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Travel Alert [Europe]
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE - Bureal of Consular Affairs ^ | October 3, 2010 | n/a

Posted on 10/03/2010 1:28:27 PM PDT by Cindy

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Travel Alert U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs


October 3, 2010

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe. Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks. European governments have taken action to guard against a terrorist attack and some have spoken publicly about the heightened threat conditions.

Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests. U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure. Terrorists have targeted and attacked subway and rail systems, as well as aviation and maritime services. U.S. citizens should take every precaution to be aware of their surroundings and to adopt appropriate safety measures to protect themselves when traveling.

We continue to work closely with our European allies on the threat from international terrorism, including al-Qa’ida. Information is routinely shared between the U.S. and our key partners in order to disrupt terrorist plotting, identify and take action against potential operatives, and strengthen our defenses against potential threats.

We recommend U.S. citizens register their travel plans with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy through the State Department's travel registration website. Travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444 from elsewhere in the world.

For information on general crime and security issues, U.S. citizens should also consult the Department of State's Country-Specific Information as well as the Worldwide Caution, which can be found on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website. For further information on safety tips while traveling abroad, U.S. citizens should also consult the following website:

This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2011.

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1 posted on 10/03/2010 1:28:28 PM PDT by Cindy
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PIIGS get slaughtered as income from tourism dries up overnight. Any bets on the first to default?

2 posted on 10/03/2010 1:43:57 PM PDT by updatedscreenname
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“Source: U.S. to Issue Travel Warning on Public Places in Europe”
Fox News ^ | 10/2/10
Posted on October 2, 2010 1:13:09 PM PDT by therightliveswithus

3 posted on 10/03/2010 1:58:19 PM PDT by Cindy
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I wonder if there are any big short positions showing up on European markets.

4 posted on 10/03/2010 2:37:23 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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Travel.State.Gov - TRAVEL ALERT: "EUROPE" (October 3, 2010) "Targeting Tourists - Naked or Otherwise" (October 3, 2010)
NY DAILY "AP: Officials say Obama Administration May Issue European Travel Warning After New Terror Threats" (October 2, 2010, 5:33 pm)








LONG WAR "EUROPEAN TERROR PLOT BEGINS TO UNRAVEL" by Bill Roggio and Lisa Lundquist (SNIPPET: "The plan is said to involve simultaneous attacks, consisting of commando-style raids and hostage-taking, on major targets in England, France, and Germany." SNIPPET: "As the investigation in this unraveling terror plot continues, it has become apparent that much of the planning seems to have been on the radar of the various Western intelligence agencies for weeks and even months. The recent leaks may have forced Western intelligence services and law enforcement agencies to act more quickly than they might have otherwise done to arrest planners and operatives, thus potentially leaving other suspects at large, and other terror plans potentially intact.") (September 29, 2010)

5 posted on 10/03/2010 2:49:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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Why doesn’t the USDS not issue a travel warning to citizens in America considering the large number of AQ members already in this country and coming in daily across the wide open borders?

6 posted on 10/03/2010 2:58:53 PM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM will end America's Constitution.)
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To: 353FMG

I don’t know.
I’m not with the government.
I’m a housewife.




SNIPPET - quote:

The threat level in the airline sector is High or Orange. Read more.




Homeland Security Advisory System
Current Threat Level

October 1, 2010

The United States government’s national threat level is Elevated, or Yellow.
For all domestic and international flights, the U.S. threat level is High, or Orange. See the Transportation Security Administration for up-to-date information on items permitted and prohibited on airlines.

Recommended Activities

Everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan for themselves and their family, and stay informed about what to do during an emergency.

All Americans should continue to be vigilant, take notice of their surroundings, and report suspicious items or activities to local authorities immediately.

About the Homeland Security Advisory System

The Homeland Security Advisory System is designed to guide our protective measures when specific information to a particular sector or geographic region is received. It combines threat information with vulnerability assessments and provides communications to public safety officials and the public.

Homeland Security Threat Advisories contain actionable information about an incident involving, or a threat targeting, critical national networks or infrastructures or key assets.

Homeland Security Information Bulletins communicate information of interest to the nation’s critical infrastructures that do not meet the timeliness, specificity, or significance thresholds of warning messages.

Color-coded Threat Level System is used to communicate with public safety officials and the public at-large through a threat-based, color-coded system so that protective measures can be implemented to reduce the likelihood or impact of an attack.

This system was established in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 3.

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7 posted on 10/03/2010 3:49:21 PM PDT by Cindy
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I like this site:

8 posted on 10/03/2010 3:50:52 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: updatedscreenname

I don’t bet.

You can watch the global jihad here:

You can follow terrorism and terrorists here:

FR key words of interest:

9 posted on 10/03/2010 3:54:17 PM PDT by Cindy
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“Muslim Leader On ABC’s This Week: Islam Will Conquer the White House”
Sunday, October 3, 2010 | Kristinn
Posted on October 3, 2010 9:12:54 AM PDT by kristinn




To: kristinn; All


136 posted on October 3, 2010 4:01:23 PM PDT by Cindy
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CHOUDARY: we do believe, as Muslims, the East and the West will one day be governed by the Sharia. Indeed, we believe that one day, the flag of Islam will fly over the White House. Indeed, there’s even an oration of the Prophet where he said, “The day of judgment will not come until a group of my oma... — “
Found on page 2.

