Here’s disturbing blurb from the AP I came across today:
Federal authorities are warning law enforcement personnel of a possible terror plot against the New York City subway system during the holiday season.
An internal memo obtained by The Associated Press says the FBI has received a “plausible but unsubstantiated” report that al-Qaida terrorists in late September may have discussed attacking the subway system.
Anti-terror agencies say they have no specific details to confirm the plot has moved “beyond aspirational planning,” but are issuing the alert out of concern that an attack could come during the holiday season,” warns the memo, which is dated Tuesday.
While federal agencies often issue all sorts of advisory warnings, the language of this one is particularly forceful.
Goooood times. So in addition to battling the tourists on 5th Avenue, and trying not to kill yourself inside Toys R Us, you now have to work about getting blown up on the subway.
I have to say, I did not notice any additional security in the subway system today.
Would now be a good time for the terrorists to attack? Probably. The subway will be at it’s peak volume all December long.
Then there’s the Presidential transition. Bush already has one foot out the door. He’s in no position to be able to make long term decisions appropriately because he won’t have to deal with the consequences. All he will have to do is make it through the following couple weeks and then it’s Obama’s problem to deal with. It’s probably the time that the country will be weakest.
Ho ho ho.