Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More about the terrorists in our backyard

From the NY Post:

The terror plot unearthed after raids on three Queens homes involved operatives detonating nine explosives-laden backpacks to kill "as many people as possible," The Post has learned.

"They were going to blow up several places simultaneously and take out as many people as possible -- a large number of people," a federal law-enforcement official said.

Empty backpacks were among the evidence seized from one of the Flushing apartments raided by a NYPD-FBI team Monday.

Authorities also removed computers, cellphones and other material. No explosives were found.

The predawn raids were sparked by the reappearance in New York City of an al Qaeda associate who'd gotten top-level training in bomb-making at a Pakistani terrorist camp, sources said.

Najibullah Zazi was schooled in demolitions and military tactics along with several other men; all eventually settled in Queens, according to the sources.

And from the Daily News:

Fearful of a Madrid-style subway train bombing, authorities are poised to make more raids to seize bomb-making materials at locations in Queens, sources said Wednesday.

The FBI's elite Hostage Rescue Team arrived in New York in anticipation of the offensive to thwart a Denver-based terror cell with ties to Al Qaeda, police sources told the Daily News.

Another source said an earlier raid uncovered nine backpacks and cell phones, raising memories of the March 2004 bombings in Madrid. A series of terrorist bombs detonated aboard commuter trains killed 191 people.

The source said authorities feared a potential attack on the city subway, with its 5.2 million daily riders.


Anonymous said...

diverse! vibrant! and unthinkable before the Democratic machine decided that tweeding is their future 30 years ago.

should have taken a page from history. the door was slammed shut in the first place because of anarchists. go down to Wall street and you can still see their work on 29 Wall.

hmmm...the anarchists targeted the rich and privileged instead of regular folks. Only then did the door slam shut.

wonder how much of history WILL repeat itself.

Anonymous said...

I've been hearing helicopters fly over and around Northern Boulevard everyday since the first incident.

Anonymous said...

It's too late. The enemy is among us. Too bad the Feds haven't secured our borders yet. Your local politicians close their eyes to all the illegal aliens and don't enforce the laws. The terrorists are here on our soil. Thank Washington for endagering the lives of the average Joe.

Anonymous said...

Why have so many sacrificed so much to come to this country so they can work for peanuts to make a home for their children and these madmen come only to destroy.

If their home was such a paradise, they should have stayed there. Right now I am reading The Snake Head by Patrick Radden Keefe.

The struggles that some of these Chinese people made to get here, and how hard they work when they arrive reminds me of my aunts and uncles and grandparents (all Irish, not Chinese) who labored to build this country.

I wish we could take these terrorists apart.

ew-3 said...

sadly this is getting little coverage anywhere but in NYC or the conservative blogs.
most people think the war on terror is over. H told them it was.

Ms. Ponzi said...

I live near the Throggs Neck Bridge, and 2 nights ago I heard helicopters non stop throughout the night. Now I know why. It's time to stop "cheap labor" from coming to our country in order to destroy it from within. The brownshirt emulators at these town hall meetings are doing a good job destroying from within. We don't need immigrants to help.

Anonymous said...

Wait till they go after the rich.

This will be solved real fast.

Can hear the door slamming shut, dont you?

Anonymous said...

Retired General James L. Jones, our National Security Advisor is doing a great job. If we had him on 9/11, instead of Condoleezza Rice, maybe Ground Zero, The Afghanistan War, The Iraq War, and 6000 US soldiers killed, all would have never happened.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to sanctuary city where we close our eyes (when we should be closing our borders) until another 9-11 occurs!

Bustling, vibrant, diverse...

It's those damn clubhouse Democrats who blindly keep on importing their votes regardless of the danger.

georgetheatheist said...

"...maybe Ground Zero... all would never have happened."

Are you kidding me? "Ground Zero" et al. would have happened no matter who was National Security Advisor.

If I told you on September 10, 2001 that Mussulman fanatics would be hijacking planes and flying them into the Pentagon and the WTC, you'd have said I was nuts and that I was reading too many comic books. No one predicted this.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday it looked like helicopters were circling above the two mosques south of Northern Boulevard between Parsons & Union.

