Sorcha Faal / What Does It Mean.com – 2008-09-25 22:29:37
(September 26, 2008) — Russian Military Analysts are reporting in the Kremlin today that the United States Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, has alerted his World-Wide military commands to begin preparations for the raising of America’s Defense Condition (DEFCON) “on or about” October 7th to their highest status DEFCON 1.
United States ally Israel has, likewise, raised its alert status to their highest level, and as we can read as reported by the World Tribune News Service:
“Israel’s military has been placed on high alert following an airline bomb scare and reports of other threats. “There is an assessment that something very bad will take place over the next few weeks, perhaps over the Jewish holidays,” an official said.”
This unprecedented action by the United States in raising its alert status came almost immediately after American and Pakistani troops traded fire today, and as we can read as reported by the New York Times News Service:
“Pakistani and American ground troops exchanged fire along the border with Afghanistan on Thursday after the Pakistanis shot at two American helicopters, ratcheting up tensions as the United States increases its attacks against militants from Al Qaeda and the Taliban, who are being sheltered in Pakistan’s restive tribal areas.”