Arrested on Monday and appearing in court on Tuesday (and one of them again today) the fates of Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier now rest in the hands of Canadian courts. But the timing of those arrests has come into question on various fronts, with the Conservative government defending it as appropriate and U.S. officials suggesting the arrests were purposely executed in the wake of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing.
RCMP investigators have said the two suspects had the capacity, and were prepared, to attack a VIA Rail passenger train but that no attack was imminent.
“Had this plot been carried out, it would have resulted in people being killed or seriously injured,” RCMP Assistant Commissioner James Malizia announced on Monday.
“I want to assure the public that while the RCMP believed the accused hadRead More »from Timing of Canadian terror arrests questioned; did they come too late or too soon?