I’m surprised they haven’t hit them already

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.

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9 Responses to I’m surprised they haven’t hit them already

  1. Exile1981 says:

    The best way to derail a train is to get 40 or 50 of your fellow mosque members to lay across the tracks around a blind corner. When that freight train comes around the corner they won’t be able to stop in time and that many terrorists will clog the wheels right up.

  2. crazyeighter says:

    Or derail one halfway across a major river bridge…

    But not to worry; Amtrak won’t let you carry when you ride their passenger trains.

    • Carl Stevenson says:

      And Amtrak doesn’t need any help derailing their trains. They do enough of that all by themselves.

  3. s.b. says:

    I worked the railroad for a number of years. Put the 1 800 numbers written on the crossing signal boxes in your phones. You will use them, trust me. Most of you probably know what a switchstand is where the conductor throws the switch to go from one track to another. When looking down the main track at the target on top of that switchstand should be green unless the crew is there working. If you ever look down the tracks and see a red target call that number. Be prepared to give your location as accurately as possible.
    Sometimes a crew man forgets to line the switch back, along comes the next train and the whole town has a bad day. Keep an eye on track itself. The gauge between the rails is 4′ 8 1/2″. All someone has to do is pull the spikes from the outside of the rail for a ways to cause all hell to break loose. Learn your local railroads phone numbers and keep an eye out is all.

  4. The relative ease and low tech required to derail a train, added to the vast amounts of real estate involved in securing against incursion, ought to deter any sensible person from planning any new high speed trains in the US. Therefore, California is proceeding full speed ahead.

    • Here in Michigan the usual suspects have spent the last decade pushing, pushing, pushing for “commuter light rail” to connect downtown Detroit with downtown Ann Arbor. Whom this will benefit, other than land speculators and the usual government contractors, I do not know. Perhaps they confabulate that Google has hundreds of six-figure jobs going empty due to lack of people with the skills they need and are suffering for lack of illiterate IQ-55 violent felons.

      What is holding up the project these days is a lack of funds. The Democrats among Michigan’s Congressional delegation keep begging Uncle Sugar to turn on the big magical money faucet and give them three quarters of a billion dollars to start–and if you think any government project ever came in on time or under budget, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. Alas, money is tight since the Kenyan and his cronies spent eight years looting the public treasury to the tune of eighteen trillion dollars. It appears likely that the pipe dream of bringing hundreds of thousands of Detroit’s vibrant cultural enrichers to the sleepy little lily-white college town that is Ann Arbor will probably remain a pipe dream–to the great relief of everyone in Washtenaw County who works for a living.

  5. Bacon says:

    “in an upcoming edition of its terror magazine, Inspire.”

    Seriously WT … who writes this shit?
    Rowan Scarborough, did you write that with a straight face or were you LYAO?

  6. Stretch says:

    I’m sure the TSA will prevent this from happening by fondling all the women and old men trying to ride the trains. Checkpoints at stations will require (FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY!!) a massive TSA hiring spree.

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