New Warning From Counterterrorism Officials

There are new concerns about potential terror attacks on stadiums, hotels, and other places where large numbers gather.

The concerns are reflected in a new warning from federal counterterrorism officials to police around the country.

The memos do not mention the ongoing high-profile investigation of a possible terrorist plot involving a Colorado man and associates in New York City. Instead, they describe the long-standing interest of terrorists to use homemade backpack bombs, car bombs, or even airplanes to attack such crowded public places.

And as a terrorism probe continues, New York City's transit agency says it has boosted police presence at some "key locations," including major train terminals.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says there's no credible threat to the city's subway system and commuter trains. But extra officers with helmets and bulletproof vests are at spots like Grand Central Terminal in midtown Manhattan.

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  • by pee dee Location: jacksonville on Sep 25, 2009 at 11:13 AM
    I thought we could not call them terrorists anymore. Shouldn't the title be "New Warning From Counter-man-made-disaster Officials"? Are these terrorists the right wing ones that the Secretary of Homeland Defense warned us about? No? They are Muslims? Really? You mean that they are not conservative crazies? Hhhhmmmmm.........I guess Janet Napolitano (sp?) was wrong after all.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 25, 2009 at 08:20 AM
    Four major cities rounded up terrorist ready to attack us, and, no story about it on NBC. Well, I guess you really do have to go to Fox for the news, the truth and the facts. Big story, nobody home....
  • by Anonymous on Sep 24, 2009 at 06:09 AM
    Referencing Obama as "my son," Qaddafi said: "We are happy that a young African Kenyan was voted for and made president. Obama is a glimpse in the dark for the next four years, but I'm afraid we may go back to square one. "Can the U.S. guarantee after Obama that they'll be a government? We're happy and content if he can stay forever." We are in trouble. Qaddafi, a known terrorist is praising Obama because he now knows America is weaker that we were under Bush. Neiter Bush took their crap.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 23, 2009 at 05:42 AM
    Well, when the attack comes, I will blame Obama. Why? Because he tied the hands of the CIA now, no waterboarding that could find where the attack is taking place, however, a lawnchair and a mixed drink is allowed. God forbid you profile. Just because the to guy was in Pakistan three times over the past year doesn't make his suspicious. Obama has created and environment for a major attack. Its just a matter of time.

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