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"Edge of Disaster" / Terrorist Scenarios / Flynn Interview #852704

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 20, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The new book "The Edge of Disaster" by Stephen Flynn that shows us how unprepared we are for the next terrorist strike introduced.

(Philadelphia: David Mattingly) A scenario for a terrorist disaster at a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game in Philadelphia following a mission to attack the oil refinery with the spilled acid setting off a toxic plume of gases presented; scenes shown from the city. [FLYNN - says it could be 20,000 dead; states we should focus on how to make things safer in general.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Interview held with author Flynn about US vulnerability in the war on terrorism. [FLYNN - talks about the need to wrestle with our vulnerability; states it takes a lot to put together a 9/11-style attack so we need to make ourselves more resilient by thinking about disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes; says the message is preparedness.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Boston: David Mattingly) The unique threat to the Boston harbor if terrorists blew up tankers in the harbor releasing a liquified gas that would catch fire examined; scenes shown from the harbor and the buildings on the highly populated shoreline. [Mayor Tom MENINO - says we are in a denial state and better be prepared; outlines the scenario for a tanker fire.] [Former Coast guard commander George NACCARA†- talks about the ship security.] [FLYNN - cites the lesson from 9/11.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Mattingly, David

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