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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Don’t know what to make of it..but FYI.
"What authorities don't have is the date, the timing or the target of the attack, which is why they have taken such an approach to warning potential targets, Miller reports"
How specific can it be, then?
Maybe they should build and man a FENCE.
Locking the border down are they?
Here we go, boys and girls.
The officials said the latest measures are being taken “out of an abundance of caution,” and the recent intelligence contains “no nexus” to the U.S. homeland. However, there is an “air of mystery” and “uncertainty of exactly what the target is,” one official said
I feel so much safer knowing that the government has billions of hollow point bullets to protect me.
Dan to town about five. Men in uniform at all three locations I stopped. Not usual.
Just as Congress breaks, suddenly a government clampdown. A crowd gathering where a congress critter will be is a threat to security. No townhalls.
Maybe the HS and TSA should shoot everyone’s pet dogs? That seems to work for the cops and their swat teams.
The Department of Homeland Security is increasing security measures at airports, train stations and other transportation hubs...
More groped grandmothers and stolen luggage, not to mention delays, delays, and more delaysbut the terrorists still haven't won, because we're making a wretched mess of our nation all by ourselves.
I have no idea why that post formatted so oddly- sorry.
In the words of the Detroit Judge who rejected Detroit’s bankruptcy, these terrorists are not honoring Obama.
Seems interesting and a little scary to me that the specific terror threat alerts that DHS & FBI sent to local law enforcement was ‘classified’. They don’t do that very often. What to make of it?
The day that DHS starts recording all the departures of visa holders from the US, I will take note of their achievement. Until then it is all BS and a jobs program.
Most of the security threats we face came in on a valid visa and overstayed. Round em up.
Well they’re all saying it’s An active...credible... specific and significant threat that is ‘underway’.....
Apparently intercepts between Alqaeda to target/aim for (specifically) Western Interests both inside and outside Yemen...also calling it a significant threat “stream”...
Sounds to me like they see this as very serious and not the norm threat level.....first time the most Embassies closed since 9/11.
We have a new inexperienced national Security Adviser who just may be overplaying her hand....remember she could NOT get the other position because of the same problem...Inexperience.
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.)
They have had the bomb at Quantico since last May.
The only reason the plot was foiled:
"The suicide bomber dispatched by the Yemen branch of Al Qaeda last month to blow up a United States-bound airliner was actually an intelligence agent for Saudi Arabia who infiltrated the terrorist group and volunteered for the mission, American and foreign officials said Tuesday. " Source
I just cannot fathom the mentality of someone who wants to blow himself up starting from the crotch. Boggles my mind entirely.
The real reason they’re afraid of how much Snowden knows and will leak?
Unless they are coming from the southern border and intending to set up illegal households...
“The Department of Homeland Security is increasing security measures at airports”
Great, the harassment intensifies.
Meanwhile, according to news accounts, the “team” is in place waiting to act. Seems to me monitoring the borders now is useless if the info is accurate, what are we monitoring at the borders if the “team” is already in place.
Thanks for the thread first..... Such as this activity from this administration makes me think “wag the dog” is in play ....
Stay safe !
Just as an added note.... there are also concerns of devices planted “in the body” which appear to escape detection. Their love of death and destruction knows no boundaries!
Yes!...but that’s not going to happen...the Saudi’s have the edge in visas..like an open door policy with the administration....with “the flow of oil and price as their strong arm tactic when necessary......which is also why they are supporting EPA (backdoor) and working hard to stop the “fracking” in our country....needless saying seen as a threat to their upper hand.