Skip to comments.New York City terror attack apparently was set for Sept. 11
Posted on 09/25/2009 10:46:01 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
DENVER An Afghan immigrant wanted to carry out a massive New York City terror attack involving hydrogen peroxide bombs on commuter trains to coincide with the Sept. 11 anniversary before federal authorities foiled the plan, a U.S. prosecutor said Friday.
U.S. prosecutor Tim Neff told a federal judge in Denver that Najibullah Zazi "was intent on being in New York on 9/11" for a possible terror attack.
"The defendant was in the throes of making a bomb and attempting to perfect his formulation," Neff said. He called the evidence a "chilling, disturbing sequence of events."
Neff ordered Zazi, a 24-year-old Afghan-born coffee cart owner in New York and Denver airport shuttle driver, transferred to New York City to face charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. ..
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Thanks Obama for taking some border guards away from the US/Mexico boarder.
They probably meant triacetone peroxide, TATP.
Well be careful!
Illiterate/ignorant journalist. The guy was buying hydrogen peroxide and acetone (nail polish remover) from beauty supply shops. Those are part of the reagents required to make PETN. A favorite terrorist explosive.
I should have read further. TATP is what you can make from those two reagents. It's not very stable. That's why the Pali terrorists have so many "work accidents".
Since they haven’t found any of the others involved, and haven’t found any of the bomb materials, I wouldn’t rest too easy just yet.
has obama claimed credit for the “foiling” of the attacks or are they still mum on the subject?
Sorry bud, but I think you have the wrong explosive, PETN’s preparation involves the nitration of pentaerythritol with a mixture of concentrated nitric and sulfuric acid.
TATP, Acetone peroxide (triacetone triperoxide, peroxyacetone, TATP, TCAP) “Acetone peroxide” most commonly refers to the cyclic trimer TCAP (tri-cyclic acetone peroxide, or tri-cyclo, C9H18O6) obtained by a reaction between hydrogen peroxide and acetone in an acid-catalyzed nucleophilic addition
Maybe it works better than Tang, which someone said could serve as the oxidate (sp?--that which is oxidized?). I believe he was trying to make something called TATP, which is supposed to be powerful, but highly unstable.
And why again is it that he is in this country?
Absolutely! The amenities are probably much better suited to his comportment.
I will personally launch a vengance jihad in your name!
Pure stuff would REALLY clean your teeth.
Apparently this guy bought loads of professional hair products, and was distilling pure hydrogen peroxide, which is basically rocket fuel. About as explosive as nitro.
Arrgh. Wifey and I were in New York that week to celebrate our anniversary by taking her to the US Open, we were ALL over Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens on the Subway. Just Damn....
Okay, but don’t mix it with fingernail polish remover when you do. ;>)
Hydorgen peroxide in high grade form is also rocket fuel.
Wasn’t Kitty Dukakis drinking that stuff at one point?