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Saintswrath 02-02-2010 06:44 AM

Homeland Security chief tours rain-soaked stadium before Super Bowl
 
Homeland Security chief tours rain-soaked stadium before Super Bowl
By Curt Anderson (CP) 13 hours ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. After touring a rain-soaked Sun Life Stadium, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday preparations are in place to thwart any terrorist threat or safety problem at the Super Bowl.
"We are doing everything we can think of in preparation to make sure it is a great event," Napolitano told reporters. "I'm here today to see the operation myself.
"I thought it was important to get down here."
Milt Ahlerich, the NFL's vice-president for security, said Napolitano's tour of the stadium in nearby Miami Gardens was the first time a Homeland Security secretary had visited a Super Bowl site before game day.
About 1,000 federal, state and local law enforcement and security personnel are working Sunday's game and events leading up to it, said James Loftus, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department.
Even though the FBI reports no credible threat against the Super Bowl, al-Qaida and other terror groups have frequently expressed interest in attacking a major U.S. sporting event.
"Rest assured, we're going to look out for you," Loftus said of what fans attending the game can expect. "We do this stuff week in and week out, and we're good at it."
The nerve centre for security is the FBI-run Joint Operations Center, which includes representatives from 64 agencies at all levels of government, said John Gillies, agent in charge of the FBI's Miami field office. He said preparations have included .. Follow up with the rest of this Article Below.


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Choupique 02-02-2010 07:10 AM

Re: Homeland Security chief tours rain-soaked stadium before Super Bowl
 
Manning sent him out there to get ideas about how to stop Sharper from terrorising his blue arse.
Who Dat gonna have their pants on the ground? Manning Dat's who.


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As far as actual cowardly acts, one day those raghead douchebags are going to learn that we could send Mississippi boys ALONE at them, and
kick their arse.

They better stop. Nukes leave a mark.

ScottF 02-02-2010 09:48 AM

Re: Homeland Security chief tours rain-soaked stadium before Super Bowl
 
I guess I am more concerned about a wet field than an attack. Supposed to rain again on Friday

neugey 02-02-2010 10:17 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottF (Post 202227)
I guess I am more concerned about a wet field than an attack. Supposed to rain again on Friday

Bring on the showers, I wouldn't mind playing the Colts in the mud. I think the Saints are a little more physical and have a better running game.


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