Heartland To New York City Terror Threats?
- A college student in Oklahoma blew himself up outside the stadium in Norman during the football game last Saturday. Today news that he was also trying to buy a large amount of ammonium nitrate fertilizer which is what was used to blow up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, but the retailer decided not to sell it to him when he could not produce a good reason for purchasing it.
- The NYC subways are on heightened alert due to what appears to be a credible threat about bombing threats. An ABC report initially said that the threats came from the recent capture of Iraqi insurgents, which would lead one to believe that they were captured in Iraq. Now ABC is reporting that the threat centered around pharmacists coming to New York for a chemical attack targeting subways. Three insurgents one or more being a pharmacist were arrested by military and intelligence teams. One suspect disclosed the NYC threat. So were these suspect caught in Iraq or here? The ABC report does not say that and they could have been captured in Iraq, but it seems like a really important story at this point. Seems these two stories need more coverage in the MSM.
On a related note the President gave a great speech last night at the National Endowment for Democracy, that I think was extremely good and really outlined the struggle that we are in. My favorite part of the speech was this:
In this new century, freedom is once again assaulted by enemies determined to roll back generations of democratic progress. Once again, we’re responding to a global campaign of fear with a global campaign of freedom, and once again, we will see freedom’s victory........................
We will not tire or rest until the War on Terror is won....................................
the militants believe that controlling one country will rally the Muslim masses, enabling them to overthrow all moderate governments in the region, and establish a radical Islamic empire that spans from Spain to Indonesia. With greater economic and military and political power, the terrorists would be able to advance their stated agenda: to develop weapons of mass destruction, to destroy Israel, to intimidate Europe, to assault the American people, and to blackmail our government into isolation....................................
If you have not read the whole speech you should and can here Bush Speech