Iraqi intelligence uncovers ISIS plot to attack New York, Paris subways

Iraqi intelligence uncovers ISIS plot to attack New York, Paris subways

Good thing Obama bagged bin Laden and forced al Qaeda back on its heels. Now, we can all relax and luxuriate in the tranquility that our fearless leader brought to the nation.

Unless you live in the Big Apple. From the Associated Press via Fox News:

Iraq’s prime minister said Thursday his country’s intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an imminent attack on subway systems in United States and Paris.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he was told of the plot by Baghdad, and that it was the work of foreign fighters of the Islamic State group in Iraq. Asked if the attacks were imminent, he said, “Yes.”

Asked if the attacks had been thwarted, he said, “No.” Al-Abadi said the United States had been alerted.

He made the remarks at a meeting with journalists on the sidelines of a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.

In addition to the brutality Islamic State has visited on the people of Iraq and Syria, western leaders have voiced concern that the group would turn its terror operations outside the region.

A U.S.-led coalition opened airstrikes inside Syria on Monday, expanding weeks of attacks by the United States on Islamic State targets in Iraq.

This is not the first time a plot to blow up the New York Subway system has been hatched — or uncovered. In September 2009, Afghan-American Najibullah Zazi was arrested in as part of the 2009 al Qaeda group accused of planning suicide bombings on the underground network.

 

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