the US Embassy is Wellington, New Zealand, along with the NZ Parliament and a local newspaper, had each received packages with vials containing small bottles of an unknown liquid, along with correspondence referring to the Ebola virus. As of the time of this reports’ preparation on Friday, there have been no follow up reports indicating the results of testing on the liquids. While the U.S. embassy remained open during the incident, one worker was given a precautionary decontamination scrub down and the mailroom of the facility closed.

CANADA IMPLEMENTS TIGHTER CONTROLS

Readers will recall that earlier this month, the governments of Australia and Canada effectively closed their doors to residents of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, dramatically curtailing all visa services in a major effort to prevent travelers infected with the deadly Ebola virus from reaching their shores. The move caused bureaucrats within the UN and World Health Organization to spin off the rails, demanding both governments justify their actions.

On Monday of this week the government of Canada again put the safety of their citizens first and announced additional measures. Effective immediately, those traveling from the affected West African countries who have had any contact with Ebola patients, including health care workers, will be ordered into immediate and mandatory self-isolation at home or in a designated facility for 3 weeks and all will be monitored daily for symptoms.

Those travelers from the region without known contacts, while not ordered into self-isolation, will still be closely monitored on a daily basis by public health officials for the same time period.

EBOLA CZAR: MORE U.S. EBOLA CASES TO COME

On Tues, President Obama’s Ebola Czar, Ron Klain, told MSNBC that the U.S. would see additional cases of Ebola in our country, while at the same time mocking state officials like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who imposed strict quarantine procedures on returning healthcare workers that exceeded the CDC recommendations.

U.S. MILITARY EBOLA MISSION TO LAST APPROX. 18 MONTHS

At present, there are just over 2000 U.S. soldiers in West Africa serving in Operation United Assistance. Most of these troops are currently located in Liberia, with a small contingent in Senegal. Late last week, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey announced that the U.S. military mission in West Africa will likely last 18 months and that soldiers would be deployed, on average, in six-month rotations. This means that when all is said and done, there is a high likelihood that far more than original 4000 soldiers selected for deployment will serve time in the region.

OBAMA SHIELDS EBOLA CONTRACTORS FROM LAWSUITS

On Thurs of this week, President Obama quietly issued a memorandum protecting federal contractors hired for work related the outbreak in West Africa against lawsuits for importing Ebola into the United States. In short, if a contractor working in West Africa carries the virus back to the U.S. and infects others, that contractor and their employer are shielded from lawsuits.

SECDEF MOBILIZES NAT’L GUARD AND RESERVE

Late Friday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed an order authorizing the involuntary mobilization of approximately 2,100 Army Reserve and Army National Guard soldiers to support Operation United Assistance.

Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby says that Army officials are now in the process of notifying individual soldiers and their families. Once all of the appropriate notifications have been completed, additional information will be provided about units and specialties being mobilized.

All soldiers will conduct regionally-specific training on Ebola prevention, malaria prevention, other medical threats, and medical readiness requirements before deploying.

EBOLA STATS
(CDC / WHO estimate actual numbers approx 4X higher)

WEEK CASES DEATHS
FRI NOV 14, 2014 14,413 5177
WED NOV 12, 2014 14,098 5160
FRI NOV 07, 2014 13,268 4960
MED STAFF (HCW) 570 324

SOURCE: World Health Organization

EBOLA AND ISLAM – A DEADLY COMBINATION

As if Ebola itself is not creepy enough, a quiet little secret rarely shared with the American public is that many of those becoming infected with Ebola are Muslim. Further, the rapid spread of Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, as well as the continuing difficulty in controlling the outbreak, is in large part directly attributed to strict practices under Sharia law.

For some context, consider that according to the CIA World Fact Book, 85% of the population in Guinea is Muslim. In Sierra Leone, 60%. In Liberia, ~13%.

When reading the following material, keep in mind that when an individual dies from Ebola the body is at its most infectious state. Viral loads have undergone extreme amplification and everything from the skin to bodily fluids are lethally “hot.”

