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January 9, 2021
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Chaos on Capitol Hill and the Dangerous Times Ahead

January 9, 2021
Between Jan 4-6th, the following related Flash SMS
messages were sent to AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

1/4 - Caution urged at Jan 6 “Stop the Steal” Rally in DC. Widespread calls for counter protests and violence. Extensive road closures. More via email.

1/4 - Acting SecDef approves request for National Guard troops in Washington, DC to supplement local, state & federal police during Jan 6th "Stop The Steal" rally.

1/6 - Large tense crowd forming on Capitol Hill as joint session of Congress prepares to meet. Caution and increased situational awareness urged in the district.

1/6 - Cannon House Office Building and Madison Library of Congress Building on Capitol Hill being evacuated. Capitol police clashing with protesters. Monitoring..

1/6 - Protesters storming outside on Capitol Building in DC. Nearby private residences being evacuated. Dangerous situation. Live streams sent via email.

1/6 - DC Mayor orders citywide curfew for the District of Columbia from 6:00 PM Wed, Jan 6 until 6:00 AM Thurs, Jan 7

1/6 - Siege at the US Capitol Bldg continues. At least one person shot, numerous injured. Riot police & Nat'l Guard deploying to Capitol Hill. AlertsUSA monitoring..

1/6 - Multiple explosive devices discovered in the DC area, including at RNC headquarters and on the grounds of the US Capitol. Caution urged. AlertsUSA monitoring..

1/6 - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency and curfew for the Arlington and Alexandria areas adjacent to DC until 6:00 AM.

What You Need To Know

On fourteen occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding a variety of safety and security matters. Nine of these alerts (above) dealt with developments related to the 'Stop the Steal' rally in Washington DC and the siege on the U.S. Capitol. This string of alerts began with a cautionary message issued two days earlier warning of the widespread calls for counter protests and violence by multiple far left organizations.

Federal investigators are sifting through evidence and pursuing a variety of theories, in order to unravel how the Wednesday protest rally morphed into an assault on the U.S. Capitol. Five people died as a result of the violent incident and dozens were injured.

There is growing evidence that members of Antifa disguised as Trump supporters infiltrated the protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol building. According to a report by the NY Post, known Antifa members were spotted among the throngs of pro-Trump protesters.

Antifa has previously encouraged members to disguise themselves in order to sow confusion and manipulate popular opinion. An example of a graphic providing this very guidance is shown below.

National Guard Moving In

During a Jan. 7 joint press conference with the Mayor of DC and the chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy said a total of 6,200 National Guard troops from D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York would be in the National Capital Region by this weekend. The Guard personnel are on a minimum 30-day deployment to the Capitol grounds and other locations throughout the District. The troops would work on 12-hour shifts, with about 850 per shift helping to protect the Capitol building.

Future Outlook

This disheartening election process and outcome does not bode well for the security of the U.S. homeland, as well as for our citizens and interests abroad. A large portion of the U.S. population now knows there was widespread fraud and irregularities in at least the six key battleground states. You can read a summary of the evidence here. The fact that the election outcome was finalized, despite all of the normal constitutional remedies, is resulting in a sharp loss of trust in a key foundational pillar of the Republic. This fraudulent outcome dramatically amplifies partisan and ideological divisions and will likely lead to significant violence and social unrest in the coming months. Count on it. One side is arrogant and emboldened, and the other side is understandably angry. And this is over and above the broader national security implications of the stated policies of the incoming administration.

Changes promised by the Biden/Harris administration include a repeal of what the Left referred to as the "Muslim Ban," which prevents entry of foreign nationals from seven predominantly Muslim nations who cannot be adequately vetted during the visa application process. Those nations are Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. The incoming administration has also promised to dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees resettled in the country. As has been repeatedly seen across Europe, members of the Islamic State and Al Qaeda have used these programs to enter western nations and carry out attacks. Both organizations actually encourage the practice in their online propaganda.

The new administration has also promised a dramatic reversal of strong immigration and refugee policies for citizens of Mexico, Central and South America. In anticipation of the forthcoming policy changes in this area, multiple agencies involved in border security are reporting increasing apprehensions as migrants attempt to gain entry into the country.

