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TA-ANALYSIS: Increasing Danger of U.S. Train Attacks

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posted on May, 21 2004 @ 08:26 AM
The attack in Madrid proved Al Qaida's ability to coordinate an attack on multiple commuter trains in a nearly simultainious fashion. Now, could this logic be applied to American Rail networks?

Recently there has been a lot of suspicious activity here in the U.S. around our cummuter trains that adds up to a possible concerted effort to test security - you may recall the incident in the New York subway system where several empty suitcase's were left in train cars and stations. The empty suitcase testing of security response was also carried out prior to the Madrid attack. Now reports are out that much photography and video taping has been occuring in train stations, connected parking facilities and the trains themselves in the north east commuter rail network.

In a news story on Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI, it has been discovered that an Infrared device capable of triggering explosives has been found on a Philadelphia commuter SEPTA rail line. The device was painted flat black in an attempt to camoflage it in the rail bedding.

A further threat is the release of the warning on suicide bombers by the FBI yesterday, trains are very vulnerable to this type of attack.

All of this unusual activity points to a high risk of an attack occuing on our trains in the very near future.

Wireless Transmitter Found Along Tracks

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[Edited on 21-5-2004 by Phoenix]

[Edited on 21-5-2004 by Nerdling]

posted on May, 21 2004 @ 01:08 PM
Officials are claiming the device found is not connected to terrorist's but coincidently this was reported yesterday,

Federal Rail Security Directive Issued

May 21, 2004
Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security officials on Thursday announced the first federal security directive to protect rail passengers from terrorism, especially explosives that could go off in bags left behind or in trash cans.

posted on May, 22 2004 @ 08:13 PM
Has anyone notice how these reports of possible terrorist attacks and increased threat levels seem to be concurrent with declines in the Bush poll numbers?

Bush sinks in the polls= terrorist threats; Bush numbers improve in polls= good times news................odd?

posted on May, 22 2004 @ 08:34 PM
This might be a bit interesting to your story. Several months ago here in NY, a news story popped up on the radar for just a quick minute. It involved two Arab men who were stopped by Police in Manhattan for suspiscious behavior. They were video taping a subway station. When questioned by an Arab speaking officer who was called to the scene, they identified themselves as Iranian Govt Employees who were doing some sightseeing in NYC. They also claimed that most of their videos were from a party they had been to earlier. When the Police watched the contained nothing but video of different subway stations.

Now I heard this on Curtis&Kuby(local NYC radio show) one morning a few months ago and nothing was ever said again. Anyone have any info?

The possibility of a subway attack scares the hell out of me.


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