ISLAMIC FUNERALS

Funerals in Islam (known as Janazah) follow very specific rituals which are obligatory (Wajib). One aspect of this process is known as Ghusl, or the washing of the corpse (For details, see this, this and this.).

When an individual dies, Sharia Law mandates that same sex members of the family collectively wash the corpse 3 or more times, though ultimately an odd number of instances. Ghusl may also be performed by a spouse.

Prior to each round of scrubbing, part of the detailed Ghusl process calls for those involved to press on the stomach of the corpse to cause the release of as much internal fluid and impurities as possible. The process also calls for the brushing of teeth and cleaning of the nose.

A mixture of water and camphor is used for the final washing, after which the corpse is dried and wrapped in white linens. In the case of women, the hair is brushed and braided into three strands.

Those present at the time of an individual’s death, as well as those who come pay final respects prior to burial, are allowed to uncover the face of the corpse and kiss it.

Prior to burial, it is also common for those in attendance to wash their face, hands and feet using a common bowl.

Burial is mandatory, cremation is forbidden.

This entire process is carried out either in a family home or within a mosque, many of which (including in America) have rooms specifically set aside for this purpose.

It is through these practices that many thousands of individuals have become infected. The dangers with traditional Islamic funerals in relation to the Ebola outbreak are so great that the World Health Organization has even addressed the issue by attempting to roll out a public awareness campaign and new protocols for safe, but dignified burials.

KEEP THE TOPIC ON YOUR RADAR

Here again, we urge readers to not grow complacent because mainstream coverage has dropped off. We are now at the start of flu season and the government is going to great lengths to make Ebola a non-story while scrambling behind the scene to prepare a stronger domestic response. This should speak volumes to anyone paying attention.

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For 15 of the past 16 weeks, AlertsUSA and Threat Journal have been warning of the progression of the West Africa Ebola outbreak, the danger posed to the continental U.S., and documenting the overall developments and response (See 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 ). A wealth of information is available within those past issues.

As always, AlertsUSA continues to closely monitor developments with the spread of this virus and will immediately notify service subscribers of major changes in its spread to different regions, important notices and warnings by government agencies or any other major changes in the overall threat environment as events warrant

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Tensions Skyrocket With Russia
US Warns Over Flights Near American Shores
Nov 15, 2014

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What You Need To Know
Tensions between the U.S., NATO and Russia are at their highest point since the end of the Cold War and appear to only be getting worse. Countering increased U.S. and NATO activity along Russia’s borders over the last 12 months, the Russian government has been increasing the number of surveillance and training flights at the edges of the airspace of the U.S. as well as that of other NATO nations.

On Wed the heat was turned up even when Russia’s Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, announced that Russia will send long-range strategic bombers on regular patrol missions around the globe, including from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

Quoting Shoigu:

“In the current situation we have to maintain military presence in the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific, as well as the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.”

His comments come at the same time as NATO confirmed the movement of multiple Russian armored columns into Ukraine.

Quoting NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, U.S. General Phillip Breedlove:

“We have seen columns of Russian equipment, primarily Russian tanks, Russian artillery, Russian air-defense systems and Russian combat troops entering into Ukraine. We do not have a good picture at this time of how many. We agree that there are multiple columns that we have seen.”

On Thursday, the State Department issued a statement saying the United States did not consider Russia’s security environment as warranting such activity.

According to the Pentagon, Russia has not previously flown actual bomber patrols over the Gulf of Mexico, though as previously reported by AlertsUSA in the summer of 2012, Russian attack submarines have been tracked in the Gulf.

Further, as we reported back in July, Russia inked a new agreement with Cuba to reopen a powerful electronic surveillance station near the city of Lourdes located approximately 20 miles South of Havana. Before it was mothballed in 2001 due to a closer relationship with the U.S., the station was Russia’s largest signals intelligence facility abroad, measuring 28 square miles in size and hosting upwards of 3000 intelligence, military and engineering personnel.

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