In a post-9/11 world, is it wrong to wonder whether multiple train derailments and assaults on commercial aircraft are the work of terrorists inside the United States?
Consider that in the last year and a half, we’ve had the following events (emphasis added):
- 5.29.15 “The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that it was investigating a report of an unmanned aircraft being operated illegally near LaGuardia Airport around 11 a.m. today as a plane prepared to land. The crew of Shuttle America Flight 2708 said it had to climb 200 feet to “avoid” the aircraft as the plane traveled over Brooklyn at an altitude of 2,700 feet, officials said. In addition, pilots on four commercial flights reported being targeted by green lasers during flights over New York on Thursday night, the FAA said.” <ABC News, link>
- 5.13.15 One of three conductors aboard the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia this week told investigators she heard the locomotive’s engineer say the train had been struck by an object, National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said Friday. “She recalled that the SEPTA engineer had reported to the train dispatcher that he had either been hit by a rock or shot at, and the SEPTA engineer said that he had a broken windshield, and he placed his train into emergency stop,” Sumwalt said. “She also believed that she heard (the Amtrak) engineer say something about his train being struck by something.” <CNN.com, link>
- 2.17.15 An oil train was still on fire and leaking in West Virginia on Tuesday, a day after it derailed and erupted in flames, according to CSX Corp… The fires, which destroyed one house and resulted in the evacuation of two nearby towns, were left to burn out on Tuesday, CSX said in a statement. <Reuters, link>
- 1.28.15 Service on the Metro-North Railroad was disrupted Wednesday evening after a derailment at Grand Central Terminal. The derailment happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when a Harlem bound train jumped the tracks as it was pulling out of Track 18 at Grand Central. <CBS New York, link>
- 12.1.14 Four people were killed and dozens more were injured when a Grand Central-bound Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx early Sunday, turning cars on their sides and throwing passengers into the air on one of the busiest travel days of the year as people head home from Thanksgiving gatherings. <NBC New York, link>
- 5.17.13 Two Metro-North Railroad trains collided after a derailment near Fairfield, Conn., at the height of the evening rush on Friday, injuring 60 people, 5 of them critically, and snarling transit corridors in the Northeast, the authorities said. <New York Times, link>
The patterns are evident: high value targets, large civilian dislocation and trauma, rush hour and holiday time periods…
The horrible derailment near New York City on 12.1.14, just after Thanksgiving, reminds me of the Boston Marathon bombing, which the Tsarneyev brothers apparently planned to coincide not necessarily with the race but rather with “Patriots Day” (the same day as the Marathon), a celebration of American heritage.
Patriots’ Day (officially Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts and Wisconsin and Patriot’s Day in Maine) is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775. <Wikipedia, link>
Likewise, Thanksgiving is one of the most cherished national holidays we share as a country.
So, do we believe that all of these events are random accidents?
Do we believe that train conductors have “sleep apnea” or are otherwise making honest mistakes?
Do we believe that our nation’s infrastructure is in disrepair and that such accidents are inevitable? (On this last point, I think we can all agree that as a country we have under-invested in infrastructure and need to reassess our priorities (what say you, Liberals: billions for bridges and rail, or billions for amnesty and integration of 20 million illegals?).)
After compiling the above list of “accidents” I believe more than ever that under the regime of Barack Obama, we have become more vulnerable as a nation and that the terrorists are gaining ground not only in the Middle East, where ISIS is spreading its hate and violence and Islamic Jihad like wildfire into the void created by mr. Obama, but also here at home, inside the United States itself.
These attacks on our planes and trains seem to be the opposite of random, and the myriad story lines designed to keep citizens in a servile slumber are just that: propaganda and cover stories no better than the one concocted by Obama and Hillary Clinton for the Benghazi terrorism that left four Americans dead.
Will we wake up before it is too late?