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Posted on 05/05/2011 6:34:57 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Osama bin Laden dead: al-Qaeda 'planning to attack trains on 9/11 anniversary'
Computer files seized during the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout show al-Qaeda were planning a "spectacular" attack on trains in the US on September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.
By Jon Swaine, and Duncan Gardham
11:42PM BST 05 May 2011
The terrorist network is thought to have been planning to tamper with tracks so that a train would be derailed while crossing a bridge or valley, potentially killing hundreds of passengers.
The plan, developed in February last year, was disclosed by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which issued a warning about it to law enforcement agencies around the US.
"We wanted to make our partners aware of the alleged plotting," Matthew Chandler, a DHS spokesman, said on Thursday night. "It is unclear if any further planning has been conducted".
The plot is said to have been in the "aspirational", rather than "operational" stages. No specific locations had been selected. But it will intensify long-standing fears that this year's tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks will attract new threats.
The DHS said since Sunday's raid it had sent more officers to protect American airports and reviewed "protective measures for all potential terrorist targets", including the entire US transport system.
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I hope we are not that stupid to give the press Bin Laden’s computer files.
could be dis-information too...
Of course, with obozo, its probably all accurate that he’s putting out there.
Thank Goodness we didn’t do any waterboarding to get such info..uh, duh, wait,
“Within 25 years, our goal is to give 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail. (Applause.) This could allow you to go places in half the time it takes to travel by car. For some trips, it will be faster than flying - without the pat-down. (Laughter and applause.) As we speak, routes in California and the Midwest are already underway.”
Great - highlight the delta in security procedures between flying and taking the train. Think Osama was watching? Both systems are aluminum tubes filled with people paste. ever hear of Madrid?
Must have been the TOTUS’ idea...
I lived in Southern Arizona when the disgruntled California ex-employee sabotaged Amtrak. The train was derailed over a wide wash out in the desert and how it was done was publicly divulged. It wasn’t rocket science but I would hope a more sensitive means of detection is in place.
Why is this being release to the media? If there was any truth to this it would be kept from us.
Make it “Carry Your Gun to Work Day.”
That’s every day!
The mean Osama was aiming to blow up Obama’s high-speed trains. Luckily, Obama thwarted it in time.
Oh, I believe tne NYT have got whatever was there. And whatever was in Obongo’s head.
Well great here comes the TSA to a train and/or bus station near you for daily sexual harrassment and cancer causing x-ray machines.
We cannot possibly protect everything which AQ could target. The ONLY safety there is has to lie in some sort of a credible threat of a price tag which those lunatics would not be willing to pay.
Here’s the false flag and the excuse to put TSA in train terminals. They were already working on doing it, here’s their ‘proof’ they will point to.
Didn't "The Failure" admin say these computer files were encrypted and would take a long time to access? More Brave Sierra from 0.
You are exactly right. Big Fascist Federal Government just keeps on rolling along in every part of the nation.
Considering the current state of AMTRAK, a distinct possibility...
Now that's the problem. Normally the threat of killing someone tends to be a deterrent. However, as is obvious, death is not a problem for suicidal maniacs. So what's the solution then? Threaten to flatten Mecca and Medina? Possibly, but that's also problematic in that it sets up a dangerous precedent of eliminating religions, with the next in line possibly being Christianity.
You could even let the world know that you had developed an S-Bomb (slam-nation) for the towns and villages of suicide bombers, consisting of compressed air and flash-dried pork ground finer than flash powder...
"...READ OUR WHITE PAPER russians are burying moslem chechen rebels in pigskin According to the Moskovski Komsomol newspaper,..."
Obviously Muslims don’t like pigs, but I think the need for jihad trumps the need to avoid pigs.
Usually an incident with Gen. Pershing stopping terrorism by shooting Muslims with bullets soaked in pig grease is cited as an example of this being an effective way to fight Muslims. I’d need to look into this more, but I believe that the Black Jack Pershing incident is actually a myth and that, while Muslims REALLY want to avoid pigs, that won’t stop them from waging jihad.
Anyways, I’m not 100% sure about any of this and would need to research a bit more.
That article cites the Pershing incident, too.
It’s a little late for me now, but tomorrow I’ll probably look up whether the Pershing incident is true and whether or not pigs really deter terrorists.
I think Willie Green must have been on the SEAL team.
“The ONLY safety there is has to lie in some sort of a credible threat of a price tag which those lunatics would not be willing to pay.”
I’ve been advocating for years that we take the “hit us again and we nuke Mecca” approach.
“with the next in line possibly being Christianity.”
They can’t eliminate Christianity by destroying a city or even an entire country though. They’ve already tried to assassinate the Pope, and it’s no secret they want to destroy Israel, and the long-term plan is to kill or convert all Jews, Christians, and other religions. So what exactly do we have to lose?
I think it’s high time we stop calling Islam a religion too. If their “scripture” tells them to kill infidels and apostates, it’s not a religion, it’s a death cult. We need to treat them like the British treated the Thuggees.
The Pershing story is a myth I believe. There were quite a few instances where rumours spread about the British coating bullets in pig fat while fighting muslims in India, and also rumours of them coating the bullets in cow fat when fighting the Hindus, but none of those were true either. I think they can be attributed to either hysteria, or psychological warfare.
“whether or not pigs really deter terrorists.”
Pigs don’t deter terrorists. One of the principals of Islam is that anyone muslim who is martyred in jihad (whether committing violence themselves, or as collateral damage) gets a free pass to paradise. This overrules any other concerns, such as the purity, dietary, or burial laws. This is why the 9/11 hijackers could go to strip clubs every night, do cocaine, and party with prostitutes. They knew that if they completed their mission, it would all be moot.
It is true that a there is no city or object essential to Christianity. I'm thinking more of an illegalization of Christianity and persecutions similar to Roman times.
I think its high time we stop calling Islam a religion too. If their scripture tells them to kill infidels and apostates, its not a religion, its a death cult. We need to treat them like the British treated the Thuggees.
I'm usually in disagreement with this line of thinking when Islam is considered to be not a religion of free republic. Just because Islam is satanic doesn't mean it is not a religion. Just because we're used to the religion of Christianity being a force for good doesn't mean that a necessary characteristic of religion is that it is good. For example, I would consider the ancient Aztec religion to be a religion even though they cut live humans' hearts out in human sacrifice. But it would make sense to put Islam in a special category of religion, such as classifying it as a "seditious religion." Although, what's to stop that from happening to Christianity next? It would allow the left to officially persecute Christians.
Wouldn’t it be pretty easy to create a set of “rail drone” inspectors that run on the tracks ahead of trains (especially passenger trains) and verify safety?
Good points, but I don’t see any other way to defend against it than to isolate it for what it is. Perhaps it’s not something to be done at the government level, but rather a cultural innoculation is needed.
“Although, what’s to stop that from happening to Christianity next? It would allow the left to officially persecute Christians.”
Probably nothing, I think they’re going to do that eventually anyways.