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TA-THREATS: US Financial Sector & DC Alert Level Raised to Orange

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posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:02 PM
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Director of the Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, will hold a press conference at 2pm EDT to discuss recent "very credible" threats against New York City and Washington, DC. In addition, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg will hold a press conference at 4pm EDT. The Governor of New Jersey will also hold a press conference this afternoon related to the above. Any specific increases in state/city threat level increases will come during those announcements from local government.
 

Tom Ridge announced that DC will see an increase in alert level to CODE ORANGE. The US Financial sector will also be placed on a code orange alert level. The National threat level will remain as it is at CODE YELLOW.

There have been specific threats against the World Bank and the IMF in Washington DC, the Prudential Building in Newark, NJ and Citigroup and the Stock Exchange in New York City. Threats against other locations have been received, but those have not yet been released as investigation is ongoing. The intelligence indicates that the preferred method of attack would involve truck bombs.

There are reports that Wall Street is currently being patrolled by "dozens" of police cars and "heavily armed" police. Citigroup has sent a memo to its employees instructing them to make every effort to ensure their safety.

This information related to the specific buildings has been received in the last 24-36 hours.



ABCNews.com
The government is considering raising the threat level in Washington and New York City and for financial companies, a Homeland Security Department official said Sunday.

Secretary Tom Ridge planned to discuss the alert status at an afternoon news conference at department .quarters. It was not immediately known what intelligence was leading the government to consider such action.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


It was announced on Saturday that intelligence sources had received very credible threat information regarding planned attacks in New York City. It is believed financial centers are being targeted.

Sunday it was revealed that Washington, DC has also received equally credible threats. Government buildings and businesses in the Capital have been advised to increase their security means.



DHS Levels
High Condition (Orange).
A High Condition is declared when there is a high risk of terrorist attacks. In addition to the Protective Measures taken in the previous Threat Conditions, Federal departments and agencies should consider the following general measures in addition to the agency-specific Protective Measures that they will develop and implement:

* Coordinating necessary security efforts with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies or any National Guard or other appropriate armed forces organizations;
* Taking additional precautions at public events and possibly considering alternative venues or even cancellation;
* Preparing to execute contingency procedures, such as moving to an alternate site or dispersing their workforce; and
* Restricting threatened facility access to essential personnel only.


Severe Condition (Red).
A Severe Condition reflects a severe risk of terrorist attacks. Under most circumstances, the Protective Measures for a Severe Condition are not intended to be sustained for substantial periods of time. In addition to the Protective Measures in the previous Threat Conditions, Federal departments and agencies also should consider the following general measures in addition to the agency-specific Protective Measures that they will develop and implement:

* Increasing or redirecting personnel to address critical emergency needs;
* Assigning emergency response personnel and pre-positioning and mobilizing specially trained teams or resources;
* Monitoring, redirecting, or constraining transportation systems; and
* Closing public and government facilities.

Details to follow . . .

Related ATSNN Stories:
Credible Intel on Al Qaeda Plots to Bomb New York City
Al-Qaida Suspect Arrested in Texas with South African Passport

Related News Links:
Reuters - Security Alert to Be Raised to 'High' in Washington


[edit on 3-8-2004 by Banshee]




posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:04 PM
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A press conference on a sunday? This is very different.

Theres no leaking, no info. I think a media embargo may be in place.

We'll just have to wait and see.

[edit on 1-8-2004 by Nerdling]



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:14 PM
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4. High Condition (Orange). A High Condition is declared when there is a high risk of terrorist attacks. In addition to the Protective Measures taken in the previous Threat Conditions, Federal departments and agencies should consider the following general measures in addition to the agency-specific Protective Measures that they will develop and implement:

* Coordinating necessary security efforts with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies or any National Guard or other appropriate armed forces organizations;
* Taking additional precautions at public events and possibly considering alternative venues or even cancellation;
* Preparing to execute contingency procedures, such as moving to an alternate site or dispersing their workforce; and
* Restricting threatened facility access to essential personnel only.


5. Severe Condition (Red). A Severe Condition reflects a severe risk of terrorist attacks. Under most circumstances, the Protective Measures for a Severe Condition are not intended to be sustained for substantial periods of time. In addition to the Protective Measures in the previous Threat Conditions, Federal departments and agencies also should consider the following general measures in addition to the agency-specific Protective Measures that they will develop and implement:

* Increasing or redirecting personnel to address critical emergency needs;
* Assigning emergency response personnel and pre-positioning and mobilizing specially trained teams or resources;
* Monitoring, redirecting, or constraining transportation systems; and
* Closing public and government facilities.

DHS Levels

I have a very bad feeling about this one.



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:19 PM
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I suggest anyone in NY to go out and buy a lot of bottled water right now. I don't think you can live beyond 4 days w/o water.

If you take medicine, like anti-depressants or high blood pressure medicine, see if you if you can stock up a. of time.

[edit on 1-8-2004 by ktprktpr]

[edit on 1-8-2004 by ktprktpr]



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by Banshee
Director of the Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, will hold a press conference at 2pm EDT to discuss recent "very credible" threats against New York City and Washington, DC.


Post church timing designed to increase Christian audience still musing over today's coordinated sermon. Nothing gets past me.



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:29 PM
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I don't want to be alarmist...


But i think theres a media embargo in place about NYC. Nobody is really "saying" anything except small news sites like ourselves.



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:29 PM
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Unfortunately, we are in a global war against radical jihadists and some folks wish to bury their . in the sands and suggest that this is all some sort of govt ploy.

We have been at war with these people (radical jihadists) for over a decade but have failed to recognize the nature of the threat. We failed to recognize the scale and scope of the problem and instead viewed these as isolated events.

