Already yesterday’s news. From CNN:
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafism, a 21-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of planning to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, federal officials said. Authorities say he attempted to detonate what he believed was a 1,000-pound bomb.
Man attempts to blow up the Federal Reserve in the US, pushes the detonator but finds that the bomb is a dud because the people he had contacted for assistance were from the FBI. The intent was there, just as it was in Bali a decade ago, but because of Homeland Security in the US, the bomb did not go off and hundreds of people were not killed in an explosion. So as I asked yesterday:
Will this story be major or even be reported anywhere else?
My guess was that it would not be a big story. And this morning, there is nothing I can find in any of the local papers I read, and if it’s there, it’s a small story which I may have overlooked. Yesterday I also noted this:
Just checked out The New York Times Online edition. For New York, it is not only an international story of quite some significance, it is not only a national story of quite some significance, but it is even a local story of quite immense significance. And true to form, there it is on its online edition, right underneath this:
Painkiller Crackdown Targets Drug Distributors
That was at 4:15 am in New York. And after that, at 9:00 am US east coast time, to go with the above, I checked out the online pages of The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times and USA Today. Not one mention other than in USA Today as about the tenth item on the list of stories covered.
Again I ask, why do you suppose that is? Because it’s not good for Obama is the reason that I gave yesterday but there must be more to it than that.