This begs the question…

Howdy Folks!
Just finished watching a live feed from

The 1st thing that always pops into MY mind when I hear about these things happening everywhere else … is why not here?

It gets me to wondering is Atlanta viewed as TOO EASY a target?
Is it that the false sense of security I feel everytime I take my shoes off at Hartsfield Jackson, real? (Is our Dept. of Homeland Security actually doing its’ job?)


Are the “evil do-ers” sitting around waiting for the ATLiens to do something relevant enough to put us on the world stage, so they can steal OUR spotlight too?

Listening to the newscasters talking about how fast the Emergency Services responded to the scene, how quickly they were able to ascertain just what went down, how sophisticated the communication between the different agencies, the overall coordination is being praised. What IF it happened here, would Brenda and Wes, John and Monica be able to say the same about our police, firefighters and EMS?

I can’t help but get a little nervous about the relative ease it takes for such an attack to take place. Is there anything we can do besides waiting for it to happen?

3 Comments so far

  1. anonamoose (unregistered) on July 7th, 2005 @ 7:40 pm

    erm you must be new. Remember the Olympic bombing? How about the clinic and gay bar Rudolph bombed here also?

    Heck on 9/11 I worked next door, almost, to the tallest building on Peachtree. They evac’d that building and several others because of rumors a plane was heading here. The sheer mass of humanity leaving downtown was stunning.

    I think Atlanta is as good of a target as any except the world just doesn’t know Atlanta. New York or DC sure. Atlanta is viewed as just Jerkwater USA.

    We are vulnerable though. In 91 a tractor trailer crashed on 285 by Ashford Dunwoody, exploded. Shut down the two major arteries in the southeast. Another time they cut a gas line at 285/85. It took 3 hours to go 5 miles on surface streets.

    Atlanta just isn’t vulnerable the same way NYC or London are.

  2. Kendall (unregistered) on July 8th, 2005 @ 10:08 am

    Um…not new been ‘AyTeealeing’ it since 1991.

    I was specifically referring to attacks like Madrid and now London…on our transportation system.

    It’s all good and great that they elevate the ‘terror’ level but what does that MEAN?

    Can MARTA prevent/defend against such an attack? should it be viewed as imminent?

    I’m just concerned about HOW we will respond when our turn comes BACK around

  3. anonamoose (unregistered) on July 8th, 2005 @ 9:51 pm

    well marta isnt the Atl’s transportation system, the interstates are. Drop a span of 75/285 junction and 285/85 and you cripple the southeast.

    I don’t think those capable would think that is a good idea. Al Queso is more about shock and awe than REAL stategic strikes and MARTA isn’t an intresting target.

    The Atl Olympics were a good target, and it seems London was after its announcement.

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