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Old 07-14-2007, 12:55 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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NYC, Chicago, L.A., San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Miami and maybe Boston and Philadelphia I'd say are the most likely targets for terrorism, which I find a relatively good definition for vulnerable. And of course there is also D.C. and Baltimore. Las Vegas I might actually agree on after further thought.
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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New York without a doubt. In addition to be America's most famous, iconic and representative city abroad (automatic target), you have a city of 8 million people (many more during the workdays) on an island (bridges and tunnels), who use public transit like no other (little if any security in the nation's train/subway stations). I don't think there's any other city in America where there is as great of an opportunity to cause chaos and destruction for as many people as possible with one fell swoop (the objective of terrorists). The city is incredibly vulnerable, as is every city in the U.S.

I wouldn't say it's as vulnerable per se, but Las Vegas is a huge target for terrorists that rarely gets mentioned.
I agree that all cities are vulnerable to certain degrees, but knocking off the cast of Friends over at Warner Brothers with a stick of dynamite would have incurred a greater reaction around the world than bombing New York. Let's stick to the logistics of the situation.
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:00 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Cleveland? Detroit?

Sorry kids, NYC's on the top of this list! Have a good time!
... Chicago isn't far behind.
Cleveland and Detroit ROFLMAO that is a joke. Detroit maybe but not likely. Cleveland? No way Jose Cleveland is about as likely to get as St. Louis, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Columbus, Milwaukee, or the Twin Cities. It wouldn't have as much of an impact on the nation if one of these cities were hit IMO. you need to go after the biggest of the big to truly impact a nation. By biggest I mean most population, biggest driving forces in the nation's economy and business, biggest tourist attractions. NYC and Chicago fit the bill for all the aforementioned categories PERFECTLY. Cleveland and Detroit? Sure it would have an impact and we would remember it, but Chicago and New York are two of the main powerhouses of the country. We could more easily forget if Cleveland and Detroit got taken out IMO hehe. It would be hard, but certainly easier than if Chicago and New York were hit, cities talked about by almost everyone on a daily basis and the most well known.
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:52 PM
 
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L.A.X. Would stop the world for a while that's for sure! How scary.
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Old 07-15-2007, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Texas!
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NYC,and maybe Houston because the oil....:|
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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I get a creepy feeling when driving over the bridge from Long Beach to San Pedro, CA passing above the massive port of LA-Long Beach, CA. This is the busiest container port in the US, and one of the top ten in the world. The hundreds of thousands of containers passing through this place each week is mind boggling. One super container ship can off load 8000 containers in less than a day. Just inland from the port area is one of the biggest clusters of oil refineries in the western part of the US. Further inland from that is the second largest megalopolis in America. All of this is downwind direction from the port. I hope somebody out there has some idea of what comes into the port off those ships. 3 or 4 percent of containers inspected doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy comfort level.
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Anywhere but here!
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I wouldn't say it's as vulnerable per se, but Las Vegas is a huge target for terrorists that rarely gets mentioned.
This was my thought! Maybe not vulnerable, but sure seems like Las Vegas could be a major target and no one seems to give it much mention. I live about 90 miles away so I have given Vegas a lot of thought
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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NYC for sure. You got the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the largest transit system in the world, etc. NYC is definitely the biggest target. Then DC, then Chicago.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Northfield, OH
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Houston also because of its importance in space travel
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:25 PM
 
Location: In God
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Houston also because of its importance in space travel
Maybe Houston, but not because of that. If anything, because of its size in population, Muslim influence, the Port of Houston, and consulates.

Wow. Now that I've thought these out, I'm thinking that maybe this city is a bigger target than I imagined.

People keep saying Chicago, but I can't imagine why. Then again, it's very large.
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