Bomb sniffing dogs are out in force. New York City is in a low grade state of war readiness, though clearly on the defensive. Is this any way to fight a war?
Law enforcement officials speaking on
condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss
details of the investigation told The AP that
more than a half-dozen individuals were being scrutinized in the
alleged plot tied to Zazi (the nazi). Considering Obama's banning of interrogation techniques, don't expect these would-be killers to be forthcoming. More of the poisonous fruits of appeasement.
Ray Kelly, NYC City Police Commissioner, is giving a press conference on the current situation. The NYC transit system was targeted in the latest bust of a Muslim cell of jihadis targeting New York City.
Colorado airport shuttle driver now in custody may have been planning
with others to detonate backpack bombs on New York City trains in a
terrorism plot similar to past attacks on London's and Madrid's
mass-transit systems, officials said.
The subway, mass transit systems, sporting events, stadiums, hotels, entertainment complexes, are being scoured for bombs as we speak. Self storage lockers are being searched for bomb materials — they are looking at storage facilities in Queens. New York is in serious lockdown.
Federal counterterrorism officials
warned local police to patrol stadiums, hotels and entertainment
complexes for suspicious activity after the arrest of a Colorado man
suspected of a far-reaching terror plot.
FBI and Department of Homeland Security also issued joint alerts to
police around the country to watch storage centers and public
transportation systems for any unusual behavior.
FBI and DHS sent two bulletins Monday to local authorities nationwide,
saying they know of no specific plots against such sites. The bulletins
say those sites remain attractive targets to groups like Al Qaeda.
memos do not mention the ongoing high-profile investigation of a
possible terrorist plot involving a Colorado man and associates in New
York City. Instead, they describe the long-standing interest of
terrorists to use homemade backpack bombs, car bombs or even airplanes
to attack such crowded public places.
source told FOX News that one of the federal alerts asks local law
enforcement to keep an eye out for "suspicious behavior with regard to
storage facilities" where people can rent space to keep their
In the upside down world of Obama's America, Obama is in NYC talking about the greatest threat to us and future generations. No, not nuclear holocaust …… global warming. "President Obama said his administration understands
the 'gravity of the climate threat' and is 'determined to act' – even
though he said the United States was slow to recognize and respond to
the danger of global warming".
At the very same time as the jihad has New York (and the free world- dar al harb) in a controlled panic, Obama is selling "the irreversible catastrophe" of global warming.
I kid you not.
Mr. Obama called on global leaders Tuesday to move "boldly, swiftly, and together" to combat the problem.
Obama addressed world leaders gathered in New York City for a climate
change summit called by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Mr. Ban
opened the meeting by saying it would be "morally inexcusable" not to
In his address, President Obama said the security and
stability of each nation and all peoples are in jeopardy and that time
is running out to reverse the effects of climate change.
Couple that with the Obama's persecution of CIA agents who kept America safe after 911. Despite the plea from every former CIA director to stop this witch hunt, Obama will pursue prosecution for defending America.
Think about it.
Seven former CIA directors are trying to stop the Obama
administration from going after those who have been protecting
Americans. On Aug. 24, Attorney General Eric Holder appointed John
Durham as a federal prosecutor to investigate CIA officers who might
have abused suspected terrorists. But according to the Washington
Times, “seven of the 10 living former CIA chiefs [on Sept. 18] urged
President [Barack] Obama to overrule his attorney general and not
reopen investigations into CIA employees."
The former CIA chiefs say that “further investigations would
demoralize current CIA officers and might also lead allied intelligence
services to suspend or scale back cooperation with the United States
because the judicial probes could disclose joint operations and
UPDATE: The Weekly Standard has more on the Missing Details On Suspected Terrorists
investigation into suspected al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists in Colorado
and New York that are especially troubling.
First, Najibullah Zazi, the Afghan immigrant at the heart of the
case, has reportedly admitted that he was trained in an al Qaeda
training camp in Northern Pakistan as recently as last year. This is
especially important because even though some counterterrorism analysts
that the Internet alone is sufficient for conspirators to get together
to execute a terrorist attack, it is clear that Northern Pakistan has
been the hub for the most serious terrorist plots in recent years.
Just ask British authorities. Al Qaeda’s July 7, 2005, bombings in
London, a follow-on plot scheduled for later that same month, as well
as the summer 2006 plot against as many as ten airliners can all be
traced back to northern Pakistan. While most of the terrorists involved
had been “westernized” to a large extent, they still needed to connect
with their al Qaeda brethren to make their plots go. This was
apparently true of Zazi as well. He certainly has transplanted roots on
American soil, but in order to acquire vital bomb-making skills and
other operational tradecraft he found it necessary to travel to
Second, it is clear that law enforcement authorities still don’t
know much about the putative plot(s) Zazi was involved in, even though
they are convinced it was major. Three men have been taken into
custody, but federal authorities have told the press that perhaps as
many as a dozen suspects were involved. The LA Times relays this troubling revelation:
“Authorities said that they did not know the exact number of
potential suspects or many of their identities, but that they had been
connected through electronic intercepts, surveillance, seized evidence
Now, the FBI and other law enforcement officials have a significant
amount of pocket litter, computer hardware, and surveillance reports in
their possession. But they are still not sure who Zazi was working with
or how various personalities related to each other. This reveals a key
aspect of intelligence collection and analysis. Oftentimes, hard
evidence is incredibly important, but it can be difficult for
authorities to piece together how the various names and telephone
numbers that are discovered relate to one another. This is why getting
detainees to provide information is crucially important.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) was captured, for example, U.S.
authorities also recovered hard drives from his residence. Those hard
drives included thousands of names. Without some guidance from KSM and
other al Qaeda detainees, it would have been next to impossible to put
many of these names into an understandable context.
If the LA Times report and other press accounts are
accurate (and I have no reason to doubt that they are), then Zazi has
clearly not given up crucial details about what he was doing. Not only
are authorities not clear on who he was working with, but they are also
not certain what targets he and his alleged co-conspirators planned to
strike. Surveillance pictures and video of various landmarks (including
stadiums) and public transit nodes (Grand Central Station) were
reportedly found in Zazi’s possession. But it is not perfectly clear
where he planned to strike.
Various television broadcasts here in the New York area have noted
that authorities are also looking for an explosives mill. Investigators
reportedly believe that Zazi and others had already gotten their
bomb-making operation of the ground. If this is true, and the
bomb-making facility exists somewhere, then Zazi has not told
authorities where it is located.
Third, there are reports
that authorities don’t know more about Zazi’s alleged co-conspirators
and intended target(s) because the NYPD moved too quickly in pursuing
its own investigation into the matter after being tipped off by the
FBI. The NYPD allegedly contacted a would-be informant, who in turn
warned Zazi. I don’t know if this is true or not, but taken together
with the second point above it means that authorities are missing
crucial details about Zazi’s plotting.
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