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July 28, 2011

Al-Qaeda Claims U.S. Mass Transportation Infrastructure Must Drastically Improve Before Any Terrorist Attacks

Filed under: Humor — by Arnold Bogis on July 28, 2011

I hope that DHS is recruiting analysts from the staff at The Onion (h/t Security Debrief):

In a 30-minute video released Thursday, al- Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri criticized the mass transportation infrastructure of the United States, claiming significant repairs and upgrades would need to be implemented before the militant group would consider destroying any roads, bridges, or railways with terrorist attacks.

Reading from a prepared statement, al-Zawahiri blasted the U.S. government for its lack of foresight and admonished its leaders for failing to provide Americans with efficient and reliable modes of public transport to reduce traffic congestion, lower carbon emissions, improve air quality, and supply suitable targets for terrorists.


The al-Qaeda commander confirmed his organization initially hoped to cripple travel in the United States by destroying its nationwide high-speed rail system, but had been shocked to discover no such thing exists. Calling it a cost-efficient, modern way of travel that would serve as a boon to small businesses and the national economy, al-Zawahiri implored U.S. officials to invest in not just one high-speed passenger train network, but many of them, so they could all be blown up simultaneously in a signature al-Qaeda attack upon the nation’s major population centers.


Al-Qaeda sources confirmed that members of terror cells living in America regularly complain about the extreme difficulty of traveling around the country and say it has prevented them from doing their jobs effectively. A plot to destroy O’Hare International Airport was reportedly abandoned after constant flight delays made coordinating an attack nearly impossible.

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Comment by No Humor

July 29, 2011 @ 2:28 am

Unfortunately, now a senior, I find no humor in much of anything I read or observe today including these hotter than normal temperatures even here in New England –

AQ and Hezbollah and Hamas and these “Brutes of Tehran” and the Europeans who have their own serious issues…well, I find no humor in anything for so many who are at the helm, the top tier use their influence and their lust in power to oppress and to kill others in cold blood, innocent people, caring little foor human Life….all before God’s eyes – what a world when technological advancement afforded so much promise to humanity and all lost to the scoundrels, thugs who manipulate the messages in Bible and Qur’an of Love and Respect, undersatnding their are differences among men, however more similarities than these who choose to follow the ways of Lucifer!

No, no sense of humor here for We are at peril and while few truly follow the peaceful word of God and treat another with the dignity that all should be afforded, not whether Christian or followers of Islam or “whatever” – many seemingly chose darkness over attempting to follow the way to contribute to a society which is far less greedy, self-serving in its ways –

Comment by William R. Cumming

July 29, 2011 @ 6:51 am


Comment by Claire B. Rubin

July 29, 2011 @ 6:53 am

I do find humor in this posting. The Assoc. of Civil Engineers has been trying for years to call attention to the sad state of U.S. infrastructure.

It is truly ironic that the terrorists are inconvenienced and annoyed at the state of our infrastructure.

It would be nice if the US worked to improve infrastructure for use and convenience of its citizens. Damn the terrorists…..

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