And perhaps most dangerous, the new administration is promising changes in the strong foreign policy positions with Iran, China, Russia and N. Korea. So as to highlight where this might lead, during a key ruling party meeting Friday, N. Korean dictator Kim Jong Un threatened to expand his nuclear arsenal with more sophisticated weapons.

Also this week, Iran notified the IAEA it has begun enriching uranium to 20% and warned it could could "easily" start enriching the nuclear fuel up to the 90 percent mark, which is just around the weapons-grade level.

In a statement released Wednesday, the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany voiced their "deep concern" about the move, saying, "This action, which has no credible civil justification, carries very significant proliferation-related risks."

There is also significant evidence that the Biden family is vulnerable to blackmail and foreign influence due to questionable overseas business dealings over the course of many years. A number of articles burrowing down on this topic can be found here.

Tighten your safety straps, folks. There are dangerous times ahead.

AlertsUSA continues to monitor the domestic and international threat environment around the clock and will immediately notify service subscribers, via SMS messages to their mobile devices, of new alerts, warnings and advisories or any developments which signal a change the overall threat picture for American citizens as events warrant.

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Coronavirus Update

January 9, 2021
What You Need To Know

According to data provided by the COVID Tracking Project, in the first week of 2021, US states and territories reported more cases of COVID-19 than at any point in the pandemic so far, and the second-highest number of deaths. Holiday data reporting slowdowns from Christmas and New Year’s are likely still affecting most metrics—most notably reported tests, which remain well below pre-holiday levels. Hospitalizations, our most stable metric through the holidays, continue to march upward.

As of Friday at 6:00 PM ET, there were a record 3,777 deaths reported for the day. In total, 368,685 deaths in the U.S. have been attributed to the virus.

State and local leaders have enacted further restrictions in the hope of preserving hospital resources and stopping yet another surge surrounding the Christmas holiday.

COVID-19 Restriction Maps can be found here and here.

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Important COVID-19 Headlines

Grim day as US, UK and Germany all see record high COVID-related deaths
Covid-19: UK sees highest daily toll of 1,325 deaths
London mayor declares 'major incident' over Covid-19 hospital pressure
French medical regulator approves Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine
Sweden gets tough on COVID with new law to close shops and limit gatherings
Number of coronavirus cases in Russia rises by 23,652
Biggest Czech crematorium overwhelmed by pandemic deaths
What’s happening to the EU vaccine scheme?
China seals off two cities to contain coronavirus outbreak
Australia, UK to require negative COVID-19 tests from travellers
Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll tops 200,000 amid new spike in cases
Asian nations toughen virus curbs as Europe fights new strain
Europe coronavirus cases surpass 25 million
Europe at tipping point with Covid running rampant, says WHO
Covid: WHO urges tougher measures to curb 'alarming' variant
Covid-19: French PM says border with UK to remain shut
European countries delay giving second dose of COVID-19 vaccine


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Johns Hopkins CSSE (Interactive map updated multiple times daily)


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1/2 - AlertsUSA monitoring response to reports of gunfire, Fashion Fair Mall, Fresno, CA. Large police response. Avoid the area. Add'l alerts as warranted.

1/3 - Shooting incident, Starrville Methodist Church in Winona, TX. Suspect in custody. Multiple injuries reported. Add'l alerts as warranted.

1/3 - Mass casualty shooting incident at Little River Park (NW 24th Ave & NW 105th St) in Miami, FL. At least 7 victims. Shooter remains at large. Monitoring...

1/4 - UK PM announces 3rd national lockdown for England due to rising hospitalizations from new COVID-19 variant. Measure expected to stay in place until mid-Feb.

1/5 - State of Emergency declared and Nat'l Guard deployed to Kenosha, WI in advance of prosecution decision in officer involved shooting on Aug, 2020. Monitoring..

