Daily Commentary – Wednesday, April 24, 2013 – Great Cooperation Between Canada and USA to Avert Terror Attack on Train
- Canada averts a terror attack on a train that travels between Canada and the USA
Alleged ‘al-Qaeda-supported’ plot against Via Passenger Train from Toronto to New York Foiled … Two Individuals Arrested
EVIL TWARTED AGAIN, THIS TIME NORTH OF THE BORDER IN CANADA …
Two men have been arrested and are accused of conspiring to carry out an “al-Qaeda supported” attack targeting a Via passenger train in the Greater Toronto Area. The two would be terrorists are Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 35, from Toronto. RCMP officials said the two accused were plotting to derail a Via passenger train. VIA is Canada’s equivalent of Amtrak and operates passenger rail services on track owned primarily by Canadian National Railway Co. According to a Reuters report, U.S. law enforcement and national security sources said the alleged plot targeted a rail line between Toronto and New York.
Police say they have arrested two men accused of conspiring to carry out an “al-Qaeda supported” attack targeting a Via passenger train in the Greater Toronto Area, following a cross-border investigation that involved Canadian and American law enforcement.
In a press conference that followed a report by CBC’s Greg Weston, police named the two accused as Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 35, from Toronto. They have been charged with conspiracy to carry out a terrorist attack and “conspiring to murder persons unknown for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group.”
RCMP officials said the two accused were plotting to derail a passenger train. Jennifer Strachan, chief superintendent of RCMP criminal operations in the province of Ontario, said the two suspects watched trains and railways in the Greater Toronto Area.
“We are alleging that these two individuals took steps and conducted activities to initiate a terrorist attack,” she told reporters.
Today, the RCMP arrested two individuals and charged them with conspiring to carry out a terrorist attack against a VIA passenger train. The accused have been charged under sections 248, 235 (1), 83.2, 83.18, 83.21 of the Criminal Code of Canada. As a result of extensive collaborative efforts, the RCMP was able to disrupt the threat early. While the RCMP believed that these individuals had the capacity and intent to carry out these criminal acts, there was no imminent threat to the general public, rail employees, train passengers or infrastructure.
The two accused, Chiheb ESSEGHAIER and Raed JASER, who live in the Montreal and Toronto area were conspiring to carry out a terrorist attack against a VIA passenger train. Charges include conspiring to carry out an attack against, and conspiring to murder persons unknown for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group.
As Legal Insurrection reminds us of President Barack Obama’s false rhetoric … I guess it depends on what the meaning of “decimated” is. Where is the Obama propaganda media criticizing him for his “declaring victory” over ‘al-Qaeda, when its obvious nothing could be further from the truth.
Good grief, these friggin Islamist terrorist are like cockroaches.
FBI Looking for 12 Strong Islamic/Muslim Sleeper Cell Linked to Boston Bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev … “We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone”
From the UK Daily Mirror, the FBI is looking for a 12 strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to the Boston marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Authorities believe that the two brothers were specially trained to carry out the attacks. Sources close to the investigation said, “We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated.” It is true that this terror attack and the events that took place after the bombing of the Boston marathon seemed too sophisticated. When Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were confronted by police then had a surplus of explosive devises and grenades to launch at authorities. It would have almost seemed like there were more soft targets that they were going to attack. So with all this being known, is it too quick for everyone to give the all clear?
Were they part of a larger “Sleeper Terror Cell”
The FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers.
Police believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack.
More than 1,000 FBI operatives were last night working to track down the cell and arrested a man and two women 60 miles from Boston in the hours before Dzhokhar’s dramatic capture after a bloody shootout on Friday.
A source close to the investigation said: “We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google.
“They were too advanced. Someone gave the brothers the skills and it is now our job to find out just who they were. Agents think the sleeper cell has up to a dozen members and has been waiting several years for their day to come.”
However, Jihad Watch appropriately asks, how are we supposed to find a sleeper cell when the Obama Administration has now placed off-limits any investigation of the beliefs, motives and goals of jihad terrorists? Atlas Shruggs asks, did the soon to be deported Saudi national, Al-Harbi know these jihadists? We ask, why does it seem like we care more about being “politically correct” than we do stopping terrorism? How are we supposed to prevent terrorism if we cannot use all resources possible to comprehend the motives and goals of Islamists? Maybe Obama’s next political move will be a “pressure cooker” back ground check? Seriously, if we are not going to have a president who is serious about terrorism, we will always be reacting to terrorism, never being proactive.
