Transit Terror Attack

OBAMACSI.COM: More than half of the drills regarding terrorism and trains, subways, and buses, have occurred in New York City. There are so many different governmental agencies drilling for terror in New York transit stations that it is hard to keep a full account of who is doing what, when and where. Should a transit terror event occur, it could easily be one of the governmental agencies rather than the fictional Al Qaeda and no one would know the difference. Bases on the plots, patsies, propaganda, drills, government white papers and transit terror history, Penn Station, Union Station, and Grand Central Station in New York City will likely be targeted with conventional explosives, suicide bombers, active shooters, and possibly with a bio-weapon.

1. Transit Terror Plots, Patsies, & Propaganda: If the government and the media are to be believed, Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden have a plot to attack the New York City transit system. Plans of the NYC transit system were allegedly fed to Al Qaeda operative meaning that a transit terror attack is just a matter of time. The results of these allegations have seen New York City transit hubs evacuated and New Yorkers inconvenienced. Fortunately, the New York transit system has not been targeted on a grand scale, but that does not mean that it is not planned.

2. Transit Terror Drills: Of all the transit terror drills documented, 9 of them have occurred in New York while 4 of them were conducted elsewhere. The documented drills do not represent all the transit terror drills conducted, but it is the most comprehensive list compiled to date. Bases on the list, New York City is the #1 transit terror target. Most of the transit terror drills focused on Mumbai style terror attacks which are exactly what Operation Urban Shield and Operation Mountain Guardian have been drilling.

3. Transit Terror White Papers: Think-tank and governmental white papers authored regarding future transit terror attacks paint a grim picture of bloody bodies and traffic nightmares. These calculated papers indicate that the transit   false-flag terror card has been groomed nicely since 9/11 and when the time is right the transit terror card will be played. Delving into the mind of the terror script writers is essential in understanding the likely transit terror scenarios that will likely play out at a later date.

4. London Transit Terror Bombings of 7/7: Evidence regarding the greatest transit terror event to date, the London Bombings of July 7, 2005 (commonly referred to as 7/7), clearly indicates that it was a false-flag terror operation carried out by individuals within the intelligence agencies like MI5 and the Israeli Mossad. Verint Systems, an Israeli security firm, was responsible for the CCTV surveillance cameras in the London Underground rail network where some of the attacks took place and conveniently there is no CCTV footage of the four Muslims boarding the tube-trains. Verint claim that their cameras were not working. Why? Because the four Muslims were not on the tube-trains that blew up. The Israeli embassy was also notified prior to the bombing and former New York Mayor Rudolf Giuliani was in London that day likely overseeing the terror attacks just as he did in New York on 9/11. On top of all the noted coincidences, there was a major terror drill going on in London at the same time as the London Bombings which dealt with the exact same terror targets, scenarios and locations.


OBAMACSI.COM: If the government and the media are to be believed, Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden have a plot to attack the New York City transit system. Plans of the NYC transit system were allegedly fed to Al Qaeda operative meaning that a transit terror attack is just a matter of time. The results of these allegations have seen New York City transit hubs evacuated and New Yorkers inconvenienced. Fortunately, the New York transit system has not been targeted on a grand scale, but that does not mean that it is not planned.

Title: Penn Station Evacuated After Bomb Threat
Date: July 25, 2005
New York Times

Abstract: A man who falsely claimed to have a bomb in his bag prompted the authorities to evacuate Pennsylvania Station for more than an hour yesterday, causing delays for travelers across the Northeast and punctuating a tiresome week of increased security in New York City's subway stations.

During a dispute with an Amtrak ticket agent, the man, whom the police identified as Raul Claudio, 43, of the Bronx, placed a bag on a ticket counter and said a bomb was inside, the police said. The threat was unsubstantiated, but caused personnel including National Guardsmen in military fatigues to clear the station just after noon.

"When we were in line, he said he had a bomb in the bag," said a woman who had accompanied Mr. Claudio to the station who would identify herself only as Milagros, 46. She said that Mr. Claudio, who was pulling a suitcase on wheels, had become upset when the ticket agent could not retrieve his reservation.

Mr. Claudio has had repeated run-ins with the law, including convictions for at least two drug offenses, according to Barbara Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney's office. He was at Penn Station intending to travel to a drug treatment program near Albany, his lawyer and three acquaintances said.

The city's bomb squad determined that there was no bomb in the bag, but Mr. Claudio was arrested and charged with two felonies: making a terroristic threat and falsely reporting an incident, the authorities said. Each count carries a maximum sentence of up to seven years in prison. He was held in $15,000 bail.

At his arraignment at Manhattan criminal court last night, Mr. Claudio was described by the prosecution as having a criminal history that dates back to 1979. His court-appointed lawyer, Joshua A. Benjamin, said his client, whom he described as addicted to crack cocaine, had "a colorful past."

"Mr. Claudio is a not a terrorist, not even almost a terrorist," Mr. Benjamin said, adding that only in a post-9/11 climate would Mr. Claudio's comment result in his arrest.

After the threat, officers shouted for people to evacuate, sending hundreds of luggage-toting travelers outside into the noon sun, but the commotion was met with more indifference than alarm. People clung to the periphery of Penn Station, hardly bothered by the reports of a bomb threat. For many, it was just another day in a new world of heightened vigilance.

The station was reopened at 1:24 p.m., delaying Amtrak trains between New York and Philadelphia from six minutes to slightly more than an hour, a spokeswoman said. Spokesmen for the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit said service to and from Pennsylvania Station was halted for about an hour. Eight New Jersey Transit trains were affected.

It was unclear how many travelers were affected by the delays, but the threat happened during a light travel period, said Dan Stessel, the New Jersey Transit spokesman.

"If it occurred on a weekday rush hour, the impact would have been much greater," he said.

New Jersey Transit passengers whose trains were stopped because of the evacuation were offered a free transfer at Newark to PATH trains bound for Manhattan, he said.

Though the incident yesterday proved to be only a scare, it gave many people pause. "It doesn't make you feel safe when there is a possibility that you could be blown up," said Joseph Davide, 22, as he waited at the Massapequa station of the Long Island Rail Road amid announcements that train service had been stopped. "But you can't stop taking the train, either" (New York Times, 2005).

Title: Beirut Comes To Washington
Date: July 13, 2008

Twenty-five years ago this week, an intelligence report crossed my desk warning that Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon's Bekka Valley were preparing a major attack. Two months prior – on April 18, 1983 – a Hezbollah truck bomb had exploded in front of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 and wounding another 120. With this grim event in mind, we launched an "all-source" effort to determine the nature of the planned attack, the timing and the target. We failed.

At 6:22 a.m. on Sunday, October 23, 1983, the killers carried out their assault. A single terrorist in a Mercedes truck loaded with explosives crashed into the U.S. Marine compound near the Beirut Airport, turned into the lobby of the four-story headquarters and detonated his lethal cargo. The blast brought down the building, killing 241 Americans and wounding 81 more. Two minutes later a similar bomb exploded beneath a nearby French Paratroop barracks, killing 58.

Until 9-11-01, it was the deadliest terror attack against Americans in history.

Since the truck-bomb attack on the Marines in Beirut, we have taken to calling these types of terror weapons "vehicular-borne improvised explosive devices" or "VBIEDs." In 1993, ten years after Beirut, Islamic terrorists in New York City used a VBIED to bomb the World Trade Center, killing six and wounding 1,042. The same kind of weapon was used in the 1996 attack on the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia to kill 19 and wound 515. By 1998, Al Qaeda had made the VBIED their weapon of choice – using them for near-simultaneous attacks on the U.S. Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya – killing more than 200 and injuring over 4,000.

While covering U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan for Fox News, I have been an eyewitness to nearly a dozen VBIED attacks. Last week a suicide terrorist driving a small car swerved into the main gate at the Indian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. When security officers moved to stop him, the driver detonated his deadly cargo, blowing himself and 41 others to pieces. Had the VBIED gone off inside the compound, the carnage would undoubtedly have been even worse.

We have learned that VBIEDs are difficult to detect, hard to deter, and when detonated in an enclosed space, they are incredibly deadly. Bloody experience has also taught us that the best way to prevent this lethal destruction is to keep vehicles well away from buildings that are potential targets. Unfortunately, it is a lesson we may learn again – in our nation's capital.

Today, Pennsylvania Avenue is a maze of bollards, vehicle barriers, high fences and heavy gates. Without the appropriate pass it is practically impossible to get a vehicle anywhere near the White House – or any other federal building. In the parlance of security specialists, this is called "offset protection." Regrettably, that kind of safeguard is lacking at one of the busiest buildings in Washington, D.C. – one that I use nearly every week – Union Station.

The 101-year old landmark is a terminus for 4.1 million Amtrak passengers a year. Annually, more than 25 million tourists, Metro and regional rail commuters pass through the facility. Reflecting bloody experience in Madrid and London, trains arriving and departing from platforms behind and beneath Union Station are patrolled by armed law officers. Yet, the front of Union Station practically invites attack by a terrorist driving a VBIED.

Unlike other public buildings in Washington, including our nearby Fox News bureau, there are no barriers to prevent a vehicle turning off the street and into and the front entrance of Union Station. Worse, the nearest vehicle lane – a taxicab rank – is less than seven feet from the face of the structure. In short, there is no "offset protection" whatsoever. You don't have to be paranoid to envision a VBIED bringing down the 96-foot high ceilings and turning the busy lobby into a charnel house.

