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RCMP thwart 'major terrorist attack' in Canada
Toronto Sun ^ | April 22, 2013

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 didn’t 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 it’s the big boys,” he said. “I can tell you it’s heavy stuff.”

U.S. officials said the alleged plot was not linked with last week’s 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.


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 04/22/2013 12:58:14 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

2 posted on 04/22/2013 12:58:56 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ping.


3 posted on 04/22/2013 12:59:38 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Guessing it’s not the Tea Party.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 1:01:02 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery)
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To: Squawk 8888

Idea came to them while watching , The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)


5 posted on 04/22/2013 1:02:28 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Squawk 8888

This souunds like the true heaviweights plotting terrorist acts. In contrasdt to the scum that bombed the Marathon crowd.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 1:02:30 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Squawk 8888
U.S. officials said the alleged plot was not linked with last week’s Boston Marathon bombings.

How can they possibly know that already?

7 posted on 04/22/2013 1:03:51 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: MHGinTN

There`s probably a third one coming soon.


8 posted on 04/22/2013 1:04:17 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: bunkerhill7

I think it’s only the beginning.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 1:06:52 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Squawk 8888

WELL. Somebody is on the ball.


10 posted on 04/22/2013 1:07:14 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Let me guess - angry Quebec separatists?

The IRA?

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?


11 posted on 04/22/2013 1:08:15 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Squawk 8888

Has anyone checked on the whereabouts of Sarah Palin? Alaska is close to Canada. And btw where was Gov Walker?


12 posted on 04/22/2013 1:10:37 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: PGR88

Yup, it’s just impossible to figure out: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3011014/posts


13 posted on 04/22/2013 1:11:09 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: bunkerhill7

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.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 1:13:07 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

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.


15 posted on 04/22/2013 1:26:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: PGR88
The newspaper doesn’t say, and I just CAN’T figure out what group would consider such a thing, can you?

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.

16 posted on 04/22/2013 1:27:53 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Names of the suspects are Chiheb Esseghaier, a resident of Montreal and Raed Jaser, a resident of Toronto.

Nice Canadian boys.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/two-arrested-after-rcmp-foil-alleged-terror-plot-to-derail-via-rail-train-1.1248858#ixzz2RE5SDYgc


17 posted on 04/22/2013 1:31:37 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Squawk 8888


Whirlpool Rapids Bridge
18 posted on 04/22/2013 1:39:12 PM PDT by Tawiskaro
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To: Squawk 8888
Obama: 'al Qaeda's on the path to defeat' Youtube video 0:23
19 posted on 04/22/2013 1:43:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Deo volente
Al Qeada elements in Iran ? Iran is Shiite. Al Qeada is Sunni. Iran is fighting Al Qeada in Syria.

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.

20 posted on 04/22/2013 1:43:52 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Squawk 8888

Is Sirota still hoping that they are white?


21 posted on 04/22/2013 2:48:38 PM PDT by djpg
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To: PGR88

Yeah, those angry Quebec separatists . The FLQ set off over 200 bombs back in the 60’s .

http://www.cbc.ca/history/EPISCONTENTSE1EP16CH1PA4LE.html


22 posted on 04/22/2013 3:01:17 PM PDT by Snowyman
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To: Snowyman

Bookmark


23 posted on 04/22/2013 3:42:02 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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