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WAR: Madrid Bombing Suspect Had NYC Sketch

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posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 07:54 PM
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Among items sized from the home of a suspect int he Madrid train bombing was a sketch of the Grand Central Terminal in New York. The train bombing in 2004 killed 191 people and injured thousands. The seized material also included photographs and a internal schematic of a New York City building that investigators have refused to identify. The public was not alerted according to the New York City's police commissioner because they did not view it as a credible threat.
 



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NEW YORK - A crude sketch of Grand Central Terminal was found at the home of a suspect in the Madrid train bombings, but was not considered cause for alarm, New York City's police commissioner said Wednesday.

The one-page, hand-drawn document "was a very basic schematic," Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. "It's not an operational plan. It's not something that would indicate an immediate threat."


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Not a creditable threat? I realize that we have gotten "alert" fatigue, but a suspect in a bombing has pictures and schematics of locations in a major city and its not a threat? Yet we go to orange alert for "chatter". Its a wonder that DHS can accomplish anything let alone protect us. I for one feel the department is needed, but they need to be held to the same measurable criteria for the money they are spending that say teachers are thier students performance.




posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 08:28 PM
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The government in Spain decided not to warn us about this until December 2004.


The disk was confiscated within two weeks of the attacks on March 11, 2004, that killed 191 people in Madrid, but Spanish investigators did not warn the FBI and the CIA until December when the full scope of the technical information became clear, El Mundo said.


The Spanish government also actually released the suspect who had those drawings...


The suspect, who El Mundo said had a relationship with other men formally accused in the probe, was released from jail but remains under suspicion. His brother is wanted in another investigation into a suspected al Qaeda cell in Spain, it said.


Excerpted from article.

The government that actually decided not to do anything about this information was the newly Socialist government of Spain.

Humm, i thought your article was the same I just read which can be found here.

Evidence from Spain of a possible 3/11 in the US



[edit on 2-3-2005 by Muaddib]



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