Places NOT To Go On Your Summer Vacation

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 3M-TA3, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    You might want to put off that trip to the Libyan Riviera a bit... I'm a bit surprised that it doesn't show a presence in Europe... yet...

    A map from the National Counterterrorism Center shows the worldwide expansion of ISIS as of August 2016. National Counterterrorism Center

    New 'Heat Map' Shows ISIS Branches Spreading Worldwide

    New Counterterrorism 'Heat Map' Shows ISIS Branches Spreading Worldwide
    by William Arkin, Robert Windrem and Cynthia McFadden

    ISIS Has Expanded to 18 Countries Since U.S. Military Campaign Began 1:40
    As the U.S. launched more airstrikes Tuesday against ISIS targets in Libya — representing an expansion of the U.S. military operations beyond Iraq and Syria — NBC News has exclusively obtained a map showing the global expansion of the terror group.

    The map is part of a classified briefing document received by the White House dated "August 2016" and prepared by the National Counterterrorism Center. It shows a stunning three-fold increase in the number of places around the globe where ISIS is operating.

    U.S. State Department documents indicated that in 2014, when the U.S. military began its campaign to destroy the extremists, there were only seven nations in which the fledgling state was operating.

    By 2015, according to the State Department's own numbers, there were nearly double that — 13 countries.

    The current briefing map shows 18 countries where ISIS is fully operational. The map also displays a new category — "aspiring branches" — and lists six countries where they're taking root: Egypt, Indonesia, Mali, the Philippines, Somalia and Bangladesh.

    NBC News terrorism analysis Malcolm Nance said the U.S. has been successful in attacking the "ISIS core" in Iraq and Syria, but that the "heat map" obtained by NBC News "could probably be a lot bigger if they were to show all the aspirational regions where ISIS wants to operate and has carried out terrorist attacks."

    "It's fair to say that the whole battle space is expanding for ISIS," he added.

    In an election year in which the fight against terror has taken center stage, even the U.S. government seems to acknowledge the battlefield is growing.
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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Alaska is NICE, in the summer time.... Just ask all the "Cattle Car" (Cruise Ship) Visitors that float by here, each day.....
  3. bmtm09

    bmtm09 Monkey

    If I could find a decent job up there I would sell everything I own pack up the wife and kids and move to Alaska in a heartbeat.
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  4. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Wow! Looks like they got a good portion of Nigeria nailed down...that could be a problem as think they got lots of oil...or am I think of someplace else?

    If they get into Egypt and get their hands on all the military hardware there...look out.
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  5. bmtm09

    bmtm09 Monkey

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  6. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    I just got an email from a nice gentleman there that will send me a $10,000,000 inheritance and all I have to do is send him $5,000 dollars for court fees. HAHAHA - the jokes on him because I'm Norwegian!
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  7. bmtm09

    bmtm09 Monkey

    lol...and you didn't jump all over that!!!
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  8. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    The check is in the mail - as long as these guys don't find out I'm not African before I get my millions I'll be set for life!
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  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    A few years back, Our Fearless Leader and Site Owner, decided to string one of these Yahoos along..... Just for Grins.... He posted the Daily Chatter.... That was about as memorable as anything I can recall... We all Laughed till it hurt....
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