Yesterday, the Port Authority was partially shut down due to an bus rider’s threat. Twenty eight year old Renaldo Aquino Batista of Wisconsin had taken a Trailways bus from Scranton, PA to the city and refused to leave the bus. He made some sort of threat, leading the police to close the bus terminal’s south wing (which means all inbound and outbound buses were stalled) and many streets were closed as well. When the police finally searched Batista’s bags, they found food and clothing.
Posted by Karol at 05:34 PM
Technorati Tags: Terrorist Port+Authority
You know, most of these are turning out to be crazy…I think when it’s terrorism..you know!
Well, if that is terrorism, it sure is “cheesey”.
some people will do anything for their 15 minutes of fame… or infamy.
Ha ! This definitely has Karl Rove’s fingerprints all over it !
Imagine if you will a guy is refusing to leave your bus (you’re the driver). Do you call security or call the cops, saying he said he was carrying a bomb? I’m sure at least one of your instances has been, ahem, embroidered by the people being pissed off.
You forgot to mention the ball-playing guy who flew his plane into the building: after all, he may have been suicidal.
Why not also “14 year old girl who dissed the president”?
Karol’s post provides instances where each perpetrator ADVERTISED he/she was committing a terrorist act on behalf of jihad.
On the other hand, Yankees pitcher Corey Lidle did not advertise that he was carrying out a terrorist act on behalf of jihad.
Yes, we believed an airplane crashing into a NYC high rise might be a terrorist act, but Lidle didn’t personally advertise himself as such.
The FAA will rule it was pilot error.
And the high school student did not advertise herself as a terrorist on behalf of jihad.
She was merely an over-the-top high school student who needed to be warned that her MySpace rant was technically a threat directed toward the President.
I have no real axe to gring on either side of your country’s politics, but I do remember instances of a lot worse being said about Clinton by senior Republican supporters when he was in power, and not nearly as much secret service kerfuffle occurring.
I mention the ball player to highlight how crass a game this is…
What I was pointing out is that your questions did not fit the pattern of Karol’s post.
We’re living in a post-9/11 world now.
Anyone—even a high school girl—who willfully publishes a ‘threat’ toward the President during war-time is just asking for a visit from the Secret Service.
You also say that Clinton was the target of a lot worse things being said by ’senior Republican supporters.’
I don’t recall any reports of death threats directed at Clinton, and I’m not quite sure what could be a whole lot worse than a death threat.
But I’m sorry you feel the threat of terrorism against America is merely a ‘crass game.’
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