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Published on Mar 15, 2009
I describe my motive for hosting a guerrilla press conference from the world's most famous fire escape, the New York Times promotional ladder. At the time of my climb, this was an apparatus consisting of encased ladders and walkways accessible from the center of the public sidewalk on 41st St. via an unobstructed one-story ladder.
Based on the promise of international publicity and the confirmation of safety parameters, on July 9, 2008 I seized the opportunity as the last Times climber to:
1) Announce a silver-bullet solution to the Al Qaeda threat,
2) Warn about an imminent Al Qaeda plot to launch its greatest surge of terrorism against America since 9/11, targeting major American civilian targets throughout the Muslim world in a bid to influence the upcoming presidential election.
Note: Beginning in Turkey on the same day as my Times conference, and continuing in Yemen, Pakistan and India during the weeks before the election, Al Qaeda enacted this plot. By the time the postponed climax of the surge was completed in Mumbai two months later, over two hundred civilians had been killed by Al Qaeda's partially thwarted plot to kill over five thousand civilians at American targets abroad and incite a conflict between nuclear archrivals India and Pakistan. If this plot by Al Qaeda's high command had succeeded and not been overshadowed by the concurrent U.S. financial meltdown, America's greatest adversary may have once again manipulated a U.S. presidential contest with election-eve terrorism.