Skip to comments.RCMP thwart 'major terrorist attack' in Canada
Posted on 04/22/2013 12:58:14 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
TORONTO - A potential bomb plot on a passenger train over the Niagara River has been averted, a police source says.
While officials have not confirmed the train bombing plan, the RCMP are holding a news conference at 3:30 p.m. Monday to outline details of the arrest of what they say was a planned terror plot.
One police source said there were several scenarios being looked at during the year the suspects were tracked, including the train plot.
One of the plots uncovered by the RCMP and other agencies was a planned bombing of a passenger train on the bridge that connects Canada and the United States at Niagara Falls, a police source says.
The plan was to take out a train with passengers on board and the crossing trestle, said a source. It was meant to be spectacular and there would have been a lot of carnage.
The source was not clear of the planned date.
It didnt happen, said the source. It was stopped.
The source said he believes five people will be arrested and the investigation continues.
There is an Ontario component and a Quebec component.
As for who was behind the terror plot, the source did not confirm al-Qaida, as some are reporting.
I can tell you its the big boys, he said. I can tell you its heavy stuff.
U.S. officials said the alleged plot was not linked with last weeks Boston Marathon bombings.
The arrests follow not only the Boston bombings but revelations that Canadians took part in an attack by militants on a gas plant in Algeria in January.
It also recalls the arrests in 2006 of a group of more than a dozen Toronto-area men accused of planning to plant bombs at various Canadian targets.
Guessing it’s not the Tea Party.
Idea came to them while watching , The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
This souunds like the true heaviweights plotting terrorist acts. In contrasdt to the scum that bombed the Marathon crowd.
There`s probably a third one coming soon.
I think it’s only the beginning.
WELL. Somebody is on the ball.
Let me guess - angry Quebec separatists?
Tea Party activists?
Unemployed steel workers?
The newspaper doesn’t say, and I just CAN’T figure out what group would consider such a thing, can you?
Has anyone checked on the whereabouts of Sarah Palin? Alaska is close to Canada. And btw where was Gov Walker?
Yup, it’s just impossible to figure out: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3011014/posts
There is a weird fbi drill to be conducted in Moscow Idaho at the end of this month ... a crashed UFO drill(?). That would be the place a false flag operation of a small radioactive drek bomb ... oh, never mind. Alcoa doesn’t want me using their products for helmets.
They’re calling it a UFO zombie attack drill because if they were to call it an “Eradicating Americans fighting for their Constitutional rights” drill it would be a little too obvious.
They must hate bridges. So we have a group that hates bridges and a group that hates runners. We must understand how our society developed such hatred in these people. /sarc
Good work Canada.
Names of the suspects are Chiheb Esseghaier, a resident of Montreal and Raed Jaser, a resident of Toronto.
Nice Canadian boys.
Goes all the way back to those Iraq documents dumps. There was a letter explaining why Al Qeada should start working with the Iranians. Still difficult to believe.
Is Sirota still hoping that they are white?
Yeah, those angry Quebec separatists . The FLQ set off over 200 bombs back in the 60’s .