First thing we need to do is militarize our borders and stop the influx of unkonwn people. We now have the prospect of terrorists coming across the borders instead of mexicans looking for work. This is a major hemoraging point and we must move quickly to stem the flow.



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:30 PM
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This is so stupid.

If anyone believes in these "reports" they truly are brainwashed.



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:35 PM
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Right.....keep on thinking that the world is a loving place and everyone has your best interest in mind. I know it makes me warm and fuzzy inside.

It is just the government. Why, no rational person would want to hurt me or others. Why they don't even know me.

Take the red pill, pull up the sheets and go back to sleep



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:35 PM
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Why did the terrorists ignore the DNC? There wasn't this much hysteria in Boston? Now the GOP convention is coming and it's the apocolypse? I really, really, hate not knowing if these threats are real, or puffed up for political leverage.



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:36 PM
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We have this: Coordinated Attacks Across Iraq: Christian Churches Targeted

And they've known since yesterday credible threats exist on NY and DC, but they tell us AFTER CHURCH that the Muslim extremists are coming?

Then when the RNC doesn't get it's Christian martyrs in an attack on American soil, oh well, might as well announce the threat.


[edit on 1-8-2004 by RANT]



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:38 PM
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This is J-Day

The first day of a Jihad. Christian churches targeted on a massive scale and now this...



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by curme
Why did the terrorists ignore the DNC? There wasn't this much hysteria in Boston? Now the GOP convention is coming and it's the apocolypse? I really, really, hate not knowing if these threats are real, or puffed up for political leverage.


I would just point out that the GOP convention is two weeks away. If, in fact, NYC goes to code Red, that implies an imminent attack. As nerdling detailed above, this places medical and emergency reponders at the ready.



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:39 PM
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Originally posted by Illmatic67
This is so stupid.

If anyone believes in these "reports" they truly are brainwashed.


What the hell is wrong with being alerted of the possibility? Even if it doesn't happen, and I hope it doesn't, people need to be aware and pay attention to their surroundings........sheeeeeeeeeeesh! It's called premeditative



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by moxie mouse
First thing we need to do is militarize our borders and stop the influx of unkonwn people. We now have the prospect of terrorists coming across the borders instead of mexicans looking for work. This is a major hemoraging point and we must move quickly to stem the flow.


Couldn't agree more. Living in a border state, that just recently received a warning the Al-Qaida postponed an attack planned for my area, the border is a major concern for me. The information that middle easterners have been crossing this border for a long time has been out there, but very little is being done about it.
TA-THREATS: Large groups of Arab men STILL crossing AZ border
TA-INDIVIDUALS: Al-Qaida Suspect Arrested in Texas with South African Passport



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by LadyV
........sheeeeeeeeeeesh! It's called premeditative


It's called stirring up enough fear in the public to have complete control over them.

Hitler mastered this art, it's called fear tactics.



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:47 PM
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The Sky is falling, the sky is falling....

- Was



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:56 PM
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Interesting that radical jihadists have attempted to establish forward areas of operation in south/central america. They appreciate that we have porous southern borders and this is an easy way to enter the US undetected. Moreover, it is well established that there are pockets of pro jihadists in TExas, Arizona, New Mexico etc.....Is this mere coincidence or do these folks then provide additional support for would be terrorists.

One thing is clear from investigations in europe, cells can be very compartmentalized with very specific areas of operation. Some cells are only designed to establish residence to harbor terrorists while others survey targets and still others actually engage in the attack.

Also, if you click on the link and look at a picture of Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, if he were walking down the street in Houston he could easily pass for a hispanic to the untrained eye.
_________________________

GLOBAL INSECURITY
Police searching for 'next Mohammed Atta'
Central America on alert for FBI 'top 5' terror suspect

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Posted: July 1, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern


By Sherrie Gossett
© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama are on alert for the possible entry of suspected terrorist Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, after Honduran authorities warned that the 29-year old suspect, referred to by law enforcement sources as "the next Mohammed Atta," may be seeking to cross into one of the countries.

worldnetdaily.com...



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 12:59 PM
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Originally posted by Illmatic67
It's called stirring up enough fear in the public to have complete control over them.

Hitler mastered this art, it's called fear tactics.


Its actually called "warning the public," perhaps you would prefer if nothing was said to the public and they kept this covered and secret.....oh wait...then if something does happen people would bash the government for not warning them.....

And its called jihad, not fear tactics, and its coming from the terrorists, but instead of just wanting people to be afraid they want to kill as many as they can. Are these attacks just happening in the US? Nope.



posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by moxie mouse
Unfortunately, we are in a global war against radical jihadists and some folks wish to bury their . in the sands and suggest that this is all some sort of govt ploy.

We have been at war with these people (radical jihadists) for over a decade but have failed to recognize the nature of the threat. We failed to recognize the scale and scope of the problem and instead viewed these as isolated events.

First thing we need to do is militarize our borders and stop the influx of unkonwn people. We now have the prospect of terrorists coming across the borders instead of mexicans looking for work. This is a major hemoraging point and we must move quickly to stem the flow.


Congratulations!
You win first prize for Most Easily Fooled US Citizen


If you truly believe that this is about 'you' against 'them' then you have fulfilled the lying government's objective in getting you to fall in line. Good show laddie and good luck living within the confined borders of an ever increasing police state.

Seems to be that the 'land of the free' is not such an accurate statement any more.

Just wait until those Nazi bastards post the Red Alert rectangle on the bottom left corner of your TV screen and watch your rights and priviledges slip away.

But all to protect the American people from those evildoers intent on destroying the freedoms and democracy that is America!



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