Thursday, April 21, 2011

New terrorism alert system goes into outcome Wednesday

The federal government Wednesday is implements a new terrorism alert system that replaces the color-coded alerts put in position after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
The new system only has two levels of alerts - compare to the previous system's five levels.
"The National Terrorism Advisory System, which was urbanized in close collaboration with our federal, state, local, tribal and private sector partners, will provide the American public with information about credible threats so that they can better protect themselves, their families, and their communities," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement ahead of the official statement at 11:30 a.m.
She'll make the announcement in New York, where more than 2,700 people were killing when two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center's twin towers.
The two alert levels of the new system will be "elevated threat," which "warns of a believable terrorist threat" to the United States; and "imminent threat," which "warns of a credible, exact and impending terrorist threat," according to a Department of Homeland Security statement.
Any alert will routinely expire after a specific time, although they could be extended if new information shows a threat persists, DHS said.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

United States is backing terrorism: IRGC commander

TEHRAN- Iranian Brigadier General Hossein Salami has criticize the United States’s response to the Iraqi government’s crackdown on the MKO terrorists based in Camp Ashraf.
“The Westerners indicated their obvious support for a veteran terrorist group by the recent stance they adopted,” Salami, who is a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution guard Corps, told reporters on Sunday.
The Mojahedin Khalq Organization, listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community, began a campaign of assassinations and bombings in Iran shortly after the conquest of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
The group moved to Iraq in the early 1980s and fight Iran from there until the United States invaded the country in March 2003.