Breaking: Canadians foil Iranian/al Qaeda New York-Toronto train attack

Posted by: Phineas on April 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm

**Posted by Phineas

They love hitting mass transportation. Breaking in The Washington Examiner:

Canadian security officials announced today that they thwarted a terrorist attack on a passenger train reportedly traveling from New York City to Toronto, planned by two men allegedly tied to al Qaeda.

“I commend our Canadian counterterrorism partners, particularly the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, for their efforts in stopping a major terrorist plot which was intended to cause significant loss of human life including New Yorkers,” Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said in a statement today.

The attack had Iranian backing. “They are elements of al Qaeda in Iran,” a Canadian police official told reporters during the press conference while identifying the al Qaeda affiliate that was involved in the attack. “What the investigation has demonstrated is that the support being received was in the form of direction and guidance.”

Emphasis added. Say it after me, folks:

This is war, and they’re still trying to kill us.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to “Breaking: Canadians foil Iranian/al Qaeda New York-Toronto train attack”

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  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    There is a further report neither of these terrorists is a Canadian citizen, the suspicion being they were flown in. One, a Tunisian, has a masters degree in biotechnology, pointing to the possibility of a biological weapon.

    For anyone to believe terrorism is someone else’s problem or that we are somehow immune is not only ludicrous but is suicidal self-delusion. When an ostrich buries its head in the sand, it leaves its a*s fully exposed.

  2. Zachriel says:

    “Canadian police said there was no reason to believe that the plotted attacks were sponsored by any state, which would mean the Iranian government was not involved.”

    http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-police-canada-suspects-al-qaeda-iran-20130422,0,3239566.story

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    Well, there you have it; LA Times and President “Iwannajihad’s” denials. Why question it any further?

    PETA warns against using the LA Times to line hamster cages since the poor little frustrated creatures cannot distinguish which crap is their own.

  4. Zachriel says:

    Drew the Infidel: Well, there you have it; LA Times

    The LA Times was quoting Canadian law enforcement. It’s also in the article linked in the original post.

    Fox News: Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, had “direction and guidance” from al-Qaida members in Iran, though there was no reason to think the planned attacks were state-sponsored, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner James Malizia said Monday. Police said the men did not get financial support from al-Qaida, but declined to provide more details.