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  • NY man pleads guilty in plot to bomb NYC subway

    04/23/2010 1:13:17 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies · 284+ views
    AP/GoogleNews ^ | 4/23/10 | TOM HAYS
    A New York man said Friday that a plan to attack the city subway system was ordered by al-Qaida leaders two years ago while he was in Pakistan with a friend, a former airport shuttle driver who has since admitted to the plot. Zarein Ahmedzay, 25, pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn to charges including conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction in the foiled New York City subway bomb plot from fall 2009.
  • TSA Joins NYPD in Subway Baggage Screening

    04/23/2010 2:52:27 AM PDT · by Palter · 9 replies · 445+ views
    DNA info ^ | 21 April 2010 | Jill Colvin
    The TSA began searching subway passengers' bags Wednesday morning as part of a new partnership with the NYPD. MIDTOWN WEST — Straphangers on their way to and from work Wednesday were surprised to see Transportation Security Administration officials, who usually screen luggage in airports, checking bags at local subway stations. The TSA launched a pilot partnership with the NYPD Wednesday morning to enhance security on city trains, a spokeswoman for the TSA said. About a dozen stations are covered daily, according to the NYPD. "While there is no specific threat to mass transit in the United States at this time,...
  • Queens Imam Sentenced to Time Served in Terror Plot

    04/16/2010 2:22:43 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies · 378+ views
    New York Law Journal ^ | 04/15/10 | Mark Fass
    Ahmad Afzali, the Queens imam who pleaded guilty in March to lying to law enforcement officials about his relationship with Najibullah Zazi, the airport worker who planned to bomb New York's subways, was sentenced by a federal judge yesterday to time served. Mr. Afzali, who left his native Afghanistan following the Soviet invasion, also agreed to "self-execute" removal from the United States in the next 90 days in order to avoid a deportation hearing. Prosecutors alleged that Mr. Afzali warned Mr. Zazi and his father that they were under law-enforcement surveillance, then, as Assistant U.S. Attorney James P. Loonam told...

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Double suicide bombings kill 37 on Moscow subway

    MOSCOW — Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow's subway system as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers Monday, killing at least 37 people and wounding 102, officials said. The head of Russia's main security agency said preliminary investigation places the blame on rebels from the restive Caucasus region that includes Chechnya, where separatists have fought Russian forces since the mid-1990s. The first explosion took place just before 8 a.m. at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow. The station is underneath the building that houses the main offices of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the KGB's main...
  • Deadly explosions on Moscow Metro system [UPDATE: 41 Dead; 2 Female Suicide Bombers]

    03/28/2010 10:12:15 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 75 replies · 2,184+ views
    The BBC ^ | Monday, 29 March 2010 06:02 UK | the BBC
    At least 25 people are reported to have been killed in an explosion on the Metro system in central Moscow, with a second blast coming shortly afterwards. The first blast happened at the city's central Lubyanka station, reports quoting security sources said. A second explosion happened at the Park Kultury station, Russian news agency Tass reported. Ten people were injured in the first blast, Tass said, quoting the emergencies ministry. The number of casualties at the second blast is not yet clear.
  • Long, strange trip (Did the CIA test LSD in the New York City subway system?)

    03/14/2010 1:28:30 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 1,263+ views
    New York Post ^ | Philip Messing
    A declassified FBI report from the Baltimore field office dated Aug. 25, 1950 provides some tantalizing support for the claim. "The BW [biological weapon] experiments to be conducted by representatives of the Department of the Army in the New York Subway System in September 1950, have been indefinitely postponed," states the memo, a copy of which the author provided to The Post. An Olson colleague, Dr. Henry Eigelsbach, confirmed to Albarelli that the LSD subway test did, in fact, occur in November 1950, albeit on a smaller scale than first planned. Little, however, is known about the test — what...

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • Fox News: Pentagon on Lockdown; Shooting at Pentagon Metro Station

    03/04/2010 4:17:20 PM PST · by kristinn · 602 replies · 25,060+ views
    Thursday, March 4, 2010
    Nothing on the wires yet. No more news given than what I put in the headline.
  • 2 Metro workers killed in latest track accident

    01/26/2010 7:37:05 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 10 replies · 635+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | January 26, 2010 | Sarah Karush
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Metro workers were struck and killed by a maintenance truck on a track Tuesday, the latest in a string of fatalities since last year in the Washington area's transit system. The men were installing safety equipment on a track that was closed to regular service for the night when they were hit, Metro said. One worker died at the scene, a few blocks from the Rockville Metro Station, and the other on the way to a hospital. Both men were automatic train control technicians and the crash involved a large truck equipped to drive on the...
  • All aboard the NYC Jihad Train!

    07/21/2008 9:54:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 446+ views ^ | July 21, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Welcome to your Monday morning blood-boiler. The NY Post reports that a jihadi group in NYC planning on running a series of subway ads is led by a Muslim imam tied to the terror plot to bomb the city’s landmarks. Submission: Allah board!An Islamic group plans to blitz 1,000 subway cars with advertisements this September in a campaign being promoted by a Brooklyn imam whom federal officials have linked to a plot to blow up city landmarks.The group says its mission is to explain the true nature of Islam to non-Muslims who believe the religion is bent on acts of...
  • Passengers remove trousers for No Pants Subway Ride

