Thursday, December 16, 2010

Weird story of the day...

I found this story on the 1010WINS website to be oddly timed (basically, they are local news in New York City).

"Terrorists detonating a nuclear bomb in New York City is considered a remote possibility, but the federal government still wants you to be prepared.

The feds are delicately urging emergency officials to spread the word.

So, how can you stay alive?

Erwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University says computer simulations show, “It’s basically a matter of staying sheltered in the interior of a building as much as possible, waiting for instructions, and then leaving.”

Given the incompetence of "terrorists" lately (underwear bomber - dud, shoebomber - dud, Times Square bomber - dud, Swedish bomber - dud) the idea that a terrorist could not only secure, but deliver a real nuclear weapon to a major US city is as laughable as a plot line in 24 with Jack Bauer, but the prominence of this story on their website is surprising.

Maybe it's just a little early fear mongering to remind us all to extend the estate tax break or the terrorists will win :)

Update: Clearly this is a story that the NY media has been told to focus on. A similar story: "New advice for nuclear strike - don't flee get inside" is now among the top stories on the NY Times website.

Probably just someone looking to cover his ^#$ in case anything ever does happen.

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