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FBI issues railroad terrorism warning

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by fr8oholic, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. fr8oholic

    fr8oholic Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 23, 2000 Messages: 9,256 Likes Received: 2
    The FBI warned state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide Thursday that Osama bin Laden's al Qaida terrorist network may be targeting U.S. railways.


    Recently captured al Qaida photographs of U.S. railroad engines, cars, and crossings heighten the intelligence community's concern of this threat," the FBI said in a statement.


    Agency officials said the warning was based on information gathered from al Qaida prisoners.


    "Information from debriefings of al Qaida detainees as of mid-October indicates that the group has considered directly targeting U.S. passenger trains, possibly using operatives who have a Western appearance."


    "Additional information suggests operatives may try a variety of other attack strategies, such as destroying key rail bridges and sections of track to cause derailments or targeting hazardous material containers," the statement added.


    The FBI said Amtrak has tightened its security, and that the railway industry and other sectors have implemented immediate protective measures for such an attack, including "increased presence of law enforcement officers, increased surveillance of critical areas and improved physical protections."


    The FBI warning coincided with a report by a task force that concluded the American transportation, water, food, power, communications and banking systems are unprepared for any terrorist strike.


    "America remains dangerously unprepared to prevent and respond to a catastrophic terrorist attack on U.S. soil," said the task force, chaired by former Sens. Gary Hart, D-Colo., and Republican Warren Rudman of New Hampshire.


    The report said few trucks, trains and ships that enter the United States are searched. It said state and local police are still denied access to terrorist watch lists, and that the National Guard is not trained well enough to counter a terrorist strike


    "A year after 9/11, America remains dangerously unprepared to prevent and respond to a catastrophic terrorist attack on U.S. soil," the report said. "In all likelihood, the next attack will result in even greater casualties and widespread disruption to our lives and economy."
     
  2. Southern kid

    Southern kid Elite Member

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  3. alabama

    alabama Member

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  4. Cup 'O Soup

    Cup 'O Soup Senior Member

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    sucks to that asmhar.
     
  5. podrido

    podrido Veteran Member

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    everyone needs to keep an eye out for these fucks.
     
  6. mugshot

    mugshot Guest

    FUCKING TERRORIST PUSSIES !!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. rusto-man

    rusto-man Member

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    trains are too hot now...........
     
  8. RAGSOE

    RAGSOE New Jack

    Joined: May 11, 2002 Messages: 11 Likes Received: 1
    i'm going to be mad careful, like ghost quiet, maybe only do one every time i hit a yard, but i just can't stop. ninja time.
     
  9. fr8oholic

    fr8oholic Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 23, 2000 Messages: 9,256 Likes Received: 2
    this pertains to both freight and passenger systems...
     
  10. FR8HOUND

    FR8HOUND Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 21, 2001 Messages: 6,795 Likes Received: 38
    SHIT, WHERE DID I PUT MY TABI BOOTS, AND THROWING STARS?????
     
  11. KAST79

    KAST79 Guest

    i already heard from some people that there are security vehicles at some yards in my city....:( shitty........................
     
  12. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    i hope all those fuckers are eradicated from the face of the earth
    but christ
    thay have had such an impact on american lifestyles and culture that they are affecting graffiti

    pretty fuckin crazy
     
  13. binnki

    binnki Guest

  14. KaBar

    KaBar Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 1,397 Likes Received: 10
    TRAINS Magazine

    Recently had an article about getting a railfan, who also works for a police department, stopped and detained along with two or three other railfans, for photographing and recording (with a tape recorder) trains at Tower 55 in Fort Worth. The chances of a terrorist attacking a train in the yard or at a crew change is minimal. I think they are more likely to target a passenger train or a train carrying toxic materials (petrochemicals) through a city.

    Honestly (and I can hear the hoots of derision from here) I think we should be looking for anybody who appears to be skulking around looking to damage a train or railroad property. I've heard from some tramp friends of mine who bemoan the increased security, but they are actively looking for terrorists around the rails. The cops can't be everywhere. We need to help keep watch.

    But be careful, the "tresspassing" charge is no joke, they can fine you up to $1,000 and jail you for 90 days, in Texas.
     
  15. NoEZ

    NoEZ New Jack

    Joined: Dec 25, 2001 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    ^^yea but every time i go to a yard when ever they say they called the cops there jsut bluffing...i still leave though....you ever know when they arent fooling around....so i just go chill under the bridge and watch the trains come in;)
     
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