Skip to comments.Al Qaeda-linked plot to attack passenger train broken up by Canadian,US [Canada creates Terrorists!]
Posted on 04/22/2013 3:06:15 PM PDT by NoLibZone
Canadian authorities announced Monday they have broken up an Al Qaeda-linked terror plot to attack a passenger train as it crossed over a bridge in the Toronto area.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday that two suspects have been arrested on terrorism charges. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who live in greater Montreal and Toronto -- were conspiring to carry out an Al Qaeda-supported attack against Via Rail, but posed no immediate threat to the public.
"It was definitely in the planning stage but not imminent," RCMP chief superintendent Jennifer Strachan told reporters at a news conference.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/04/22/canadian-police-announce-arrests-suspects-planning-major-terrorist-attack/#ixzz2RETC59Df
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Chris Matthews fans try it in Canada too!
NOTE The following text is a quote:
RCMP Arrests Two Individuals for Terrorism-related Charges
Ottawa, April 22, 2013 Today, the RCMP arrested two individuals and charged them with conspiring to carry out a terrorist attack against a VIA passenger train. The accused have been charged under sections 248, 235 (1), 83.2, 83.18, 83.21 of the Criminal Code of Canada. As a result of extensive collaborative efforts, the RCMP was able to disrupt the threat early. While the RCMP believed that these individuals had the capacity and intent to carry out these criminal acts, there was no imminent threat to the general public, rail employees, train passengers or infrastructure.
The two accused, Chiheb ESSEGHAIER and Raed JASER, who live in the Montreal and Toronto area were conspiring to carry out a terrorist attack against a VIA passenger train. Charges include conspiring to carry out an attack against, and conspiring to murder persons unknown for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group.
The RCMP investigation named Project SMOOTH, was coordinated by RCMP-led Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams (INSETs) in Montreal and Toronto with the close collaboration of domestic partners and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). The RCMP would like to thank its INSET partners including the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Canada Border Services Agency, Toronto Police Service, York Regional Police, Peel Regional Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Durham Regional Police, the Sûreté du Québec and the service de police de la Ville de Montréal. The RCMP is also grateful for the valuable assistance of the FBI, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Transport Canada, VIA Rail and CN Police. These exceptional collaborative efforts directly contributed to making the arrests.
Each and every terrorist arrest the RCMP makes sends a message and illustrates our strong resolve to root out terrorist threats and keep Canadians and our allies safe, stated Assistant Commissioner James Malizia, responsible for Federal Policing Operations. A meaningful response to these threats begins on Canadian streets and in Canadians homes and the RCMP works with all their partners, including communities across Canada, in the fight against terrorism.
The public is always encouraged to bring any suspicious activities to the RCMPs attention through the National Security Information Network (1-800-420-5805) or by contacting the police in their community.
Tea Party Al Qaeda again!
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“Canada thwarts ‘al Qaeda-supported’ passenger train plot”
April 22, 2013 - 21:23
By Euan Rocha
TORONTO (Reuters) -
SNIPPET: “The RCMP said it had arrested Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 35, of Toronto in connection with the plot, which authorities said was not linked to the Boston Marathon bombings, but likely had connections to al-Qaeda.
Neither is a Canadian citizen.”
SNIPPET: “The arrests follow not only last Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings in which three people were killed and more than 200 injured 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. Eleven men were eventually convicted of taking part on the plot.”
Ban Obammys Nobel Peace Prize.
Note: I didn’t notice there was an additional comment in the headlines. To all the hard-working agencies; I apologize for the poster’s headline comments. I do not own freerepublic.com; nor am I responsible for other poster’s comments.
Seemingly announced to redeem reputations....timing is suspect...
“Canada thwarts ‘al Qaeda-supported’ passenger train plot”
Published: 04.22.13, 23:47 / Israel News
PHOTO CAPTION: “Attack would have targeted rail line between New York, Toronto (Photo: Reuters)”
SNIPPET: “US officials said the attack would have targeted a rail line between New York and Toronto, but Canadian police did not confirm that.”
That would be the Amtrak train that goes out of Penn Station every morning heading up to Canada. Half the people on line waiting to show their passports look foreign. Nice to see you Cindy.
“Official: Thwarted terror plot targeted train from Canada to U.S.”
Posted on: 4:49 pm, April 22, 2013, by Katie DeLong
SNIPPET: “Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, are charged with receiving support from al Qaeda elements in Iran to carry out an attack and conspiring to murder people on a VIA railway train in the greater Toronto area, Assistant Police Commissioner James Malizia said.
When I speak about supported, I mean direction and guidance, he said.
Despite the allegation of links to al Qaeda in Iran, there was no evidence to suggest the planned attacks were state-sponsored, Malizia said.”
A good afternoon to you Jersey117.
The Mounties probably thought that they better bust the terrorist before they disappeared into Anne Arbour, trail covered by John F’n and Hussein.
I guess they are also "white" (as opposed to purple, lime green or orange!)
Chiheb Esseghaier was born in Tunisia.
Misses by most... Another distraction, same technique. Can’t let a good crisis go to waste...or change the narrative...attack you opponent, demo use, ridicule, blah blah blah, welcome to the USSA.
“Alleged ‘al-Qaeda-supported’ plot against Via train thwarted
Police say 2 accused were getting ‘direction and guidance’ from al-Qaeda elements in Iran”
CBC News Posted: Apr 22, 2013 1:44 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 22, 2013 10:36 PM ET
SNIPPET: “RCMP officials said the two accused were plotting to derail a passenger train. Jennifer Strachan, chief superintendent of RCMP criminal operations in the province of Ontario, said the two suspects watched trains and railways in the Greater Toronto Area.
“We are alleging that these two individuals took steps and conducted activities to initiate a terrorist attack,” she told reporters.”
SNIPPET: “There was a specific route targeted, not necessarily a specific train, Strachan said, although she declined to reveal the route. According to a Reuters report, U.S. law enforcement and national security sources said the alleged plot targeted a rail line between Toronto and New York City.
The two men arrested are not Canadian citizens but were in the country legally, police said Monday.”
SNIPPET: “Chiheb Esseghaier studied at University of Sherbrooke, before moving to Institute National de la Recherche Scientifique in Varennes, Que.”
SNIPPET: “RCMP Assistant Commissioner James Malizia said the two accused were getting “direction and guidance” from al-Qaeda elements in Iran.”
A Look at Iran
Note: Includes links to news articles AND background.
“Plot in Canada disrupted, AQ in Iran involved”
(April 24, 2013)