"Why," I asked Amtrak officials, "are vehicles allowed so close to the station entrance?"

The response came as fast as a trip to Manhattan on the Acela – and straight from the front office of Amtrak CEO and President, Alex Kummant. "Amtrak completely agrees that additional protection against vehicle-borne improvised explosives should be deployed at Union Station," wrote Cliff Black, Chief of Corporate Communications. He also noted that, "Amtrak has requested that the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), provide a permit for the railroad and station management to install added protections."

Amtrak – a "tenant" at Union Station – has even offered to pay for security measures that would prevent a VBIED from crashing into the building – to no avail. Apparently, the "owner" of the property – the Department of Transportation can't make it happen either. Worse, the NCPC – and the half dozen other federal and local bureaucracies which purport to have a "say" in the matter – don't seem to care as much about security as the railroads using the station.

Had Amtrak officials not promised to take "immediate, interim measures to prevent VBIED attacks," I would not have publicly acknowledged this vulnerability. But until somebody does something smart, the millions of us who pass through Union Station had better move fast through the lobby, pray for no VBIEDs – and think: "Beirut" (, 2008).

Exclusive: NY Rail Plot Details Based On 'Reliable' FBI Source
Date: November 26, 2008
ABC News

Abstract: Uniformed police officers have flooded New York City's Penn Station, home to the Long Island Rail Road, following a warning from the FBI of a "plausible but unsubstantiated" threat of a terrorist bomb attack against the system during the holidays.

Law enforcement officials tell, the plot involved a "Madrid-like attack," a reference to the synchronized bombing of the commuter rail system in Spain in March 2004 that killed 191 people.

A terror suspect arrested in Pakistan by the FBI in recent days provided authorities with details of a bomb plot against the Long Island Rail Road and other information that led to series of high level intelligence and law enforcement conference calls over the past 24 hour and the issuing of a bulletin warning of an unspecified holiday attack on the New York City region's commuter rail system, ABC News has learned.

The suspect - according to some reports the arrest took place in Pakistan - recently met with Al Qaeda leaders and was able to provide authorities with significant detail as to how the plotters would have carried out an attack if their plans had gotten beyond the so-called "aspirational" stage.

Authorities had no evidence to substantiate the suspect's charges and there is no evidence of any active plot, multiple officials said.

The suspect is believed to have in the past resided in Suffolk County, Long Island. The island is a 7.5 million population peninsula that contains two boroughs of New York City - Brooklyn and Queens - as well as two suburban counties - Nassau and Suffolk, which have more than 1.4 million residents.

Federal and regional authorities are deploying additional assets throughout the North East transportation corridor today, officials said, following a 1 p.m. conference call.

Assets under consideration for including in the beefed up law enforcement presence included a new cadre of federal air marshals that will be deployed alongside Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officers in Penn Station, Grand Central Station and other locations throughout the rail corridor.

Regional and federal authorities held the first in their series of conference calls on the threat yesterday evening. Today's call members included Kip Hawley, the head of TSA, Deputy Chief Jim Waters, the New York City Police Dept. Chief in charge of the Joint NYPD-FBI Counter Terror Task force, and high level officials from the federal government.

Dept. of Homeland Security, the states of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, as well as representatives of New York's suburban Westchester, Suffolk and Nassau Counties, and members of various railroad police agencies.

Authorities including the New York City Police, MTA, and New York State Dept of Homeland Security said that because traditionally heavy holiday police deployments had already been anticipated, they were able to quickly move to shift deployments, increase them in some areas, and adjust their response to the preceived threat.

Following the public release of the warning by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, officials in Washington made efforts to dampen public concern.

"There is nothing concrete to suggest this plot ever went beyond the aspirational or talking stage," said a U.S. official familiar with the intelligence that led to the warning.

Law enforcement officials told the information was based on an FBI source who has proved "reliable and knowledgeable in the past."

Officials told unspecified new information in the last 48 hours led to the public warning "out of an abundance of caution."

FBI Officials Say Group Began Discussions in September

Congressman Peter King (R-NY), the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, told the Associated Press "authorities have very real specifics as to who it is and where the conversation took place and who conducted it."

The FBI's source reportedly told agents of an al Qaeda-connected group's desire to place bombs or suicide bombers inside the first and last Long Island Rail Road commuter cars and detonate them as the train entered Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan, also used by the Washington-New York-Boston Amtrak system and the New York City subway.

Senior FBI officials said their source said the group began its discussions "in late September."

The officials confirmed the nature of the plot and said that FBI agents worked through the night Monday to shape the language of a memo sent to local law enforcement.

"Transit passengers in larger metropolitan areas like New York may see an increased security presence in the coming days. This includes uniformed and plain clothed behavior detection officers, federal air marshals, canine teams, and security inspectors," said Russ Knocke, a Department of Homeland Security Spokesman. He said there were no plans to raise the current threat level.

More Security on Busiest Travel Day of the Year

New York City Deputy Police Commissioner for Public Information Paul Browne said in a statement: "The New York City Police Department is aware of an unsubstantiated report indicating that Al Qaeda terrorists discussed targeting mass transit in New York City and vicinity. We have no information indicating that these discussions advanced beyond the aspirational stage, but in an abundance of caution, the NYPD has deployed additional resources in the mass transit system. It is not uncommon for the department to receive threat information and to adjust our resources accordingly."

FBI and New York counter-terrorism officials involved in assessing the threat said they hardly viewed the warning as a "routine matter."

"We are coordinating and communicating with the region's transit and security agencies to provide seamless operations during this exceptionally busy time," said Michael Balboni, the NY State Deputy Secretary for Public Safety. "This is a continuation of ongoing operations that have been in place for some time, with different patrolling mechanisms to ensure the safety of mass transit."

The FBI warning was made public on the morning of the busiest travel day in the country. Many New York commuters leave their city jobs early on Thanksgiving eve (ABC News, 2008).

Title: Feds: Long Island Man Gave Al-Qaeda Info On City Subways, LIRR
Date: July 22, 2009
NY Daily News

Abstract: An American man charged with giving al-Qaida information on the New York transit system and attacking a U.S. military base in Afghanistan has been a secret witness in the fight against terror both here and overseas, authorities revealed Wednesday.

Court papers unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn identified the defendant as Bryant Neal Vinas, nicknamed “Ibrahim” or “Bashir al-Ameriki,” who grew up on Long Island.

His identity had been kept secret since his indictment late last year. Court papers show he pleaded guilty in January in a sealed courtroom in Brooklyn and remains in U.S. custody in New York.

Federal prosecutors refused to discuss Vinas’ background Wednesday, and no court appearances were scheduled. But a law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the case, said Vinas provided critical information that led to a security alert about the New York City subway system last year.

Authorities issued an alert around Thanksgiving last year saying the FBI had received a “plausible but unsubstantiated” report that al-Qaida terrorists in late September may have discussed attacking the subway system around the holidays. The origin of that report, the official said, was Vinas.

The official described Vinas as a militant convert who was captured last year in Pakistan.

Prosecutors charged Vinas in a rocket attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in September 2008. Court papers allege he also gave “expert advice and assistance ... on the New York transit system and Long Island Railroad.”

For five months last year, Vinas received “military-style training” from al-Qaida, according to court papers.

Also, a defense attorney in a terrorism case in Belgium said prosecutors there traveled to New York earlier this year to interview Vinas. The lawyer, Christophe Marchand, said Vinas had provided a statement against the French and Belgium defendants charged with going to Pakistan to volunteer to fight with al-Qaida.

Marchand denied his client was a terrorist or knew Vinas. “He never talked about meeting an American — never,” the lawyer said.

Vinas’ attorney, Len Kamdang, wouldn’t comment, other than requesting “the public withhold judgment in this case until all of the facts become available.”

A woman who answered a family phone number found in public records said she was the Vinas’ mother and had not seen her son since he moved out 10 years ago at age 18.

“He’s a stranger to me,” she said before hanging up without giving her name.

There was no answer at the door at a family address, a two-story home with a manicured lawn and landscaping on a cul-de-sac in Patchogue, about 55 miles east of Manhattan.

Vinas’ Peruvian-born father, Juan, told Newsday in a recent interview that federal agents had interviewed him. He said he didn’t know where his son was.

“The FBI asked me all kinds of questions about him, but they don’t tell me nothing,” he said.

The president of the Islamic Association of Long Island, a mosque in nearby Selden, said he recalled a “very quiet, polite, smiley” young Hispanic man called Ibrahim, who was a frequent but unassuming presence at the mosque for about a year, starting roughly 2 1/2 years ago.

He turned up four to five times a week for services but never participated in any social activities at the mosque, said president Nayyar Imam. He said Ibrahim apparently converted to Islam and changed his name before he began coming to the mosque.

“He’s the last person in the mosque you would think about” getting involved in terrorism, Imam said.

In sealing the courtroom for the January guilty plea, a judge said that a public plea could harm a confidential investigation involving national security.

The Vinas case is a rare instance of an American al-Qaida recruit cooperating with Western authorities.

