Zazi Turf War?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

In the arrest of Najibullah Zazi in a terror plot, the NYPD may have stepped on a federal investigation. James Gordon Meek, Daily News senior correspondent, updates the latest. And Chris Dickey, Newsweek’s Paris bureau chief and the author of Securing the City: Inside America's Best Counterterror Force--The NYPD, provides some context to NYPD/FBI relations, and Bloomberg’s approach to counterterrorism in general.


Chris Dickey and James Gordon Meek

Comments [5]

Bob from Pelham from Pelham, NY

According to news reports, the President went out of his way to call and congratulate the NYPD for their actions in this matter. Does that mean he disagrees with the FBI sources about who screwed up?

Sep. 29 2009 10:56 AM
john from office

Brian do you want to prosecute the police on this one.

Sep. 29 2009 10:28 AM
Ben from Brooklyn

Of course there is a turf war. There are a hundred of them in the intelligence game. But let's remind ourselves that the problem here resulting from the turf war is that perhaps a few bad people got away. This isn't like the turf war under the Bush administration that resulted in 3000 dead and devastation to the city.

There is NO REASONABLE PURPOSE to cooking up TATP except to try and kill a lot of people. I for one am thankful that Zazi is on his way to the Brooklyn House of Detention (if he indeed was cooking TATP). I wish him a long and pleasant stay there.


Sep. 29 2009 10:21 AM

so, the classic scenario -- if this is the one they feared and planned for, then why on earth wasn't this, at last, the moment to shine, to operate in perfect synchronicity, w each playing its well practiced role to bring down the terrorist network? given how it played out, what are the "lessons learned?" from perspective of homeland security, fbi and nypd

Sep. 29 2009 10:21 AM

Yea but the Feds blew the NYPD away on the Big Fish: Roman Polanski...Noice one!

Sep. 29 2009 10:10 AM

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