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Terror Threat? NYC Mobilizing 1,000 National Guard Troops In Subways

•, by Tyler Durden

Gov. Hochul announced earlier today that 750 guardsmen and 250 law enforcement officers would be deployed across "the city's busiest transit stations" amid out-of-control violent crime. 

"These brazen heinous attacks on our subway system will not be tolerated," the governor said, adding the Guardsmen are part of a new five-point plan to crack down on the city's crime wave. 

She continued: "No one heading to their job or to visit family or go to a doctor appointment should worry that the person sitting next to them possesses a deadly weapon. They shouldn't worry about whether someone's going to brandish a knife or gun. That's what we're going to do with these checkpoints." 

What's puzzling - is if the only threats were violent criminals and migrants, why deploy the National Guard? The NYPD is fully capable of increasing its presence and flooding subway stations with officers. This raises the possibility that the threat is more significant than just migrants, potentially hinting at terrorism-related concerns.

It was only days ago when the Federal Bureau of Investigation released new information about a rogue Iranian intelligence officer planning assassination attempts on former and current US government officials.

Calling in the National Guard for civil disturbance doesn't make sense. This also suggests that whatever threat has spooked NY and NYC officials could be much greater than what the NYPD can handle.