In 2004, Mohammed Junaid Babar of Queens admitted that he had traveled to the province of Waziristan to supply cash and military equipment to the terror network. Babar, who hasn’t been sentenced, became a witness against three British Muslims eventually cleared of charges they scouted out potential targets on behalf of suicide bombers who killed 52 commuters on London’s transit system in 2005 (NY Daily News, 2009).

U.S. Terror Alert Expands To Transit And Stadiums
September 23, 2009
Source: CBC News

Abstract: The U.S. government expanded a terrorism warning from transit systems to sports stadiums, hotels and entertainment complexes this week, as federal investigators look into a possible plot to set off bombs hidden in backpacks.

Federal bulletins were sent to police departments this week saying that while no specific plots against stadiums and other entertainment venues were known, police officers and private companies were cautioned to be vigilant.

The warnings come after the arrest on Saturday of three men, including Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old Denver airport-shuttle driver who authorities say received al-Qaeda training in Pakistan and who was found entering New York City two weeks ago with bomb-making instructions on his computer.

Zazi, his father and a local imam in New York face charges of lying to authorities in a continuing terrorism investigation.

'Something Very Organized was Underway'

Authorities claim in court documents that Zazi played a direct role in the alleged terror plot, although officials have said they don't know the timing or location of any planned attack.

"It's not totally clear to us at this point what it is they had in mind, though I think it is clear that something very serious and something very organized was underway," Attorney General Eric Holder told CBS.

The bulletins to stadiums note that al-Qaeda's training manual makes specific instruction for "blasting and destroying the places of amusement, immorality and sin ... and attacking vital economic centers."

Sports officials from the major hockey, football, baseball and basketball leagues in North America said they were confident they had adequate measures in place to thwart a potential attack

"We are aware of the memos from the federal government, including that there is no information specific to any sports stadium," National Football League spokesman Greg Aiello said.

"This underscores the high levels of stadium security that are maintained and will continue to be maintained at every NFL game for the safety of our fans and teams."

Sports Fans Unconcerned by Latest Warning

National Hockey League spokesman Frank Brown said security is a collaborative effort for the league.

"We work closely with our arenas and local law enforcement agencies to create a safe, secure environment for our fans at all times," he said. "We work with our partners continually to update and apply appropriate security measures to address security concerns."

Sports fans said the latest warnings wouldn't affect their plans.

"If it happens, it happens," said Lynn Calhoun, an Indianapolis computer programmer who visited Conseco Fieldhouse — the home of the Indiana Pacers — to purchase orchestra tickets.

"Where are you going to go? What are you going to do? You can't just go and hide out in Canada for a month."

At a Cleveland Indians game, Jess Pryor said she thinks most fans don't worry about their safety at games.

"It will be that way until something else happens again," she said.

New York's transit agency said it has increased police presence around the city, in part because of the meeting in the city of the United Nations General Assembly.

Thousands of visitors and politicians are also scheduled to meet in Pittsburgh on Thursday for a two-day Group of 20 economic summit (CBC News, 2009).

Did Osama Bin Laden Personally Author Train Plot?
Date: May 6, 2011
ABC News

Abstract: American intelligence analysts are seeking an example of the handwriting of Osama bin Laden to see if it matches the handwritten document discovered in his compound that discusses a possible attack on American train lines, according to people briefed on the process.

The document was among the first pieces of evidence translated from Arabic by the CIA-FBI analysts obtained in the Navy SEAL raid because it did not require the decoding that the seized computer discs and hard drives will, according to those briefed.

"The read-out from the electronic media will take much longer," said one person.

Analysts said the proposed rail plot was dated in February, 2010 and indicates a "low-tech" sabotage operation using trees and cement blocks was being considered, suggesting al Qaeda concluded it would be difficult to obtain explosives.

Los Angeles Sheriff's Bomb K-9 handler, Kiley Hayden and his dog "XXZYLO" sniffs a subway train at Los Angeles Union Station, May 2, 2011. There have been no "specific threats" made against America in nearly 48 hours since an elite team of Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden.

A bulletin issued Thursday by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security and obtained by ABC News said al Qaeda considered conducting the train attack on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

"As of February 2010, al-Qa'ida was allegedly contemplating conducting an operation against trains at an unspecified location in the United States on the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001," the document reads, using an alternate spelling for bin Laden's terror group. "As one option, al-Qa'ida was looking into trying to tip a train by tampering with the rails so that the train would fall off the track at either a valley or a bridge."

In a statement, DHS press secretary Matt Chandler stressed that the message it sent out to its rail partners about a potential al Qaeda plot was "based on initial reporting, which is often misleading and inaccurate and subject to change. We remain at a heightened state of vigilance, but do not intend to issue [a National Terrorism Advisory System] alert at this time." Chandler said the Transportation Security Administration would also send a bulletin to its rail sector stakeholders.

"We have no information of any imminent terrorist threat to the U.S. rail sector, but wanted to make our partners aware of the alleged plotting," said Chandler (ABC News, 2011).

Railroad Police On High Alert As Sept. 11 Anniversary Approaches
Date: September 5, 2011

Abstract: Railroad police are on high alert for suicide bombers at Union Station in Chicago as the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks approaches this week, authorities said.

Based on intelligence that al-Qaida might attempt to strike again in the U.S., Amtrak police are stepping up patrols at the Amtrak-owned Union Station using one of the newest high-tech security tools in their arsenal: vapor-wake detection dogs.

Conventional bomb-sniffing canines that are used by the Chicago Police Department, the CTA and Metra are trained to identify explosives hidden inside stationary objects, such as a garbage can, an abandoned suitcase or carried by a person in the immediate vicinity.

Vapor-wake detection dogs can do that too. But their extraordinary value involves the ability to pick up the scent of explosives that passed through an area up to about 10 minutes previously and follow the scent to its source, experts said. They do so by sniffing the plume of air wafting off a person and what they are carrying.

Your Getting Around reporter and a Tribune photographer observed as two vapor-wake detection teams went on their rounds last week at Union Station. The dogs patrol in a back-and-forth sweeping motion, and they never touch an individual, but their behavior changes dramatically, sending an indication to their handler, when they hit on a potential explosive, officials said.

"If someone were taking explosives through a station, the dog might be at the top of a long escalator, and even with the person passing quickly below, the dog would pick up the vapor wake and follow it back to that person," Amtrak police Chief John O'Connor said. "It gives us the power to detect a suicide bomber in the middle of a crowd."

Amtrak police Officer Stan Bailey and his partner, Riot, a Belgian Malinois, patrol Union Station and its rail yard. The team also rides Amtrak trains in the Chicago region checking out other rail stations.

"We take train rides so the dogs operate with passengers,'' said Bailey, who has been on the police force almost five years. "The vapor-wake dogs work for about three hours, take a break and then go back to work."

Riot recently picked up on a scent and followed it to a man dressed in a business suit at Union Station, Bailey said. It turned out the individual was a U.S. marshal passing through the station, and Riot had picked up the odor of black powder in the marshal's gun, Bailey said.

Although it was a false alarm, it demonstrated the dog's keen sense of smell.

"If the explosives are actually moving or the person has come and gone, Riot will detect it and follow the scent,'' Bailey said, adding, "I will put my dog up against any other detection dog anywhere."

Amtrak has two vapor-wake detection teams based at Union Station, along with conventional bomb-sniffing canine teams, officials said. The vapor-wake dogs were trained at the Auburn University Canine Detection Training Center in Alabama.

Authorities are being extra vigilant at Union Station, which serves Amtrak and Metra trains, and other rail stations in the U.S. because of intelligence gathered during the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May, O'Connor said.

"We know based on information recovered from the bin Laden compound that there had been some talk about launching an attack in the U.S. in association with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and using trains in that attack," O'Connor said.

"We are doing everything possible that nobody picks up on that intent," he said, adding that the FBI is not aware of any specific target or terrorist operational plot. "We can't ignore the fact that al-Qaida was talking about attacking trains."

The threat of an attack succeeding against commuter or mass-transit systems is considered high because the systems are much more difficult to secure than airports and they are accessible to everyone, according to experts.

Terrorists detonated 10 bombs placed in backpacks at four locations in Madrid's train system in March 2004, killing almost 200 people and injuring more than 1,500. Terrorists struck again in July 2005 on the London Underground and a bus. More than 50 people were killed, and about 800 were wounded.

O'Connor said he believes that the mobility and versatility of vapor-wake canines are major advantages.

"At the airports, the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) has machines that they have to single-file people through,'' he said. "We've got these dogs that can literally walk among 1,000 people and pick out a suicide bomber.''

The TSA this year deployed vapor-wake detection teams at O'Hare International Airport after the first TSA class of dogs graduated the 13-week program at Auburn in April, officials said.

Amtrak police Sgt. Michael Stoltz went to school for three months with his partner, a vapor-wake dog named Ryder, a yellow Labrador retriever. The two haven't had a day apart from each other since then.

Stoltz said it took a little while to learn Ryder's "quirks of behavior,'' but now the pair communicates clearly with each other.

While on patrol last week, Ryder displayed curiosity about a bag a woman was carrying in Union Station. Stoltz knew immediately that the dog was not flagging explosives because the pooch didn't give the subtle pull of its leash to signal something dangerous is there.

Just as your Getting Around reporter started to ask Stoltz how he could tell the difference between mild curiosity and Ryder lighting on a suspicious package, the woman carrying the bag bent down to face the dog and said in a grandmotherly way, "No, No. I've got cookies in there. You can't have them" (Chicago-Tribune, 2011).

