BREAKING: Homeland Security Issues TERRORIST ATTACK Warning To This State


Truck owners and truck rental agencies in the U.S. must be “vigilant” about the increasing frequency of “ramming attacks” by terrorists using vehicles as killing machines, according to a new Transportation Security Administration report.

New Jersey, fortunately, has not been the site of a vehicle-borne terrorist attack.


But since 2007, vehicles were used as weapons in nine attacks in the West, according to the state Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.

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“This is just a tactic where it’s very difficult to detect and deter unless somebody sees something and says something,” Homeland Security Deputy Director Steven Gutkin told New Jersey 101.5. “People need to be always paying attention to their surroundings, and people should be not afraid to report something when it just doesn’t seem right.”


Gutkin said terror organizations understand it’s much harder today, compared to the pre-9/11 era, to carry out large-scale attacks. And homegrown violent extremists are inspired by these organizations to “create as much panic and chaos” wherever they may be.

“Having people that might just act on their own, without having being directed from a foreign terrorist organization — that’s the threat that we face today here in the United States and in New Jersey, specifically,” Gutkin said, citing the recent arrest of a Point Pleasant man who allegedly had plans to build and detonate a bomb for ISIS. A man from Elizabeth is charged with setting off a pipe bomb in September along a charity race route in Seaside Park, and planting another two bombs in Manhattan.


Most of the deaths, the TSA reports, took place in two attacks: the 87 killed by a lone Islamic terrorist using a commercial truck in Nice, France, on Bastille Day, July 14, last year, and the 43 killed when Islamic terrorists in two SUVs plowed through a crowded market in Urumqi, the capital of China’s restive Xingjang province. In that case, unlike the others, the attackers threw homemade explosives into the crowd during the attack. The two vehicles then collided and exploded.

The unclassified report warns owners, operators and rental agencies to protect their vehicles from theft. Entitled “Vehicle ramming attacks: Threat landscape, indicators and counter measures,” the report was sent Tuesday to local law enforcement agencies and private companies working with the Department of Homeland Security.

The report focuses on the current threat landscape and points out that from 2014 to date, terrorists have carried out 17 known vehicle-ramming attacks worldwide, resulting in 173 fatalities and 667 injuries were carried out in the past 10 months. One involved an Ohio State University student who drove his car into a crowd last November, then began slashing fellow students before campus police killed him. Eleven people were wounded.

“No community, large or small, rural or urban, is immune to attacks of this kind by organized or ‘lone wolf’ terrorists,” the report noted.

Based on a study of the attacks, the TSA said particularly vulnerable locations include those where “large numbers of people congregate, including parades and other celebratory gatherings, sporting events, entertainment venues, or shopping centers.” Moreover, it suggested that several of the attacks had been planned for such events.

The nation’s largest police departments, including New York’s, have been focused on this security threat, CBS News reports.

A top NYPD official said that it’s an issue the department focuses on every day.

The report shares indicators that may suggest terrorists are planning a vehicle-ramming attack and lists countermeasures that can be taken with a focus on meaningful security awareness. One of the messages contained in the report is the reinforcement to drivers, staff and passengers of the importance of the “See Something, Say Something” campaign.

The jump in the frequency of attacks appear to coincide with an ISIS leader’s call in September 2014 to use whatever weapons or tools, including vehicles, available to kill “infidels.”

Abu Mohammed Al-Adnani, in a speech following coalition air attacks on ISIS specifically suggested jihadis kill westerners anyway they can: “Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car.”

Lovely, eh?

These people are savages.

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