Ok folks, We're now into Dec 31st as i write this post (its currently 00:13 in the UK) We have a broad threat level this new year and i'm trying to
contain it into one large post, no i'm not point profiteering, i'm the anchorman dammit and this is a special report!
Through this year we've had musings of terrorist attacks all over the country, i've been wrong several times, so have others however, it is our duty
to investigate the facts as they come in and check whether they present a threat or not to the world.
First i'm going to start off with threats to New York, as we know Times Square is one of the largest new years celebrations in the world and we
always see heightened security when it comes to that region at every major celebration, however, recent developments have lead me to question whether
or not there is a credible threat.
NEW YORK - Thousands of police will swarm New York's subways, sidewalks and airspace on what officials promised would be the city's most heavily
guarded New Year's Eve ever.
Courtesy Yahoo News
Ok then, if theres no threat then why is there a swarm of officers descending upon the city, i'm sure they're being supplemented by national guard
people too just in the event that something may happen, when it comes to times square the world is watching, even i turn on the tv at 5am just to
watch it all with some rather saccharine BBC commentary, Counter snipers on the roof? Radiation and metal detectors everywhere? isn't that rather
alarmist for sketchy info, even security last year wasn't that bad, it was high, but not as high as this.
Now here comes the sticker, Valhall and i did rather extensive analysis on letters from sites and yahoo groups, and we were wrong to a certain extent,
but the question is.. were we wrong or were we just early? Already we've had some rather extreme measures of security in the region, no flights over
the city, lots of police and radiation detectors etc, we see this as common for times square but Las Vegas is rather a small target on the threat
board, however, it is the epitome of everything a fanatical suicide bomber despises, gambling, whores, alcohol, sex and drugs. It would make a great
target, you'd also be slamming into some hotels that hold 4000+ rooms, if you hit it in the right place your going to cause a colossal amount of
LOS ANGELES -- The airspace over the Las Vegas Strip will be restricted New Year's Eve as tens of thousands of people celebrate in the street
below, state and federal officials said Monday. Jerry Bussell, Gov. Kenny Guinn's adviser on homeland security, said the temporary flight restriction
will be issued for the festivities that could draw some 300,000 revelers to the busy Strip.
PASADENA, Calif. Dec. 30 — Security will be extra tight at this year's New Year's celebrations around the country, with military helicopters
patrolling over the Rose Parade, Times Square and the Las Vegas Strip.
"I think the level of security this time around within the United States is absolutely unprecedented," Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said on
CBS's "The Early Show."
Las Vegas is sure being given a ton of coverage, i wonder if they know something we don't, which of course is very likely.