August 01, 2004

Ridge raises threat level to ORANGE for NY, NJ & DC

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced this afternoon that the terror threat level for the "financial services sectors" of the US has been raised to ORANGE.

Specific targets include the World Bank/IMF in DC, the Prudential Building in Northern NJ, the NYSE and the Citigroup building in New York City. The method of attack would be truck and car bombs of varying destructive power.

Apparently there is specific information that has emerged in the past 24 to 36 hours regarding attacks to the economic infrastructure.

New York City has been at level Orange, or Very High level since 9/11, but the rest of the country's level has been raised and lowered several times since then. The country as a whole has most recently been at condition Yellow.

An attack on the financial infrastructure of the US would be devestating to the economy at best, but there's no additional information as to what heightened threat may exist for the public at large.

As the TV-types like to say, "Stay tuned."

Posted by mhking at August 1, 2004 02:41 PM

I wonder do Jason Riley watch BET. I have never considered BET a good station and worthwhile to watch, but ABC,CBS and NBC aren't worthwile either. The blacks who really vote (that alleged 10 to 1 who vote in favor of the democrats), do they watch BET? Maybe, I'm not convinced they do. Speaking for myself, I vote and don't watch BET. My hat is off to P-Diddy if he can convince BET fans to vote for anybody. Was the NAACP Image Awards, NAACP Annual Convention, The NUL Convention and the Democratic Convention televised on BET? I think the real story here is that there are two medias one white and one black, the black media content for and support from the black community is problematic itself.

Posted by: michael at August 2, 2004 03:44 PM

Sorry, please disregard my previous post, it is in the wrong area.

Posted by: michael at August 2, 2004 03:50 PM

Yesterday I asked my sister (who works in Manhattan) what the climate was like in New York City. "It's too dang hot," she responded. "If God says it's my day to die there's nothing I can do to stop it. If it's not my day to die there's nothing terrorists can to do speed my death along." Paraphrased of course. I hope the majority of the people in the Apple have her attitude.

Posted by: Samantha at August 3, 2004 12:49 PM
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