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
Related ATSNN Stories,
Madrid Train Bombers Claim U.S. is Next
Empty Suitcase's Found on Trains
Related ATS Posts,
Look for Suicide Bombers in U.S.
[Edited on 21-5-2004 by Phoenix]
[Edited on 21-5-2004 by Nerdling]