Curious update – CNN has a complete rundown of the terrorists behind the travel alert. Already.
October 3, 2010
State Dept warning to Americans traveling in Europe.
Event, location, specific region of the continent not listed.
Threat: “Mubai-type terror attack”
Mubai = Pakistan islamoterrorists massacre 175 anonymous innocent human beings in the name of Islam.
[Nov 2008, 2 hotels, Jewish cultural center, train station, water access]
One wonders if the weather interrupted more than a match between civilized countries.
(CNN) State Department notice:
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 Qaeda.
Why would they tip their hand and name a specific islamoterrorist group?
According to CNN‘s unnamed WH source:
European allies are “all in sync” with the United States, “both in terms of our assessment of the threat as well as our shared conviction that governments have an obligation to keep their citizens informed of terrorist threats.
UK ‘substantial -> ‘high” for Brits traveling in France and Germany. France – unchanged, remains high. Spain – unchanged. Germany – unchanged, “will analyze and evaluate”.
Thousands of U.S. troops based in Germany were placed under a curfew Friday night and were ordered not to wear their uniforms off base, according to an order obtained by CNN.
WH spokesman NICK SHAPIRO:
[Pres Obama] has been following the threat information on a daily basis. From the day we became aware of this latest plot, the president made clear we need to do everything possible to disrupt this plot and protect the American people. [Sunday's alert] is responsive to the president’s direction that we spare no effort.
It never ends.
And even with an imminent threat against US citizens of possible harm at the hand of islamoterrorists - CNN works in islamphobia propaganda.
CNN The State Department said worldwide travel alerts have been issued for U.S. citizens in the past, most recently in early September after the pastor of a small Florida church threatened to burn copies of the Quran, the Islamic holy book.
While not mentioning that the murderers were islamoterrorists from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
CNN Mumbai, India’s financial hub, was the site of a three-day terror attack in November 2008 that left more than 160 people dead. Ten men launched the carefully planned assault, targeting two major hotels, the historic Victoria Terminus train station and a Jewish cultural center.
And then there’s this:
(WIKI) Two Chicago residents, David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, were allegedly working with LeT in planning an attack against the offices and employees of Jyllands-Posten, a Danish newspaper that published controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Indian news sources have also implicated the men in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks and in LeT’s Fall 2009 plans to attack the U.S. and Indian embassies in Bangladesh.
On March 18, 2010, Chicago resident David Coleman Headley, 49, pleaded guilty to conducting extensive surveillance of the Mumbai headquarters of the Chabad Lubavitch movement and other locations targeted by suspected members of Pakistani-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) during the November 2008 terrorist attacks.
The Wrigley Field would-be mass murderer Sami Hassoun is said not to have had any religious motivation. He’s due in court Oct 4.