Wednesday, March 02, 2005

This just in: Major gathering places are potential terror targets

Memo to the New York television news crews: Places where lots of people gather in major cities are potential terrorism targets.

Walked into Grand Central Station (or Grand Central Terminal as it is officially known) today around 3 p.m. and had to weave through news trucks from TV channels 2, 4 and 7--the local New York affiliates of CBS, NBC and ABC respectively. Just inside the station entrance was another news crew from, I believe, Univision channel 41 (a Spanish language NY station).

What was all the excitement about?

Apparently a Madrid bombing suspect had sketches on his hard drive of Grand Central Station. And apparently the authorities have known about the sketches for months.

And so the local TV news has a scoop that Grand Central Station is a potential terrorism target. Is it possible that the New York TV news crews were the only ones who did not already know this?

Or have we already forgotten that there are people out there whose goal is to murder as many Americans as they can, however they can?