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March 04, 2015

NYPD "Quietly" Planning for Mumbai-Style IS Attack on NYC

Wonderful.

The 2008 Mumbai attacks were a larger-scale version of the mayhem the But the Crusades folks randomly perpetrated in Paris -- multiple teams running around setting bombs and shooting people.

he NYPD has quietly spent the last six months making preparations for a potential ISIS assault in Manhattan, which police fear could be similar to the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, sources told The Post.

Cops have been trained to deal with coordinated bombings and shootings, as in the four-day terror assault that killed more than 160 people in Mumbai, the sources said.

Police trainers have even placed a map of Manhattan over a map of Mumbai to show the geographical similarities, one source said.

I don't know how seriously to take this, because, frankly, this seems like routine preparedness brainstorming turned into PLANNING for purposes of a catchy story.

But I think it's accurate in this sense: We probably don't think about this stuff enough. When these attacks happen in Copenhagen, Paris, Sydney, or Oklahoma City, they're a surprise. They should not be. Because of course IS is planning a Mumbai style attack in NYC. Of course they are. It should not take a NYP article to alert us to that; we should have already have known it.

This article should not have drawn a "wonderful" response from me at all. To the extent I had any reaction whatsoever, I should have been grateful the NYPD was planning to counter obvious and inevitable IS attacks in NYC.

We -- even those of us who bother reading about terrorism and who actually take American terrorist casualties seriously, unlike our president -- are still not really fully updated to understand that the New Normal is that Islamist religious maniacs will kill a couple dozen of us every month, except in those months when they kill very much more than a couple of dozen.


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