Skip to comments.Feds probe alleged terrorists who tried to rent giant truck in suspected Al Qaeda bomb plot
Posted on 09/19/2009 2:43:26 AM PDT by Cindy
"Feds probe alleged terrorists who tried to rent giant truck in suspected Al Qaeda bomb plot"
BY JAMES GORDON MEEK IN WASHINGTON, JUDITH CROSSON IN DENVER, KATE NOCERA, ROCCO PARASCANDOLA AND LARRY MCSHANE DAILY NEWS WRITERS
Saturday, September 19th 2009, 4:00 AM
Investigators probed a failed Queens truck rental for ties to a possible Al Qaeda bomb plot yesterday as a chief terror suspect tried making a deal to save his skin.
The New York end of the expanding federal probe centered on seven Afghan men who tried to rent the biggest truck at a Queens U-Haul on Sept. 9, sources told the Daily News.
The size of the vehicle involved - a 26-foot-long truck - suggested the conspirators wanted to pack it with explosives, sources said.
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Oh this is silly, they probably just wanted to
move the bomb factory.
wonder what the target was?
wow. scary times... emboldened by ZERO’s weakness towards USA?
...or "proof" that Zer0 can save us from the terrorists.
Thing is, I just don't know what to believe anymore.
My thoughts exactly.
Except this is a hard sell to the crazies on the left. The safer we get, the more they'll hate him. He's cornered himself into a lose-lose situation.
For Christ’s sake...it was only 26 feet long. Maybe it was also 26 feet wide....yeah.....that’s it....a 26 ft x 26 ft truck.
This story seems to be “too big” for something so small.
Its seems like window dressing.
I wonder where the explosives are. Before they’d rent the truck, they’d have rounded up the explosives. It’d take a while to get the right ingredients and they probably wouldn’t rent the truck for that whole time.
Of course this would have blown Zero’s cover....if they’d succeeded. He’d have had to explain his peace-loving religion to the us heathen. Wait. The MSM will cover his butt no matter what.
Terrorist note to self:
“Next time, find mosque with VISA sign over door.”
I love the bit about them refusing to leave their ID in order to rent the truck. Like, what were they going to need it for if they succeeded?
There’s a Pythonesque sketch here with them arguing among themselves over whether to buy the damage waiver.
They didn’t acquire a credit card?
First, in Queens, you can find stolen cards relatively easily.
Second, just get a damn card in your name......after all, if you’re going to blow yourself up...have fun!
Third, there are rentals require ID....unlike social services or the proposed healthcare.
IIRC, the '93 WTC bombers were caught when a terrorist returned to the truck rental agency, saying that the truck had been stolen and attempted to re-claim his cash deposit.
Yep. They’ve learned a lot, huh?
The only people I know that are that stupid are liberals.
I wonder if any of this is related to that mosque in the Bronx that blew up yesterday? Hmmmm.
26 ft is a giant truck?
Apparently it is to U-Haul’s ad agency. They call it their giant size super movertruck.
Nah, they just wanted to take advantage of a pre-Christmas sale at "Toys-R-Us".
>>”their giant size super movertruck.”
I think it is the largest one can legally drive without a commercial license.
Guess they're going to need one of these too:
They were rather obvious...
Seem to be rather embolden now. No need for covertness.
when Dums are in power...especially this bunch of America Haters....What do the terrorist have to fear.
I hope they got the message that there are SOME in the FBI that care about the Ameerican People they are charged with defending.
They lie..... it is merely a medium duty truck 26’ is less than half a 53’trailer
Was thinking same thing.....Giant truck is 53’ long.
But I am used to it...You hear a traffic accident between a “truck” and a car and when you look, it’s a pickup. Sheesh, no one does any homework anymore.
Ever heard of a dry run? Remember 9/11 hijackers made at least one dry run on the same flight as actor James Woods. Woods reported it to the FBI weeks before the event.
Al Qaeda aren't geniuses, but they seem to understand the value of a dry run.
One of the lessons of 9/11 was the need to take these jamokes half seriously, at least. The 9/11 hijackers were no better than these clowns. They exhibit what George Smiley would brand extremely shoddy tradecraft. The whole conspiracy unravels like a cheap sweater when you pull on one little thread.
They make unnecessary and pointless contacts, everyone seems to know everyone else, there are no cut outs, no attempts to travel on false passports or under assumed names, pathetically weak “codes” ( wedding = terror attack, why not “first communion”, or “fireworks display” for cripes sake?)
Amateur hour on the number seven train, without John Rocker.
From the first article:
"The whole place was gone. The fire started inside the store and it was burning for like two hours and then everything started blowing, exploding,"
Giant truck is 53 long.
They allow double 53’s on the Florida Turnpike.
All I can say is thank God for the NYPD. The best anti-terror PD in the US
Ever try to drive a 26' truck around Queens? :)
And voting. In many places, you don't need an ID to vote...
It can carry 3.5 tons.
A truck bomb that size could bring down or severely damage most buildings, bridges or tunnels.
Yeah, the story has a few holes...
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