Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Foiled Manchester Plot 

I bet the Sun is exaggerating a bit when it says a plot to bomb Manchester United's Saturday game was "foiled", b/c at this point, we don't know if the game was even the target. However, the idea of terrorists sitting at different spots in the stadium, and detonating bombs is extremely frightening and could cause thousands of deaths.

Despite how annoying it can be, I'm glad to be frisked going into sporting events and concerts in the U.S. In my opinion, a terrorist attack on crowded sporting event/concert/or nightclub would cause more damage psychologically, than another attack on a Navy ship, like the U.S.S Cole. In the case of a bombed sporting event, the terrorists will be striking when least expected, thus causing "terror". Citizens not involved in the government or living in a metropolitan center might realize that they too can be a target. Instantly, people will think twice about going out to a crowded restaurant or movie theatre, causing economic damage, giving the terrorists another "win". I really am surprised it hasn't happened here yet, like what happens in Israel, but we've been warned.


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