Sunday, 3 October 2010

New Osama Tape Threatens Americans in Europe, Travel Warnings Issued

Watch your six my friends.

via Jawa Report:
Strong concerns that terrorist teams in Europe have selected their targets, completed their surveillance, eluded capture and are now ready to strike at airports and tourist attractions have prompted the State Department to ready a highly unusual travel advisory for Europe, multiple law enforcement and intelligence sources tell ABC News.

Intelligence and law enforcement officials have information that the teams could at any time launch a "Mumbai style" terror attack that targets civilians for death or hostage taking. The 2008 Mumbai attack used small arms and explosives to kill 175 people and paralyze the Indian city for days.

The current concerns are for scenarios that include opening fire at airports in Europe as well as executing similar attacks at "soft" targets like tourist attractions or hotels.

Personally I don't feel the threat is any greater today than it was yesterday. In London one must always be on alert (people should be vigilant, not paranoid). Still the travel alert is very interesting. Read the whole thing at Jawa.

Stay safe friends and fellow travelers : )