Thursday, May 21, 2009

Terrorist attacks against 2 NYC synagogues foiled

See here.

Not only were the Riverdale Temple (Reform) and the Riverdale Jewish Center (Orthodox)--both in the Borough of the Bronx, New York City--targeted, but the would-be terrorists "planned to shoot Stinger surface-to-air guided missiles at planes at the Air National Guard base in Newburgh, about 70 miles north of New York City."

I guess if I were Israeli, this would be a classic case of "what else is new?," but, as an American, I'm freaking out. This is way too close for comfort, geographically, and far too reminiscent of the Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center, Pentagon, and thwarted third attacks not to leave me thoroughly unnerved.

The police keep warning us that our synagogue--and every other synagogue in New York City--is a target. They're not kidding, unfortunately.


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