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Federal Officials Boosting Security Efforts Inside US Homeland
ABC News ^ | August 3,2013 | Mike Levine

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alasiri; aqap; homeland; ibrahimalasiri; pistole; terrorthreat; usembassy
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1 posted on 08/03/2013 7:10:10 PM PDT by SE Mom
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To: kristinn; maggief; penelopesire; Travis McGee; MestaMachine; hoosiermama; txhurl; onyx

Don’t know what to make of it..but FYI.


2 posted on 08/03/2013 7:11:53 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom
LOL:

"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?

3 posted on 08/03/2013 7:13:06 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: SE Mom

Maybe they should build and man a FENCE.


4 posted on 08/03/2013 7:13:18 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SE Mom

Locking the border down are they?

ROTFLMAO


5 posted on 08/03/2013 7:13:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SE Mom

Here we go, boys and girls.


6 posted on 08/03/2013 7:15:29 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: All

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


7 posted on 08/03/2013 7:19:23 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: ez

I feel so much safer knowing that the government has billions of hollow point bullets to protect me.


8 posted on 08/03/2013 7:19:48 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SE Mom; penelopesire; Jim Robinson; RedMDer; musicman; The Cajun; Lakeshark; stephenjohnbanker
...expanding scrutiny of visitors coming into the United States,..


By God, don't even think about SEALING that Southern Border! /s.
9 posted on 08/03/2013 7:22:28 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SE Mom

Dan to town about five. Men in uniform at all three locations I stopped. Not usual.


10 posted on 08/03/2013 7:25:58 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: SE Mom

Just as Congress breaks, suddenly a government clampdown. A crowd gathering where a congress critter will be is a threat to security. No townhalls.


11 posted on 08/03/2013 7:26:47 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: onyx

Maybe the HS and TSA should shoot everyone’s pet dogs? That seems to work for the cops and their swat teams.


12 posted on 08/03/2013 7:26:56 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SE Mom
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 delays—but the terrorists still haven't won, because we're making a wretched mess of our nation all by ourselves.

13 posted on 08/03/2013 7:29:36 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: onyx
No, no, no there will be none of THAT. Meanwhile, in lieu of warm milk or ambien, here's something to make us all sleep better: Andrew Malcolm ✔ @AHMalcolm W/Obama bday partying in MD, his natl security grp met on terror threats, unlike 9/10/12. Chaired by Susan 'It Was All About a Video' Rice8:31 PM - 3 Aug 2013
14 posted on 08/03/2013 7:30:35 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

I have no idea why that post formatted so oddly- sorry.


15 posted on 08/03/2013 7:32:03 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

In the words of the Detroit Judge who rejected Detroit’s bankruptcy, these terrorists are not honoring Obama.


16 posted on 08/03/2013 7:39:49 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: SE Mom; hoosiermama; onyx; maggief; MestaMachine; txhurl; crosslink; thouworm

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?


17 posted on 08/03/2013 7:39:55 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

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.


18 posted on 08/03/2013 7:44:00 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: SE Mom

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.


19 posted on 08/03/2013 7:44:59 PM PDT by caww
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To: SE Mom
On the other hand....

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.

20 posted on 08/03/2013 7:50:33 PM PDT by caww
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To: penelopesire

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


21 posted on 08/03/2013 7:51:46 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: caww

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.


22 posted on 08/03/2013 7:52:34 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: hoosiermama

Dunno but hopefully there will be some leaks soon about just what the Feds are telling local departments, etc.


23 posted on 08/03/2013 7:54:48 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

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

OR

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.


24 posted on 08/03/2013 7:54:52 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: txhurl

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.


25 posted on 08/03/2013 7:59:49 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: SE Mom
Federal authorities are boosting security in the United States after intelligence agencies detected a credible threat...

BOHICA

26 posted on 08/03/2013 8:01:22 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: penelopesire

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.


27 posted on 08/03/2013 8:07:03 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: C210N
I feel so much safer knowing that the government has billions of hollow point bullets to protect me.

