Disturbing: DIA Chief: Al Qaeda Ideology Rapidly Expanding
Might Germany have been the next victim of Islamofascism on a massive scale? Via the Deutsche Welle:
The German Criminal Police Office on Friday released images taken from a surveillance camera of the two suspects in the attempted bombing of two trains. Police believe the plot was an attempted terror attack.
The German investigators working on the case surrounding the two suitcase bombs found on trains in Koblenz and Dortmund at the end of July released images obtained from surveillance cameras of two suspects in the suspected terror plot.
The authorities announced that there would be a reward of 50,000 ($64,195) euros for any information which would lead to the capture of the two young men in the grainy photos, who were both described as being from “southern countries.”
The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) revealed that the evidence had led to one suspect being identified, but so far they have no details of his background and activities. They warn that the man could still be at large.
The authorities also revealed that they are circulating details within the intelligence community of the second suspect who may have been involved in the plot.
“We have very serious concerns about the background of this intended attack,” the security source added.
Terror attack plot “highly likely”
The BKA believe that Germany was being targeted for terrorist attacks and that if the explosive devices had been detonated, their size and construction would have created devastation and death on a scale reminiscent of the July 7, 2005 attacks on the London transport system.
Both of the suitcases discovered on July 31 contained gas cylinders rigged up to an ignition mechanism and had been left in two regional trains which usually run at the height of the commuter rush hour. The suitcases were discovered by rail staff when the trains terminated at the two hub stations. The construction of the devices and the potential impact the explosions would have had suggests a sophisticated plot.
The BKA believes that the planned attack could have been the work of a terrorist organization operating in Germany.
The authorities dismissed claims that the German plot was connected to the on-going instability in Lebanon despite the discovery of a smaller bag within one of the suitcases which was printed with Arab text and comes from a business in the Lebanese capital of Beirut.
Many of these bags could have arrived in Germany in the past few months and it was not sufficient evidence to connect the plot to Lebanon, investigators said.
Maybe not connected to the war between Israel and Lebanon, but it could be the work of Islamofascists or Islamofascist-wannabes, considering there was Arab text on the smaller bag within the suitcase – a bag which came from a business in Beirut, Lebanon.
See the Davids Medienkritik blog for more details.