- Written by Dr. Bruce Hoffman, prepared exclusively for SITE
- Articles & Analysis
- Created: July 1, 2010
Several disquieting trends converged in New York City’s fabled Times Square entertainment district on Saturday evening, May 1st, 2010.  First, a foreign terrorist group with a hitherto local agenda and otherwise parochial aims once again is believed to have stretched its wings and sought to operate on a broader, more ambitious global canvas. Second, the conventional wisdom, which long held that the threat to the U.S. was primarily external and involved foreigners coming from overseas to kill Americans in this country (as had occurred on September 11th 2001) again has been shattered.