NEW YORK (WCBS/CNN) - Just days before the anniversary of 9/11, the president met with his top national security officials on the major terror threats facing America as terror analysts issue new warnings that some of the country's biggest landmarks are at risk: New York City bridges, historic landmarks and transportation lifelines. "This would have again a human disaster, a psychological disaster, none of which any of us want to sustain," Rep. Peter King, R - NY. Plots go back to the 90s when blind sheik Omar Abdel Rahman was convicted of the first World Trade Center attack and plotting to take out the George Washington bridge. In 2003, Iyman Faris was convicted of an al-Qaeda scheme to slice the cables on the Brooklyn Bridge. It goes beyond bridges. Najibullah Zazi, with al-Qaeda training, nearly pulled off blowing up New York's subway before the FBI thwarted him just before the 9/11 anniversary in 2009. Lone wolf Faisal Shahzad set off a car bomb that fortunately fizzled in Times Square in 2010. Bridges, tunnels, subways and tourist spots are chosen for a reason.
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