Terrorism usually spikes fear into all of us upon just mentioning the word. But many are at the point now where they try to tuck it away so it doesn’t become a burden toward everyday living. It doesn’t take away the potential terrorist attack threats on U.S. soil that many experts say are likely coming. Learning the truth about what the potentials are shouldn’t necessarily stress you out and instead get you better prepared with quality survivalist tools.
Some major things could happen this year that governmental officials have given warnings about over the last few months. A few things you’re probably cognizant of, though may not fully understand how serious they are once you read the details.
Not all terrorism is likely to become physical either. Internal terrorism in the cyber world is really our biggest threat, and it comes from sometimes unexpected places.
Let’s take a look at what threats are possible through 2016 and how you can protect yourself from possible chaos in a potential aftermath.
Homeland Attacks from ISIS
You’ve already heard plenty about ISIS and what they’ve done overseas. Their gut-wrenching terrorist attacks throughout Europe have all taken our breath away in their brutality. Back in February, we had reminders from the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency that ISIS will definitely attempt to hit the U.S. soon.
This came through testimony from Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart and Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. The latter noted how terrorist safe havens are now more plentiful than at any other time in history. Ultimately, this makes it more difficult to weed out where various ISIS terrorist cells are.
What’s truly scary here is violent extremists are now active in over 40 countries, giving them various passageways to get into the United States.
At the heart of this is the bevy of migrants from various countries arriving here. Terrorist groups have begun integrating their operatives into those groups.
You’re maybe not aware that ISIS fighters have recently seized Syrian passport facilities where they create phony passports. ABC News reported back in January that this phony passport system is an entire industry for ISIS as a whole.
With these fraudulent passports, it could make it easier to slip into our country posing as a Syrian migrant. Because these passports come from legitimate machines in Syria, American security wouldn’t know the difference.
Other Countries for Concern
As if ISIS’s ability to slip into the U.S. isn’t concerning enough, we also have to worry about emerging issues with Iran, North Korea, and Russia. Plus, China continues to become a threat, though mostly through potential cyber terrorism.
What’s most troubling is ISIS is additionally developing cyber warfare, though reports say it’s more underfunded and poorly organized. Nevertheless, it’s still considered a major worry. You have to assume they wouldn’t hesitate to use it in ways that could completely cripple us. It’s slightly different from places like China and Russia who use cyber attacks to target U.S. Defense personnel.
What Could Happen With the Above Threats?
In the case of physical attacks by ISIS, we could see severe economic collapse if it’s something on the scale of 9/11. Would you have enough survival supplies on hand to survive not being able to buy groceries or having any monetary means available?
For cyber terrorism, it could end up mimicking the 2014 NBC show “Revolution” where the power goes out across the nation. What looks like science-fiction could become very real, and you may not have any means to survive for weeks or months without electricity, fresh water, or food.
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