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Originally posted by princeofpeace
I just dont understand why folks keep getting worked up about these so called threats because thats all they are and you are feeding into the whole terrorism hysteria.
The New York Police Department said in a statement it has increased the deployment of radiological sensors on vehicles, boats and helicopters and had set up vehicle checkpoints in lower Manhattan and at bridges and tunnels.
Originally posted by Implosion
Would they do this on the strength of a DEBKA story alone? Do you think they released the statement in a bid to fuel the "whole terrorism hysteria"?
NYPD scales down its response
The large counterterrorism response began about 6 p.m. Friday. Mayor Bloomberg later released a statement assuring New Yorkers that the "actions are like those that the NYPD takes every day - precautions against potential but unconfirmed threats that may never materialize."
The response was triggered by a posting on the Web site, Debka.com, which claimed to have picked up electronic chatter on Al Qaeda sites. One communication warned "trucks loaded with radioactive material" were headed to "America's biggest city and financial nerve center."
The FBI lists Gadahn's aliases as Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, and Yayah.
But Adam Pearlmen is his REAL name! Adam is the grandson of the late Carl K. Pearlman; a prominent Jewish urologist in Orange County. Carl was also a member of the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, which was caught spying on Americans for Israel in 1993, much as AIPAC has been caught up in the more recent spy scandal.
Pols grill NYC anti-terror officials
Assistant Chief John Colgan of the New York Police Department's counter-terrorism unit defended the city's response last weekend to a false radiological threat, which turned out to be based on a questionably sourced Israeli Internet article.
"We are not going to pooh-pooh or dismiss reporting that comes out at the other side of the world that might be exaggerated or inaccurate," he said.