Homeland Security Issues Terror Threat

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Iran has put Trump on notice that it will get revenge for the death of General Soleimani.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is taking that threat seriously, and he has updated our terrorism threat advisory system as a result.

Possible Cyber Strike Coming

Most believe Iran does not want to get into a direct military conflict with the United States.

They do, however, have considerable cyber capabilities, and this is where the pundits believe Iran can do far more damage.

Homeland Security’s bulletin reads, “Iran maintains a robust cyber program and can execute cyber attacks against the United States.”

The bulletin further warns “Iran and its partners, such as Hizballah, have demonstrated the intent and capability to conduct operations in the United States.”

While there is no credible threat at this time, that could change rather quickly, especially after the threat by the Iranian MP yesterday.

Iran has warned that if it wanted to, Iran could easily strike here in the United States and could even carry out an attack on the White House.

Domestic Terror

The real problem for authorities right now is the activation of the home-grown cell.

Those sympathetic to Iran that already live here could start carrying out individual attacks, such as what we saw in Dallas when several police officers were taken out by a domestic terrorist.

With the football playoffs just starting, there are some prime targets for these individuals to look at.

There are also polar bear events throughout the country over the next few weeks.

For some of these events, it is the winter version of a July 4 weekend, so there are plenty of “target-rich” environments for a rogue actor to do some damage.

Even though our intelligence and Homeland Security departments will be vigilant, be very aware of your surroundings because these days, you just never know where the next threat will come from.

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