“Kaboom! MTA Plans Could Blow Up Midtown, Say Neighbors” is my headine in this Observer Web Exclusive.
Key quote: “Concerned neighbors point out that terrorists could target the building knowing that the resulting conflagration would likely destroy the surrounding buildings and spread to the underground passenger concourse below,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney wrote Tom Ridge.
Exactly one week after the President accepts his party’s nomination in New York on Sept. 2, two days before the anniversary of 9/11 and seven weeks before Election Day, the Secretary of Homeland Security plans to hold a Washington press conference to announce that September will be “National Preparedness Month.”
The government’s “partners” in this Read More
Somebody owes Howard Dean an apology.
Over the past few days, the former Vermont governor and
Democratic Presidential candidate has endured a barrage of bad press and nasty
commentary, simply because he expressed honest doubts about the government’s
latest terror alarm. Republican pundits and politicians predictably denounced
him. Senator John Kerry disowned Dr. Dean’s remarks, Read More
In the year 2004, there is no more vital issue facing this country than homeland security. It is terrible that this is so, but there’s no denying it. The fight against terrorists intent on murder and mayhem requires a high level of competence, wisdom and plain common sense. What a shame that the man in Read More
By now, they are-unbelievably-a common sight: New York City police officers carrying heavy weaponry, patrolling our subways and landmarks, keeping an eye out for all manner of worst-case scenarios.
The beefed-up police presence is part of Operation Atlas, a broad and collaborative plan to better protect the city against a possible terrorist strike. It’s the Read More