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NY police receive "unverified radiological threat"

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posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 08:52 AM
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This was another hoax by Debka. The threat was for Friday and Friday has come and gone. Just another prediction that went by with nothing happening. 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.

[edit on 12-8-2007 by princeofpeace]




posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 09:19 AM
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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.


It isn't everyday people getting worked up in this case, it's the NYC authorities.


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.


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"?

[edit on 12/8/07 by Implosion]



posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 09:33 AM
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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"?


Well, I did a check on the progress and found this article discussing the alert from yesterday and how they are scaling down the mission.

One snippet seems to answer your question, though I would have to say that it would not be uncommon to keep other sources of the threat "in secrecy"


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."


Emphasis : MINE



posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 11:21 PM
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I didn't scan the papers yet but the picture looked familiar,
hope to scan article when I get a chance.

Some think its from this fellow Adam:

www.whatreallyhappened.com...




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.



Now immortalized at YouTube:
youtube.com...


The reason for the radiation scans, or just an excuse for the exercise.
This is the big August 11th 2007 surprise.
Yup testing out the new gear.

Post a phony threat and you get an exercise excuse.
Do your job Adam.

More terror news to keep the rabble on their terror toes.
Lets all do the Terror Dance.

ED: Not a professional like his dad and the normal propensity otherwise
to get a high government job has made him dress up in the clown suit.


[edit on 8/12/2007 by TeslaandLyne]



posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 08:00 PM
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Just happened upon an article which has a brief discussion on the incident.

NY state Senators were asking questions about preparededness(sp?) and this was in there:


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.

emphasis: mine

Is this a "chicken little" response or should the CTU NYC act on any threat, verified or not?

This still smells to me.....



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