It seems global guerrilla infrastructure attacks aren’t just being exported from Iraq to Afghanistan, but also to the United States. This breaking news story of a disrupted plot in NYC is just a taste of what’s to come:
NEW YORK — As first reported by NewsChannel4′s Jonathan Dienst, three people were arrested and one other was being sought Saturday in connection to a plot to blow up jet-fuel lines at John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said.
[...] Sources said the plot involved a plan to blow up a Buckeye jet-fuel pipeline at JFK setting off a potential massive explosion. Buckeye provides fuel to all three NYC-area airports. Buckeye spokesman Roy Haase said the company, which moves petroleum through pipelines in a number of states, had been informed of the threat from the beginning.
As planes become inaccessible targets, airports are the next down the chain. Filled with people, they are not just a mass-casualty target but also important transport nodes. A few coordinated car bombs, even if only in empty parking lots could shut down major airports across the country. I hope everyone’s read Brave New War.