Ray Kelly not surprised about Boston Marathon terror attack

Yahoo News – by Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Lookout

NEW YORK—New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says he wasn’t surprised about the Boston Marathon bombings—just that they didn’t happen sooner.

“When something like Boston happens, it’s a shock to the public psyche, but not to us,” Kelly said at the Atlantic’s New York Ideas Festival on Tuesday. “We thought something like this would happen sooner—we’ve seen these types of disaffected radicalized young men target us.”  

Kelly, who created the country’s first municipal counterterrorism bureau in the wake of 9/11, said they have thwarted 16 terror plots since the attack on the World Trade Center, including one from Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who pleaded guilty in February to plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank. The 21-year-old Bangladesh native was arrested in October in an FBI sting.

He also pointed to Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani immigrant who failed to detonate an explosive-laden SUV parked in Times Square in 2010.

“There’s a constant stream of individuals trying to come here and kill us,” Kelly said. There’s a “whole array of threats, and there’s been no diminishment.”

Kelly said “sheer luck,” combined with the city’s investment in counterterrorism—including a global intelligence network with New York City detectives stationed in 11 foreign cities—has helped, as have thousands of cameras positioned throughout the city.

“Our camerawork is very important,” Kelly said. The surveillance “smart” cameras, he added, are equipped with video analytics software that can detect, for example, someone leaving an unattended bag in a crowded street.

Kelly said the NYPD has been working with the Joint Terrorism Task Force to study the “process of radicalization” that turns “unremarkable young men” into terrorists.

“They indoctrinate themselves,” Kelly said. “Then they go into a jihadization stage … we’ve been looking at this.”

“New York is the No. 1 target in this country, and if you look at [terrorism] as theater, this is the world’s biggest stage,” he added. “So far so good, but there are no guarantees.”


13 thoughts on “Ray Kelly not surprised about Boston Marathon terror attack

  1. I guess its not acceptable on this site to ? Why OB pic is on every page 3 or 4 times
    I questioned this practice with comments on at least 6 articles and every one was scrubbed

      1. Maybe my message will get out
        There is only 1 pic on this page
        The only pic i want to see of this scum is with cuffs and irons doing the perp,walk

      2. That’s just a “shot in the dark.” ( I noticed that you made the same comment in several posts, unrelated to topic.) I’ve been away for a bit… however, it does seem that his face is plastered all over the place… Grates on my nerves, too. But, perhaps, that’s the point…

    1. I take it you are talking about our ad. I guess we’ll just take that son of a bitch down for you. We don’t need the ad revenues to keep the site up.
      No, that is not going to happen. What is going to happen is you are off this site, asshole.
      You put the same comment on a variety of article where it was not a part of the conversation. Had you a message you wanted to get out, you could have written an article and submitted it.

  2. “NEW YORK—New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says he wasn’t surprised about the Boston Marathon bombings—just that they didn’t happen sooner.”

    Why should he be surprised? He undoubtedly knows of the so-called ‘government’s’ false flag agenda as well as the rest of us (that are awake, that is).


    1. MISSED YOU TOO!!!!
      What got me was the admission of having the NYPD stationed in 11 foreign cities. We, in the Trenches, have known it was going on ( I’ve posted on it’s stages for years. 🙂 ) This was the First time I’ve seen a number. If they admitting to that many “cities”, imagine how many communities/towns (what NYC considers qualified as a town or community) are involed.

      1. I talked to digger AND Millard (he was at digger’s house) today, he said to say hi ( I was going to call you today, but never got around to it, sorry) and he asked me to send you his phone #. He’d really like to talk with you. I also talked to RT Hawk (in Florida) a couple of times in the last few weeks. You’d love her, she’s a real sweetheart. 🙂

        Great to have you back! 🙂

        1. Thanks, Luv (and all of y’all). Good to be back.
          Honestly though, I’ve jumped from the frying pan into the fire. I’m back, but not quite…if you know what I mean.
          I’ll give you a ring, when I can. 🙂

  3. Yeah, Kelly knows who these ‘people’ are. They advertise themselves as ‘visionaries’ and ‘social activists’ when, in fact, they are nothing more than criminal money changers.

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