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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...
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