As our blog community has noted time and time again, the Federal government is the largest employer in the Kansas City metro.
Tens of thousands of those CIVILIAN workers are concentrated inside the loop. Since 9/11 there has been increased security in and around KCMO but streets surrounding government complexes remain open to the public and still serve as busy traffic thoroughfares.
Accordingly . . .
GOVERNMENT WORKERS CONCERNED FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AMID THE RISING TERRORIST THREAT LEVEL NOW ADVOCATE FOR TIGHTER DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY SECURITY MEASURES!!!
Remember that there has already been talk about shutting down traffic along Main street as a tribute to the toy train streetcar. The growing threat of terrorism could inspire authorities to cut off or closely monitor more streets in order to keep so many Federal complexes safe.
A quick insider word:
"In most big cities the streets around Federal buildings are now completely blocked off. KC strives to be a major American population center so . . . Sooner or later that's going to happen here. In fact, in the new world we live in I wouldn't be surprised to see most Downtown streets cracking down on traffic. For the average Joe this will mean a heck of a lot of parking tickets will be written in 2020. And workers might want to consider the prospect of a 2nd commute from their cars that might now be MUCH further away from downtown offices."
To be fair, KCPD has not given any guidance about a Downtown security crackdown and this fact has been less than reassuring to many workers who might feel comforted by some/any guidance on the topic.
And so, this inspires our latest Prez Trump and Iran news update focused on the homefront . . .
Threat Level Warning For USA
Department of Homeland Security sends out new terrorism threat bulletin in wake of Soleimani killing
The Department of Homeland Security issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin in the wake of top Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani's killing in an airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump.
Harsh Words On Sunday
Iran condemned Donald Trump on Sunday as a "terrorist in a suit" after the U.S. president threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites hard if Tehran attacks Americans or U.S. assets in retaliation for the killing of military commander Qassem Soleimani. "Like ISIS, Like Hitler, Like Genghis! They all hate cultures.
Prez Trump Promise
President Donald Trump on Saturday warned Iran that the U.S. is targeting dozens of sites to be hit "very fast and hard" if it retaliates for the killing of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani. "Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader," Trump tweeted.
Controversial Former Footballer Risks EPIC Nike Contract For Mean Tweets
Disgraced former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick attacked the United States on Saturday for conducting what he described as racist "American terrorist attacks" driven by imperialism, which appears to be his response to U.S. military forces killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, which is a designated terrorist organization.
It didn't take long-the first attack on a U.S. government website hit on Saturday, a day after the killing of Qassem Suleimani in Baghdad. The fact there was an attack is not a surprise- speculation has been rife. And the style of the attack is consistent with the nature of the primary cyber threat we now face.
Reassurance From Wrong Side
The military adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader said Sunday that his country's response to the killing by the United States of one its most influential commanders will certainly be a military response "against military sites."
US cities are ramping up security following the Trump-ordered airstrike that killed a top Iranian commander
Major US cities have announced increased security in response to concerns over threats stemming from the Pentagon's killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian military official. Tensions have flared among lawmakers and activists who criticized President Donald Trump's orders for the move, which sparked concerns that tensions in the region could spill over into targeting of US cities and entities.
Developing . . .