yNews Updates from CLG
13 January 2015

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Previous edition: ‘Two dead’ and several injured as magazine attackers seize hostages and exchange fire with police near Paris airport, which CIAssociate relegated to the spam bin. See: Google Filter Instructions for CLG Newsletter.

Jewish patrol cars out in force in London amid fears of copycat attack in wake of kosher store siege in Paris –Extra Jewish security patrol cars are out in force in North-West London –Security cars look similar to police vehicles and bear the name ‘Shomrim’ | 12 Jan 2015 | Extra Jewish security patrol cars and police were out in force in North-West London yesterday following the kosher store siege in Paris. The cars look very similar to police vehicles and bear the security group’s name ‘Shomrim’ — Hebrew for ‘guards’ — along the sides and back. The Orthodox organisation, which works closely with the Metropolitan Police, tweeted: ‘Following events in Paris we will have on extra patrols throughout NW London over Shabbos [the Jewish sabbath].’ Shomrim volunteers receive police training and uniforms, including knife-proof vests.

Investigator of Charlie Hebdo massacre, Police Commissioner Heroic Redound, ‘commits suicide’ before completing report | 9 Jan 2015 | Just over a year after Helric Fredoun discovered the lifeless body of the third ranking police officer SRPJ of Limoges, the second ranking service officer has committed suicide yesterday at his workplace with his service weapon. We learned this morning, a Commissioner Helric Fredoun SRPJ Limoges has committed suicide last night in his office with his service weapon…The Commissioner Fredou, like all agents SRPJ worked yesterday on the case of the massacre at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo. In particular, he surveyed the family of one of the victims. He killed himself before completing its report. A psychological cell was set up in the police station.

Six terror cells STILL on the loose in France: Gun police on the streets to protect Jewish schools 24 hours a day –Extra 10,000 troops to patrol Paris streets | 12 Jan 2015 | Up to six Islamic [or CIA/MI6/Mossad] terrorist cells may still be at large and ready to strike in mainland France, police warned last night. The alert came as French Prime Minister Manuel Valls placed an extra 10,000 troops on the streets of Paris and warned: ‘We are at war.’ He said there were ‘without doubt’ accomplices to last week’s killings in Paris, after security services on both sides of the Channel warned that further attacks are ‘highly likely’.

Terror sleeper cells activated in France – source | 10 Jan 2015 | French law enforcement officers have been told to erase their social media presence and to carry their weapons at all times because terror sleeper cells have been activated over the last 24 hours in the country, a French police source who attended a briefing Saturday told CNN terror analyst Samuel Laurent…A total of 1,100 French troops are currently deployed in the Paris region, alongside police forces, to increase security following the attacks, the Defense Ministry said. An additional 250 soldiers will be on duty Sunday for the march, the ministry said. Altogether, nearly 1,900 French troops will take part in providing additional security across the country as part of the France’s security alert system, known as Vigipirate.

ISIS repeats a threat; NYPD on high alert –FBI issues bulletin to law enforcement nationwide | 11 Jan 2015 | New York City Police Department officials and other law enforcement personnel across the United States were alerted to a new threat from ISIS after the terror group released a video message Saturday calling for its followers to "rise up." An ISIS spokesman, Abu Mohammed al Adnani, is seen saying that followers should "rise up and kill intelligence officers, police officers, soldiers, and civilians," specifically naming the United States, France, Australia and Canada as targets, according to a memo that CNN obtained.

New York City cops warned of lone wolf terror attack risk – as memo tells officers to ‘watch civilians’ hands, don’t bunch up and always have a cop on guard’ | 11 Jan 2015 | As world leaders gather in Paris to mourn the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, police in New York City have been placed on high alert for a possible ISIS attack. The NYPD have been warned to look out for jihadi attacks after the terrorist group released a call to attack American police officers, soldiers, intelligence officers and civilians in a social media video on Saturday. ‘If you are assigned to a fixed post, do not sit together in the RMP [police car],’ members of the Sergeants Benevolent Association union were told in an email obtain by both The New York Daily News and New York Post. ‘At least one officer must stand outside the vehicle at all times. Pay attention to your surroundings. Officers must pay close attention to approaching vehicles…Pay close attention to people as they approach. Look for their hands.’

CENTCOM Twitter, YouTube hack traced to Maryland, home of the NSA –Goal is to ensure passage of Orwellian CISPA (now CISA), the spying gift, to the NSA/US corporations | 12 Jan 2015 | The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the Pentagon’s command for its forces in the Middle East were hacked Monday, according to U.S. Central Command. The command’s Twitter and YouTube sites "were compromised for approximately 30 minutes," a statement released by CENTCOM said…A Twitter account from a group identifying itself as Anonymous said Monday it had tracked the source of the hack to Maryland, but that was not confirmed by official sources.

FBI has its fingers deep in NSA surveillance pie, declassified report shows –Feds had a hand in PRISM, too | 13 Jan 2015 | The FBI has a much closer involvement with the NSA’s mass surveillance programs than previously thought, with access to raw foreign intelligence and data on Americans gleaned from the PRISM program. The 231-page report, from the Department of Justice’s Inspector General, was obtained — albeit in a heavily redacted form — after a Freedom of Information request by The New York Times, a request made possible using key details leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The report finds that in 2008 — almost since the inception of the PRISM program, which allows the NSA access to citizens’ information stored by Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Yahoo! among others — the FBI had access to slurped private data.

MI5 chief seeks new powers after Paris magazine attack –About 50% of MI5’s work is now devoted to counter-terrorism. | 8 Jan 2015 | The head of MI5, Andrew Parker, has called for new powers to help fight Islamist extremism, warning of a dangerous imbalance between increasing numbers of terrorist plots against the UK and a drop in the capabilities of intelligence services to snoop on communications. Speaking to an invited audience at MI5 headquarters, he said the threat level to Britain had worsened and Islamist extremist groups in Syria and Iraq were directly trying to orchestrate attacks on the UK. An attack on the UK was "highly likely" and MI5 could not give a guarantee it would be able to stop it, he said.

Militants planning mass casualty attacks against West; MI5 wants more spying powers | 9 Jan 2015 | The head of Britain’s domestic spy agency MI5 warned on Thursday that militant Islamists in Syria were planning "mass casualty attacks" in the West and that intelligence services may be powerless to stop them. "We know…that a group of core al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] terrorists in Syria is planning mass casualty attacks against the West," Andrew Parker told journalists in London a day after an Islamist attack in Paris claimed 12 lives. [Wait, how does he know this?] Parker called for wider powers to identify and monitor suspects, following a backlash against the security services after the extent of their snooping was exposed by Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor.

Belgian Newspaper ‘Le Soir’ Evacuated After Bomb Threat | 11 Jan 2015 | The Belgian newspaper Le Soir, which republished the French cartoons of Charlie Hebdo, evacuated its building today (Sunday) following an anonymous phoned in bomb threat, reports AFP. Maroun Labaki, who is in charge of the paper’s foreign pages, told the Belga news agency that "an anonymous caller made threats against the editorial side of the paper, after which we decided to evacuate the building." Martine Dubisson, who writes for Le Soir, tweeted that the caller said "a bomb was going to go off in your newsroom."