UPDATE: Another Terror Plot: Canada

News bureaus are reporting another terror plot has been uncovered and disrupted, this time in Canada.

From Fox News:

Canadian authorities are expected this afternoon to announce the arrests of suspects who planned a major terrorist attack, possibly in the U.S., Fox News has confirmed. A Justice Department source confirmed the arrests Monday. There is no definite word on the target of the attacks, but New York City may have been one of the targets. An official says there is no current credible threat to New York City.

From CNN:

An alleged terror plot that has been uncovered intended to target “transport links,” an official with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police says.
Canadian authorities are expected to announce at a 3:30 p.m. ET press conference that law enforcement officials “thwarted a plot to carry out a major terrorist attack, arresting suspects in Ontario and Quebec,” according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
1435 Hours CDT:
From CBC:

Canadian police and intelligence agencies will announce later today they have thwarted a plot to carry out a major terrorist attack, arresting two suspects in Montreal and Toronto, CBC News has learned.

Highly placed sources tell CBC News the alleged plotters have been under surveillance for more than a year in Quebec and southern Ontario.

The two men are expected to appear in court tomorrow.

The investigation was part of a cross-border operation involving Canadian law enforcement agencies, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

According to a Reuters report, U.S. law enforcement and national security sources said the alleged plot targeted a railroad between Toronto and New York City.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/04/22/pol-terror-plot-ontario-quebec-arrests.html?cmp=rss

 

1442 Hrs CDT: A revealing twist from the Globe and Mail in Canada. Muslim leaders were called to a meeting associated with this announcement…

Several Muslim community leaders were called by Mounties early Monday to drop what they were doing and come at 2:30 p.m. to the RCMP police station near Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/rcmp-arrest-two-people-in-connection-to-alleged-bomb-plot/article11465138/

1446 Hrs CDT: The suspects in this railroad terror plot have been named: Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser.

1456 Hrs CDT: Reports are now circulating that the plot was “Al Qaeda-supported.”

1508 Hrs CDT: “Police said the men are not Canadian citizens, but declined to say where they were from.”

1539 Hrs CDT: MAJOR DEVELOPMENT: Iranian involvement reported…from CNN:

The two men were receiving support “in the form of direction and guidance” from al Qaeda elements in Iran, police said. They are not Canadian citizens.

1644 Hrs CDT: More complete news stories are emerging of this plot, including the Iranian connection. We’ll close out this posting with several links:

Canadians Crush New al-Qaida Bomb Plot; Point Finger at Iran

http://www.Newsmax.com/Newsfront/canada-terror-plot-alqaida/2013/04/22/id/500777?

RCMP uncovers VIA train terror plot: RCMP says it has thwarted a terrorism plot to derail a VIA passenger train bound on an undisclosed route with support from Al Qaeda in Iran, police announced Monday.

http://www.thestar.com/news/2013/04/22/rcmp_uncovers_via_train_terror_plot.html?

This article from the Christian Science Monitor contains significant amounts of information, but also clings to the myth, long since debunked that Iran and Al Qaeda have not allied in the past and bases this on the Sunni-Shiite rift, which of course is ridiculous on its face due to Iran’s ties to HAMAS and the regime in Sudan, to name two…

Two arrested in Al Qaeda US-Canada train plot – directed from Iran

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2013/0422/Two-arrested-in-Al-Qaeda-US-Canada-train-plot-directed-from-Iran?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+feeds%2Fworld+%28Christian+Science+Monitor+%7C+World%29

Canada arrests two in al-Qaeda linked plot to derail train

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/10011537/Canada-arrests-two-in-al-Qaeda-linked-plot-to-derail-train.html

 

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