Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
Further evidence that excellent outcomes are reached when Janet Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security are kept out of the equation.
A major terrorist al-Qaeda-linked plot to derail an New York-to-Toronto passenger train was just thwarted and two suspects were arrested in Montreal and Toronto by Canadian police and intelligence agencies. A press conference is scheduled for this afternoon.
The alleged plotters have been under surveillance for more than a year in Quebec and southern Ontario.
The investigation was part of a cross-border operation involving Canadian law enforcement agencies, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The arrests Monday morning were co-ordinated and executed by a special joint task force of RCMP and CSIS anti-terrorism units, combined with provincial and municipal police forces in Ontario and Quebec.
The RCMP are expected to hold a press conference Monday afternoon to announce the arrests and provide details of the alleged plot, and give an overview of the extensive police and intelligence operation.
It is this writer’s opinion that there is a connection to the Boston bombings, namely Islam. It is an irresponsible thing to come out this early and state that there is no connection. (Entire article below)
Officials are saying that this plot was more dangerous than the bombings and hostage-takings planned by the so-called Toronto 18. Eleven of the 18 were “convicted of aiding the group in various plots, ranging from blowing up the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill and the Toronto Stock Exchange with trucks laden with explosives to beheading the prime minister and other politicians.”
Four of those are serving sentences of 18 years to life in prison and the others are serving terms of anywhere from 30 months to a little over seven years.
In a separate incident earlier this year, two Canadian students, who had joined an al Qaeda cell, traveled to Algeria and participated in the attack on a gas refinery that left more than three dozen workers dead.