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As New York City, the United States, and the world as a whole recognizes the 12th anniversary of 9/11, coming up this evening at 9 "Piers Morgan Live" invites Ray Kelly to offer his unique perspective and analysis on a date that will forever carry significant meaning and emotion.
Amidst a civil war in Syria that is interwoven with threats of chemical weapons, Piers Morgan asks the NYPD Commissioner about such a threat making its way to the United States, and into some of the country's largest and more heavily targeted cities:
"How worrying is that to you," inquires Morgan, "that sarin gas, and stuff like that, that may well be lurking all over Syria, could get into dangerous hands?"
"It certainly has to be, and is, a concern for us," says Kelly. "We have chemical detection devices deployed in the city, to help us. But, quite frankly, if in fact some sort of chemical agent is used, the first thing you may see are people falling ... definitely, a chemical attack is something that we have to be very much concerned about."
A dozen years since a series of coordinated attacks resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths, the majority in New York, Morgan asked Kelly if his city is safer now than it was on the fateful and deadly day.
"Oh, undoubtedly. No question about it," comes Kelly's emphatic response. "We've invested a lot. The federal government has invested a lot. We've been able, in some, way, shape or form with the federal government, to prevent these 16 [unsuccessful terrorist] attacks, so we're much stronger. But, there's no guarantees. There's always a possibility of something untoward happening here."
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with Kelly, then tune in to CNN at 9 for the full episode of "Piers Morgan Live."
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