Phony Explosion uptown

Around 10pm Thursday night, I got many emails from readers concerned about an “explosion” that happened in the vicinity of 13th & Adams, 14th & Grand… Many car alarms going off, ground trembling, etc.

I was downtown near the Shannon Lounge, and asked a few cops what it might have been. They told me it was “Tactical Training for Homeland Security”… I didn’t believe them, and went to check it out.

I got in the area of Carpe Diem and asked the owner what he felt. He said there was some ground shaking, but didn’t hear anything about it. We called HPD, and they said it was SWAT training.

Why have Homeland/SWAT training on Thursday night at 10pm? Why not tell residents about it?

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56 Comments on "Phony Explosion uptown"


justaview
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justaview
9 years 3 months ago

[quote comment=”29026″]Wow, 32 million gallons of jet feul were targeted by the terrorists at JFK Airport. They wanted to hit the Buckeye Feul pipeline which starts in Allentown, PA goes through New Jersey, and connects to Newark, JFK, and La Guardia Airports.[/quote]
What the Hell is Feul ❓

MidnightRacer
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9 years 3 months ago

Wow, 32 million gallons of jet feul were targeted by the terrorists at JFK Airport. They wanted to hit the Buckeye Feul pipeline which starts in Allentown, PA goes through New Jersey, and connects to Newark, JFK, and La Guardia Airports.

MidnightRacer
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9 years 3 months ago

Today’s announcement by the FBI regarding the twarted bombing plot on JFK Airport to ignite the entire set of jet feul holding tanks which re-feul airplanes is a great example of why surprise anti-terror drills are valuable. If the JFK attack had been successful, authorities say it would’ve taken out the entire airport and hardly anyone would’ve survived.

1 New Yorker who was a former JFK Airport employee (who knew the airport well) was arrested. 2 people were arrested in Trinidad. 1 of those two arrested is a high official in the government of Guyana – in the horn of Africa. 4th is at large. The FBI had been watching these people for a year and waited to find out all who were involved.

Yeah, drills are annoying in a quiet neighborhood, but I think cases like this highlight why such is necessary.

jimmy
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jimmy
9 years 3 months ago

In the future, how are we supposed to know what is real and what is a drill?

JAHoboken
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JAHoboken
9 years 3 months ago

[quote comment=”28836″]You’re missing the point: these are surprise drills; if they give everyone a ‘heads-up’, there’s no surprise. It’s not really a difficult concept to grasp. You hold a surprise drill, demonstrate to a hostile element that you are prepared -on a moment’s notice- to respond to a potential threat and in the process screw up/delay their plans.

As I said before, blowing a breaching charge (which is probably what it was) late-night in a crowded neighborhood probably isn’t the best idea – fine. Double-dumb ass on them. But these exercises are important and the element of surprise is a critical component. Let’s be clear on this: you are aware that you’re living right next to the world’s biggest terrorist target, correct? So why let the world know that you’ll be testing your response plan…and let would-be terrorists know when/where to send observation teams to see how you deploy your units?[/quote]
OK, it sounds to be like Emarche is either military or ex-military and knows what he/she is talking about. At any rate – made me feel better, clearer – whatever.

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