I’ve been in dial-up land since yesterday, so I’m not up to speed on the India attacks. Now stories are running about threats to Penn Station in New York City: Al Qaeda’s Goal: Cripple Amtrak’s N’east Corridor
It’s tough to know how to take this. Is this story one that is only being run (or noticed) because of the Mumbai attacks? Apparently, the FBI warning was made hours before the attacks in India, so the warning itself isn’t a reaction to events in India.
At least, with the terror in India still unfolding, we don’t have people going on and on about how this is just a Bush plot to keep people scared and that the inconvenience of guarding train stations is just plain stupid. Or how you’re more likely to choke on peanuts than be attacked by terrorists. They’ll start up on that crap around Monday, or so. Once they’ve had to wait in line a couple of extra minutes for their train.
UPDATE: Actually, now that I think about it, AQ’s best bet to bleed America dry would be to let Amtrak keep running its normal schedule.
UPDATE 2: My half-hearted attempt at Amtrak bashing was not really constructive in any way. Sometimes I’m a jerk. My apologies.