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Tuesday, March 30, 2004
"Sears Tower was next," al-Qaeda "operations chief" Khalid Shiekh Mohammed allegedly said (
Times of India).

The antiterrorism stance of the Bush administration was so swift and so thorough that it took one and a half years to get a no-fly zone approved for the tallest building in North America — long after Mickey and Minnie Mouse got their preferential no-fly zones (Chicago Tribune, March 23, 2003):
sears...[Chicago Mayor Richard] Daley had chastised Homeland Security officials for imposing no-fly zones over Disney amusement parks--and protecting Mickey and Minnie Mouse, as he termed it--while rejecting the request of the nation's third-largest city.


People who live and work in and visit Chicago "are already living with more than enough tension," Daley said. "There is no need to add to that tension by allowing small planes to fly near some of the nation's tallest buildings."

In addition to Disneyland in Anaheim and Walt Disney World in Orlando, flight restrictions are in place in New York and Washington. Though other cities have asked, Chicago's was the only request granted, FAA spokesman Greg Martin said.
Of course Disney is a potential target, but it represents corporate theme parks, a relatively narrow interest compared to the city of Chicago. Why the ridiculous wait of eighteen months after 9-11-01 to get a no-fly zone in downtown Chicago? And what about LA and Vegas?

Bush USA: Citizens are expendable; corporations aren't.

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