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Terror threat from ISIS prompts increased U.S. airport security measures

Homeland Security Alerts Airlines Of Shoe Bomb Threats From Overseas Flights To US
Homeland Security Alerts Airlines Of Shoe Bomb Threats From Overseas Flights To USPhoto by David McNew/Getty Images

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday announced that mounting evidence of recent and relevant terrorist threats that the U.S. would be increasing security measures at specific airports from overseas that have direct flights to the United States, Jamie Dupree of the AJC reported.

Secretary Johnson of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released statements on Wednesday that threats from Islamic terrorists from overseas may use airlines as a mode to attack western targets, especially in the U.S.

“DHS continually assesses the global threat environment and reevaluates the measures we take to promote aviation security. As part of this ongoing process, I have directed TSA to implement enhanced security measures in the coming days at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States,” Johnson said. “We will work to ensure these necessary steps pose as few disruptions to travelers as possible. We are sharing recent and relevant information with our foreign allies and are consulting the aviation industry.”

“These communications are an important part of our commitment to providing our security partners with situational awareness about the current environment and protecting the traveling public. Aviation security includes a number of measures, both seen and unseen, informed by an evolving environment. As always, we will continue to adjust security measures to promote aviation security without unnecessary disruptions to the traveling public.”

The terrorist organization, ISIS, a more dangerous Islamic terrorist group than Al-Qaeda that was led by Osama Bin Laden who was taken out by U.S. Special forces in 2011 has been pointing out their next targets as they roam across the world where late last month, they announced that their next targets were Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge reported on Tuesday, “In what was perhaps the first official action by the jihadists with the glossy year end brochures, the newly crated ISIS Caliphate which stretches from Syria to Iraq (and which is not longer ISIS, just IS, or Islamic State) made a global call urging the Muslim proletariat to immigrate to the newly created territory in a clear example of what in the US would be called "porous" immigration policy.”

In June 2014, former Vice-President, Dick Cheney said that we could see another 911 type of attack within this decade.

In speaking with Joel Gehrke of the National Review Online, Cheney said,” “I think there will be another attack and the next time I think it’s likely to be far deadlier than the last one. You can just imagine what would happen if somebody could smuggle a nuclear device, put it in a shipping container, and drive it down the beltway outside Washington D.C.”

As a result, security has been tightened at various European airports due to the U.S. concerns of terrorism that may originate from any one of the European nations airports.

Philip Baum, editor of Aviation Security International said, “This will mean an increase in the number of secondary searches, the increase in the number of people that might be asked to remove shoes if they’re going on certain flights… and greater scrutiny of passengers boarding certain flights, particularly those to the United States.”