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Commentary / Analysis / Research

January 9, 2021

Strategy and Competition at the Ends of the Earth

The Arctic and Antarctica are well-known Cold War theaters. While these frozen frontiers hosted strategic competition between the United States and the Soviet Union, they also produced legacies of cooperation that have extended through the twentieth and into the twenty-first centuries. Indeed, the polar regions continue to host cooperative relations between Washington and Moscow, despite cooler ties elsewhere. Why is this the case? Perhaps more crucially, how can this current climate of cooperation between Russia and the West within these regions be bolstered for another thirty years? And what might fracture it?


The Capitol Riot Wasn’t a Coup. It Wasn't Even Close.

On Wednesday, a mob apparently composed of Trump supporters forced its way past US Capitol security guards and briefly moved unrestrained through much of the Capitol building. They displayed virtually no organization and no clear goals.


Congressmen Beating the Drum for Iran's Mullahs

Amid the pandemic, some US Congressmen already appear to be spending their political capital on one thing: Appeasing the Iranian regime and pushing for a softer policy towards the mullahs. More than 100 Congressmen recently signed a letter expressing their support and urging presumptive President-Elect Joe Biden to rejoin the nuclear deal, which, incidentally, Iran never signed.


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USNI Fleet and Marine Tracker
January 9, 2021

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Jan 4, 2020 based on Navy, public data provided by the U.S. Naval Institute, and open source reporting. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.

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World News Roundup
January 9, 2021


Limbaugh Rebukes ‘People Calling for the End of Violence’ After Capitol Riots
Greg Gutfeld Says Trump Supporters Are ‘Justified’
Mexico Offers Political Asylum to Julian Assange
Mexico president slams social media 'censorship' after chaos in U.S. Capitol
Capitol riots: Questions mount over security failure
Military Leaders Say 'Tremendous Confusion' Delayed Response to Siege
Capitol in chaos: what the national security community needs to know
The National Guard Is Fencing Off the US Capitol Complex for at Least 30 Days
Minuteman III missile should be scrapped, STRATCOM chief says
Top US admiral would 'welcome' Biden review of nuclear strategy
DoD Plans ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Naval Patrols Around Russian Arctic
US Strategic Command chief defends ICBM replacement program
WestJet bars passengers from boarding for improper virus test
Bolsonaro warns U.S.-like political crisis could happen in Brazil


Russian peacekeepers defuse over 20,000 explosives in Karabakh
NATO chief calls for revitalization of alliance in 2021
With Britain gone, smaller nations are banding together to fight EU integration
Europe just made Joe Biden’s China policy a lot more difficult
'This Is Not America': Europe Reacts
Refuting NATO's Latest Dumb Ideas
The EU Is the Military Ally the U.S. Needs
Russia's Northern Fleet Upgraded
France a Post-Imperial Power Seeking a Role


How Space Force foiled an Iranian missile attack with a critical early warning
Airstrikes continue against ISIS in Iraq and Syria
Somalia army kills senior al-Shabab commander, bodyguards
Syria says Israel strikes again, several missiles downed by air defences
Iran's Rouhani says Western democracy 'fragile, vulnerable'
Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing
Iranian ship arrives at Venezuelan port, data shows
South Korean diplomats stymied by Iran after tanker seizure
Israel heads for tightened lockdown
Turkish court accepts new indictment against former Kurdish leader
Protests erupt in Senegal capital over virus curfew
Opposition in troubled I.Coast to take part in elections
‘Complete mess’: Ghana army steps in to quell parliament clash
Pandemic tips more into extreme poverty in Nigeria's Lagos
UN hails new Libya prisoner swap under October truce


China says U.S. will pay 'heavy price' for interference
Covid: China places 11m under lockdown after outbreak in northern city
Beijing freezes as temperature hits five decade lows
Officials: Attacks around Afghanistan kill at least 23
UK virus strain triggers lockdown in Australia's Brisbane
Day two of North Korea's Eighth Party Congress focuses on economy
South Korea's Moon vows push for 'denuclearization of Korean Peninsula'
South Korean avian flu epidemic reaches Seoul
South Korean city to pay residents $100K to have babies
South Korean court orders Japan to compensate former sex slaves
India’s economy braces for biggest contraction since 1952

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