Friday, October 07, 2005

New York Named in Terror Threat Against Subways

Got this in my email. Suspicious timing...Rove might find it fortunate, though.

New York Named in Terror Threat Against Subways

Security in and around New York City's subways was sharply increased yesterday after city officials said they were notified by federal authorities in Washington of a terrorist threat that for the first time specifically named the city's transit system.

The measures were announced by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, along with Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and the head of the New York F.B.I. office, Mark J. Mershon, after an American military operation with the C.I.A. and the F.B.I. in Iraq yesterday and Wednesday, according to law enforcement officials. The operation, the officials said, was aimed at disrupting the threat.

Some officials in Washington, in interviews last night, played down the nature of the threat. While not entirely dismissing it, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security described it as "specific yet noncredible," adding that the intelligence community had concluded that the information was of "doubtful credibility."

Several law enforcement officials said an investigation had yet to corroborate any of the details.

The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the operation in Iraq resulted in two people being taken into custody. They said a third was being sought.

Information about the threat, the officials said, came to light last weekend from an intelligence source who told federal authorities that the three men in Iraq had planned to meet with other operatives in New York.

Posted by crimnos @ 11:15 AM

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How convenient, a non-specific threat against the NYC subway, stemming from activities of unnamed people from Iraq. I guess the Bush administration is never going to stop trying to tie 9/11 to Iraq so they can justify the unjustifiable war.

Posted by Blogger Mikey's Momma @ 12:10 PM #

the ridiculousness never seems to stop.

Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Posted by Blogger Jessica @ 12:14 PM #

oh hay Jamie, sup? I think you're dead-on about the 9/11 thing. Whatever's most politically expedient, I suppose. They can't admit fault...

And that's a great quote, Jes...I need to keep that one.

Posted by Blogger crimnos @ 1:17 PM #
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