Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens: Possible Terrorist Threat – usembassy.gov, January 13, 2012
This message alerts U.S. citizens in Thailand that foreign terrorists may be currently looking to conduct attacks against tourist areas in Bangkok in the near future…
From Bloomberg: …The threat is “generic” and likely related to U.S. moves to sanction Iran over its nuclear weapons program, according to Anthony Davis, a Bangkok-based analyst at IHS Jane’s.
The U.S. is “looking at pro-Iranian groups that might possibly react to what may very well go down in the Straits of Hormuz and possibly beyond,” Davis said. “It seems unlikely that terrorist attacks would be launched before the situation in the Middle East has escalated significantly…”
The cryptic “Emergency Message” to US citizens was followed by a recall email (above) and then another email cancelling the recall (below).
US advisory is real and Bangkok is specific – The Nation, January 13, 2012
…She said in her twitter;@KristieKenney that “Our advisory to US citizens is real and BKK is specific…”
Two Lebanese terror suspects arrested – The Nation, January 13, 2012
…Chalerm identified the duo as being members of Hezbollah, a Shi’a Muslim militant group based in Lebanon…