138 posted on October 3, 2010 4:16:16 PM PDT by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor’s office & my elec. utility.)
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“Interview: UK Islamist says like-minded U.S. groups expanding”

By William Maclean, Security Correspondent
LONDON | Thu Sep 2, 2010 3:06am EDT

SNIPPET: “(Reuters) - Radical U.S. Muslim discussion groups are growing in influence much as similar forums did in 1990s Britain, a hardline British preacher said on Wednesday, referring to a period when London was Europe’s Islamist hub.

Anjem Choudary, accused by his critics of poisoning young Muslim minds with virulent anti-Western propaganda, added that a ban on a group he had led had backfired on UK authorities by boosting his standing among European and U.S. Muslims who shared his aim of establishing sharia (Islamic law) in the West.

Choudary told Reuters global publicity about Britain’s January 2010 prohibition of Islam4UK had provoked the creation or expansion of similar groups in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark and even in Australia and Indonesia.”



NOTE: The url listed in the article snippet was made non-clickable for this post by me.


“Imam Anjem Choudary Warns of Terror Attacks Worse than July 7, 2005”

SNIPPET: “July 6, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - - On the eve of the 5th anniversary of the UK’s worst case of domestic terrorism - the Muslim bombings which took place on the morning of July 7, 2005, claiming 52 lives - Anjem Choudary, the hate preacher who formerly ran the terror linked Al-Muhajiroun, has warned that if Britain doesn’t withdraw its “troops from Muslim countries,” and “stop supporting the pirate state of Israel” that even worse attacks will ensue. [source,]

The four responsible for the 7/7 attack were Hasib Hussain, Mohammad Sidique Khan, Germaine Lindsay and Shehzad Tanweer.

Choudary pointed to a recent study by the Center for Social Cohesion outlining the increasing radicalization of Muslim youth in the UK as evidence that the means to instigate a campaign of home grown terror is firmly in place. The study also closely linked Choudary’s Muhajiroun with terrorism.”

139 posted on October 3, 2010 4:16:34 PM PDT by Cindy
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10 posted on 10/03/2010 4:24:06 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
I like this site...

Looks interesting. Thanks.

11 posted on 10/03/2010 6:18:27 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Cindy
This must be based on chatter

12 posted on 10/03/2010 6:32:25 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: seowulf

You’re welcome.

13 posted on 10/03/2010 6:33:25 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Wiggins

See post no. 5.
You can read more info there by clicking on any of the links.

14 posted on 10/03/2010 6:35:45 PM PDT by Cindy
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I could. Wow, I didn’t know I could click on the links too.Thanks.

15 posted on 10/03/2010 6:38:44 PM PDT by Wiggins
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You’re welcome.

16 posted on 10/03/2010 6:44:34 PM PDT by Cindy
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“Pakistan: Dozens of Europeans in terror training”

By KATHY GANNON, Associated Press Writer – Sun Oct 3, 4:49 pm ET

SNIPPET: “The Associated Press that there are believed to be “several dozen” people with European citizenship — many of Pakistani origin...”

SNIPPET: “The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not supposed to talk about classified information to the media, said foreigners in the area also include Chechens, Uzbeks, Arabs and Turks, one of whom was a former F-16 pilot in the Turkish air force.”

SNIPPET: “The official also said Pakistan authorities arrested four Russian jihadis...”

SNIPPET: “Britain’s communications monitoring agency, the Government Communications Headquarters or GCHQ, estimates there are as many as 20 British-born militants in the border area...”

17 posted on 10/04/2010 2:18:53 AM PDT by Cindy
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“More on the Hamburg mosque’s connections to the European plot”
October 4, 2010 8:05 PM

18 posted on 10/05/2010 5:51:43 PM PDT by Cindy
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INVESTIGATIVE - IPT News ^ | June 22, 2010 | n/a
Posted on June 24, 2010 2:59:51 AM PDT by Cindy



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“Mumbai-style attack cells ‘already in Britain’ al-Qaeda chief claimed

Terrorist cells have already been sent to Britain and Germany to launch Mumbai style terrorist attacks, an al-Qaeda commander has claimed.”

By Duncan Gardham, Security Correspondent
Published: 7:25PM BST 04 Oct 2010

SNIPPET: “A Europe-wide terrorism alert has led to warnings from Britain, the US and Japan about travel across the continent amid fears of gun attacks on tourist sites and transport hubs.

It is understood the alert was sparked after an informant, Ahmad Sidiqi told US interrogators of the alleged plot.”

SNIPPET: “Sidiqi said he had met Ilyas Kashmiri, a one-eyed commander linked with one of the men allegedly behind the attacks on Mumbai, India in 2008 that left 174 people dead.

During the camp fire chat in Pakistan, Kashmiri told Sidiqi that he had already sent teams to Britain and Germany to launch Mumbai-style attacks, the Daily Telegraph has learned.

Osama bin Laden is said to have given a general blessing to such attacks which would involve gunmen killing innocent civilians in crowded areas at random although there is nothing to connect him operationally to the plot. Security sources on both sides of the Atlantic say no targets or timings were discussed.”

15 posted on October 6, 2010 5:12:55 PM PDT by Cindy
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19 posted on 10/06/2010 5:17:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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(and spend your x-mas money at home)

20 posted on 10/07/2010 1:01:12 AM PDT by Rummenigge (there are people willing to blow out the light because it casts a shadow)
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