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    Security is being stepped up in New York after the city received a "credible" threat to its subway system.

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the move followed a "specific threat" of a terrorist attack.

    He warned residents to be extra vigilent and to report suspicious packages to police.

    "The FBI recently shared with us a specific threat to our subway system," he said.

    "We have done and will continue to do everything we can to protect this city. We will spare no
    resource, we will spare no expensee.

    "We have increased our police presence on our subway," he added.

    Extra police officers, counter-terrorist units and dogs are to patrol the underground network.

    Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, confirmed they had received "credible security threats" to the city's system.

    "Obviously, this is a significant threat," he added.

    New York has been on high alert for another attack since the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre.

    More than seven million people travel on New York subways each day.

    Source: Sky News
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    Ironically (and obviously) the only thing worse than nothing happening would be an attack.

    Funny, isn't it, the permutations brought about by politics...

    My fingers are crossed.
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    Indeed.

    Hope nothing happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4
    My fingers are crossed.
    That'll stop them.
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    Political correctness is based on the principle that it's possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

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    I wonder what "credible threat" means in this case. Was it our own intelligence or a tip off ?
    The IRA used the tactic of phoning warnings before they planted bombs. The fact that these warnings were taken seriously enabled them to make phoney warnings that created chaos without having to actually do anything except dial a number.
    I can't imagine AQ issuing any warnings unless it was to test the system
    Hopefully nothing will happen.

    itís an election with no Democrats, in one of the whitest states in the union, where rich candidates pay $35 for your votes. Or, as Republicans call it, their vision for the future.

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    i bet the threat was citizens feeling safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by GepperRankins
    i bet the threat was citizens feeling safe
    Ah .... the republican strategy in the run up to last years election. Could it be starting again in preparation for next years elections

    I do wonder how they would be able to say the policies work "because we haven't been attacked since" if we actually are.... But I would rather be left wondering than find out.

    itís an election with no Democrats, in one of the whitest states in the union, where rich candidates pay $35 for your votes. Or, as Republicans call it, their vision for the future.

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