Well, that narrows it down.
If I were that "white man", I'd be a little scared about being found by the Taliban. This is their turf.
If nothing else, there is a positive to come out of this unfortunate circumstance: New York is still THE EPITOME OF THE AMERICAN DREAM, and everybody knows it.
Sure, Los Angeles, you may have your movie stars, Hollywood, Disneyland, suntans, gangsta rappers, stretch limos and close proximity to over-the-border medications and plastic surgeries.
Sure, Washington DC, you may have your seat of power, your Air and Space Museum, Smithsonians and giant Abe Lincoln.
Sure, Delaware, you might have your...
Sure, Philadelphia, you may have your Liberty Bell, LOVE statue and hundreds of years of national historical significance.
But when it comes down to it, there's nowhere in the United States that stands for the United States and everything that it represents, to those who seek to undermine the fundamental policies and undertakings of the consumerist and capitalist way of life, than NEW YORK CITY.
Once again, when it comes to acts of terrorism, nothing gets global coverage like an explosion in New York City.
LA can have its bushfires, Washington DC can have its sniper families. Philapdelphia can have its syphilus outbreak.
When it comes to being the face of terrorism: The Big Apple is still The Big Dog.