Skip to comments.North Texas Should Be On Alert For Terrorism Experts Say
Posted on 12/09/2008 1:32:38 PM PST by Sammy67
Another terrorist attack could hit the United States in the next five years and North Texas could be a key target next time.
By 2013, the U.S. more likely than not could be hit by another deadly attack, this time using something possibly like anthrax, according to the new report, World at Risk.
And some fear that North Texas, with its population, sports and entertainment venues and businesses not to mention the fact that President George W. Bush is moving back here after he leaves office in January could be a target next time.
Everybody should be concerned, said Danny Defenbaugh, a former special agent in charge for the FBI in North Texas. In Dallas-Fort Worth, this is the Metroplex. That should be reason for concern.
Officials released the report by the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism not to scare Americans but to point out that the government isnt doing enough to
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Why north Texas?
Is that where Bush will be living?
Wasn’t Texas a target last time? Except for the quick FAA grounding of all flights on 9-11 there would have been more targets - in Chicago, Texas and on west coast?
Al Qaeda always comes back to finish what it didn’t accomplish
North Texas is a *terrible* target, save for the occasional sporting event. The population density isn’t anywhere near what you *really* want for secondary and tertiary infections.
Bush connection- also US oil companies
Plus the “heartland” effect of making Americans all feel vulnerable
“And some fear that North Texas, with its population, sports and entertainment venues and businesses not to mention the fact that President George W. Bush is moving back here after he leaves office in January could be a target next time. “
No, I don’t buy this. With Bush OUT of the WH they won’t care. They know Obama is a weakling. They want a MAJOR city. They LIKE symbolism. North Texas won’t offer up enough dead bodies for them.
Not that I remember reading about. We don’t have any buildings with a “world profile” here.
Gimme a break. There is ONE MAIN TARGET our opponents are focusing on - NYC. There may be supplementary other ones, but that’s the one that could cripple us the most when hit.
I like to hope that if the “DC sniper” had tried his thing in Texas that somebody would’ve eventually stuck a deer tag on his ear.
Exactly - the urban sprawl effect mitigates the damage.
I should think that hitting one of the big East Coast cities or San Francisco would make more sense.
Nah, they want DEAD BODIES in a city that is symbolic.
North Texas isn’t it.
Hrmmmm not sure if messin with Texas is real smart of the terrorists. Texas might just go after them all by themselves with or without The One’s approval.
Terror alert ping
I don’t know that that has to be a hope. Remember the *enormous* manhunts and volunteer posses that formed after the Texas Seven escaped and killed Officer Hawkins?
The little a-holes knew what would happen after so they immediately left the state.
oh please that place dos not even have a basement
Any ex-President will always be a target of terrorists for the symbolic value. But, having seen the Secret Service in operation around DC, I don't think there is any terrorist group with the ability to get the President or an ex-President, unless they get very lucky.
I think the next round of terrorism in this country will be focused on less-prepared second-tier cities. Unless the terrorists can get their hands on a nuke (unlikely) theyy're better off hitting soft targets in a place like Wilmington, DE or Des Moines, where the police forces aren't as ready to deal with terrorism as the NYPD or LAPD.
Based on what I know of Texans, they give much better than they get in a fight (wish I could say the same about the state I live in). “Don’t mess with Texas” isn’t just a cute slogan Muhammad.
Um... most of the oil companies are in Houston, not Dallas. The only one that’s here (and they don’t exactly have a high profile building for their HQ) is ExxonMobil.
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