Days after the tragic murders of 49 innocent people in Orlando, Florida, the Department of Homeland Security has a chilling warning!
In a newly posted terrorism bulletin, DHS notes there has been increased chatter among terrorist organizations, and there is a serious risk of another attack on American soil between now and November.
Here is the bulletin posted on DHS’s website:
National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin – (DHS)
In December, we described a new phase in the global threat environment, which has implications on the homeland. This basic assessment has not changed. In this environment, we are particularly concerned about homegrown violent extremists who could strike with little or no notice. The tragic events of Orlando several days ago reinforce this. Accordingly, increased public vigilance and awareness continue to be of utmost importance. This bulletin has a five-month duration and will expire just before the holiday season. We will reassess the threats of terrorism at that time.
Issued: June 15, 2016
Expires: November 15, 2016
Since issuing the first Bulletin in December, our concerns that violent extremists could be inspired to conduct attacks inside the U.S. have not diminished.
Though we know of no intelligence that is both specific and credible at this time of a plot by terrorist organizations to attack the homeland, the reality is terrorist-inspired individuals have conducted, or attempted to conduct, attacks in the United States.
DHS is especially concerned that terrorist-inspired individuals and homegrown violent extremists may be encouraged or inspired to target public events or places.
As we saw in the attacks in San Bernardino, Paris, Brussels, and, most recently, Orlando, terrorists will consider a diverse and wide selection of targets for attacks.
Terrorist use of the Internet to inspire individuals to violence or join their ranks remains a major source of concern.
In the current environment, DHS is also concerned about threats and violence directed at particular communities and individuals across the country, based on perceived religion, ethnicity, nationality or sexual orientation.
U.S. Government Counterterrorism Efforts
DHS and the FBI continue to provide guidance to state and local partners on increased security measures. The public may observe an increased law enforcement and security presence across communities, in public places and at events in the months ahead. This may include additional restrictions and searches on bags, more K-9 teams, and the use of screening technologies.
The FBI is investigating potential terrorism-related activities associated with this broad threat throughout the United States. Federal, state, and local authorities are coordinating numerous law enforcement actions and conducting community outreach to address this evolving threat.
Types of Advisories
Bulletin: Describes current developments or general trends regarding threats of terrorism.
Elevated Alert: Warns of a credible terrorism threat against the United States.
Imminent Alert: Warns of a credible, specific and impending terrorism threat against the United States.
Under President Barack Obama’s leadership, America has not been able to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Middle East. Now, they are striking on American soil, and are emboldened by the deadly attack in Florida.
It is time to prepare and stay safe, as more attacks could happen… and soon!