News Updates from CLG
22 October 2014
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Breaking:Combat aircraft over Canada after shootings –Canadian, US officials in ‘constant contact’ after several shooting incidents 22 Oct 2014 (Wires) This story will be updated.
Canadian Parliament under lockdown after ‘multiple’ gunmen ‘KILLED soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial before opening fire in the Parliament halls’ –Journalists inside the building reported hearing dozens of shots and seeing a body on the ground 22 Oct 2014 A gunman has killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial before multiple gunmen fired dozens of shots inside the halls of Parliament in Ottawa. Police have said there are ‘two or three’ gunmen inside the building and one of the gunmen has been killed, the Ottawa Citizen reported. Parliament was placed under lockdown after witnesses reported seeing a gunman climbing out of his car, grabbing a rifle, shooting the soldier in the abdomen and then running towards Parliament Hill. Ottawa police received a call at 9.52am that shots had been heard in Parliament, while journalists cowering inside said they heard dozens of rounds and could smell gunpowder in the hallways. After the building was placed on lockdown, police swarmed downtown Ottawa as other shootings were reported at the Rideau Centre mall and the Chateau Laurier Hotel. #FalseFlag
NORAD alert after Canada Parliament situation –NORAD increased number of planes on a higher alert status, ready to respond if needed 22 Oct 2014 In response to the ongoing situation at Canada’s Parliament, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, has increased its alert posture, CNN has learned. NORAD and Canadian law enforcement and Canadian authorities are in contact, an official told CNN.
FBI raises alert posture after Canada shooting and ISIS chatter –FBI assisting Canadian authorities after shooting 22 Oct 2014 CNN legal analyst asks how it’s possible for a gunman to enter secure areas that people cannot typically access, when there are magnetometers and security screening? [Good question.] #FalseFlag
Canada Shooting: Parliament Building on Lockdown Amid Gunfire 22 Oct 2014 Heavily-armed police cleared Canada’s Parliament building today and are still searching for more than one suspect after three shooting incidents near the Parliament left a soldier wounded. Gunfire was heard inside Parliament. The gunfire prompted security force to hustle Prime Minister Stephen Harper to a "safe" place not at Parliament Hill, his spokesperson said. Ottawa Police said via Tw-tter the initial shooting took place at 9:52 a.m. at the National War Memorial of Canada, but that was just the beginning of the violent episode, which has now stretched into investigations in two other locations: Parliament Hill and the nearby Rideau Centre. [See: Photos from Canada Shooting.]
Soldier shot; gunman enters Canadian parliament, many shots fired 22 Oct 2014 A gunman shot a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and was then chased by police into the main parliament building, where at least 30 more shots were fired, according to media and eyewitness reports on Wednesday. Parliament was locked down and Prime Minister Stephen Harper had left the building safely as police converged on the area. As the situation developed, CBC News said in a tweeted news alert that more shots were fired near parliament and the gunman was still at large.
Canada raises domestic terrorism threat level 21 Oct 2014 Canada has raised its domestic terrorism threat level. In a statement released Tuesday Jason Tamming, a spokesman for the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency, said the decision to raise the level was "linked to an increase in general chatter from radical Islamist organizations like ISIL, Al Qaeda [al-CIAduh], Al Shabaab and others who pose a clear threat to Canadians." Tamming added that the elevated level means "intelligence has indicated that an individual or group within Canada or abroad has the intent and capability to commit an act of terrorism, and that the Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre assesses that a violent act of terrorism could occur."
Islamic State: Video ‘shows militants with US weapons’ 21 Oct 2014 The US defence department has said it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants in control of US weapons intended for ‘Syrian Kurdish fighters.’ Some 27 bundles containing small arms, ammunition and other weaponry were dropped on Monday for militias defending the town of Kobane from IS.
Source: 3 Denver teens returned to families after being stopped en route to Syria to join militants 22 Oct 2014 Sources tell ABC News that three teenage girls from the Denver metro area are back with their families in Colorado after they were taken into custody by the FBI in Germany. Authorities said the teens were stopped en route to Syria and planned to join militant groups. The three girls, all under the age of 18, were persuaded to travel overseas and were in contact with someone in Germany. Someone close to them notified authorities, and the FBI tracked them down in Frankfurt, Germany, ABC News reported. A U.S. official said the girls were headed toward Turkey en route to Syria and that investigators were now reviewing evidence, including the girls’ computers.
Bye-bye, Posse Comitatus: Pentagon orders Peterson Air Force Base Command to prep for domestic Ebola fight 20 Oct 2014 U.S. Northern Command leaders worked Monday to assemble a team of military Ebola experts who will be on standby if civilian authorities need assistance with an outbreak. The Peterson Air Force Base Command was ordered by the Pentagon to come up with a 30-member Ebola fighting team that can be quickly flown to the site of an outbreak if civilian health authorities ask for Defense Department help. The Command was watching Ebola developments for weeks, said Northern Command spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis.
Homeland Security says four Dulles passengers were taken to a local hospital after Ebola screenings 21 Oct 2014 Four passengers who flew into Dulles International Airport recently were taken to a local hospital after enhanced airport screening alarmed the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday. The agency and the CDC provided no details on the hospital visits or whether the passengers were admitted to the hospital. Spokespeople for the two Northern Virginia hospitals closest to the airport said they did not receive the passengers…The CDC and DHS could not explain the discrepancy.
U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports 21 Oct 2014 The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. The restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and were set to go into effect on Wednesday. Affected travelers will have their temperatures checked for signs of a fever that may indicate Ebola
GMO backlash: Syngenta faces mounting lawsuits over genetically-modified seeds 21 Oct 2014 Agribusinessterrorist giant Syngenta AG now faces lawsuits from farmers in 11 US states claiming the seed-and-chemical company’s sale of a genetically-engineered variant of corn yet to receive approval in China depressed market prices for the grain. At issue is Syngenta’s 2009 release and distribution of its MIR162 genetically-modified corn known as Agrisure Viptera, which is engineered to fend off certain insects known to decimate corn crops. While approved for use in the United States, Chinese regulators have yet to sanction the export of Viptera.