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    Europe's Busiest Airports Boost Screening.....

    The US has specific Threats against Entebbe International Airport. The US Embassy in Uganda is also on High alert. Also last month the US had discovered the Terrorists ISIL, Al Nusra, and AQAP all working to together on making some new bombs. Non-metallic and enough of a concern due to those in Europe and the US having passports that are fighting in Syria and for the Terrorists. US thinks al Nusra will try and go for a plane in Europe or going after the US. What say ye?



    Extra security for US-bound travellers from Europe and the Middle East has been implemented at airports amid concerns from the US embassy in Uganda......



    US-bound travellers from Europe and the Middle East have faced tighter airport security, due to fears that Muslim extremists are developing new explosives that could be slipped onto planes undetected.

    The stepped-up security checks were ordered as the US embassy in Uganda warned of a "specific threat" to attack Kampala's Entebbe international airport on Thursday between 1800 and 2000 GMT (0400 and 0600 AEST Friday)

    Although the embassy did not name any group, Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents have claimed recent attacks in neighbouring Kenya and Djibouti, and at home in Somalia.....snip~

    Europe's busiest airports boost screening | SBS News

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    Re: Europe's Busiest Airports Boost Screening.....

    Its real but they aren't saying anything about any specific plot.....other then the threat on Entebbe. ABC is running with the story too.


    US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the extra security on direct flights to the United States from some overseas airports on Wednesday, without citing evidence of any specific plot.

    The move comes amid broader Western intelligence concerns that hundreds of Islamist radicals travelling from Europe to fight in the Middle East could pose a security risk on their return.

    On Sunday, US President Barack Obama warned that "battle-hardened" Europeans who embrace jihad in Syria and Iraq threaten the United States because their passports mean they can enter without a visa.

    The airports concerned are located in the Middle East and Europe and were targeted "based on real-time intelligence," according to an official at the Department of Homeland Security who spoke on condition of anonymity.

    Britain confirmed it is bolstering security at its airports in response.....snip~

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    Re: Europe's Busiest Airports Boost Screening.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    The US has specific Threats against Entebbe International Airport. The US Embassy in Uganda is also on High alert. Also last month the US had discovered the Terrorists ISIL, Al Nusra, and AQAP all working to together on making some new bombs. Non-metallic and enough of a concern due to those in Europe and the US having passports that are fighting in Syria and for the Terrorists. US thinks al Nusra will try and go for a plane in Europe or going after the US. What say ye?



    Extra security for US-bound travellers from Europe and the Middle East has been implemented at airports amid concerns from the US embassy in Uganda......



    US-bound travellers from Europe and the Middle East have faced tighter airport security, due to fears that Muslim extremists are developing new explosives that could be slipped onto planes undetected.

    The stepped-up security checks were ordered as the US embassy in Uganda warned of a "specific threat" to attack Kampala's Entebbe international airport on Thursday between 1800 and 2000 GMT (0400 and 0600 AEST Friday)

    Although the embassy did not name any group, Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents have claimed recent attacks in neighbouring Kenya and Djibouti, and at home in Somalia.....snip~

    Europe's busiest airports boost screening | SBS News
    I'm very glad that I am not currently in Europe, facing the thought of returning home in the next few weeks, as I have mentioned to you previously. Since terrorists like to surprise people with their horrific actions, though, and since everyone seems to be on high alert, maybe they'll cancel their plans till a later time - although I don't see that happening any time soon, with everything bad accelerating in the ME!

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    Re: Europe's Busiest Airports Boost Screening.....

    It's a prudent move and July 4th is a symbolic day in the US - we know that symbolic days are prime targets for terrorists as what better to darken a national holiday than with as many deaths and maimed screaming American's? I've heard that even domestically, travel June 3rd through the weekend will be higher than normal. My concern isn't so much plane travel but for the past 2 months our southern border has been wide open. Who's coming through? We don't know - and we're voluntarily shipping these people all over the US from the border.

    Does no one see a problem there? How hard would it be to distribute 10, 20, 50 terrorists into South America - moles, low level, and have them work their way up through into the US? The unintended consequences of allowing such a huge hole in our borders makes taking over a plane, hijacking, underwear bombing... all that seem much too risky and difficult. Send them to South America and simply give them a plan to hit us from the inside after they're routed through - it's not like we're fingerprinting and using facial recognition software on these people and if they're new recruits willing to die for whatever cause affiliated with whatever terrorist group, it's would be rather easy.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Europeans object to the NSA's electronic communications intelligence collection, yet are more than happy to receive and act on the intelligence that it provides?
    Hmm. Interesting.

    Non-metallic undetectable bombs, so like the one that the terrorists were going to ship in a printer awhile back?

    Now given the resources made available with the large land mass and population under terrorist control provide, wouldn't it be reasonable to assume that their plans and attacks would get just that much more sophisticated and just that much more challenging to thwart.

    Seems pretty much a Sunni Shiite secular conflict. If they kept this conflict to themselves, I believe the rest of the world would sit b and watch them slaughter each other. But seems they both want to drag the rest of the world into their conflict. I don't understand what's either side's advantage to gain the ire of the rest of the world and drag the rest of the world into this conflict? Surely they have seen how doing so the rest of the world sends their military forces. All I see from this is greater human toll from the Sunni's and the Shiites.
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    Re: Europe's Busiest Airports Boost Screening.....

