Sunday, May 9, 2010

Car Bombs: NYC Bomb Scare

Car bombs are a weapon of choice in many countries overseas.  They are hard to defeat, not terribly expensive, cause immense damage, will kill a lot of people, and a good chance of not getting caught. The United States has not seen many of them - compared to the number of incidents in other countries; however, there is a concern that they could catch on here. 
"For years it has been a weapon of choice in hot spots across the globe, from Iraq to Sri Lanka to Colombia: Cars or trucks loaded with explosives, detonated in busy markets, public squares and government buildings.  Since 9/11, both law enforcement officials and typical New Yorkers have worried and wondered — why not here? They were simpler propositions than hijacked planes, and they could, as a result, have an even more destabilizing effect on the city and its residents." 
Read the rest of the article in "A Dread Revived: Terror in the Trunk", The New York Times, May 2, 2010.

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