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.
Okay, there’s that, but if they blew it up, we’d just rebuild it. We’ve done it before. :P
Oh great..... I work in North Dallas and live in a suburb 30 mi. NW of Dallas.
I’ve always thought that Houston and vicinity would be a more preferred target givien the fact of it’s higher population, it adjacent ot a port, and the oil facilities in the immediate area....
We have the First Satanic Church in SF.
I Know folks in Austin are po’ed at TTech for beating them but attacking Lubbock? That’s just ridiculous!
I doubt North Texas is going to be a target for terrorist WMDs. It’s just not a good use of resources.
Houston would be a good target, but better not target a refinery... refineries tend to explode on their own for no externally apparent reason, so bombing one would not do anything that doesn’t happen about once every 6-18 months anyway.
The Ft. Worth Dallas Metroplex has lots of people. I don’t know if it would be a target or not, but, with 6.1 million people in the metro area it is the 4th largest metropolitan area in the US.
I think it might possibly be a symbolic target, simply because it’s Texas (and you know how Texans are).
I don’t see DFW as a target, except for possible WMDs. A Mumbai-style attack here would result in dead terrorists in no time. We’re armed.
its sad that we both know that from a movie don’t you agree?
I agree, Houston would seem more likely, but whose to say.
But it has a Bowie knife!
I thought Dallas was in East Texas, isn’t North Texas the Panhandle area?
A Mumbai style attack might not even make the news due to CCW holders nailing the jihadis first.
It’s very easy to understand my friend: 2 targets
(1) Neiman Marcus
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I’ve thought the very same thing for some time now, SF represents everything Islam hates about our society...
September 19, 2001, Wednesday
A NATION CHALLENGED: THE INVESTIGATION; Officials Say 2 More Jets May Have Been in the Plot
By DAVID JOHNSTON and JAMES RISEN (NYT) 1485 words
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 — Federal authorities said today that they were investigating the possibility that terrorists might have plotted to commandeer two more commercial flights on the day that four planes were hijacked and used in attacks on New York and the Pentagon.
Law enforcement officials said they were taking the possibility of other hijack targets seriously, based on information from several sources, including citizens’ tips and information from cooperating witnesses.
One flight under investigation is American Airlines Flight 43, which left Newark International Airport about 8:10 a.m. bound for Los Angeles; it made an emergency landing in Cincinnati after the government ordered all flights grounded.
The other flight is American Airlines Flight 1729 from Newark to San Antonio via Dallas that was scheduled to depart at 8:50 a.m. and was later forced to land at St. Louis.
Attorney General John Ashcroft acknowledged that the authorities were investigating whether other aircraft besides the four might have been targeted. But, Mr. Ashcroft added, ‘’we are not able at this time to confirm that.’’
No, the Panhandle area is the Panhandle Area.
The Dallas area is called North Central Texas or North Texas. East Texas starts about 50 miles east of here.
Except for the fact that if you wanted to go to hades on a U.S. commercial carrier you would have to go through Dallas first.
Those turned out to not have any terrs on board.
Atlanta is also a hub city and it’s almost as bad. :P
Be more likely to hit Macy’s first.
All your fragmented sentences are belong to us.
Oh my, NOT Neimans!!
Even though I live a little too close for comfort (90 miles) and have many dear friends/relatives even closer, I can’t imagine feeling even a moment of grief for SF. The surrounding people, yes, SF, no. We need a big old housecleaning up there.
DFW and LOVEFIELD both in Dallas-FW area. I am going to Cotton Bowl January 2, and the terrorist will not keep me from it.
Go TEXAS TECH, Beat Ole Miss.
East TX, the beautiful piney woods....
What has happened to San Francisco makes me sick.... this is a city I used to love, how the kooks took it over is still a conundrum to me, I remember driving through there and seeing the freaks, but at the time people just laughed and thought they were harmless, who would have thought they would become the norm... and THAT is a warning to the entire country, especially with the election of Obama.
You will strike terror in the heartland, hit the home state of President Bush, and cripple the global economy by grounding all air traffic around the world.
I suspect our proximity to the border would make it easier for terrorist.