Monday, April 12, 2010
Al Qaeda Planned Manhattan "Martyrdom" Mission During Rush-hour Attack on Grand Central, Times Square NY Subway Stations The 1, 2, and 3 Red Subway Lines
Chilling new details about the foiled Al Qaeda plot to blow up the city's busiest subways have emerged as a fourth suspect was quietly arrested in Pakistan, the Daily News has learned.The unidentified man, who helped plan the plot, is expected to be extradited to the U.S. to betried in Brooklyn Federal Court with Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay of Flushing, Queens, sources said.
The cooperation of would-be lead bomber Najibullah Zazi has helped law enforcement officials piece together a fuller picture of the evil plan to kill innocent straphangers around the 9/11 anniversary last year.
Zazi and his two Queens friends allegedly planned to strap explosives to their bodies and split up, heading for the Grand Central and Times Square stations - the two busiest subway stations in New York City.
They would board trains on the 1, 2, 3 and 6 lines at rush hour and planned to position themselves in the middle of the packed trains to ensure the maximum carnage when they blew themselves up, sources said. (See subway map above with 1, 2 and # Red Lines and Times Square, Penn Station and Wall Street station highlighted in yellow)
During Zazi's brief visit to Queens from his home in Denver last September, he rode the subway multiple times to the Grand Central and Wall St. stations (see surveillance photo above), scouting where to best spread death and mayhem, the sources said.
There they were recruited by Al Qaeda for the Manhattan "martyrdom" mission. The attack was to take place on Sept. 14, 15 or 16 - as soon as the bombs had been assembled - with Sept. 14 the most likely date, sources said.
Zazi acknowledged in court that the plan was aborted when he became aware that the FBI and the NYPD were on to him. He discarded the bomb-making equipment and explosives he had gathered and flew back to Denver, where he was arrested a few days later. He began cooperating this year.
New Yorkers on the 1, 2, and 3 Red lines were disturbed to learn that the bombers had picked their trains to be Ground Zero for the most serious terrorist plot in America since the World Trade Center attacks.
But others said they felt confident the NYPD was doing a good job of keeping the system safe.."In my opinion, I always see the police here," said Eddie Borukhov, 66, who rides the train to his shoe repair shop in the Clark St. station in Brooklyn Heights. "In Russia, I was scared more." More from this source.........
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