Authorities Warn Terrorists Increasingly Eyeing Attacks On Buses Over Other Transit Targets
Date: November 11, 2011
Source: Fox News

Abstract: In the lead-up to one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, a new intelligence bulletin obtained by Fox News warns that terrorists have targeted bus networks more than any other mode of surface transportation.

The two page assessment, sent to law enforcement in the nation’s capital, says in part, “bus systems are considered attractive terrorist targets because they are relatively soft targets.”

Earlier this week, Transportation Security Administration Director John Pistole underscored the threat to reporters in Washington.

“It's something that we've seen in reporting over time that terrorists around the world clearly are interested -- because of the accessibility, the open architecture -- both of buses and rail.”

The bulletin, called “Terrorist Concerns Regarding Mass Transit Bus Systems,” was sent to law enforcement in the nation's capital on Nov 3. It says bus attacks, similar to an attack by a suicide bomber using an explosive-laden backpack in 2005, are more widespread than attacks on the airline industry. The assessment says over 725 such attacks have been documented from 2004 through 2009.

While improvised explosive devices are common, the feds warn that the Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen, through its online magazine Inspire, “advocates the use of vehicle ramming attacks against crowds, buildings and other vehicles."

Pistole said the intelligence was sent to local partners to reinforce the view that terrorists are not fixated on aircraft.

“We actually reissued not just bus but mass transit [bulletins], just being cognizant of what goes on around the world as we enter the busy holiday season,” he said.

Fox News has also learned that intelligence obtained from Usama bin Laden's compound shows he even considered using buses to attack Americans, by ramming the buses into buildings.

“He always felt that he wanted to leverage his targets,” Chuck Pfarrer, author of “Seal Target Geronimo,” told Fox News. “Both to use a soft target, one that he had access to, and one that was spectacular because you know terrorism it has to resonate within the world of ideas. It's political theater, and he had a really good grasp of that.”

Homeland Security and TSA officials say there is no credible intelligence that terrorist groups have immediate plans to hit the bus network, but the law enforcement bulletins warn of terrorist groups trying to recruit employees or “insiders” who work in the bus, train and airline industry (Fox News, 2011).


OBAMACSI.COM: Of all the transit terror drills documented, 9 of them have occurred in New York while 4 of them were conducted elsewhere. The documented drills do not represent all the transit terror drills conducted, but it is the most comprehensive list compiled to date. Bases on the list, New York City is the #1 transit terror target. Most of the transit terror drills focused on Mumbai style terror attacks which are exactly what Operation Urban Shield and Operation Mountain Guardian have been drilling.

OBAMACSI.COM: Transit Terror Drills
Station: Rensselaer Train Station
Date: October 1, 2005
Agency: DHS
Location: Rensselaer (Albany), New York
Drill simulated an explosion on an Amtrak train that wounded dozens and killed at least five.

Terror Drill Staged At Rensselaer Train Station
Date: October 2, 2005
Source: Associated Press

Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security sponsored a terror drill in the Capital Region Saturday to ensure residents will be prepared in the case of a terrorist attack. The simulated drill at the Rensselaer train station assumed there had been an explosion on an Amtrak train that wounded dozens and killed at least five.

The test was graded by Homeland Security observers who watched every move local emergency teams made. Rensselaer Police said the Department of Homeland Security will have a full assessment of the drill by next week.

Officials will work out a procedure for action based on participants responses (Associated Press, 2005).

OBAMACSI.COM: Transit Terror Drills
Station: Penn Station
Date: August 26, 2007
Penn Station Full-Scale Exercise
Agency: OEM
Location: New York, New York
Drill simulated an  imagined fire, explosion, and injuries.

Penn Station [Terror] Drill
Date: August 26, 2007
Office of Emergency Management

Abstract: The New York City Office of Emergency Management conducted the Penn Station Full-Scale Exercise to test the City’s response to an explosion in Pennsylvania Station. The exercise allowed the City to evaluate agency procedures as first responders coordinated actions, made critical decisions, and applied the City’s assets to save lives and protect the public following a possible terrorist incident.

The scenario: At 12:01 a.m. a strobe light, acting the part of a fire, pulsed through the dining car of a Washington D.C. bound train in the act of boarding. Amtrak security immediately notified first response agencies to the imagined fire, explosion, and injuries. Minutes later, sirens screamed through midtown as 400 emergency responders converged on Penn Station.

The exercise: The exercise tested three distinct phases of the City’s response. In phase one, firefighters wielding axes and halligans multi-purpose tools designed to quickly force open locked doors rushed into Penn Station to extinguish the fire. One group evacuated mock victims while another stretched a hose from one of Penn Station’s emergency standpipes.

In the second phase, police investigators entered the blackened dining car and discovered mannequins playing the part of injured victims. One mannequin, seated in the corner and covered in soot, stood out from the rest. His plaid shirt was ripped in the center revealing a wired, tactical vest underneath. He was also missing his arms and head. Responders identified him as the bomber and swept the rest of the car for threats. A second possible bomb discovered moments later forced all personnel to evacuate to a safe distance.

The final phase of the exercise tested the City’s fatality management and evidence collection procedures. First responders from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) established a command post and collected samples from each victim to create a database. In a real mass fatality incident, OCME could identify victims by cross-referencing these DNA samples with samples contributed by friends and family of missing people.

In spite of the stop and go nature of the exercise, players established an incident command post, implemented life safety operations, created a multi-agency safety/security zone, and conducted fatality management operations faster than controllers expected.

Penn Station’s size and busy environment added various complications to the exercise. In addition to managing substantial pedestrian traffic, players had to navigate unplanned obstacles like suspicious packages any bags left unattended. Due to the overtones of terrorism, responders reacted to the packages as if they were in play and relocated the Incident Command Post to a safe distance outside of Penn Station (Office of Emergency Management, 2007).

OBAMACSI.COM: Transit Terror Drills
Station: Penn Station/Grand Central Station?
Date: May 17, 2009
Agency: Port Authority of New York
Location: New York, New York
Drill simulated a mock explosion in a commuter train tunnel linking New York City to New Jersey.

Title: Ground Zero Emergency Drill Staged In NYC
Date: May 17, 2009
CBC News

Abstract: Hundreds of emergency employees took part in a disaster drill Sunday morning at the site in lower Manhattan where the two World Trade Center towers were struck by passenger jets and destroyed nearly eight years ago.

Officials simulated a mock explosion in a commuter train tunnel linking New York City to New Jersey.

Police and fire truck sirens sounded above ground, while emergency workers kept streets in the city's financial district closed to vehicle traffic and pedestrians. Officials also suspended PATH rail service during the drill.

About 150 volunteers pretended to be victims of the explosion.

The mock emergency involved over 800 police officers, firefighters and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials.

It was the largest disaster drill since the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the twin towers, which killed more than 2,700 people (CBC News, 2011).

OBAMACSI.COM: Transit Terror Drills
Station: Union Station
Date: February 12, 13, and 24, 2010
Agency: Metro Transit Police
Location: New York, New York
Drill simulated the bombing of a Metrobus, an explosion in the tunnel between the Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro stations, and shooters at the Friendship Heights Metro station.

Title: Metro Transit Police Stage Large Anti-Terrorism Drill
Date: February 3, 2010
Source: Washington Post

Abstract: Metro Transit Police staged their largest anti-terrorism sweep ever during Tuesday morning's rush hour, as about 50 officers -- some toting M-4 rifles and others guiding bomb-sniffing dogs -- took up position in Union Station in a new initiative aimed at discouraging attacks.

In coming months, they plan to hold similar drills for the effort, dubbed Blue TIDE (Terrorism Identification and Deterrence Effort).

Robert Rotz, 50, did a double take when he ran into two officers wearing body armor and shouldering rifles.

"This will make people think twice if they are trying to do something," said Rotz, a computer specialist who commutes from Shady Grove.

A delegation of senior Indian police officers observed Tuesday's drill. "They are very interested in the technology used in the United States to help prevent attacks," said Deputy Chief Erhart M. Olson of the Metro Transit Police.

Metro is planning exercises this month modeled after terrorist attacks in Madrid, London and Mumbai. About 200 to 300 police officers and other emergency responders from across the region will take part in tactical exercises Feb. 12, 13 and 24 that will include simulations of the bombing of a Metrobus, an explosion in the tunnel between the Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro stations, and shooters at the Friendship Heights Metro station.

Under the State Department anti-terrorism assistance program, Olson and Amtrak Police Chief John O'Connor traveled to India last summer to learn about rail system security there after the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

Metro's new 20-member antiterrorism police unit is also working to increase the information that can be gleaned from surveillance cameras in the Metro system, said Lt. G.W. Burns III, who is in charge of the effort.

"We like to throw in a new tactic, so the bad guys don't know what to expect," Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato said (Washington Post, 2010).

OBAMACSI.COM: Transit Terror Drills
Station: Friendship Heights Station
Date: February 24, 2010
Agency: Metro Transit Police
Location: New York, New York
Drill simulated mock gunmen opening fire, killing or wounding several passengers.

