Unfortunately, news reports about terrorist threats for this coming weekend do not come as a surprise. I will be travelling myself this weekend, including on 9/11, and am preparing myself to be patient with heightened security measures at the airports.
Part of the terrorists’ objective is to paralyze their enemy from the fear of terrorism. I am not, in any way, suggesting these heightened measures are not warranted – in fact, I believe in the motto of “better safe than sorry” – but, the increased measures we take and their impacts on the otherwise free citizens of the United States is, in some small way, a victory for the terrorists.
I just hope we all can understand and appreciate the need for these increased efforts this weekend and all of us can abide by the heightened security with patience and cooperation.
I will be keeping an eye on the reports – including checking out what Mayor Bloomberg has to say in his upcoming Press Conference. I will not vary my travel plans, but will build in extra time in my schedule to anticipate some slow-downs at the airports. I hope the fear and threats are just a technique for instilling fear and do not result in any real incidents.
Be safe my friends and enjoy your weekend.
And, regarding the anniversary of 9/11 … never forget.