Al-Qaeda Cell Plans ‘Mubtakkar’ Hydrogen-Cyanide Gas Attack on N.Y. Subway, Barack Obama Frees Terrorist Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri Inventor of the ‘Mubtakkar’.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
I have written extensively on the terror threat to the NYC subway system and have done my own surveillance on what possible vunerable locations still exist, the NYPD does a terrific job in keeping NYC safe. TSA Report ..Subway attack highly possible with al-Mubtakkar (see details below), a crude hydrogen cyanide dispersal device gas attack. “The Mubtakkar,” meaning “invention” in Arabic was planned to be used by al-Qaida operatives in a small easily concealed device to release hydrogen cyanide into multiple subway cars. Among the threats the NYPD cited: A reported plot by al-Qaida terrorists to kill thousands of New Yorkers by spreading cyanide gas in the subway.
Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri — an admitted Al Qaeda operative in the United States who had planned a Hydrogen-Cyanide Gas Attack on the N.Y. Subway System — was released last week from a federal prison prior to completing his 15-year sentence because of “time served,” the Justice Department told Fox News on Tuesday. Al Marri had been in U.S. custody since 2001, he was not sent to prison until 2009, after reportedly being picked up on a routine traffic stop just weeks after the 9-11 terror attacks.
Saturday, June 17, 2006…. Al-Qaeda terrorists came within 45 days of attacking the New York subway system with a lethal gas similar to that used in Nazi death camps. They were stopped not by any intelligence breakthrough, but by an order from Osama bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman Zawahiri. U.S. intelligence got its first inkling of the plot from the contents of a laptop computer belonging to a Bahraini jihadist captured in Saudi Arabia early in 2003. It contained plans for a gas-dispersal system dubbed “the mubtakkar” (Arabic for inventive). Fearing that al-Qaeda’s engineers had achieved the holy grail of terror R&D — a device to effectively distribute hydrogen-cyanide gas, which is deadly when inhaled — the CIA immediately set about building a prototype based on the captured design, which comprised two separate chambers for sodium cyanide and a stable source of hydrogen, such as hydrochloric acid.
A seal between the two could be broken by a remote trigger, producing the gas for dispersal. The prototype confirmed their worst fears: “In the world of terrorist weaponry,” writes Suskind, “this was the equivalent of splitting the atom. Obtain a few widely available chemicals, and you could construct it with a trip to Home Depot — and then kill everyone in the store.” Easily constructed and concealed, the device ensured that mass casualties would be inevitable if it could be triggered in any enclosed public space. Ayman Zawahiri in January 2003 was informed of a plot to attack the New York City subway system using cyanide gas. Several mubtakkars were to be placed in subway cars and other strategic locations. This was not simply a proposal; the plot was well under way. In fact, zero hour was only 45 days away. But then, for reasons still debated by U.S. intelligence officials, Zawahiri called off the attack.
April 25, 2013 – RT The New York City Police Department announced Wednesday that it will deploy, then track, what it calls “harmless” gases into the city’s subway system over three non-consecutive days this summer. The plan, to be enacted in July, will investigate New York’s readiness to handle a chemical terrorist attack by dispersing the colorless gas and tracing it as it flows through the city, according to Scientific American. The test is expected to cost $3.4 million and is scheduled to be carried out in all five boroughs and dozens of stations on 21 of the city’s 34 subway lines.