I guess something could be working in our counter-terrorism efforts if a Federal investigation into an alleged terror cell turns out to have uncovered a legitimate threat to our nation’s security.

Apparently, a group of Islamic fundamentalists were planning on destroying a fuel line that runs from New Jersey to John F. Kennedy International Airport in southeastern Queens. Jet fuel, which is a variation on kerosene, is highly flammable.

I guess I’m not too paranoid by terrorism. I lived in New York during the attacks and several years afterwards and I never got nervous by it, but if that plot was serious it could by really bad.