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Wednesday, July 12, 2006


...Potential Terrorist Target!!

Who would have known:

"The National Asset Database, as it is known, is so flawed, the inspector general found, that as of January, Indiana, with 8,591 potential terrorist targets, had 50 percent more listed sites than New York (5,687) and more than twice as many as California (3,212), ranking the state the most target-rich place in the nation." NY Times

"In Indiana, important assets listed include farms, nursing homes and more skyscrapers than one might guess: a total of 41 tall buildings, or 13 more than boasted by Illinois, which has some of the tallest buildings in the world in Chicago. They also might include an ice cream parlor, a doughnut shop, a brewery and night clubs."

'Indiana might be further along than most states when it comes to preparing for potential attacks. He noted that Indiana had a terrorism preparedness plan in place before Sept. 11, 2001."

"Bright pointed out that when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asked for the information in 2004, it advised states to identify all of their assets, not just those that might be deemed potential terrorist targets." Indy Star

Sounds like Indiana might be ahead of the curve on this one!!

I wonder if there are any Anderson sites on the list... One article mentioned that even some Wal-Mart's made it onto the list! I guess if states were asked to list their most important assets, then it would be the state's fault not the fed's. Good ole' federalism at work. States should help determine what assets are critical to its continued growth and success.

Good work!


timNardoni said...

I should definitely be on this list.

timNardoni said...

Don't forget about that unsolved Lafayette court house bombing, either! Who woulda thought?