Inspire is a propaganda rag put out by Al Qaeda with the same goals as the old Soviet Union’s Pravda or the U.S. equivalent of our own fake news brought to us by the likes of CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, and others.
An act of terror need not be committed, just having the possibility of something dire happening is terrorism just the same.
Time will tell.
FILE – In this June 21, 2017, file photo, a subway train approaches the platform at Brooklyn’s Smith Street above-ground subway station, in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to tax the wealthiest 1 percent of New Yorker’s.
Al Qaeda is about to take on a new target — America’s trains — in an upcoming edition of its terror magazine, Inspire.
Issue No. 17 is headlined, “Train Derail Operations,” and will spell out ways to create rail disasters in a transportation system that lacks the stiff security procedures of airline travel.
It’s competing Sunni extremists group, the Islamic State, for more than a year has advocated using vehicles to mow down innocents.
Its murderous followers have weaponized vehicles in Nice, Berlin, and London, creating hundred of deaths and injuries.
Adding trains to the terrorist’s priority list would put at risk virtually every mode of transportation and placed added pressure on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) put out a report on Friday saying al Qaeda has teased the Inspire articles with a trailer appearing on Telegram app channels operated by its fans.
“The trailer highlights that derailment are simple to design using easily available materials, that such a planned attack can be hard to detect, and that the outcome can substantially damage a country’s transportation sector and the Western economy in general,” MEMRI said.