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Interesting CNN article detailing al Qaeda's one goal - "to have another 9/11". Documentation shows that railway mass transit is high priority: http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/07/30/rob ... topstories
On Thanksgiving weekend last year, shortly after his arrest, much of the New York mass transit system including Penn Station was put on high alert. According to the Belgian prosecutor's document, Vinas had told al Qaeda's command everything he knew about the system.
The accounts suggest al Qaeda has shown remarkable adaptability and remains as committed as ever to launching attacks in the West, with mass transit a top target.
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