Last month, Canadian authorities prevented Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser from committing an Islamic terror attack that involved derailing a VIA passenger train. There is no telling how high the death toll would have been had they been successful. Thankfully, they were not.
The left-wing media would have you believe that Islam is not what motivated these two ‘lone wolves’. That westerners don’t seem all that interested in finding out – largely because failed terror attacks rarely get people to look up from their smart phones – is part of the problem.
In addition to Esseghaier’s facebook page revealing an Al-Qaeda flowchart and a photo of Bin Laden, his favorites included the likes of Abu Mus’ab Zarkawi, the guy many believe personally beheaded Nicholas Berg in Iraq.
Now it’s being reported that a third ‘lone wolf’ may have been part of the Esseghaier / Jaser pack. Ahmed Abassi was arrested in New York and apparently had plans to perpetrate a separate attack, designed to kill 100,000 people.
Via CBC News:
A man arrested in a U.S. terror plot in New York April 22 was a graduate student studying chemical engineering at Laval University in Quebec City, CBC News has learned.
Ahmed Abassi’s major is “particularly chilling” in conjunction with other evidence presented against him by the FBI, said CBC’s Greg Weston.
The FBI alleges Abassi was plotting to kill upwards of 100,000 people by contaminating the air or water supply in a major U.S. city. However, the plan did not materialize any further than discussions.
Abassi is also being linked to Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two Canadian residents recently arrested in Canada in connection with an alleged plot to derail a Via passenger train.
The RCMP said it worked closely with the FBI during the RCMP’s investigation into Esseghaier and his co-accused, Raed Jaser. The FBI’s parallel investigation led to the charges against Abassi.
“Through our efforts, we assured that at no time did this individual pose an imminent threat to public safety in Canada,” said Sgt. Greg Cox.
The good news is that Abassi waived his right to legal counsel and provided the FBI with a lot of information, which is why we’re just now learning of his involvement.
Here is a corresponding news report:
100,000 people? The Boston marathon bombers murdered three and injured hundreds. While practically everyone in America knows about that bombing, virtually no one knows about the intentions of this pack of ‘lone wolves’. Perhaps if Americans became as engaged in thwarted terror attacks as they do after successful ones, we’d be much closer to identifying the real problem.
As Walid has pointed out several times during his media interviews, thwarted Islamic terror attacks always seem to get little more than a passing mention in the news, despite the intentions of those who fail. Take the case Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari; he planned to assassinate former U.S. President George W. Bush and use Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Unlike the Boston marathon bombers, Aldawsari did not succeed. However, he had plans much more diabolically grandiose. So did Esseghaier, Jaser and Abassi. Yet, Americans took far more notice of the Tsarnaevs in Boston for one very simple reason; their bombs went off.
The lesson is simple. Terrorist plans – and there have been many – don’t wake Americans up. Americans only seem to take notice when terror attacks are successful. Why? Don’t intentions matter? Aren’t intentions indicators of a much larger problem?
There is one difference between Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Malik Hasan and the shoe bomber, the underwear bomber, the Times Square bomber, and the ‘pack of lone wolves’ spread out across Canada and the U.S.
Hasan murdered 14 and injured 32 while Islamic terrorists with plans to murder far more, didn’t see those plans come to fruition.
Something else that doesn’t seem to come to fruition when these plans fail – American outrage at the intentions of those who planned them.