Duo arrested for B.C. terror plot on Canada Day

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PostWed Jul 03, 2013 6:10 am » by Newearthman

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VANCOUVER – A man and woman from B.C. have been arrested and charged in a terror plot targeting the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Canada Day.

RCMP allege John Stewart Nuttall, in his late 30s, and Amanda Marie Korody, in her late 20s, both from Surrey, B.C., built explosive devices they planned to detonate at the provincial parliament buildings as part of an attack inspired by al-Qaida ideology.

They were arrested in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday afternoon and face charges of facilitating terrorist activity, possession of an explosive device and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

At least three devices were built from pressure cookers filled with rusty nails, washers, nuts and bolts.

“This self-radicalized behaviour was intended to create maximum impact and harm to Canadian citizens at the B.C. legislature on a national holiday,” RCMP Assistant Commissioner Wayne Rideout said.

He added police were in “tight control” of the bombs as they were being constructed and the public was never at risk of being harmed by the “inert” devices.

The Mounties said the suspects trained themselves how to build weapons and had considered numerous methods and targets.

RCMP Assistant Commissioner James Malizia said investigators began monitoring Nuttall and Korody in February based on information provided by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. They are both Canadian citizens who did not have contact with international terrorists, Malizia said.

Malizia added there was no evidence the pressure-cooker explosives were linked to the Boston Marathon attack, despite similar appearances.

However, A terrorism expert said it's likely the duo were converts to radical Islam and coached in the alleged plot.

“This idea of self-radicalizing is very interesting,” Simon Fraser University professor Andre Gerolymatos told QMI Agency from Athens, Greece. “Most experts do not believe that an individual could get on the Internet and, following various jihadist websites, become a terrorist. It takes more than that. There has to be someone who’s going to take you down this path. Some individual or individuals.”

He added the bombs were designed to kill people and not damage buildings.

These kinds of bombs are what have been used in Afghanistan and Iraq by al-Qaida and by the Taliban,” Gerolymatos said.

Nuttall has an extensive criminal record going back nearly two decades and has previously been convicted of robbery, assault and possession of a dangerous weapon. All those crimes took place in Victoria.

Nuttall and Korody remain in custody are expected to appear before a judge next week.


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PostWed Jul 03, 2013 6:51 am » by RATRODROB

unfortunately, as these type of explosive devices get easier and easier to build and obtain, and as these devices are used more in crowded places like marathons and other sporting events, political rallies and so on, people will become increasingly nervous about being in any situation involving large groups of people.
imagine if one of these pressure cooker devices were catapulted over into a sporting arena, like a football match, then detonated remotely.
it wouldnt even hav to hit the ground first, it could be detonated (whilst still in one piece} while still in the air.
if the explosion didnt kill or injure many, the stampede would, and the horror of that would live in peoples minds forever.
alot of people are already stressed with the goings on by the PTB, and dont know who or what to trust anymore.
the intelligence communities aint gonna stop all of these planned attacks, so what then, what does this hav in stall long term for any events that are open free to thousands of public, you cant physically check everyone.
will big events turn into our airports, will we hav to walk through xray machines or be patted down and groped like the TSA does now.
i love aussie rules footy, going to a big game at the MCG is fckn awesome, more than 90,000 people fit in that stadium.
its absolutely possibile for some sick fck to create panic with somesort of cheap explosives device at a venue like that and the after math could be horrific.
It could be catastrophic for future sporting events and any other large gatherings.
the future dont look to bright folks
cheap home made bombs and more people willing to use them.
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