Monday, July 25, 2016

Be ready - before the next attack

A friend in Colorado sent the following to me by email. If anyone knows the source, I'll be happy to attribute it.

Who is Juval Aviv? A 69-year-old expert. Read this:

Who is Juval Aviv?  You may have read about Juval Aviv. He was Golda Meir's bodyguard and the Israeli Agent upon whom the movie ' Munich ' was based.  Golda Meir appointed him to trackdown and bring to justice the Palestinian terrorists who took the Israeli athletes hostage and killed them during the Munich Olympic Games.
In various venues, Aviv has shared information that EVERY American needs to know, but that our government has not yet shared with us.
A little background: Congress has hired Aviv as a security consultant.  Aviv predicts that there will be more terrorist attacks on the U.S. He says terrorists will NEVER try hijacking a plane again as they know the people on board will never go down quietly again. Aviv says that our airport security is a joke 'that we have been reactionary' rather than proactive in developing strategies that are truly effective.
Example 1: Because an idiot tried to light his shoe on fire, now everyone has to take off their shoes.
Example 2: A group of idiots tried to bring aboard liquid explosives, and now we can't bring liquids on board.
Example 3: Our airport security looks for metal, but the new explosives are made of plastic.

Currently, our airports only focuses on security when people are heading to the gates. Aviv says that if a terrorist attack targets airports in the future, they will target busy times on the front end of the airport when/where people are checking in.  For example, it would be easy for someone to take two suitcases of explosives, walk up to a busy check-in line, ask a person next to them to watch their bags for a minute while they run to the restroom, and then detonate the bags BEFORE security even gets involved. In Israel, security checks bags BEFORE people can even ENTER the airport.

Aviv says the next terrorist attack here in America is imminent and will involve suicide bombers and non-suicide bombers in places where large groups of people congregate, such as Disneyland, Las Vegas casinos, shopping malls, subways in rush hour, train stations, etc., as well as in rural America this time (Wyoming, Montana, etc.) in order to create mass panic. The attack will be characterized by simultaneous detonations around the country involving at least 5-8 cities, including rural areas.

Aviv says terrorists won't need to use suicide bombers in many of the larger cities, because at places like the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, they can simply valet park a car loaded with explosives and walk away.

Aviv says all of the above is well known in intelligence circles, but that our U.S. government does not want to 'alarm American citizens' with the facts. The world, however, is soon going to become 'a different place', Aviv says, where issues like 'global warming' and political correctness will have become totally irrelevant.
On an encouraging note, Aviv says that Americans don't have to be concerned about being nuked. He says the terrorists who want to destroy America will not use sophisticated weapons. Instead, they like to use suicide, as it's cheap, it's easy, and it's effective and they have an infinite abundance of young, ignorant, fanatic militants more than willing to 'go see Allah'.

Aviv also says the next level of terrorists over which America should be most concerned will not be coming from abroad.  They will instead be 'home grown' meaning they will have attended and been educated in our own schools and universities right here in the U.S. These young terrorists will be most dangerous because they will know our language and will fully understand the habits of Americans; but that we Americans won't know or understand a thing about them.

So, what can America do to protect itself?  From an intelligence perspective, Aviv says the U.S. needs to stop relying on satellites and technology for its intelligence. Instead, we need to follow Israel 's, Ireland 's and England 's hands-on examples of human intelligence, both from an infiltration perspective as well as to trust 'aware' citizens to help. We need to engage and educate ourselves as citizens; however, our U.S.  Government continues to treat us, its citizens, 'like babies'.  Our government thinks we can't handle the truth' and are concerned that we'll panic if we understand the realities of terrorism. Aviv says this is a deadly mistake.

Aviv created/executed a security test for Congress by placing an empty briefcase in five well-traveled spots in five major cities. The results?  Not one person called 911 or sought a policeman to check it out. 

In comparison, Aviv says that citizens of Israel are so well 'trained' that an unattended bag or package would be reported in seconds by citizen(s) who know to publicly shout, 'Unattended Bag!' The area would be quickly & calmly cleared by the citizens themselves.  But, unfortunately, America hasn't been 'hurt enough' yet by terrorism for their government to fully understand the need to educate its citizens or for the government to understand that it's the citizens who are, inevitably, the best first-line of defense against terrorism.

Aviv also was concerned about the high number of children who were in preschool and kindergarten after 9/11, children who were basically 'lost' without parents being able to pick them up, and schools that had no plan in place to best care for the students until their parents could get there. He stresses the importance of having a plan that's agreed upon within your family, to respond to in the event of a terrorist emergency.  He urges parents to contact their children's schools and demand that the schools, too, develop plans of actions, as they do in Israel. He says we should all have a plan that is easy enough for even our youngest children to remember and follow.

Does your family know what to do if you can't contact one another by phone?  Where would you gather in an emergency?

Aviv says that the U.S. government has in force a plan that, in the event of another terrorist attack, will immediately cut-off everyone’s ability to use cell phones, as this is the preferred communication source used by terrorists and is often the way that their bombs are detonated. How will you communicate with your loved ones in the event you cannot use phones or the Internet?

Bottom line, you need to have a plan! In the event that a major terrorist incident happens again, and you fail to have a plan, this particular email will haunt you.


Big Daddy said...

How old is this?

Gus said...

I have no idea when (or if) it was written. Snopes rips it.

Regardless of that, the advice rings true for me, especially about the unattended baggage and vulnerability of airport arrival locations. In this country, we wander around with our heads in the sand or following PokemonGo or our noses stuck in our iPhones or texting at every red light (or in-between).

Big Daddy said...

Snopes rips everything that is even mildly progun or pro conservative. I trust them less than I trust Obama.

Big Daddy said...

Gus, as an aside in case you do not know, the case of Zinkes wife has been transferred to Judge Patty Fix in Lake County Illinois.

Big Daddy said...

Btw, Snopes has just been discovered to be the Democratic mouthpiece that I have always felt they were.

Gus said...

Thanks, Big Daddy. Another reader let me know with "Fix in in Zinke case." I'm still laughing.

Gus said...

Must be all the emails from Russia. The number of Hillary fans is scary. How can people be so stupid?

Big Daddy said...

I used to say "never underestimate the stupidity of the average voter in Cook County". After watching the DNC, I think it would be safe to extend that to the rest of the nation.