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By IVAN MORENO, Associated Press Writer – 29 mins ago
DENVER – An Afghan immigrant wanted to carry out a massive New York City terror attack involving hydrogen peroxide bombs on commuter trains to coincide with the Sept. 11 anniversary before federal authorities foiled the plan, a U.S. prosecutor said Friday.
U.S. prosecutor Tim Neff told a federal judge in Denver that Najibullah Zazi "was intent on being in New York on 9/11" for a possible terror attack.
Originally posted by ziggy1706
loll hydrogen peroxide bombs??? I know you can use a plastic coke bottle with baking soda and peroxide, frind has done it many times with his boss. he syas they can be loud and explode, but not enough to cause damage!! plus, you have to be on a ladder or high place and get the timing just right.... is this what the afghanistan was up too???
"With a hydrogen peroxide-based explosion, you won't get that kind of damage. They're more effective in a more confined space. When you hear about them being particularly horrific, it's a railroad car, a situation like London, rather than trying to bring down a big building," said Watts.
When mixed together to make a bomb, the material is so unstable, it can be triggered accidentally by heat or shock.
In a laboratory setting, a quart of the material exploding can destroy the entire lab, said Watts.
The top U.S. military official flew to Germany for an unannounced meeting on Friday with his commander in Afghanistan to discuss a request for more troops, military officials said.
McChrystal has said the Afghan mission was likely to fail without additional troops but such a request could be a hard sell given souring public opinion and a rising death toll in the 8-year-old conflict.
A quart-sized container of homemade explosives is cheap, deadly and difficult to detect -- and that is exactly why the type of chemical bomb feared to be at the heart of an ongoing terror investigation worries law enforcement so much.
That type of weapon killed 52 people in the London transit system four years ago. During the morning rush hour of July 7, 2005, three men carried backpacks that exploded within 50 seconds of each other on three London Underground trains. A fourth bomb exploded on a bus nearly an hour later.
Originally posted by nydsdan
So this formula is probably not the easiest for one to get their hands on (I'll be ****ed if I google for it - no desire to know any details of how to make such a thing). The guy had the formula and some of the supplies...
Originally posted by Dramey
have to be honest here
im really not believing the whole terrorist thing
i mean supposedly they hate us with a passion, but nothings happened in all these years since 9/11
no follow up attack, nothing large or small
are we really supposed to believe all our "counter-terrorism" crap is that successful that they cant pull off one event in that many years, and miraculously we just happen to stop one that is going to take place on the anniversary
maybe there are a few real terrorists, but im really wondering how many are real, and how many were made by the people in charge of things