So who wants to still believe that there might not be a “public safety issue” here to have an exception to Miranda here? This terrorist will be provided all of the rights provided under the US Constitution. Then he will be tried under the US Constitution, then he will, God willing we do not have a Casey Anthony “Ship of Fools” jury, be found guilty and sentenced to death.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of this senseless act of terror and to their families and friends
TIME LINE OF EVENTS OF TODAY’S BOSTON MARATHON
Mass Confusion following the Two Explosions at the Boston Marathon on Patriots Day
Explosion at the 2013 Boston Marathon
The aftermath of the bombing, the ambulances line up for the casualties
Explosions Videos At Boston Marathon 2013 by ESPN
IRS Read Your Emails Without Warrants … Also, IRS Conducting Audits Based on FACEBOOK and TWITTER Info
Let this be a warning to “We the People” … be very careful what you put in emails, on Facebook or Twitter.
Badges, we don’t need no stinking badges, or in this case it is the IRS who claim they Don’t Need No Stinking Warrants. According to a FOIA from the ACLU, the IRS does not need a warrant to read your private emails. Isn’t that special that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claims that their agents do not need warrants to read people’s emails, text messages and other private electronic communications. What every happened to privacy and freedoms and the following of the US Constitution in America? In a word, TYRANNY.
Everyone knows the IRS is our nation’s tax collector, but it is also a law enforcement organization tasked with investigating criminal violations of the tax laws. New documents released to the ACLU under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the IRS Criminal Tax Division has long taken the position that the IRS can read your emails without a warrant—a practice that one appeals court has said violates the Fourth Amendment (and we think most Americans would agree).
Last year, the ACLU sent a FOIA request to the IRS seeking records regarding whether it gets a warrant before reading people’s email, text messages and other private electronic communications. The IRS has now responded by sending us 247 pages of records describing the policies and practices of its criminal investigative arm when seeking the contents of emails and other electronic communications.
So does the IRS always get a warrant? Unfortunately, while the documents we have obtained do not answer this question point blank, they suggest otherwise. This question is too important for the IRS not to be completely forthright with the American public. The IRS should tell the public whether it always gets a warrant to access email and other private communications in the course of criminal investigations. And if the agency does not get a warrant, it should change its policy to always require one.
But emails are not enough, the IRS is looking at Facebook and Twitter too.
We Need an IQ Test for Politicians … Don’t Forget Back Ground Checks, How About Lie Detector Tests as Well?
Instapundit wants IQ Test for politicians … sounds like a good start; however, I say they take a lie detector test as well!!!
Glenn Harlan Reynolds, better known to the blogosphere as the Instapundit, writes in the NY Post … I think that what we really need are IQ tests for political officeholders. Amen Brother! Reynold’s points to the recent incompetence and complete ignorance of the facts from Diana DeGette (D-CO), who supports a ban on full-capacity magazines without understanding what a magazine actually is. It appears that Ed Driscoll has a perfect example of exactly what Glenn was talking about, courtesy of a tweet from Donna Brazile. I would go one further when it comes to politicians, well maybe two further. Instead of demanding their tax returns, I would rather they have an extensive background check like they wish to put perspective gun buyers through and how about a lie detector test as well!
While politicians talk about expanding background checks for gun owners, I’m starting to think that what we really need are IQ tests for political officeholders. The only problem is, that might leave us with a lot of vacancies in Congress and America’s statehouses.
The debacle over New York’s rushed-through gun bill is one example of what happens when enthusiasm meets stupid. But another is to be found in Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), who supports a ban on full-capacity magazines without understanding what a magazine actually is.
Last week, DeGette justified her position this way: “I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.” Um, ah . . . no. Completely wrong, in fact.
To make things simple enough that even a member of Congress can understand, it’s like this: Magazines aren’t “bullets.” They’re, basically, metal boxes with springs. You fill them up with bullets, and put them in a gun. When the gun fires the bullet on top, the spring pushes a new one up so that it can load into the chamber. When you fire all the bullets, you pop out the box-with-spring and replace it with another.
They should be made to take the American Civic Literary Test.
Tyranny: U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms Revokes License of Gun Shop that Legally Sold Weapon to Mother of Adam Lanza Used in Newtown Elementary School Shootings
Be very afraid America, think the United States government does not participate in intimidation and tyranny, think again …
As reported at Reuters, the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has revoked the license to the Connecticut gun retailer that sold a weapon “LEGALLY” to the mother of Adam Lanza. That same gun was used illegally by Adam Lanza in the mass murders to kill his mother by shooting her in the face and then used to kill 26 individuals, including 20 children at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. The ATF has confirmed that the Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor, Connecticut license has been revoked. The ATF did not publicly disclose a reason for the closure. HUH, this is still America, is it not?
