Explanation Behind the State Department Worldwide Travel Alert


Bloomberg Contributing Editor Richard Falkenrath explains the worldwide travel alert issued today by the U.S. State Department warning citizens of potential terror attacks by al-Qaeda in the Middle East and North Africa. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”

The source of information that would activate an Worldwide Travel Alert is an electronic intercept of a communication between al Qaeda cells that indicates final plans for an attack, or a human agent on the inside that reports out and says that there is an plot underway. way.

First priority is to stop the plot, and then take a highly visible worldwide action. The plotters will know that the U.S. has a source on the inside.

Worldwide Travel Alerts are not common. Regional alerts are fairly common.

Airline security is usually under the command of airport operators. Cancellations of flights are possible, and longer lines through security checks are certain.


CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield, talks with CNN Security Analyst, Juliette Kayyem, about the possibility of an Al Qaeda attack.


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