Title: Friendship Heights Anti-Terror Drill
Date: February 22, 2010
Source: Washington Post

Abstract: Metro police and other emergency personnel will descend on the Friendship Heights Station starting at 11:30 Wednesday night for an anti-terrorist exercise in which mock gunmen open fire, killing or wounding several passengers.

The exercise is intended to test the ability of local governments to coordinate and respond to a major incident in the Metro system. The simulated incident, involving role players as gunmen and passengers, will begin at 12:30 a.m. Feb. 25, after the station closes. Agencies responding will include the Metro police special response team, as well as fire, police and emergency medical personnel from the District, Montgomery County and the FBI, according to a Metro statement.

"It's important to test and practice our response to this type of crisis that would impact Metro's ability to provide safe and essential transportation services," said Jeff Delinski, acting chief of Metro Transit Police, in the statement.

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments fire chiefs obtained a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to fund the exercise (Washington Post, 2010).

OBAMACSI.COM: Transit Terror Drills
Station: Penn Station, Grand Central, Herald Square
Date: April 1, 2010
Agencies: NYPD, National Guard, MTA
Location: New York, New York
The drill was preplanned, but a source said it was ordered up hours after the suicide bombings at two Moscow metro stations which killed at least 39 people

Title: NYPD Leading Massive Terror Drill
Date: April 1, 2010
New York Post

Abstract: Hundreds of cops flooded Penn Station, Grand Central and Herald Square this morning in a post-Moscow drill to see how prepared law enforcement is for a terrorist attack on the city's subways and commuter trains.

Officers from the NYPD transit bureau, National Guard and the police forces of the MTA, Long Island Rail Road, Amtrak and New Jersey Transit all took part, officials said.

"During [today]'s morning rush hour, no matter what exit or entrance you use at those stations, you will run into a cop," a police source said.

Multi-Agency Super Surge drills to see how cops would coordinate if terrorists attacked have been held here for more than two years, usually with two weeks' notice.

Mayor Bloomberg told reporters today's drill was preplanned, but a source said it was ordered up Monday, hours after the suicide bombings at two Moscow metro stations killed at least 39 people (New York Post, 2010).

OBAMACSI.COM: Transit Terror Drills
Station: FDNY Fire Academy on Randall's Island
Date: April 22, 2010
Agencies: NYFD, Marines' Chemical Biological Incident Response Force
Location: New York, New York
Drill simulated an exploded bus, a subway chemical attack, a building collapse and two IED attacks.

Terrorism Training In New York
April 23, 2010

Abstract: The New York City Fire Department and the Marines' Chemical Biological Incident Response Force responded to a simulated exploded bus, a subway chemical attack, a building collapse and two IED attacks, April 22.

The all-day exercise was the culmination of a weeklong training evolution at FDNY Fire Academy on Randall's Island pairing Marines and firefighters. The Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, based in Indian Head, Md., has a history with the FDNY going back to the unit's founding in 1996. Deputy Chief and Marine veteran Raymond Downey helped develop the original training for the unit. After he died in the World Trade Center rescue effort, their training facility was named after Downey.

CBIRF is never in command of an incident, instead they respond and augment at the request of local, state or federal agencies, said Col. John Pollock, CBIRF commanding officer. The Marines go to large-scale events, such as presidential visits and sporting events, so they can respond quickly in case of emergency.

The Marines can assist local emergency services when they may get overwhelmed in a large-scale disaster.

"These guys are cut from the same cloth that we are. We are both men and women of action. When most people see explosions, fire, or hear the sound of guns they head the other way, these are ones heading into the danger to make a difference and save lives," said Major Michael S. Johnson, CBIRF operations officer.

As soon as firefighters cleared away victims from a bus bombing, another set of victims came coughing and choking looking for help. The firefighters called up the Marines and sent them into the smoke filled, mock subway tunnel.

Sgt. Cody Mcgrew, CBIRF recon team leader, was one of the first Marines into the subway.

"All we knew was there was a subway attack," said the Muscatine, Iowa native.
They rushed into the subway covered in protective suits with handfuls of detection equipment searching for the type of chemical used in the attack.

Mcgrew's team can identify more than 500,000 chemicals, he said. Once they identify it, they can recommend what the rescue teams should wear.

If they don't wear enough they can become victims of the chemical attack, but if they overdress the cumbersome gear can make life saving more difficult, he said.

Staff Sgt. Kelly Vansickle, rescue team member, was sweat-soaked by the time he stepped out of his chemical protective suit at the end of the exercise. He had spent the afternoon carrying or dragging people on special sleds out of the subway chemical attack simulation.

Rescue team members train for these mass casualty events, preparing for possibly 100 or more injured, he said. He can only carry one at a time, and with the clock ticking on survivability, he has to quickly triage and move the right people.

"The first thing is get people to fresh air, that can help a lot," he said. "We need to clear the area as quick as possible."

"When you call the Marines, they're going to get the job done," said Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano standing in front of the Marines scrubbing and spraying victims as they came out of the smokey subway, and then passing them to fire department medical personnel.

"This is a true joint operation and the picture of interoperability," said Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano. "The city fire department is better trained to respond after today" (DVIDS, 2010).

OBAMACSI.COM: Transit Terror Drills
Station: Roger Williams Park
Date: May 22, 2010
Agencies: Providence Emergency Management Agency and the Greater Providence Metropolitan Medical Response System
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Drill simulated moving, transporting and caring for mock train passengers.

Disaster Drill In Providence
Date: May 22, 2010

Abstract: Dozens of emergency responders are doing a disaster drill in Providence this
weekend. The drill is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday across from the entrance to Roger Williams Park. The exercise will involve removing, transporting and caring for mock train passengers. It's being sponsored by the Providence Emergency Management Agency and the Greater Providence Metropolitan Medical Response System (WPRI News, 2010)

OBAMACSI.COM: Transit Terror Drills
Station: Red Line: Silver Spring to Glenmont, Bethesda to Shady Grove, Green Line: Greenbelt Station
Date: June 29, 2010
Blue TIDE (Terrorism Identification and Deterrence Effort)
Agencies: Metro Transit Police
Location: New York, New York
"We are looking for people who want to harm mass transit," said David Johnson, special agent in charge at TSA and VIPR program manager.

Anti-Terrorism Drills Staged At Metro Stations
Date: June 30, 2010
Washington Post

Abstract: "What's going on?" a startled Allan Valdez, 27, asked as he approached his usual spot on the platform at the Forest Glen Metro station and found it occupied by two Metro Transit Police officers carrying automatic rifles.

"It's a random security sweep," said Officer Ryan Scheucher, a member of the force's Special Response Team.

"This morning, your station is just the lucky winner!" Scheucher told another surprised commuter.

Metro Transit Police boarded trains and inspected stations for about four hours Tuesday morning as they staged an anti-terrorism drill from Silver Spring to Glenmont and from Bethesda to Shady Grove on the Red Line. The exercise included Greenbelt Station on the Green Line, where the Greenbelt Police Department participated.

About 150 officers from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies took part in the drill, part of the Blue TIDE (Terrorism Identification and Deterrence Effort) initiative launched in February to demonstrate Metro's vigilance against terrorism. In December, Metro created a 20-member anti-terrorism unit funded by a $9.6 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security. Metro Transit Police had about 60 officers involved in Tuesday's drills, including members of the anti-terrorism, special response and K-9 explosives detection teams.

Other East Coast cities, including New York, carried out similar anti-terrorism exercises Tuesday, part of a coordinated, regional effort along the Northeast Corridor called Rail Safe, Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato said. Terrorist groups have targeted large urban subway systems in London, Moscow and Mumbai in recent years.

About 100 officers from the New York Police Department were at Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal and Herald Square beginning at 7 a.m., performing additional bag screenings and inspections of trains and subways.

In Washington, the heightened security presence provoked a flurry of questions from curious commuters who, on the whole, reacted positively to the drill.

Valdez, a Web specialist at the Department of Health and Human Services, called the drill "cool," and asked whether he could stand next to the police officers on the platform.

"A lot of people are coming up and saying 'thank you,' " said Metro Transit Police Sgt. Sean Flinn. Other groups participating in Blue TIDE included the Montgomery County and Rockville police, Maryland Transit Administration Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, the Federal Protective Service and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

At Forest Glen, about a dozen law enforcement officers patrolled the station, including members of the TSA's Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) team.

"We are looking for people who want to harm mass transit," said David Johnson, special agent in charge at TSA and VIPR program manager. "Most people appreciate it."

Several teams of federal air marshals took part in the Metro anti-terrorism drill, as well as some "behavioral detection officers who look for people exhibiting suspicious behaviors," Johnson said.

At Greenbelt Station, the heavy police presence attracted the attention of commuter Kerry Hotopp, who e-mailed The Washington Post that he saw a Prince George's County SWAT vehicle parked at the station entrance about 9:30 a.m. "No fewer than a dozen police officers with assault rifles were present throughout the station, along with a few people in TSA uniforms," he wrote.

This is the latest in a series of anti-terrorism activities and drills for Metro. In February, Metro Transit Police staged an anti-terrorism sweep in Union Station during the morning rush hour. In March, transit police simulated explosions on a train and a bus to test their coordination with other regional agencies (Washington Post, 2010).

OBAMACSI.COM: Transit Terror Drills
Station: Penn Station, Grand Central and Herald Square
Date: October 8, 2010
Operation Rail Safe
Agencies: NYPD
Location: New York, New York
Drill involved uniformed officers which rode the rails with bomb-sniffing dogs and held bag checkpoints at various locations.

