This is all happening by coincidence?
- U.S. and Canada foil Al Qaeda terrorist plot to derail New York to Toronto passenger train, two suspects arrested
H/T: LLM Video H/T: Vlad
Those arrested were described as an Al Qaeda linked-cell which had been engaged in plans for over a year to engage in major terrorist attacks. Their activities had been monitored since August of 2012. The cross-border operations included the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the FBI and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
In response to questions during the press conference, the Canadian authorities revealed that the terrorists received direction and guidance from Al Qaeda in Iran. They made clear, however, that there was no evidence of any connection to the Iranian government.
The two suspects arrested are Rahid Jasser and Shahid Esegehr, of Montreal. Their bail hearing will take place tomorrow in Canada. The two are not Canadian citizens.