Friday, August 5, 2011

Fighting Grassroots Terrorism: How Local Vigilance Can Help

Posted in the Tunnel Wall
STRATFOR ...."On July 27, 2011, an alert clerk at a gun store in Killeen, Texas, called the local police after a man who came into the store to buy smokeless powder exhibited an unusual demeanor. They located the individual and after questioning him learned he was planning to detonate an improvised explosive device and conduct an armed assault against a local Killeen restaurant popular with soldiers from nearby Fort Hood. The clerk’s situational awareness and his decision to call the police likely saved many lives."

How to Spot a Terrorist
"Each of these attacks and attempted attacks was preceded by “precursor conduct,” legally protected actions like chatting on the Internet or purchasing legal chemicals or applying for a visa, that combined with other information might have tipped off law enforcement agents to the intended act of terrorism."

How To Spot an American Terrorist *DHS Video*
"A new promotional video released by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes white middle class Americans as the most likely terrorists, as Big Sis continues its relentless drive to cement the myth that mad bombers are hiding around every corner, when in reality Americans are just as likely to be killed by lightning strikes or peanut allergies "

Seven Signs of Terrorist Activity:
Test of Security
Acquiring Supplies
Suspicious People Who Don't Belong
Dry Runs
Deploying Assets/Getting Into Position

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