Canada Foils Train Terror Plot

Canada Foils Train Terror PlotCanadian authorities have arrested two men accused of planning to carry out an al Qaeda-supported attack against a passenger train traveling between Canada and the United States, a U.S. congressman told CNN on Monday.

‘Support from Al Qaeda elements’

The news follows an announcement earlier in the day by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that they had arrested Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35. The two men are charged with “receiving support from al Qaeda elements in Iran” to carry out an attack and conspiring to murder people on a VIA railway train in the greater Toronto area, Assistant Police Commissioner James Malizia said.

Despite the allegation of links to al Qaeda in Iran, there was no evidence to suggest the planned attacks were state-sponsored, Malizia said. Iran vehemently denied the allegations that al Qaeda was operating inside its borders.

‘Devastating results’

Essenghaier has been a doctoral student at the National Institute of Scientific Research at the University of Quebec since 2010, Julie Martineau, the university spokeswoman, said. He was conducting research on nanosensors, which are primarily used for medical treatments or to build other nanoproducts, such as computer chips, she said.

Al Qaeda has long studied the possibility of attacks on railroad systems — seeing them as cheap, relatively easy to carry out and with potentially devastating results.

Could this foiled terror plot be truly linked with the Al Qaeda? Do you think this is also linked with the Boston Marathon bombings or not?

Source: Chelsea J. Carter, CNN

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Bud Selig In Bad Spot For Marlins Trade

Bud Selig In Bad Spot For Marlins TradeThe conspiracy lives. It lives in Miami, where they’re destroying baseball, just like they did in another city before. It lives in the hands of Jeffrey Loria and David Samson, the owner and president of the Marlins, the con artists who pilfered Miami’s money before moving on to its dignity. And it lives especially with Bud Selig, the commissioner of baseball who’s letting it all happen again.

‘Conspiracy to eliminate MLB’

By now, in the fallout of a trade nuclear even by Marlins standards, Samson and Loria have been marked radioactive. To dump $181 million in salary like they did Tuesday – to trade Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, John Buck and Emilio Bonifacio to Toronto for a few prospects, a bad-attitude shortstop and a backup catcher – was galling even by their standards.

“This action is filed by the victims of a conspiracy to eliminate major league baseball in Montreal,” begins a lawsuit filed July 16, 2002, by the former owners of the Montreal Expos. Among the defendants: Jeffrey Loria, David Samson and Bud Selig.

‘Biggest fraud baseball knows’

In the 45-page complaint, the plaintiffs alleged a litany of claims against the three, including that they had broken laws under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), which the government originally intended for mobsters. Loria, Samson and Selig were just that to Montreal, according to the complaint: They systematically devised plans to kill baseball in the city, all so they could move the franchise and profit accordingly.

How, after 13 years of desecrating two franchises, Loria and Samson continue to exist as owners rests squarely on Selig. He is supposed to be the gatekeeper, the protector, the guardian. And instead, he chooses to be the co-conspirator in the biggest fraud baseball knows. This conspiracy is real. It’s very real. And it’s embarrassing that it’s happening all over.

What is your view regarding this “conspiracy” within the MLB? Is Bud Selig to blame for this so-called baseball tragedy?

Source: Yahoo News

Image: The Inquisitr