Title: Cops, Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Out In Full Force For Operation RailSafe
Date: October 8, 2010

Abstract: Notice a little machine gun-toting, bomb-sniffing dog-leading company on your commute this morning?

Don't worry, it was just a drill.

Bomb squads and police in bulletproof vests were out in force at major transit hubs throughout the city, including Penn Station, Grand Central and Herald Square, as part of Operation RailSafe, a national anti-terror exercise designed to practice preparation and response in the event of a terrorist threat on the mass transit facilities.

While authorities said no specific threat incited today's surge, Commissioner Raymond Kelly pointed out, "40 percent of the attacks in the last 20 years have been against transit facilities."

Uniformed officers also rode the rails with bomb-sniffing dogs and held bag checkpoints at various locations as part of the drill. Police stepped up patrol along highly trafficked Amtrak routes and put more cops in the stations (NBC, 2010).

OBAMACSI.COM: Transit Terror Drills
Station: Union Station
Date: February 18, 2011
Operation Rail Safe
Agencies: Meridian Police Department, East Mississippi Drug Task Force, Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department, MDOT Enforcement Agency
Location: Meridian, Mississippi
The drills factored in lessons learned from terror attacks in London and Moscow in recent years.

Security Tested In Terror Drill At Union Station
Date: February 19, 2011
Meridian Star

Abstract: AmTrak riders boarding trains in Meridian Friday morning were probably surprised to see a huge increase in the number of law enforcement officers at Union Station.

The cause of the increased security and searches was Operation Rail Safe, a railroad security program that AmTrak and federal terror agencies have begun over the past several years.

Operation Rail Safe is meant to test the nation's train security during busy commuting times. The drill gives various law enforcement agencies a chance to work together on security procedures on the rail system.

Law enforcement from the Meridian Police Department, East Mississippi Drug Task Force, the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department and from the MDOT Enforcement Agency participated.

The four hour drill was conducted all across the nation and at every AmTrak stop in Mississippi. Passengers boarding the train Friday had their suitcases searched by officers to ensure no illegal items were carried on board.

The program is conducted in conjunction with the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI.

The drills factored in lessons learned from terror attacks in London and Moscow in recent years (Meridian Star, 2011).

OBAMACSI.COM: Transit Terror Drills
Station: “T” Station
Date: March 6, 2011
Agencies: MBTA
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Drill simulated two suspects with fake bombs strapped to them.

Title: Officials Conduct Terror Drill In Boston
March 6, 2011

Abstract: The state’s transportation department and the MBTA joined with Boston emergency responders in conducting a mock terror drill at a downtown “T” station on Sunday.

About 100 students pretending to be MBTA commuters ran out of Bowdoin Station, as they were evacuated in a mock terror attack involving two suspects with fake bombs strapped to them (CBS, 2011).

OBAMACSI.COM: Transit Terror Drills
Station: Union Station
Date: September 23, 2011
Operation Mountain Guardian
Agencies: OEM, 100+
Location: Denver, Colorado
Drill was modeled after the terror attacks on Mumbai, India, in 2008 which killed 164 people and wounded at least 308.

Title: Metro First Responders Simulate Coordinated Terror Attack
Date: September 23, 2011
Source: Fox 31

Abstract: Are metro area emergency responders prepared for a possible terrorist attack?

That is the question authorities hoped to answer Friday with the region’s largest-ever terrorism drill, dubbed Operation Mountain Guardian.

More than 100 agencies participated in the exercise, which involved simulated terrorist incidents in four separate areas: Park Meadows Mall, Smedley Elementary School, Union Station and the Community College of Aurora.

Six other locations, including Denver International Airport and Sports Authority Field at Mile High serve as "secondary locations."

The drill was modeled after the very real coordinated attack on Mumbai, India in 2008 which killed 164 people and wounded at least 308.

"The purpose of the exercise is to test how we would not only respond to a large scale terrorist attack in Denver but how we would coordinate an attack that crosses county lines, is in multiple jurisdictions and multiple sites," said Scott Field, Director of Denver's Office of Emergency Management.

The exercise involved mock hazardous materials, explosive devices, gunmen and casualties.

400 volunteers assisted in the drill with some of them portraying terrorist attack victims, and others, terrorists.

At Denver’s Smedley Elementary School, the drill involved a mock assault involving gunmen who wounded students and staff, planted several bombs, and took several people hostage.

“There was a need to rescue students and staff and try an isolate where the suspects are,” said Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jacki Kelley at the outset of the exercise in which SWAT officers stormed the school.

The drill took place from 5:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday (Fox 31, 2011).


OBAMACSI.COM: Think-tank and governmental white papers authored regarding future transit terror attacks paint a grim picture of bloody bodies and traffic nightmares. These calculated papers indicate that the transit   false-flag terror card has been groomed nicely since 9/11 and when the time is right the transit terror card will be played. Delving into the mind of the terror script writers is essential in understanding the likely transit terror scenarios that will likely play out at a later date.

Title: Terrorism And The Vulnerability Of Transit Systems: Consider What Might Be Called The Union Station Scenario
Date: July/August 2002
Source: International Horizons

Abstract: Several individuals board a MARC train in Baltimore. The only existing security procedure -- showing a single picture I.D. to purchase a ticket -- was concluded, but in this case the I.D. was used to purchase all of the tickets.

Upon arriving at Union Station the individuals leave several "dirty" suitcase nuclear bombs on-board the train in storage bins and place several more in lockers at the station. Upon detonation, immediate death and destruction occur in a limited area. Catastrophically, however, Union Station and all of surrounding Washington, D.C., for several miles must be evacuated for several hundred years (U.S. Department of Energy information on radiation impact).

A commuter ferry carrying 300 passengers to work in San Francisco could easily be the target of a terrorist attack, as could a Chicago Transit Authority bus terminal handling thousands of commuters daily. Such a blow would in minutes kill and injure many, but the collateral impacts would paralyze the transit system and as a result the entire San Francisco or Chicago metropolitan area. Impacts would be felt throughout the nation.

The intent of terror is to disrupt and destroy directly, and to produce collateral consequences. While terrorist acts result in destruction, the prolonged impacts can be much more extensive.

The 1995 Sarin gas release by terrorists in Tokyo subway facilities killed 11 and injured more than 5,500 people. Approximately 60 percent of the victims treated had post-traumatic stress disorder that persisted for longer than six months. A major lesson learned was the "the importance of cooperation among multidisciplinary professionals in managing and overcoming incidents of this magnitude ("Sarin Poisoning on Tokyo Subway." Southern Medical Journal 90:587-593, June 1997)."

Terrorism works, in part, because of the psychological effects -- particularly fear -- that can immobilize individuals and make entire populations feel vulnerable.

The awakening of September 11, 2001 put America's vulnerabilities and weaknesses into sharp perspective. These vulnerabilities will remain critical as long as our responses and strategies fail to address prevention.

Vulnerability and Prevention

Vulnerability exists when preparedness to prevent and the ability to react to terrorist threats do not. The ability to respond includes disaster preparedness and crisis management. However, this only represents the reactive component of preparedness. Prevention is the necessary co-equal requirement to be established.

The balance is defined through universal cooperation in real-time, incorporating shared, valid information, open communication, consistent education and resources management. Unique systems already developed by International Horizons Unlimited and Accountability Initiatives, LLC embody all of these elements.

America's mass transit systems are highly vulnerable because we are not proactively prepared. The first step is to access the transit industry by answering several fundamental questions:

  1. How vulnerable are we?
  2. Can terrorism attacks be prevented?
  3. Are we prepared to respond?
  4. Are we prepared to establish a comprehensive strategy and innovative private sector/governmental cooperation that focuses on prevention, protection, preparedness and response? Managers of mass transit systems must be proactive in planning and developing preparedness for terrorist acts.

This Planning Should Include:

  1. A thorough assessment of the wide-scope of functions performed by the mass transit system
  2. An assessment of personnel, hiring practices and monitoring approaches
  3. An assessment of equipment inventories, condition and maintenance systems
  4. An assessment of all potential vulnerabilities to terrorist threats of the systems and equipment that could and would result in injury, death, cessation of function, disruption of daily activities, impact on other systems and entities, short- and long-term disruption of service, economic instability and diversion of resources
  5. An assessment of the security needs and approaches in place and those needed to protect vital and vulnerable components
  6. An assessment of emergency support available in the facilities and in the surrounding communities
  7. The establishment of preparedness goals that include prevention, protection, intervention and response
  8. The implementation of a program for personnel hiring and monitoring that is consistent with the preparedness goals.
  9. The implementation of a program for heightened facility and equipment maintenance and monitoring
  10. The development of checklist evaluations to support frequent monitoring of the preparedness goals for personnel, facilities and equipment, with periodic assessment of the results and the implementation of necessary changes
  11. The implementation of a strategy for the orderly evacuation of customers and personnel from facilities.
  12. The implementation of programs for the education of all personnel at all levels to include monitoring for educational effectiveness and regular re-enforcement and updating.
  13. The establishment, implementation and testing of all primary and backup systems

Practice, then Practice Again

An ongoing process that includes planning, followed by practice through scenarios with subsequent assessment and effective communication to the participants, and updating and improvement, supports the prevention goals. This process must be repeated over and over again. All functions performed as part of the plan must be documented on a daily basis.

