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USA – Imminent terrorist attack warning update: Ft. Bliss increases security

terror-threatFrom Investigative Bulletin

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Specifically, the government sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.

BwN_QCcIIAAf5s9Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according to one JW source. “It’s coming very soon,” according to another high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, JW’s sources say. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch, both telephonic and in writing, about this information.

But two days after JW published this report Ft. Bliss implemented increased security measures. The statement that went out to the media attributes the move to several recent security assessments and the constant concern for the safety of military members, families, employees and civilians. However, El Paso’snewspaper credited JW’s Friday piece about ISIS terrorists planning an attack on U.S. soil from Juarez as a possible factor.

hoax-terror-attack-panic.siThe disturbing inside intelligence comes on the heels of news reports revealing that U.S. intelligence has picked up increased chatter among Islamist terror networks approaching the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While these terrorists reportedly plan their attack just outside the U.S., President Obama admits that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to combat ISIS. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” the commander-in-chief said this week during a White House press briefing. “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of what we’re at than what we currently are.”

The administration has also covered up, or at the very least downplayed, a serious epidemic of crime along the Mexican border even as heavily armed drug cartels have taken over portions of the region. Judicial Watch has reported that the U.S. Border Patrol actually ordered officers to avoid the most crime-infested stretches because they’re “too dangerous” and patrolling them could result in an “international incident” of cross border shooting. In the meantime, who could forget the famous words of Obama’s first Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano; the southern border is “as secure as it has ever been.”

These new revelations are bound to impact the current debate about the border crisis and immigration policy.

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Hoax terror attack warning for London Tube spreads on social media

From RT

Warnings of an imminent terrorist attack on London’s Tube network were a ‘hoax’, say police. This follows the raising of the UK’s terror threat level from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’ on Friday in response to the domestic threat posed by ISIS.

Circulated by text and social media over the weekend, the message claimed to cite leaked information suggesting police were readying themselves for a substantial terrorist attack on the London Underground, which was targeted in the 7/7 attacks of 2005.

The message read, “They think there’s a terror threat and that it will happen on the tubes tomorrow around the west end area [sic]. So don’t go travelling on tubes!! It’s better to be safe than sorry. Please share.”

It continued: “every single police officer in the met has been called into work from 4am onwards.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman reassured the public that the message was a “definite hoax” and said that it has been in circulation since Friday, meaning the attack predicted would have occurred on Saturday.

“These rumors are not uncommon,” he added. “The only thing that gives them any credence is people re-tweeting them and circulating them.”

Britain is thought to be facing an acute risk of such a terror attack in light of ongoing bloodshed in Iraq and Syria. The ‘severe’ threat level is the second most serious.

The upgraded alert was put in place by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) – a subset of Britain’s Security Service (MI5) dedicated to analyzing intelligence relating to global terrorism. According to MI5, Britain has not faced such a serious risk of terrorist attacks since 2011.

In a public statement, Home Secretary Theresa May said the “increase in the threat level is related to developments in Syria and Iraq where terrorist groups are planning attacks against the West.”

“Some of these plots are likely to involve foreign fighters who have traveled there from the UK and Europe to take part in those conflicts”, she added.

While a minority of Britons shared the hoax message over the weekend, many more took to social media to make light of the government’s heightened warnings, devising their own threat levels.

IMAGE: Reuters / Neil Hall

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