I think someone has gone a little fascist about UN security
. Zone1 is nothing new but closing the river...WTF?
What is really upsetting is seeing the USCG patrol craft with crew manning the twin machine guns
pointed AT Manhattan. I think someone forgot to tell them, heavy caliber machine guns
will cause collateral damage in past Second Avenue...there's just no way that armed presence is appropriate.
And even if this comes from the FBI or Secret Service
, they need to be reminded that IT IS NOT APPROPRIATE TO CLOSE THE RIVER. If things are that dangerous, then the UN needs to find another place to meet.
What next, we close and evacuate the entire city, just in case someone might set off a dirty bomb at the UN? (Yes, the FDNY and OEM have both studied that in detail.)