Skip to comments.Federal Officials Boosting Security Efforts Inside US Homeland
Posted on 08/03/2013 7:10:10 PM PDT by SE Mom
Federal authorities are boosting security in the United States after intelligence agencies detected a credible threat to Western interests overseas and the government began closing diplomatic posts in some Muslim countries, according to homeland security officials.
The Department of Homeland Security is increasing security measures at airports, train stations and other transportation hubs, and expanding scrutiny of visitors coming into the United States, two officials told ABC News.
The FBI, meanwhile, is "working sources" and taking other "logical steps" to monitor any potential threat, an FBI official said.
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Am wondering if military and Leo have been asked to wear uniforms and become very public. Does DHS wear t shirts. Remember seeing two soldiers in fatigues and a guy in T shirt with letter wearing combat boots talking to them in Walmart this morning. Didn’t think much of it at the time. Several National Guard on Road this week but that’s normal for summer time. Training camp just up the interstate
The terrorists are running around with rocket propelled missiles that Obama gave them!! That is what they are fearing and why the threat assessments to local law enforcement are classified IMHO.
Dunno but hopefully there will be some leaks soon about just what the Feds are telling local departments, etc.
Well, there’s sunny news and horrific news about this.
They’re going to keep a close eye on jihadis (per POSHITUS) and round them up if they start ululating tomorrow
You, me and thousands of other FReepers will be swapping recipes behind concertina soon.
Sorry, I know who the enemy is, and it’s us.
I understand your concerns. I share them. I do think that the blowback from Obama handing out shoulder fired missiles to jihadis in ME is about to come to fruition. The politicos that have done such a stupid thing need to be tried for treason.
I honestly don’t know what to make of any of this. I’ve gotten so cynical.
Though it does seem unlikely this much would be going on without some legit Intel.
You should be; Those hollow-points are intended to defend us from the invasion of aliens. And by "aliens" I mean Clingons and Martians. Those space ship hulls will be pierced like Swiss cheese!
Remember: "Live long and prosper."
A buddy of mine has gone for a month's training at Ft McCoy, WI, and was required to wear his ACUs when under official travel orders.
In the Old Corps, we had to wear Trops or Dress Greens while traveling under orders.
Maybe the US State Department ought to stop giving ragheads visas and send the half wit apparatchiks who stand around 90% of the the other Federal agency’s doing nothing but collecting a paycheck after the muzzies that are here illegally and deport them.
U.S. officials are increasingly concerned about Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and its master bomb maker, Ibrahim al Asiri, who allegedly built the underwear bomb used to nearly blow up an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009....
However, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole has said that al Asiri developed a new type of explosive that might be able to slip through security.
"All of our explosive detection equipment, which screens over a million checked bags every day just in the U.S., wasn't calibrated to detect that," Pistole said.
Does this mean that DHS will be profiling people?
Where are you? What did you see?
Thanks Thouworm! Glad I am not flying anywhere anytime soon, between this and all the RPG and other stuff Obama has given the Islamists, something is bound to happen sooner or later.
Scary reading over at Canada Free Press by the guy youre not suppose to mention here on FR.
Unmasking the ...
DHS — now with added security: More secure than.... EVER! /sarc
Please add me to your (impromptu) ping list.
But John Pistone, head of America’s Transportation Security Administration, revealed at a global security summit that the terrorist’s latest devices were “highly sophisticated and much harder to detect”.
According to Mr Pistone, al-Asiri’s latest attempt to blow up a commercial US jet last year involved an explosive “that we had never seen before, and that no machine or dog had been calibrated or trained to detect”.
He added that al-Asiri, a Saudi believed to be in Yemen, has also developed a “double initiation system” for his bombs, using two detonators instead of one.
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A “next generation” device that could have slipped past airport security, and the evil genius behind it
Will do, but “impromptu” is right. In this case I just used penelopesire’s list in post 17 when she pinged me.
These days, I don’t have much time to research, but I just posted this on the Egypt thread about a Putin visit to Cairo:
Have the fires been put out? Are you “smoke-free” and out of danger?
Fires are still ongoing but won’t get here, too many miles away. The smoke, OTOH, is not nice at all. Burns the eyes, lungs, throat - day and night.
But - everything is temporary in this world.
Hopefully no more nutcases will start fires around here for a while, though. (The big ones were lightning apparently, but around our local valley there have been a lot of arson fires and idiot started by accident fires.)