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September 09, 2011

Seems Like Old Times: Dirty Bomb Fears As Cities On Edge

We've heard this before-- but we do know terrorists have always wanted to do such a thing. Only a lack of nuclear material keeps them from doing so, and who knows if they still lack it.

Our friends in Pakistan might have had an oopsie moment.

So not to panic anyone, but it is in the news.

Just two days before the 10th anniversary, New York City is on high alert.

Federal and local authorities have beefed up security after receiving intelligence about a credible threat. The alleged plot by al Qaeda involves detonating car bombs on bridges and in tunnels in New York and Washington D.C. to coincide with the anniversary.

Chopper 2 HD got a look at the NYPD in action on Friday — police cruisers and orange cones marked one checkpoint on the George Washington Bridge. On the West Side Highway, at one of many other checkpoints, police were stopping and searching drivers, specifically vans and trucks. There is also a threat to bridges and tunnels.

Security was equally tight at Penn Station, where armed guards were keeping watch over travelers as Transportation Security Administration agents performed random bag checks, swiping packs for gunpowder.

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But that’s only half of the problem. Officials are worried that this time it could be a dirty bomb.

“We have to think about a dirty bomb, where you take radiological material and mix it with conventional explosives,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

Of course, as our very good Neo-Bircher friends will be glad to tell you, this is all just made up, a conspiracy of the authoritarians in government to take your rights and take your guns. Don't be afraid of The Truth, and vote Ron Paul (RON PAUL!!).


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