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said on Friday it had revoked the federal license of a Connecticut gun retailer that sold a weapon to the mother of Adam Lanza, who killed 26 people at an elementary school in December. The agency on December 20 revoked the license of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor, Connecticut, ATF spokeswoman Debora Seifert said. The revocation was reported in The Journal News, of Westchester County, New York, on Friday. “We did revoke their federal firearms license,” she said. The agency did not publicly disclose a reason for the closure.
Welcome to Obama’s Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of America. How is it that the US government can take a businesses license that has violated no law that we know of and provide no explanation or reason for the closure? This is the definition of tyranny. As stated at Weasel Zippers, this is done to intimidate and provide a scare tactic to other gun stores that sell a legal product to other legal and law abiding citizens. How is a gun store responsible for legally selling a legal product and the irresponsibility of the buyer? This is how tyrannical our federal government has become. They will hunt you down and make an example out of you if you dare do not agree with their liberal, anti-Second Amendment agenda.
Thanks to Hot Air for the link!
Posted April 6, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Do You Live in One of the 10 Freest States in the United States or One of the Least … North Dakota Named the Most Free
“Where Liberty Dwells, there is My Country” – Benjamin Franklin
The Blaze announces the 10 freest states and the 10 least … which one doe you live in? In order to calculate these scores, they weight public policies according to the estimated costs that government restrictions on freedom impose on their victims. The fill report can be read here, at “Freedom in the 50 States”. Many of the most free states are so because of low taxation and fiscal policy. North Dakota was named the most free, New York state comes in dead last.
- North Dakota: VIDEO
- South Dakota – VIDEO
- Tennessee – VIDEO
- New Hampshire – VIDEO
North Dakota is the freest state in the U.S., followed closely by South Dakota, Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma, according to the Mercatus Center at George Mason University’s third annual “Freedom in the 50 States.”
The 223-page report “scores all 50 states on their overall respect for individual freedom, and also on their respect for three dimensions of freedom considered separately: fiscal policy, regulatory policy, and personal freedom,” the study explains. Surprisingly, Texas did not make the top 10 and was ranked the 14th most free state.
The bottom 10 are 41. Mississippi, 42. West Virginia, 43. Vermont, 44. Maryland, 45. Illinois, 46. Rhode Island, 47. Hawaii, 48. New Jersey, 49. California and 50. New York.
North Korea Escalating Threats Against the United States … Kim Jong Un says Ready “To Settle Accounts With the U.S.”
And you thought North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il was a lunatic, enter his son Kim Jong Un …
The conflict between the United States and North Korea escalated when as reported at Reuters, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed off on the order at a midnight meeting of top generals and “judged the time has come to settle accounts with the U.S. imperialists in view of the prevailing situation”. Um, “ready to settle accounts with America”? Meanwhile we have an absentee president in Obama more concerned with dividing Americans against each other than protecting them.
I’M A LITTLE DESPOT, SHORT AND STOUT …
North Korea put its missile units on standby on Friday to attack U.S. military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the United States flew two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula in a rare show of force.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed off on the order at a midnight meeting of top generals and “judged the time has come to settle accounts with the U.S. imperialists in view of the prevailing situation”, the official KCNA news agency said.
KCNA said North Korea and the United States could only settle their differences by “physical means”. The North has an arsenal of Soviet-era short-range Scud missiles that can hit South Korea but its longer-range Nodong and Musudan missiles, which could in theory hit U.S. Pacific bases, are untested.
This was supposed to be in reaction to the US’s display of military might. Some U.S. officials argued that the bomber flights would be unduly provocative and akin to recent North Korean actions, which these officials said have irresponsibly ratcheted up tensions. Looks like they were correct.
Look for the
Union Mexico label …
From CNS News comes the following bad joke, the border patrol agents that prevent Mexicans from coming into the United States are made in, wait for it, wait for it … MEXICO. You just can’t make this stuff up.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has granted uniform contracts to VF Imagewear, Inc., an apparel company that relies on manufacturing sites in Mexico for a “significant percentage” of its occupational garments.
The latest contract with the company was awarded on Dec. 20, 2012, to make “uniform and insignia items” for the CBP at an estimated cost of $6,157,997.57, and a ceiling of $8 million.
The CBP, which is responsible for protecting America’s borders, told CNSNews.com that items from VF Imagewear, a subsidiary of VF Corporation, are manufactured in a number of locations, “including Mexico.”