New York Residences Raided in Terrorism ProbeWCBS NEWSRADIO 88:
Law enforcement agents have raided residences in New York City as part of a terrorism investigation, and are preparing to brief Congress about the investigation.
New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne confirms that searches were conducted in the borough of Queens on Monday by agents of a joint terrorism task force. He would not discuss the matter further.
Separately, federal authorities planned to brief senior lawmakers in Congress on the case later Monday.
Two U.S. intelligence officials, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly, said the target of any purported attack, or who would carry it out, remained unclear.
Authorities have not found any weapons ready for use, such as a bomb, that would indicate an attack was imminent, they said. Nevertheless, one of the officials called the threat very real and emphasized the urgency of the threat.
I THINK THE TIMING OF THIS RAID IS RELATED TO THE BINLADEN TAPE - AND TO "THE BIG ONE" ME AND PASTORIUS I FEARED.
I'D BET THE COPS HAD BEEN ON THIS CELL'S CASE FOR A WHILE, AND THEN WITH THE RELEASE OF THE BINLADEN TAPE DECIDED THEY HAD TO MOVE.
GLAD THE NYC POLICE IS UP TO THE JOB!
GOD BLESS ALL OUR UNIFORMED FORCES!
[BTW: WE BEAT HOT AIR AND DRUDGE ON THIS. JAWA BEAT US!
MORE FROM JAWA:
here's some more info on the raid's location:The New York City Police Department confirms homes on 147th Street between Parsons and 41st Avenue in Queens have [new TAB link!] been raided by law enforcement agents in connection with an ongoing investigation.It looks like this was not an imminent attack, but that the raid may have been triggered by the arrival of someone from the Middle East.
And AllahP asks a very important question:Is that normal for U.S. intel in an average terror bust — to grab hold of the congressional leadership and get them up to speed ASAP?So, a real threat if not imminent. Also big enough that it's time to brief Congress about it?
I'll also note that it was multiple homes that were raided.
This is right near a major LIRR artery....
I'd bet they were gonna hit the LIRR a major commuter RR and that other cells are planning to whack other mass transit targets...
I hope they find all the other cells - even if they need to use torture!