And, once again, the crack forces of U.S. law enforcement have foiled another dastardly plot by dark-skinned evildoers:
The FBI has uncovered what officials consider a serious plot by jihadists to bomb the Holland Tunnel in hopes of causing a torrent of water to deluge lower Manhattan, the Daily News has learned.
The terrorists sought to drown the Financial District as New Orleans was by Hurricane Katrina, sources said. They also wanted to attack subways and other tunnels...
The FBI discovered the plot by monitoring Internet chat rooms, where the aspiring terrorists discussed striking the U.S. economy, rather than causing mass casualties, a source said.
Because nothing says nefarious, super-secret, clandestine, black ops terrorism like Internet chat rooms, does it?
I GUESS THAT'S WHAT THEY MEAN BY "NICK OF TIME": Ah, the details start to trickle out (emphasis added):
"The plotting for this attack had matured to a point where it appeared that the individuals were about to move forward," Mershon said. "They were about to go to a phase where they would attempt to surveil targets, establish a regimen of attack and acquire the resources necessary to effectuate the attacks.
In short, "I object, your honor! This trial is a travesty. It's a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham." Or something like that.