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."

/s

28 posted on 08/03/2013 8:19:43 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: hoosiermama
The NG must travel in ACUs or whatever the current cammies are called these days.

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.

Times change.

29 posted on 08/03/2013 8:23:57 PM PDT by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: caww

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.


30 posted on 08/03/2013 8:26:26 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: penelopesire; SE Mom; hoosiermama; onyx; maggief; MestaMachine; txhurl; crosslink; caww
No thread that I could find on this article, and I haven't seen this info in any other article

Excerpt:

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.

Source

31 posted on 08/03/2013 8:31:09 PM PDT by thouworm (Remember: The only thing that stands between us and tyranny is the Constitution. [Mark Levin])
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To: SE Mom

Does this mean that DHS will be profiling people?


32 posted on 08/03/2013 9:10:51 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: hoosiermama
Men in uniform at all three locations I stopped. Not usual.

Where are you? What did you see?

33 posted on 08/03/2013 9:12:22 PM PDT by GOPJ (Sob stories make bad law...)
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To: thouworm

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.


34 posted on 08/03/2013 9:17:42 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: SE Mom

Scary reading over at Canada Free Press by the guy you’re not suppose to mention here on FR.

“Unmasking the ...”


35 posted on 08/03/2013 9:25:49 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: SE Mom

DHS — now with added security: More secure than.... EVER! /sarc


36 posted on 08/03/2013 10:04:49 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: thouworm

Please add me to your (impromptu) ping list.


37 posted on 08/03/2013 10:23:37 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/330402/Terror-threat-to-British-embassies

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.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/07/20/uk-usa-yemen-bombmaker-idUKBRE96J01W20130720

Saudi suspect in underwear bomb plots trained others, U.S. says

http://swampland.time.com/2013/07/19/beware-underwear-2-tsa-chief-offers-rare-al-qaeda-bomb-details/

Beware “Underwear: TSA Chief Offers Rare al Qaeda Bomb Details

A “next generation” device that could have slipped past airport security, and the evil genius behind it


38 posted on 08/03/2013 10:32:30 PM PDT by maggief
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To: little jeremiah

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:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3039526/posts?page=2302#2302

Have the fires been put out? Are you “smoke-free” and out of danger?


39 posted on 08/03/2013 10:35:23 PM PDT by thouworm (Remember: The only thing that stands between us and tyranny is the Constitution. [Mark Levin])
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To: thouworm

Thanks!

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.)


40 posted on 08/03/2013 10:52:23 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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Sheesh! Another underwear bomb?

They have had the bomb at Quantico since last May.

It is encased in caulk in an effort to trap vapors that might alert any bomb-sniffing machines or dogs that did happen to be capable of identifying the explosive.and is totally non-metallic.

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

41 posted on 08/03/2013 11:07:37 PM PDT by thouworm (Remember: The only thing that stands between us and tyranny is the Constitution. [Mark Levin])
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To: maggief

I just cannot fathom the mentality of someone who wants to blow himself up starting from the crotch. Boggles my mind entirely.


42 posted on 08/04/2013 12:08:28 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: thouworm

The real reason they’re afraid of how much Snowden knows and will leak?


43 posted on 08/04/2013 2:56:32 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: USS Johnston

44 posted on 08/04/2013 3:42:25 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: SE Mom
... and expanding scrutiny of visitors coming into the United States...

Unless they are coming from the southern border and intending to set up illegal households...

45 posted on 08/04/2013 4:21:37 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: SE Mom

“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.


46 posted on 08/04/2013 5:44:07 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: SE Mom

Thanks for the thread first..... Such as this activity from this administration makes me think “wag the dog” is in play ....

Stay safe !


47 posted on 08/04/2013 6:44:33 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: maggief

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!


48 posted on 08/04/2013 8:17:49 AM PDT by caww
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To: Rome2000

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.


49 posted on 08/04/2013 8:26:57 AM PDT by caww
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To: Squantos

bttt


50 posted on 08/04/2013 8:32:53 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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