NY Subway Threat a Hoax


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foghornl
October 11, 2005, 01:29 PM
Just got this in from my CNN breaking news alerts:


-- Informant in Iraq admits information about a terror plot against New York subway was a hoax, sources tell CNN. Details soon. ***


Hmmmm..... Wonder if the Bad Guys are doing a sort of "probe" thing, to find out how The.Guv would respond to a real threat/event? ? ?



*** Yeah, I know...Communist News Network

Still concerns me though, if they (Bad Guys) are doing some sort of sneek-n-peek probe? ? ? Testing responses/defenses, etc ? ?

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Biker
October 11, 2005, 01:34 PM
On the other hand, I wonder what the moneratry cost was to the taxpayer? Or possibly they're playing the 'boy who cried wolf' card? A few of these and we might just quit responding, and that'll be when they strike.
Either way, we lose.
Biker

Hacker15E
October 11, 2005, 01:41 PM
Folks, this is *the* definition of terrorism. They speak, we jump. They seem to have achieved at least some of their goals.

rick_reno
October 11, 2005, 04:43 PM
Folks, this is *the* definition of terrorism. They speak, we jump.

We "jump" and pass legislation.

TallPine
October 11, 2005, 05:16 PM
I wonder how many drug arrests the "masters" were able to make during the searches made in reaction to this little scare.... :rolleyes:

Convenient ;)

bountyhunter
October 11, 2005, 07:08 PM
You just can't torture reliable information out of people anymore.....

those cowards will say anything they think you want to hear just to stop the pain! :barf:

Standing Wolf
October 11, 2005, 07:27 PM
Folks, this is *the* definition of terrorism. They speak, we jump. They seem to have achieved at least some of their goals.

First, we ask, "How high?"

griz
October 11, 2005, 07:54 PM
Is anybody else bothered by the fact that all the appropriate authorities seem to have access to this "specific threat" information but it is never released to the public at large? I'm not asking to have top secret info broadcast on TV, just wondering why they can call it specific if they can not specify what it is. I guess it would help if all the authorities agreed on how much of a threat it was. NY said it was a concern, other cities said business as usual. I hope this doesn't sound like a conspiracy worry, it just seems overly dramatic to me.

TheOtherOne
October 11, 2005, 08:02 PM
I hope this doesn't sound like a conspiracy worry, it just seems overly dramatic to me.I try and find a happy medium between what the government claims it is actually doing and what people like Alex Jones claim the government is doing.

bountyhunter
October 11, 2005, 08:07 PM
Informant: Subway Plot No Hoax

Oct. 11, 2005 The original informant who prompted the terror alert on New York City's subways last week is sticking to his story, and there is no basis to conclude the threat was a hoax, sources involved in the investigation of the plot told ABC News.

When last spoken to by interrogators, the original informant has remained firm in his statement that there was in fact a plot.

No Contact Between Sources

Citing government sources, several media outlets reported today that information that led to heightened security for the New York City transit system was a hoax.

Those reports said three men arrested in Iraq with suspected links to the possible plot had been interviewed and underwent lie detector tests that showed they knew nothing about such a plan.

It was on the basis of those polygraph sessions, plus additional information, that authorities (including the FBI and the New York Police Department) decided the threat was no longer credible, the report said.

But as of earlier today, authorities had not spoken to the original informant since the three captives were interrogated and told authorities there was no plot.


Bombs in Baby Carriages

On Monday, the New York Police Department scaled back increased security measures put in place in response to a potential plot to attack the New York City transit system.

Last Thursday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city had received information about a "specific threat," and would respond accordingly.

But soon after the threat was made public, officials in Washington downplayed the report.

The threat reportedly involved remote-controlled bombs in briefcases and baby carriages, and was scheduled to take place on or around this past Sunday.


ABC News' Richard Esposito contributed to this report.


http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Technology/story?id=1203722

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