Tuesday, June 30, 2015

FBI Setting up Command Centers Around U.S. in Case of 4th of July ISIS Terror Attacks?

From Fox:
“FBI tells Fox News it is building command centers around US to monitor terror threats over July 4 holiday” Fox affiliate WTTG-TV in Washington reported federal agencies have sent out warnings to police departments around the country: 
“The FBI, Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center are all warning local law enforcement about a heightened concern involving possible terror attacks targeting the July 4th holiday.” 
”National security analysts say the warning is different and serious this year because of ISIS. They point to U.S.-based extremists who just this year launched attacks in Boston and Dallas and an arrest of a Virginia teenager for helping a friend join ISIS.” 
ABC News recently reported the FBI has investigations in all fifty states to track and disrupt ISIS-inspired terror attacks: 
“The FBI is in the midst of a broad campaign to disrupt potential terrorists inspired by ISIS, with several arrests expected before July 4th, law enforcement officials told ABC News. 
“The latest arrest that is part of this campaign came Saturday in New York, where a college student thought al Qaeda was getting soft and “making efforts to prepare an explosive device for detonation,” according to the FBI. 
“Hundreds of investigations are underway in all 50 states. Many involve suspected ISIS supporters, authorities said.”


Always On Watch said...

We're hearing a lot about this on our local news this morning.

The man-on-the-street interviews are full of bluster:

"I refuse to be intimidated."

"They don't scare me."


I do note that the local news is saying over and over again something about "The ISIS call to arms during the holy month of Ramadan makes this July 4th particularly dangerous."

Anonymous said...

That sets up an interesting conundrum: who to fear most, ISIS or the FBI?

Anonymous said...

The 4th sounds particularly onerous given ubiquitous traditional fireworks - personal & municipal - entertaining crowds already exhausted by a seasonally hot 'patriotic' holiday's activities - dulling senses when alertness should be at highest. Loud explosions and the preparations involving gunpowder can mask actual explosives.