In light of the Islamic bomb attacks on the Moscow subway yesterday, NYC went into lockdown mode.
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Armed officers police subways (Penn Station)
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Stand clear of the submachine guns. NY Post
In an unusual move, a heavily armed NYPD security battalion with enough firepower to wipe out Downtown Brooklyn descended onto the city's subway trains yesterday in response to suicide bombings in Russia that killed dozens of passengers in Moscow's subway.
Bleary-eyed New Yorkers began their work weeks with a morning rush hour that featured city cops in full military gear, including helmets, goggles, body armor, sidearms and M16 assault rifles.
The underground arsenal startled sleepy straphangers, many of whom wondered whether the extra security was overkill.
UPDATE: This security theater was to benefit whom, exactly? A shaheed (homicide bomber) like the "brides of allah" yesterday in Moscow is dying for allah. Is a gun, machine gun, etc., going to stop them?