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January 27, 2010

Ray Kelly drops an anvil on Obama, to thunderous applause by young New York GOPers



LoudCitizen.org reports on a speech by NYC's Police Commisioner...

Raymond W. Kelly’s remarks Thursday to The New York Young Republican Club started out sounding very boilerplate – like a speech by any of the City’s mayors, police officials, and tourism execs: “Crime is down, tourism is up, come to Times Square and see a show.” So why had the NY Post’s Maggie Haberman announced his appearance as “unusual” and “surprising”?

By the time it was over, it was clear why. We had witnessed this politically independent, world-class police commissioner quietly employ a few dry statistics and facts to slide an anvil off a ledge, allowing gravity to deliver its full weight upon Barack Obama’s head.

New York, “a shining city upon a hill,” has just surpassed Orlando as the number one tourist destination in America, we learn from Mr. Kelly. It is a city so increasingly safe that when crime is rising elsewhere, we are setting new low records for murders-per-million. But it is still under such a severe and constant threat that its streets are crawling, at any given moment, with 1500 to 2000 highly sophisticated radiation detectors, and crammed with live-monitored surveillance cameras downtown (and soon to reach to 60th Street).

A city evidently so safe, prepared, and teeming with carefree tourists that the President of the United States has unilaterally decided it should – no, must – play host to terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s upcoming “criminal” trial in lower Manhattan. Obama, hiding behind the singularly unserious Eric Holder, has recklessly painted an enormous target on NYC’s back, and feverishly directed the attention of our most lethal enemies to its bull’s-eye – against the wishes of its residents and leaders.

“We were not consulted,” Kelly said tersely of the decision. He stated that the trial “will raise the threat level of this city,” a threat that “will not fade any time soon.” And it affects more than lower Manhattan, we learned. “We will have to look at the entire city as a potential target.”

The audience was stunned. Then Kelly opened the floor to questions.

Every audience response which followed – if my memory and others’ is correct – was about terrorism in general and the KSM trial in particular.

One man asked about neighborhood block-watching, especially in light of the unmarked van that recently went unnoticed in Times Square for at least two days. We were assured such strategies are still relevant, and that Kelly and the City are tuned into citizen input. A woman in the audience confirmed the City’s credibility in this regard. She related that after witnessing suspicious activity, she was greeted with ho-hums (and zero follow-up) by every Federal agency she notified, but was taken very seriously by NYPD, and assured that her report was being sent straight to intel. It was obvious who is listening to 3 a.m. calls, and who is snoozing.

The evening’s high point occurred when Marion D.S. Dreyfus rose to her feet and literally begged Kelly to advise the crowd what we could all do – in addition to our unheeded calls and letters – to force Obama to scrap his KSM & Co. showcase in lower Manhattan. Her question sparked thunderous applause from the young professionals.

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16 comments:

sig94 said...

Under the Dinkins administration the higher ups in the NYPD became politically correct clowns. We had NYPD cops trying to transfer to PD's all over the state. I became acquainted with a Sgt. who was trying to come on our department (his wife was from Upstate) - the stories were absolutely horrendous. But NYPD has always been the source of level-headed cops who know what the score is.
Kelly is one of them. He must be absolutely seething to come out like this.

It reminds in a way me of FDNY firefighter Michael Moran who stood up at the memorial for the 9/11 victims and told Obama to "Kiss my royal Irish ass!" Many public servants refuse to be intimidated.

God bless these people!

LL said...

My personal good friend David Chong, Commissioner of White Plains PD feels precisely the same way as Commissioner Kelly. I think in law enforcement circles there is consensus.

Not that Obama or his cronies care...

Toaster 802 said...

The National Security fallout from this political show trial is such a bald faced attempt at outright sticking a fork in how we deal with serious terrorists, Islamic and otherwise. By staging this event, it really does paint a bullseye on NYC.

Anything, ANYTHING that happens needs to be hung like an anchor around Obama/ Holder's necks. But as always, it will be the average citizen who will pay the butcher's bill...

sig94 said...

More icing on the cake is the way Holder punted the Fruit of the Boom bomber into the federal criminal justice system instead of leaving him to the tender mercies of the CIA, NSA or whatever three-letter alphabet soup agency that wanted a big, bloody piece of his ass.

Waterboard that SOB until his sinuses are declared a wetlands by the EPA and ducks start to migrate there.

The_Kid said...

Gee, Maybe New Yorkers will stop automatically voting for the Democrat.

Subvet said...

Big surprise, B.O. & Co. acting like arrogant rulers of the proles.

Where'd we put the torches & pitchforks?

Opus #6 said...

The Obama admin needs to stop this madness before it starts.

WomanHonorThyself said...

this is MY city..good on him!

Anonymous said...

Siggie, when we have to make that last ditch effort to rescue our Republic, I want these guys in the ditch with me.

Anonymous said...

LL, there is something close to consensus in the country... not that Obama cares.

Anonymous said...

Toasty...

"But as always, it will be the average citizen who will pay the butcher's bill..."

And Bush who will be blamed.

Anonymous said...

Sig, there's a rumor that KSM will be running for a Senate seat in Nebraska as a Democrat.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Kid, and maybe Grand Central Station will stop smelling like urine.

Anonymous said...

Subvet... They're 'round back next to the tar and feathers.

Anonymous said...

Opie... I don't see it happening. I've yet to hear Big O apologize for anything. I can't see him changing his mind unless he has someone else to blame.

Anonymous said...

Woman, it's folks like you who have to take the lead. But you already know that.