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Monday, October 10, 2005

NYC: False Alarm

Surprise!
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday called off a high alert for the city's subway system after the attack date cited in a federal warning passed without incident. The FBI and Department of Homeland Security had warned New York officials of a possible threat to New York's underground mass transit system on or about October 9, based on an uncorroborated claim to Iraqi authorities. Federal authorities had said the threat was of doubtful credibility but Bloomberg said it was serious enough to warn the public.
On a less snarky note, this type of crying wolf could have some serious impact when there is an actual credible threat. If this was in fact an orchestrated political diversion - which it appears to be - those responsible should be held accountable to their actions. But we all know that would never happen. Right?

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