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I'm very glad that I am not currently in Europe, facing the thought of returning home in the next few weeks, as I have mentioned to you previously. Since terrorists like to surprise people with their horrific actions, though, and since everyone seems to be on high alert, maybe they'll cancel their plans till a later time - although I don't see that happening any time soon, with everything bad accelerating in the ME!
    Greetings Polgara!

    Europe is in the terrorists target zone, that's for sure. Not only are the European nations geographically nearer and easier to get into, there's large populations of disaffected Muslim's in squalor enclaves made to be microcosms of the societies they've left behind in the Middle East. Just think how many disaffected reside in France. Yeah, the European nations not only have an external threat to worry about, seems they have a legitimate concern about Arab Springs within their own borders from their own enclaves, which are fed population by their own lax immigration laws. A glimpse of the US open borders future?
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    Re: Europe's Busiest Airports Boost Screening.....

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Europeans object to the NSA's electronic communications intelligence collection, yet are more than happy to receive and act on the intelligence that it provides?
    Hmm. Interesting.

    Non-metallic undetectable bombs, so like the one that the terrorists were going to ship in a printer awhile back?

    Now given the resources made available with the large land mass and population under terrorist control provide, wouldn't it be reasonable to assume that their plans and attacks would get just that much more sophisticated and just that much more challenging to thwart.

    Seems pretty much a Sunni Shiite secular conflict. If they kept this conflict to themselves, I believe the rest of the world would sit b and watch them slaughter each other. But seems they both want to drag the rest of the world into their conflict. I don't understand what's either side's advantage to gain the ire of the rest of the world and drag the rest of the world into this conflict? Surely they have seen how doing so the rest of the world sends their military forces. All I see from this is greater human toll from the Sunni's and the Shiites.

    Mornin EB. Reuters is saying the US told the Brits about Bomb threats. Bombs that can get thru screening Reuters is saying.


    UK tightens airport security after U.S. warns of bomb concerns....


    (Reuters) - Britain has stepped up security at airports after U.S. officials said they were concerned that al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen were developing bombs that could be smuggled onto planes.

    The United States requested tougher security at overseas airports with nonstop flights to its cities.

    The request came as U.S. security sources said bombmakers from the Nusra Front, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, and Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were believed to be working to develop explosives that could avoid detection by current airport screening systems.

    The main concern is that militant groups could try to blow up U.S.- or Europe-bound planes by concealing bombs on foreign fighters carrying Western passports who spent time with Islamist rebel factions in the region, the U.S. sources said.....snip~

    UK tightens airport security after U.S. warns of bomb concerns | Reuters

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    Re: Europe's Busiest Airports Boost Screening.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin EB. Reuters is saying the US told the Brits about Bomb threats. Bombs that can get thru screening Reuters is saying.


    UK tightens airport security after U.S. warns of bomb concerns....


    (Reuters) - Britain has stepped up security at airports after U.S. officials said they were concerned that al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen were developing bombs that could be smuggled onto planes.

    The United States requested tougher security at overseas airports with nonstop flights to its cities.

    The request came as U.S. security sources said bombmakers from the Nusra Front, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, and Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were believed to be working to develop explosives that could avoid detection by current airport screening systems.

    The main concern is that militant groups could try to blow up U.S.- or Europe-bound planes by concealing bombs on foreign fighters carrying Western passports who spent time with Islamist rebel factions in the region, the U.S. sources said.....snip~

    UK tightens airport security after U.S. warns of bomb concerns | Reuters
    Yeah. Isn't the UK where these radicalized Muslim Clerics keep coming from? The UK has a pretty substantial disaffected population in their enclaves as well. Just not as populous as France, if I recall correctly.
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    Re: Europe's Busiest Airports Boost Screening.....

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Yeah. Isn't the UK where these radicalized Muslim Clerics keep coming from? The UK has a pretty substantial disaffected population in their enclaves as well. Just not as populous as France, if I recall correctly.

    Both France and the Brits.....they know there are Americans fighting for ISIS too. Now there is this threat against Entebbe to top it off. Moreover the Terrorists in Iraq are being held back from Mosul and Baghdad Airports. While last month we had the Taliban in Pakistan going for an Airport there. All within a matter of 30-45 days. Increased and apparent intentions.

    Britain's Heathrow airport is the world's third busiest airport and the busiest in Europe, serving 191,200 passengers per day.....snip~

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    Re: Europe's Busiest Airports Boost Screening.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Both France and the Brits.....they know there are Americans fighting for ISIS too.
    Ohh, I imagine that there are a few UK and French mixed in there with them as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Now there is this threat against Entebbe to top it off.
    From which to fly planes from, I'm guessing.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Moreover the Terrorists in Iraq are being held back from Mosul and Baghdad Airports. While last month we had the Taliban in Pakistan going for an Airport there. All within a matter of 30-45 days. Increased and apparent intentions.

    Britain's Heathrow airport is the world's third busiest airport and the busiest in Europe, serving 191,200 passengers per day.....snip~
    Imagine an explosive loaded airliner coming in for a regularly scheduled landing, on final approach, and veering off into a packed terminal. Could make a movie of that.
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