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April 22, 2013

Canadian Police: Thwarted Plot to Bomb Trains was "Supported" By Al Qaeda Elements In Iran

Specifically, the Iranian Tea Party, which is just recovering from a Hitler's Birthday bash.

The RCMP said it had arrested Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 35, of Toronto in connection with the plot, which authorities said was not linked to the Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three and injured more than 200 people last week.

Neither is a Canadian citizen, but the police did not reveal their nationalities.

We have to pass this Immigration Bill to find out what's in our country.

Officials say "no link" to the Boston Bombing, and also no indication of state sponsor as such.

U.S. officials said the attack would have targeted a rail line between New York and Toronto, a route that travels along the Hudson Valley into New York wine country and enters Canada near Niagara Falls.

On the Al Qaeda connection:

[A] U.S. government source said Iran is home to a little-known network of alleged al Qaeda fixers and "facilitators" based in the Iranian city of Zahedan, very close to Iran's borders with both Pakistan and Afghanistan.

...

They do not operate under the protection of the Iranian government, which has a generally hostile attitude towards Sunni al Qaeda militants, and which periodically launches crackdowns on the al Qaeda elements, though at other times appears to turn a blind eye to them.

Yeah I don't really believe all the spin. This is the US attempting to soft-play this stuff so that they aren't asked questions about their inaction.


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