Memphis…the Bluff City…the City of Good Abode…the hometown of Elvis Presley…and me.
And now, the latest American city to experience a threat by Muslim Terrorists.
The local Fox Affiliate reports that
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Memphis Division is warning police officers about a threat to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge sometime in December. FOX13 News obtained the FBI bulletin sent to Mid-South Law Enforcement agencies warning about a possible Islamic State terror plot targeting the I-55 Bridge.
“According to an anonymous complainant, as of December 2014, ISIS instructed an ISIS member, a presumed USPER in Memphis, with a direct order to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas bridge on an unknown date, activating ISIS terror cells in the United States,” the warning reads.
USPER is a law enforcement acronym for U.S. Person.
The Memphis Division’s FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating the threat.
“Although we received an anonymous threat, there is no actionable intelligence regarding an attack on the bridge. We take every threat seriously and whenever we receive a threat like this we take steps to inform all of our law enforcement partners,” Supervisory Special Agent Joel Siskovic, spokesman for the FBI Memphis Division, told FOX13 News.
Homeland Security Officials have been warning about ISIS inspired attacks in the U.S. since this fall.
A Memphis Police spokesperson told FOX13 the department is aware of the threat and officers are patrolling the area around the bridge looking for suspicious activity. Surveillance cameras linked the MPD’s Real Time Crime Center are focused on the bridge 24 hours a day.
The Memphis-Arkansas Bridge is a major interstate thoroughfare connecting Tennessee and Arkansas. Nearly 56,000 cars and trucks cross the bridge daily according to Tennessee Department of Transportation statistics. And it’s not just road traffic. In addition, barge traffic traveling under the bridge on the Mississippi River pumps billions of dollars into the U.S. economy according to trade groups.
The FBI is asking everyone in the region to remain vigilant. If you see something suspicious they say to report it to police.
A Muslim Terrorist Threat to block America’s largest waterway.
How did things come to this?
Unfortunately, as he has shown time and time again, President Barack Hussein Obama believes that everything can be handled through “Community Organizing”.
If you remember, Obama was the first American Presidential Candidate to campaign for our Presidency, outside of our nation. All of the Main Stream Media fawned over his European campaigning as a brilliant move, while Americans were bumfuzzled at the media spectacle, trying to figure out why he would give campaign speeches to people who could not even vote for him.
Then, after he became President, one of the first things Obama did was to go on a World Apology Tour,culminating with an “Address to the Muslim World at the University of Cairo, in which he lauded the contributions of Muslims to world civilization and to the history of the united States of America, even though the population of Muslims in America, was only around 1% at the time.
Yeah…our Revolutionary War Hero and First President of the United States of America, Mohammed Washington…that’s the ticket!
Since then, Obama has continued to “reach out” to the Muslim World in an attempt to “community Organize” them, even to the detriment of the country and its citizenry, which he is supposed to be protecting.
Ambassador Christopher Stevens remains unavailable for comment.
In his zeal to appease his American voting base, and hose whom he has worked so hard to “organize”, Obama pulled our troops out of the unstable, Radical Muslim nation of Iraq, in a “premature evacuation”.
Proudly announcing that “al Qaeda was on the run”, Scooter (my pet name for Obama) turned his attention to giving campaign speeches and rallying his Liberal Base, even though he was a President presiding over a tanking economy, with 92 million Americans already gone from our workforce.
Then, it happened.
ISIS/ISIL, a Radical Muslim Terrorist Organization, with over 32 thousand adherents, invaded Iraq, killing innocent Muslims and Christians, and threatening to flood Baghdad, by blowing up an essential dam on the Euphrates River.
Obama sprang into “Community Organizing” mode once again. He sent “military advisors” to Iraq, and sent Secretary of State John “I served in Vietnam” Kerry on a European and Middle Tour to trying to get a consensus to support our actions, and to try to form a coalition to assist in the “prosecution of ISIS/ISIL, in order for Obama to keep his promise to his Far Left Supporters that there would be “no boot son the ground” in Iraq.
Think of it as General Custer sending the Scouts first into Little Big Horn, while he sat on his horse, watching from a hill.
It is way past time for Obama to get down of his high horse, or, surfboard, as the case may be, and do his job.
Until He Comes,