April 22, 2013

Train Terror Plot Thwarted in Canada

Via CBC, something that looks like it hasn't yet made much traction in the U.S., a bomb plot involving trains between Canada and the U.S.
Canadian police say they have arrested two men and thwarted a plot to carry out a major terrorist attack on a Via passenger train in the Greater Toronto Area.

The two accused are Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 35, from Toronto. They have been charged with conspiracy to carry out a terrorist attack and "conspiring to murder persons unknown for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group."

The two men arrested are not Canadian citizens, police said Monday, but would not provide any details about their nationalities.

The RCMP accused the two men of conspiring to commit an "al-Qaeda-supported" attack.

Police said the two accused were getting "direction and guidance" from al-Qaeda elements in Iran. There was no information to suggest the attacks were state sponsored, police said.
In light of  the recent Boston Marathon bombings and the false sense of security the Obama administration has tried to peddle to Americans, this should be raising more alarm bells than the Boston Marathon did because it shows that there could be a lot more attacks in the works.

UPDATE: CNN is on it. At least the media isn't burying the story.

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