The plan functions must become routine parts of every day. All personnel must be included in the planning and implementation process, and must be educated to be trained observers and to report suspicious behavior and findings. Preparedness for mass transit and other infrastructure components is accomplished through the cooperation of governments, agencies and entities at all levels (local, regional, state, national and international) and the private sector. A primary goal is to establish a coordinated information repository capable of producing data integration (using horizontal data integration technology) in real-time to support effective planning, prevention and interventions. Incorporation of a unified effort to integrate information from multiple sources simultaneously for analysis and appropriate action(s) is essential.

Prevention is the critical element, offering the best strategy for mass transit and infrastructure protection (International Horizons, 2002).

Effects Of Catastrophic Events On Transportation System Management And Operation
Date: January 2003
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

Abstract: In order to provide a better understanding of how transportation is both affected and utilized in an emergency situation, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) commissioned a series of four case studies examining the effects of catastrophic events on transportation system management and operations. Each of the case studies examined a specific event and the regional response. The events included terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001; an earthquake in the Los Angeles region; and a rail tunnel fire in Baltimore.

This cross cutting study summarizes the surface transportation activities associated with four catastrophic events and the lessons learned from each. Each of the events resulted in substantial, immediate, and adverse impacts on the transportation system, and each has had a varying degree of influence on the longer-term operation of transportation facilities and services in its respective region.

The case studies have provided material for a series of Transportation Response and Recovery Workshops developed by the FHWA and held in major metropolitan areas around the country.

Organization of the Cross Cutting Study

This document has two main sections. The first section provides an overview of each of the four case studies. This overview includes a chronology of key events on the day of and days after the disaster, a description of the affected area, a description of key decisions taken by agencies, and a brief description of conditions in the months following the event. The four case studies are:

  1. New York City terrorist attack on September 11, 2001
  2. Washington, D.C. terrorist attack on September 11, 2001
  3. Baltimore, Maryland Howard Street rail tunnel fire on July 18, 2001
  4. Northridge, California earthquake on January 18, 1994

The second section discusses findings that cut across the four case studies. Each of the four events presented transportation and emergency response agencies with a different set of challenges in dealing with response and recovery. This section includes an assessment of the following key questions:

  1. How well were the key participants prepared?
  2. What happened and who took action?
  3. What aspects of the emergency response worked well and why, and what aspects did not work well and why?
  4. What role did technology play in these aspects with respect to transportation emergency response and recovery?
  5. What was learned, what could be done differently, and what can be incorporated into the disaster planning process?

In conclusion, each of these catastrophic events has produced lessons to be learned that are applicable to every region within the country.

The need for advance preparation and planning was evident in each of the four case studies. New York and Los Angeles were somewhat better prepared to handle its disaster because of their reaction, and response to past events. New York City learned valuable lessons from such varied events as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1999 Queens electrical blackout and the threatened 1980s transit subway strike. The Los Angeles region had been subject to numerous natural disasters- earthquakes, forest fires, and mud slides- as well as human events such as the riots following the Rodney King verdict. The Washington, D.C., region has identified shortcomings in its advance preparations for the region and has produced an inter-governmental agreement to improve the Washington region’s handing of transportation emergencies.

Catastrophic events require a coordinated response among various state, local, and federal agencies. It is important to have an established chain of command in place and framework for response such as the Incident Command System (ICS) developed in California in the 1970s. The events of September 11 pointed out a number of weak links in the institutional coordination structure in both New York City and Washington, D.C. It is important that this serves as a wake up call to regions across the country to better integrate safety, health, and transportation agencies into a coordinated response plan.

The Baltimore event showed the need to ensure that those response plans incorporate private industry. Private carriers transport the overwhelming majority of the freight shipped throughout the country on rail, water, and roadway. It is important to include these major shippers in designing response and communications plans.

Communications has both a personal and technical aspect to it. It is important for decisions made by officials to be clearly and quickly disseminated within an agency and to the general public. The press plays a crucial role in this dissemination of information as shown in each of these four case studies. One area of communications failure that occurred in each of the four cases involved working with a technology that failed at crucial times. In California, landline telephones were knocked out by the earthquake and cell phones failed to work in the canyons north of the city. In New York City and Washington, communications networks were overwhelmed by demand and the failure of interoperability among emergency responders hampered relief efforts.

Technology can play a crucial supporting role in aiding transportation decision-makers. It can help agency personnel make better-informed decisions as events unfold. It allows agencies to better coordinate responses with other agencies. And it allows agencies to distribute real-time information to people so that they can make individual decisions on when and how to travel. A prime example of this is the IRVN network that allows 13 transportation control centers within the New York region to share live video feeds among the member agencies and the public to view video feeds of major transportation nodes to aid in individual decision-making.

Redundancy within the system allows for parts to be disabled and the whole to still function. The four case studies pointed out the need for redundancy in the regional transportation network, in personnel, in communications technology, in utilities and in control centers.

Building redundancy into a system costs money. Money that at times can be seen as an inefficient use of resources, until it is called upon in an emergency. There is a need to educate the public and policy makers that expenditures to ensure redundancy are worthwhile and even necessary in preparing for emergency response (U.S. Department of Transportation, 2003).

Title: Small-Scale Terrorist Attacks Using Chemical And Biological Agents
Date: May 20, 2004
Source: CRS Report for Congress

Abtract: This report addresses the potential terrorist use of C/B agents, including toxins. The focus of this report is on small-scale, targeted chemical and biological attacks. In this framework, manufacture and dissemination of modest amounts of material, able to cause significant casualties in a building, subway station or other enclosed space, rather than on a citywide scale, are discussed.

This approach attempts to analyze the threat posed by various agents if used by small, non-state-sponsored terrorist groups that may lack the technology, expertise, or logistical capability to mount a large mass-casualty attack....In order to compare the impact of different C/B agents, the target is assumed to be the same in each case: a medium-sized enclosed space, such as an office building or subway station...Other experts have cited historical natural outbreaks on public transportation, such as trains, as evidence that individuals with diseases in the contagious stage have been able to travel and infect others (CRS Report for Congress, 2004).

Terrorism, Transit And Public Safety Evaluating The Risks
December 2, 2005
Victoria Transport Policy Institute

There are several reasons that people react particularly strongly to terrorist attacks. Such attacks are designed to be highly visible, producing intense media coverage. The fact that the harm they cause is intentional rather than accidental makes them particularly tragic and frustrating.

And they raise fears that such attacks may
become more frequent or severe, so risks may increase in the future. For these reasons, it is unsurprising that transit terrorism tends to instill more fear than other risks that are actually much greater overall.

That is exactly what terrorists intend. This is not to suggest that transit terrorism risks are insignificant and should be ignored. On the contrary, transit terrorism is a serious threat that harms people both directly, through injury and property damage, and indirectly by creating fear and confusion. Strong action is justified to protect transit users’ safety and sense of security.

When terrorist attacks occur, responsible leaders rightfully recommend that people return to their normal habits, including public transit travel. Cities repair their public transit systems and people use them, both for practical reasons and to show they are not intimidated by terrorism (Victoria Transport Policy Institute, 2005).

Unconfirmed Report Of Terrorists Plotting To Attack New York Transit Systems
November 25, 2008

(U//FOUO) The FBI has received a plausible but unsubstantiated report indicating that al- Qa’ida terrorists in late September may have discussed targeting transit systems in and around New York City. These discussions reportedly involved the use of suicide bombers or explosives placed on subway/passenger rail systems.

(U//FOUO) We have no specific details to confirm that this plot has developed beyond aspirational planning, but we are issuing this warning out of concern that such an attack could possibly be conducted during the forthcoming holiday season.

(U//FOUO) We have no further information on the threat at this time; however, we are working closely with the US Intelligence Community, State and Local Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Officials to vet and corroborate this reporting and will continue to investigate every possible lead. We will provide updates as we obtain further information.

(U//FOUO) We remind recipients to remain vigilant during the holiday season and report suspicious activity to authorities immediately.

(U) DHS encourages recipients of this document to report information concerning suspicious or criminal activity to DHS and/or the FBI. The DHS National Operations Center (NOC) can be reached by telephone at 202-282-9685 or by e-mail at For information affecting the private sector and critical infrastructure, contact the National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC), a sub-element of the NOC. The NICC can be reached by telephone at 202-282-9201 or by e-mail at The FBI regional phone numbers can be found online at When available, each report submitted should include the date, time, location, type of activity, number of people and type of equipment used for the activity, the name of the submitting company or organization, and a designated point of contact (DHS & FBI, 2008).

Explosives And Incendiaries Used In Terrorist Attacks On Public Surface Transportation: A Preliminary Empirical Analysis
Date: March 2010
Mineta Transportation Institute

This report provides data on terrorist attacks against public surface transportation targets and serious crimes committed against such targets throughout the world. The data are drawn from the MTI database of attacks on public surface transportation, which is expanded and updated as information becomes available.

This analysis is based on the database as of February 20, 2010. Data include the frequency and lethality with which trains, buses, and road and highway targets are attacked; the relationship between fatalities and attacks against those targets; and the relationship between injuries and attacks against them.