    01/11/2010 8:20:08 AM PST · by earlJam · 19 replies · 912+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/11/09
    Passengers remove trousers for No Pants Subway Ride Despite a cold snap across much of the northern world, users of public transit systems in a number of cities took off their trousers for No Pants Day. The event, which began in New York City in 2002, sees participants with bare legs mingling with other passengers. Organisers Improv Everywhere say 3,000 people took part in New York with more in 43 other cities in 16 countries. The group says its mission is to cause "scenes of chaos and joy in public places". Participants were told to meet at a designated train...
  • NYC: M.T.A. Proposes Severe Service Cuts; 2 Subway Lines May Be Eliminated

    12/16/2009 9:18:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 638+ views
    NYT ^ | 12/14/09 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
    DECEMBER 14, 2009, 11:44 AM M.T.A. Proposes Severe Service Cuts; 2 Subway Lines May Be Eliminated By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM Updated, 1:03 p.m. | Longer waits on subway platforms. More crowded buses and trains. No more discounts for New York City students. One way or another, nearly every bus, subway and commuter train rider will be affected by the newly austere budget released on Monday by the beleaguered Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which is struggling to address a sudden and unexpected financial shortfall of nearly $400 million. Starting mid-year, fewer subway trains would run in the middle of the day, late...
  • Metrolink should take a tip from Subway (restaurant)

    12/11/2009 12:11:10 PM PST · by mainestategop · 4 replies · 486+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | MaineStateGOP
    Metro link, Southern California's commuter rail for the Greater Los Angeles areas is in tough times in this recession, unfortunately, they are controlled by unionized taxpayer funded liberals. Just like other liberals, they don't learn a damn thing. In every scenario where funding is down and profits are low, they do the worst thing. In this case, raising rates. All while the worst recession in 70 years is taking place. Metro links problems are largely connected to the economy. With people out of work or earning less, they are not able to afford tickets to commute to LA, San Bernardino...
  • Subway airflow tests to prepare T for possible terror attacks

    12/06/2009 3:13:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 908+ views ^ | December 5, 2009 02:55 PM | Kathy McCabe, Globe Staff
    SNIPPET: "A team of researchers convened by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began a series of tests today at 20 MBTA stations to determine how airborne contaminants would spread in a terrorist attack on Boston's subway system." SNIPPET: "The findings will help guide the design of future detection systems and help strengthen evacuation, ventilation, and other emergency response plans on mass transit across the country. "We hope to use the data from the two to come up with a model to predict the behavior (of chemicals) in other subway systems," Lustig said."
  • China State Construction nets $100m US subway deal

    11/24/2009 7:06:47 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 5 replies · 501+ views
    China Daily ^ | November 24, 2009 | Liu YiYu
    China State Construction Engineering Corp, the largest contractor in China, has bagged a subway ventilation project worth about $100 million in New York's Manhattan area, marking the construction giant's third order in the United States'infrastructure space this year. The contract was given to China Construction American Co, a subsidiary, the Wall Street Journal quoted a source as saying. "The new project, along with the $410-million Hamilton Bridge project and a $1.7-billion entertainmet project it won earlier this year signals China State Construction's ambition to tap the American construction market," said Li Zhirui, an industry analyst at First Capital Securities.
  • Slain for his subway seat: Exterminator stabs D train straphanger to death after seat scuffle

    11/22/2009 2:22:15 AM PST · by tlb · 63 replies · 2,059+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | November 21st 2009 | Barry Paddock, Rocco Parascandola and Samuel Goldsmith
    A bugged-out exterminator went berserk ...fatally plunging a knife into a fellow straphanger's neck after they argued over a seat. Cops rushed to the train and nabbed the alleged killer thanks to a quick-thinking train conductor, who locked the doors. Jerry Sanchez, 37, got on the northbound train at Rockefeller Center about 2 a.m. He confronted Dwight Johnson, demanding he move a bag from the seat where the attacker wanted to sit. Johnson, believed to be homeless, refused and punched Sanchez in the face. Sanchez pulled out a steak knife and stabbed him several times in the neck and face....
  • Piling On: The Feds look to take over light-rail and subway systems

    11/15/2009 8:54:39 AM PST · by Publius772000 · 15 replies · 753+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 11/15/09 | Michael Naragon
    In a story that first surfaced Sunday in The Washington Post and was reprinted by, President Obama’s subordinates have expressed a desire to get a grip on the nation’s rails. Administration officials cite poor management and lack of oversight as their reasons for taking over the light-rail industry, which leads me to wonder: could the American people take back the federal government using the same line of logic? Cities affected by the federal usurpation would include Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and every other city, large or small, that uses a rail system, such as a subway. Washington...
  • Video : Boston conductor prayed after woman fell on tracks

    11/11/2009 6:21:16 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 666+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov 11
    The driver of a Boston subway train that stopped just inches short of a woman who had fallen onto the tracks says she expected the worst. Charice (shuh-REES') Lewis told CBS's "The Early Show" on Wednesday that she said to herself, "Please God, let this woman be OK" before getting out of her cab to check. Lewis said the woman just smiled at her.
  • British spies help prevent al Qaeda-inspired attack on New York subway

    11/09/2009 7:09:55 AM PST · by Labour-Watch · 31 replies · 1,376+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11/09/09
    British spies have foiled a terrorist plot by a suspected al Qaeda operative to blow up the New York subway. The plan, which reportedly would have been the biggest attack on America since 9/11, was uncovered after Scotland Yard intercepted an email. The force alerted the FBI, who launched an operation which led to airport shuttle bus driver Najibullah Zazi, 24, being charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. The Afghan is alleged to have been part of a group who used stolen credit cards to buy components for bombs including nail varnish remover. The chemicals bought were...