Was it the 109th's NYPD officers that screwed up the FBI's intended shadowing of the suspects...thus tipping them off?

I wonder if any terrorist money winds up being laundered through local Chinese banks in Flushing
(knowingly or unknowingly).

Anonymous said...

"reminds me of my aunts and uncles and grandparents (all Irish, not Chinese) who labored to build this country."

Yea, you can't forget Hells Kitchen great Irish mafias "laboring to build this country".

The only people who are entitled to call themselves Americans are the Native Americans, The English, The Dutch and African American slaves/decendants.

Anonymous said...

Exactly so "George"!

i.e. (though less catastrophic)...
When the district attorney's office was warned of the now infamous criminal Tommy Huang in an attempt to nip him in the bud...their glib reply was:

"You've been watching too much TV"!

Anonymous said...

"Was it the 109th's NYPD officers that screwed up the FBI's intended shadowing of the suspects...thus tipping them off?"

No Anonymous... they wouldn't be involved or aware of such things. The only person who would know/if even would be the CO of the Pct. The Counter-Terrorism Unit was involved.

Anonymous said...

"patriotism means love of country and implies a readiness to sacrifice for it,perhaps even give one's life for it "
Walter Berns,"Making Patriots"

the united nations internationalists cannot defend American citizens from islamo-fscist ,terrorist bombings, in the United States. religious fundamentalist war crimes can only be eradicated by aggressive coalition force . appeasers will get you ,and your families, killed. anon.

Anonymous said...

Actually the first Irish stepped off the boat with the Mayflower. Irish indentured servants and Irish patriots who fought under Wolfe Tone were all here before the start of the 18th Century.

My father arrived in 1947 after leaving a neutral country to go to Britain so that he could defend innocent women and children who were being bombed on the streets of London.

Too bad for bigots. I will never deny there have been some terrible Irish hoodlums and Italians such as Paul Kelly (an Italian whose real name was Vaccarelli) who took Irish trademarks because they were good advertising, but the Irish, along with the Chinese built our railroads, and they also built most American Infrastructure including Central Park.

Anonymous said...

At the 'ol 109th...if only the CO knows about often trickles down the daisy chain of command.

Maybe some cop made some money by tipping off the perp that fled to Colorado.

The 109th is a "funny" precinct...maybe not as "funny" as the "dirty 30" but "funny" enough.

They had 2 cops on the payroll of an Asian madam running protection for her.

Anonymous said...

"They had 2 cops on the payroll of an Asian madam running protection for her."

Dennis Kim and Jerry Svoronos.

Theres 6 more detectives that were in on it and escaped before an indictment was manifested.

Anonymous said...

remember, Islam is a religion of Peace. BULLSHIT

Anonymous said...

"KIM" and" ASIAN MADAM" ? did john c.liu hold a press conference to apologize for this ethnic failure to
the n.y.c. citizenry ?

has the Muslim community come forward to expose
the enemies within their midst?

diverse,vibrant and multi-cultural cowardice....

AO-SR Annual Charity Poker Run! said...

Should have shoved Bush, Cheney, Dumsfield and Rice on the same plane with the Bin Ladens before 9/11 would have worked better. Can't believe those idiots have left America vulnerable as they fattened thier bank accounts at the same time! FYI, this story did just break nationwide, too bad the info has been coming out since mid month. FYI, those of us out west do care about the people of NY and the inept protection of our officials. My youngest daughter moved from San Diego to the Queens in March, wish she would come back out this way but she loves it there.

About the Borders, whoever posted that statement is right on! We live in SE AZ on the US/MEX border, lived south of San Diego before, being in both states close to the border is an eye opener. Since 9/11 Bush closed down the Internet site that gave a daily report of what nationalities are crossing over illegally, and most of America may not know the the days of finding the Mexicans backpacks and water jugs in our deserts has changed, now they find vests with Islam symbols, Korans, and the like... no secret, just kept quiet! Shame on Bush.. come on Prez. Obama get rockin on these terrorist, put up a firing squad in front of Ground Zero - I'll buy the bullets!