We’re All Victims……….
Posted by ErnieJean on November 28, 2008
BANGKOK, Thailand — Thailand’s main international airport canceled all flights Wednesday as protesters thronged the complex and stormed the control tower in efforts to bring down the government, stranding thousands of tourists and buffeting the country’s already fragile tourism industry.
The demonstrators are now in the control tower, and say airlines must seek their permission to land. The protest group said it would remain at the airport despite a plea from the country’s army commander to leave.
Gen. Anupong Paochinda on Wednesday afternoon suggested the protesters of the People’s Alliance for Democracy withdraw and that the government call new elections to end the country’s bitter political crisis.
Protest leader Suriyasai Katasila said the group would maintain its occupation until it could discuss the matter.
Meanwhile, Thai media says the prime minister has landed at a military airport in northern Thailand. He was out of the country, attending a summit in Peru.
The airport takeover was one of the boldest gambles yet by the People’s Alliance for Democracy in its four-month campaign to topple Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat, whom it accuses of being the puppet of a disgraced fugitive predecessor, billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra. – FoxNews.com
Then the senseless carnage at Mumbai……..
Several sites in Mumbai, India’s financial capital, were hit Wednesday night by a wave of terror attacks, reportedly aimed at Americans and Britons, that left dozens dead and potentially hundreds injured as Indian forces battled with terrorist gunmen to free hostages from two luxury hotels.
Several staff members were killed at the Taj Mahal hotel, and India’s NDTV reported Thursday morning that gunfire still was erupting as part of an ongoing “desperate hostage situation” there, with three or four terrorists inside. Earlier, some of the hostages were rescued when a fire broke out.
Gunmen reportedly had taken hostages elsewhere in the city, including the Oberoi hotel and a hospital. – FoxNews.com
Now it seems New Yorkers have to be on the look out too…….
Federal authorities are warning of a possible Al Qaeda-orchestrated terror plot against New York City subway and other transit systems during the holidays, FOX News has confirmed.
The potential threat — described in an internal FBI memo as “plausible but unsubstantiated” — does not extend beyond the New York City area, sources told FOX News. But commuters could see security tighten across the country.
A person briefed on the matter, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the intelligence-gathering work, said the threat may also be directed at the passenger rail lines running through New York, such as Amtrak and the Long Island Rail Road. The threat surfaced on one of the busiest travel days of the year and when tens of thousands of tourists are in New York City for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a joint bulletin late Tuesday night to local and state law enforcement authorities about the possible plot, a Homeland Security official told FOX News.
The report states that in late September, Al Qaeda may have talked about attacking transit systems in and around New York City during the holiday season.
“These discussions reportedly involved the use of suicide bombers or explosives placed on subway/passenger rail systems,” the bulletin says.
The FBI said it had no indication that any such plot was beyond the very earliest stages of planning.
“We have no specific details to confirm that this plot has developed beyond aspirational planning, but we are issuing this warning out of concern that such an attack could possibly be conducted during the forthcoming holiday season,” states the warning, which is dated Tuesday.
While federal agencies regularly issue all sorts of advisory warnings, the language of this one is particularly blunt.
And what do we have, right here at home, in the Land Of Coconut-Shell-Politicians?