30 March 2011

Today in Yerushalayim ........Today in America

This afternoon on our way to Rehov Agrippas in downtown Jerusalem, all of a sudden sirens blaring, fire trucks racing down the street, the police cordoned off the area right in front of the HaMashbir (department store of sorts).

We were a few feet from the spot.

The entire city's buses travel through and pick-up and discharge passengers, on their way to shop before the Passover holiday. Well, our bus was being re-directed, but we jumped off. We watched for a while, the police putting up red (warning) tape, chasing people from the area. The sapper got into his thick black armor. Talk about bravery. He then raced to the spot where the bag was. We don't know what happened next, but we did not hear an explosion.

Who cares if it was a careless or forgetful student! We know what happens when it isn't.

Well, we had errands to do, so we went on our way.

Meanwhile . . . Today in America:

Threats Claim Nuclear Bombs Hidden All Over U.S.

CHICAGO (CBS 2) – The threats came in the mail and to date, there have been 25 letters that warn of nuclear bombs destroying America. . . The letter inside said, “The Al-Qaeda organization has planted 160 nuclear bombs throughout the U.S. in schools, stadiums, churches, stores, financial institutions and government buildings.” It also said, “This is a suicide mission for us.”

"There are items in the letter that lead us to believe it is a hoax,” said Zavala. “There are several demands documented that aren’t fully coherent. . . “The FBI investigates every element. We can’t take that chance...."

W0w, two disastrous possibilities in one day, on the same day. Is there a message somewhere in this?

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