Fox News reports in my breaking news email that Canada has made arrests of individuals planning a ‘major terrorist attack’, possibly in the US and the intended target could have been NYC:

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

And here’s the latest from Reuters:

REUTERS – Canadian police and intelligence agencies will announce multiple arrests on Monday after an operation to thwart a “major terrorist attack,” the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported, citing unidentified “highly placed” sources.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement that they would provide details about a “national security criminal investigation” at a news conference at 3:30 p.m. ET (1930 GMT)

The statement, which gave no details of arrests, said security forces had conducted joint operations in Toronto and in Montreal, Canada’s two biggest cities.

U.S. officials said the alleged plot was not linked with last week’s Boston Marathon bombings. CBC said the operations was conducted with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.

I’ll keep you updated with the latest as it develops.

UPDATE: Involved derailment of Amtrak Passenger Train…


UPDATE 2: Reuters confirms railroad attack:

* Two men arrested, following year-long investigation – media

U.S. security and law enforcement sources also said the suspects had sought to attack the railroad between Toronto and New York City. Canadian media said two men had been arrested after raids in Toronto and Montreal, Canada’s two biggest cities.

UPDATE 3: They believe it is linked to al Qaeda:

The RCMP accuses the two men of conspiring to commit “al-Qaeda-supported attack” against a Via passenger train.

“Had this plot been carried out, it would have resulted in innocent people being killed or seriously injured,” RCMP Assistant Commissioner James Malizia told reporters.

While Malizia said the two had the “capacity and intent” to carry out the attack, he added there was “no imminent threat to the public, rail employees or infrastructure.”

UPDATE 4: The terrorist’s names are revealed:

The RCMP says police have arrested two people in Canada in connection with a plot to bomb a passenger train.

The alleged conspiracy was “an al-Qaeda-supported” plot, Assistant Commissioner James Malizia told reporters.

The two accused are Chiheb Esseghaier of Montreal and Raed Jaser of Toronto, the RCMP said.

UPDATE 5: Info tweets from Jeff Semple with CBC News:

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  • I was going to tweet this to you Scoop, so thank you! Thanks too for any updates.  Lots of these [email protected]$tards up there too.

    • cabensg

      AmericanborninCanada  But, but Obama said the war on terror was over, he killed Osama.

  • Maximus55

    Nothing to do with Islam!!!

    • GWShrub

      RIGHT!!   “PAY NO ATTENTION to that man behind the curtain!!”

      • GWShrub  What ma.. oooh look! What’s that shiny thing over there….

        • sDee

          It is getting so bad  there is no way to know which hand to watch. Time to crash through to the other side.

        • sDee I agree sDee. too many damned hands to watch.

        • Stehekin912

          Yes, they have all the little Czars and all their little minions ready with baubles to frantically or enticingly wave when we get too close.  We need watchers for each!

        • Stehekin912 We all need about 4 eyes to keep watch on them all 🙁

        • Stehekin912

          Reminds me of something called the “fireman” management style…running from fire to fire, we never have a chance to do any more than try to do damage control.  Somehow, we have to get proactive and get in front of all the little fires.  We need strategists!  We need chessplayers!  or GO players!

        • Orangeone

          Stehekin912 We’ll never be proactive as long as people like Rubio push open borders and amnesty.  And it isn’t just Mexicans, many moooslime come through Mexico into the US.

      • RocklinConservative


  • Stehekin912

    Kind of makes you wonder if this is the real reason behind why AMTRAK was suspended from Boston to NY during the Terrorists 1&2 search.  connections connections?

  • SheerPolitics

    Oh noooos, two more Muslim terrorists arrested. The media is devastated.

    • KenInIl

      SheerPolitics Gee, golly who would have thought ???

    • Keyes

      Those silly muslims…you never know when they will blow up!

  • RocklinConservative

    DAMN those right wing christian tea partying nuts! Will they never stop?????

  • Just clicked on this now- http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/ID/2229371544/ live

    • Orangeone

      AmericanborninCanada We have another troll on the White House says…DrFudge2 wonder if it’s the lib you blocked earlier.  Only comment was response to me so far.

  • E Lee Zimmerman

    Hearty praise for those of you living behind the Maple Curtain!  Hooray!

  • Orangeone

    From our Canadian friend BlueGood http://www.cbc.ca/news/

  • sDee

    How to Behave During an Islamic Massacre 

    • Isaiah 54

      Thanks for the tips on how to COEXIST (/sarc)

    • MiltonBassHayek

      sDee Hahahaha! Those are definitely “subtle differences.”

  • linkmeister2

    Forget Faux News, Sun News has far superior coverage. http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2013/04/20130422-151451.html
    The world has come totally unglued.

    • tularockstar

      linkmeister2 You mean more liberal propaganda?  All Britain news services support liberal and socialist causes.  There is no real Journalism left in the world!

      • linkmeister2

        If you had read the story, you would have seen that this is a Canadian site, SUN News. I haven’t watch the Faux News buffoons since before the November election and finally cancelled them on my satellite.

  • metalchick007

    just heard Shep link to Iran but not Govt of Iran.

  • Laurel A

    Yeah give them some more money and weapons Obama cuz they just love you…..

  • Orangeone

    Wonder if anyone will run those terrorists’ names through US Visas

  • enoughofthenonsense

    Grant them Citizenship immediately……   sheesh

    • Orangeone

      enoughofthenonsense Someone needs to call Rubio, get those Dreamers their amnesty, immediately!

  • rick2340

    I thought obama defeated al qaeda when he had the seals kill bin-laden.

    • cabensg

      rick2340 He did defeat al quaeda when he led the seals in their attack that killed what’s his name.

      • tularockstar

        cabensg rick2340 I don’t think Oblamer really led anything, but more of ‘mis’led the public and the American people!  This turd wouldn’t have had Bin Laden if the courier for him didn’t get water boarded–authorized by the Bush administration!

        • cabensg

          tularockstar Sorry I should have added sarc to that comment.

  • sDee

    What happens when you house the enemy who live to cut your throat….a 2010 video on the Boston mosque

    “Will it become a center for islamic extremeism in our own backyard? Will it become in fact, a jihad academy?”

    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and the Boston Imam 

  • MiltonBassHayek

    Let me guess, Conservative Christian perps?

    • DawgfanInFL

      @MiltonBassHayek Can we “rush” to judgement yet?

  • NYGino

    If you see something say something.   I see the Obama administration with its head in the sand.

    • RocklinConservative

      With it’s head where?

      • NYGino

        RocklinConservative   I’m trying to be polite.

  • ryanomaniac

    The Tea Party were the first people I thought would’ve done this. Haha,

  • louisiana_mom

    This can’t be….  Obama said Al Qaeda was dead…  The infuriating thing is the Low-Info Voters won’t remember the POS making that statement!!!  Ugh!

  • linkmeister2
  • Isaiah 54

    Salon Magazine and MSNBC must be so disappointed that this doesn’t seem to be a TEA Party initiative.

  • wodiej

    All this tolerance for the evils of Islam is really paying off isn’t it? Not.

  • cabensg

    This is exactly what should have happened in Boston before the marathon. The FBI dropped the ball on this. No. 1 and No. 2 could have been taken into custody and prosecuted with all the bombs they had on hand if they’d been watching them as they should have been. It didn’t need to happen.
    The Obama administration is directly responsible for this.