Skip to comments.U.S. and Canada foil Al Qaeda terrorist plot to derail New York to Toronto passenger train
Posted on 04/22/2013 4:02:46 PM PDT by MarkBsnr
Terror never rests, even on the placid train trip between New York and Toronto.
With the help of the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Canadian law enforcement officials announced Monday that they had stopped an Al Qaeda-linked plot to derail a New York-to-Toronto Amtrak passenger train, and have arrested two suspects in Montreal and Toronto.
Police charged Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser with "terrorism related offenses," officials said at a news conference Monday afternoon. The men were observed gathering information on trains in the Toronto area, officials said, which they planned to attack. The charges against the two men included "conspiring to murder persons for the benefit of a terrorist group."
According to the RCMP, the two suspects were receiving "direction and guidance" from Al Qaeda operatives located in Iran.
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C'mon folks; either we take on these lunatics or else we will lose to them. And I think most of us know what that means.
Not sure about the Canadian portion, but if Al Kaida goes for an Amtrak train, the joke would be on them...as it would likely be empty.
This is all too weird. Al-Harbi is arrested then released after Obama visits with Saudis and (according to Saudi sources) Michelle Obama visits Al-Harbi in the hospital. Then the Canadians arrest a couple of Saudis today who are trying to blow up a train. Something’s going on here. We aren’t being given the whole story.
Do you think al-Harbi gave up the cell in Canada to save his own skin? How is he connected to the Saudi Royal family; or is he?
Amtrak is probably grateful for the publicity!
Looks like one of them is from Tunisia. Must be happy about their Arab spring event.
Meanwhile the NYDN shows a pic of a VIA Rail train. The one that runs from Toronto to Montreal.
Amtrak is probably grateful for the publicity
Does this mean the obumbo needs to get more Saudi’s out of the U.S.?
OUT? Is that a rhetorical question?
If not, it was the oboma administration that gave the Saudis an open door policy. They're getting preferential treatment right now. All they have to do is walk right in! According to oboma - the more Saudis in the U.S., the better.
We are extremely lucky these guys are so danged stupid.
Most FReepers could out-plan and execute better than any of these knuckleheads.
Chiheb Esseghaier was born in Tunisia.
It’s called Psychological Operations.
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