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March 1st, 2016
Alert advises U.S. citizens (but really applies to everyone in a large public venue) to
maintain a high level of vigilance.
- The Tunisian government has visibly augmented its security presence in recent months, but challenges persist.
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What will happen?
Here’s what we know….
- Publicly Tunisia is against a foreign intervention in Libya. However…
- The Tunisian Prime Minister has already authorized governors in the southeast regions to form regional committees to “draw up a plan for each governorate to successfully face…exceptional events that could occur.”
- UK troops: A training team of some 20 troops from the 4th Infantry Brigade is now moving to Tunisia to help counter illegal cross-border movement from Libya in support of the Tunisian authorities.
- Major strike against ISIS on 19 Feb. by the U.S.
What Experts Say May happen…
Tunisia Cannot Escape the Consequences of Military Intervention in Libya –
A renewal of massive Western air strikes in Libya would undoubtedly push at least another million Libyan refugees across the border into Tunisia. Such a great number of Libyan refugees will make the situation untenable, because no small country like Tunisia, which has limited natural resources, could withstand a sudden increase of its population by almost one third. -Professor Jawed Zouari
Worst Case Scenario ..i.e Speculation
Objective in Libya to neturalize ISIS threat and strengthen the government. Western intelligence officials believe that up to 6,500 ISIS fighters — twice the number previously thought — have relocated to Libya.
Action – Reaction
As a response to a Western Strike ISIS may comeback with coordinate attacks across several countries including Tunisia. This has already happened in the past so it’s not much of a stretch to consider.
Such an event along with the current economic challenges & weaken political unity could cause a lot trouble for Tunisia.
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