The report presents some preliminary observations drawn from the data that can help stakeholder governments, transit managers, and employee to focus on the ways the most frequent and/or most lethal attacks are carried out as they consider measures to prevent or mitigate attacks that may be considered likely to happen in the United States (Mineta Transportation Institute, 2010).


OBAMACSI.COM: Evidence regarding the greatest transit terror event to date, the London Bombings of July 7, 2005 (commonly referred to as 7/7), clearly indicates that it was a false-flag terror operation carried out by individuals within the intelligence agencies like MI5 and the Israeli Mossad. Verint Systems, an Israeli security firm, was responsible for the CCTV surveillance cameras in the London Underground rail network where some of the attacks took place and conveniently there is no CCTV footage of the four Muslims boarding the tube-trains. Verint claim that their cameras were not working. Why? Because the four Muslims were not on the tube-trains that blew up. The Israeli embassy was also notified prior to the bombing and former New York Mayor Rudolf Giuliani was in London that day likely overseeing the terror attacks just as he did in New York on 9/11. On top of all the noted coincidences, there was a major terror drill going on in London at the same time as the London Bombings which dealt with the exact same terror targets, scenarios and locations.

Title: Terrorist Who Trained London Bombers Was Working For US Government
Date: February 14, 2011
Source: Infowars

Abstract: While talking heads like Glenn Beck continue to invoke the threat of radical Islam, they habitually ignore the blindingly obvious, that radical Islam is a creature of the US military-industrial complex. Case in point – the terrorist who trained the London bombers was a US informant and has been freed after serving only four and a half years of a possible 70-year sentence.

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Citing his “exceptional co-operation,” in working with US authorities, a New York Judge released Mohammed Junaid Babar despite him pleading guilty to five counts of terrorism, an outcome that has, “Raised questions over whether Babar was a US informer at the time he was helping to train the ringleader of the 7 July tube and bus bombings,” reports the London Guardian.

Babar admits to consorting with high level “Al-Qaeda” terrorists, as well as “providing senior members with money and equipment, running weapons.” He also set up a training camp in Pakistan in 2003 where alleged 7/7 ringleader Mohammad Sidique Khan learned bomb-making techniques.

“Graham Foulkes, a magistrate whose 22-year-old son David was killed by Khan at Edgware Road underground station in 2005, said: “People get four and a half years for burglary. They can get more for some road traffic offences. So for an international terrorist who’s directly linked to the death of my son and dozens and dozens of people to get that sentence is just outrageous.”

But Babar’s release makes perfect sense given the fact that he was likely working for US authorities as an informant while training one of the alleged London bombers.

“A remark from the sentencing judge that Babar “began co-operating even before his arrest”, has raised the possibility, supported by other circumstantial evidence obtained by the Guardian, that he may have been an informant for the US government before his detention by the FBI in April 2004,” writes the Guardian’s Shiv Malik, who in a separate article goes into greater depth on how, “Babar may have been working for the US security services while pretending to be a jihadi – allegations that could imply serious failures to prevent the 7 July bombings.”

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The Guardian article describes how a top US terrorism lawyer has seen sealed evidence in the case which “suggests Babar could have been working for the US authorities before his arrest in April 2004.”

“Having reviewed the court transcript himself, bereaved father Graham Foulkes said: “There’s a hint from one or two of the sentences [in the transcript] that do strongly suggest [Babar's] co-operation was going well beyond his official arrest. And it looks as if the Americans may well have known in detail what Babar was up to in Pakistan [at the time] and that is a very, very serious matter.”

The fact that Babar has served less than 5 years for playing a crucial role in attacks which killed 52 people and injured hundreds more clearly indicates that he is being rewarded by US authorities for his involvement in the 7/7 bombings.

Lest we forget that the the so-called mastermind behind the 7/7 London bombings, Haroon Rashid Aswat, was a British intelligence asset. Former Justice Dept. prosecutor and terror expert John Loftus revealed that the so called Al-Muhajiroun group, based in London, had formed during the Kosovo crisis, during which fundamentalist muslim leaders (Or what is now referred to as Al-Qaeda) were recruited by MI6 to fight in Kosovo.

The revelations about Babar once again underscore the myopic and ludicrous assertions of people like Glenn Beck, who constantly invoke the threat of radical Islam, particularly in the context of recent events in Egypt, while failing to point out that radical Islam is being fostered and fomented by the US military-industrial complex.

Almost every single major terror plot over the last decade plus blamed on “radical Islam” has had the combined or individual fingerprints of US, British, Canadian and Israeli intelligence agencies and federal law enforcement bodies all over it (Infowars, 2011).

Title: London Bombings Data
Date: Present
Source: Prison Planet

London Bombings Data:
  1. Terror Expert: London Bomber Was Working For MI5
  2. Claim: 7/7 Bombers Planned To Drown Tens Of Thousands
  3. 7/7 Final Final Word: British Intelligence Inside Operation
  4. Leaked MI5 London Bombing report may be disinfo
  5. Latest footage of London Bomber: More evidence of a frame up
  6. De Menezes Shooting: All the facts point to a cover up
  7. 7/7 Mastermind was working for British Intelligence
  8. Bombing Mastermind Aswat Works for MI-6
  9. London Underground Bombing 'Exercises' Took Place at Same Time as Real Attack
  10. New Developments In London Underground Exercise Story
  11. London Underground Exercises and the Magically Exploding Terrorists: Important Questions
  12. London Bombings: Electrical Surge Connected to Menezes Shooting?
  13. Brazilian's family claim police altered their story
  14. Calls for Leading Muslim Cleric to be prosecuted for saying "Al Qaeda does not exist"
  15. Oxford Law Prof alarmed at "police’s Mossad-style execution" of innocent ’suspect’
  16. London Bombing Aftermath: The Spin Continues
  17. Bomb Was UNDER The Train Says Eyewitness Closest To It
  18. UK Channel 4 Whitewash London Underground Exercise Story
  19. License To Kill: Police Murder In Broad Daylight and Nobody Batters an Eyelid
  20. Prison Under Attack For London Bombing Coverage
  21. Another Phony Al-Qaeda Group Claims Responsibility For Latest London Bombings
  22. Scotland Yard Knew Of Second Bombing Attempt
  23. More Explosions in London: Psy-ops in Progress
  24. Bait And Switch in New London Attacks
  25. How did Greenspan Know about the London Bombings Two Days before?
  26. UK boy wrongly labelled as bomber
  27. Latest Evidence Closes Case on London Bombings
  28. Who shorted British pound? Currency fell 6% in 10 days before London terror attacks
  29. London Bombings - Web of Deceit: Peter Power, The Terror Drill, Giuliani and The CIA
  30. Another U-Turn: "Military explosives" now become "homemade material"
  31. Iran cleric says UK could have bombed own capital
  32. Another Contradiction in the London Bombings
  33. London Stagecoach Employee Says Bus Bombing Suspicious
  34. Documents and explosives, a few simple questions
  35. London Bombing: Ex-Mossad Chief Reveals Too Much?
  36. Staging the London Bombings in Ten Easy Steps
  37. Exercises: Peter Power responds
  38. London Patsies: A Replay Of The Pristine 9/11 Passport
  39. The Convenient Malfunction Of The London Bus Camera
  40. Londoners Suspicious Of Station Closures Before Blasts
  41. Explosive used in bombs 'was of military origin'
  42. A Warning To The World
  43. Video: Bombing Exercises In London Underground
  44. Same-time-as-attack underground bombing exercise in London a chilling coincidence?
  45. Bomb Scare Suggests Blair Knew and Did Nothing
  46. Attack On London: Blair Plays The Terror Card
  47. Report: Israel Was Warned Ahead of First Blast
  48. Netanyahu Changed Plans Due to Warning
  49. See No Evil: Spinning Netanyahu's London Terror Tip-off
  50. Phony 'Al-Qaeda' Responsibility Claim a Proven Hoax
  51. Israel Orders Officials Not To Speak To Media About Bombings
  52. Clarke set to rush through emergency arrest powers
  53. Blair 'to reject bombs inquiry'
  54. See Through Clothes Body Scanner To Be Deployed at London Underground
  55. German Parliament Debate Putting Troops On Street Patrol
  56. U.K. Wants Massive EU Monitoring of E-mails, Cell Phones
  57. The London bombings: rounding up the unusual suspects
  58. Terror Expert Backs Up Claim Of Netanyahu Warning Before First Blast
  59. Website that carried al-Qaida claim has connections to Bush family
  60. Ex-Mossad Chief Calls For World War After London Attack
  61. Confusion and Contradiction: What Really Happened In London?
  62. What's Behind the London Attacks?
  63. Stratfor Consulting Intelligence Agency: ’Israel Warned United Kingdom About Possible Attacks’
  64. Hume's "first thought" on hearing of London attacks: It's "time to buy" futures
  65. Target London: Cui Bono Revisited
  66. London Bombing has the Scent of an Inside Job
  67. Cui bono? Stupidity Versus Logic in the Latest “Terror” Attack
  68. London Terror Mystery: What did Bibi know – and when did he know it?
  69. BBC Says Bombings Will Unite People Behind Government
  70. Who Knew About London?
  71. Fox News' Brian Kilmeade: London terror attack near G8 summit "works to ... Western world's advantage, for people to experience something like this together"
  72. MI5 downgrades terror threat to UK businesses