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Feds issue security bulletins on stadiums and hotels

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Captain_Kirk, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    FBI and Homeland Security warn of potential for terrorist attacks on these types of venues, although no specific plots are known.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090922/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_nyc_terror_warning

    Have to say these would be pretty attractive targets if you're looking to inflict the most amount of damage/carnage.
     
  2. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    Transit systems were also warned. This is in response to the Afghan guy arrested in Colorado related to the New York City terror plot. They found backpacks and cellphones like the ones used in the Madrid train bombings a few years back. I think if Al-Qaida wants to inflict the most damage the place to go is sports venues (a playoff game at Yankee Stadium, and NFL contest). All eyes are on the game to begin with. Scary stuff.
     
  3. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    While this is true, bombing a sporting event would potentially doom their cause and erode their support structure. Even in the most depraved terrorist shitholes, they understand the importance of sports in a society and generally leave it alone. Disrupting or attempting to destroy such a thing can only lead to stirring very strong passions and a huge potential for backlash.
     
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    What is your evidence for the above statement?
     
  5. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the one they they wouldn't want to do is disrupt our way of life. ::(
     
  6. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Not that we should even be discussing this, but hotels are a piece of cake compared to sporting venues. The scenarios are unbelievably frightening.
     
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I suspect there are some cricket players who would take issue with this.
     
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I've said it many times: The corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd. is probably an ideal terrorist target...The New York New York on one side, the MGM Grand on the other -- it doesn't get more symbolic than that, IMO...especially since this new warning refers to places of "sin and entertainment."
     
  9. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    If they bombed the Trop, nobody would get hurt and the owners would be grateful.
     
  10. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    That did not happen at the stadium though.
     
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Nobody who's covered sports since 9/11 hasn't already figured out dozens of easy, horrific, nearly unpreventable means of causing mass destruction at stadiums, arenas, etc. Security precautions are perfunctory at the pro level, haphazard to laughable at college games, and of course, non-existent at the prep level.
    Consider the average big-time football game, college or pro. How many fans arrive in cars carrying large, unmarked containers? Practically all of them.
     
  12. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Which almost makes me surprised that some sort of incident hasn't already occurred.
     
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