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May 21, 2004

Radio Transmitters, Capable of Being Used as Triggering Mechanism for Explosive, Found Hidden Beneath Philadeliphia Train Tracks

Transmitters were infrared-beam type that would detect a passing train, and could then detonate an explosive.

This may not have anything to do with terrorism, but that seems sort of unlikely. You just don't hide such electronics near a train track, painting them black to blend in with the scenery, for shits and giggles. Presumably whoever put these transmitters there had a reason for doing so, and it wasn't just to count the number of times the train went by.

It's good we found it. It's bad that it may presage a series of train attacks that will be difficult to thwart, even given knowledge about how the terrorists plan to attack the trains.

And it's perfectly typical that Chris Matthews & Co. won't mention this, ever. Any signs of success in defending our country against terrorism are to be scrupulously ignored. Wouldn't want the American public to get the wrong idea, after all.

Moonbat One tips:

The chairman of West Germany's central bank was assassinated in the 1970's by a bomb while riding in his limousine to work. The communist terrorists who planted the bomb used an electric-eye trigger like this one in Philadelphia. The Germans turned on the electric eye by remote control, but the electric eye would detonate the bomb when the beam was broken. The electric eye trigger gave the bomb a precise detonation, and eliminated the chance of human error in detonating the bomb too early or too late.


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