NSA Foiled NYSE Terrorist Plot, We Now Learn

Tyler Durden's picture

To think it only took the world's most (in)famous whistleblower to get the NSA to disclose that it had heroically managed to prevent terrorist attacks involving the New York Stock Exchange (we supposed they refer to the Manhattan-based TV studio and not the actual exchange where the servers are now housed in Mahwah, NJ) and the NY Subway. Because whereas there was a time in the past when the various US secret services would scurry at the opportunity to disclose their expertise to the general public, now it is a false negative that is supposed to disprove a positive (pervasive spying on the US population is good for you because...). Of course it takes one non-false positive to disprove a false negative, namely the Boston Bombers, who as far as we recall, used cell phones to communicate. But so much for details: now please praise the NSA, and also comply with the Administration's push to rescind the second amendment. Or is Obama no longer pushing for "arms control"?

From NBC:

National Security Agency surveillance programs helped disrupt plots to bomb the New York Stock Exchange and the New York subway system, an FBI official told Congress on Tuesday.


The official, Deputy Director Sean Joyce, said that the programs also linked an American citizen in Chicago to the 2008 terror attacks on hotels in India and to a plot to bomb the offices of a Danish newspaper that published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.


Gen. Keith Alexander, the NSA director, told the committee that the programs had helped stop more than 50 “potential terrorist events” since the Sept. 11 attacks. He said he would provide classified details of all of them to the committee Wednesday.


“I would much rather be here today debating this point than trying to explain how we failed to prevent another 9/11,” Alexander said.
Joyce gave limited details on the foiled plots. In the stock exchange plot, he said, the NSA monitored an extremist in Yemen who was in contact with an operative in the United States.


In the subway plot, he said, the NSA intercepted an email from a terrorist in Pakistan in 2009 who was talking with someone in the United States about perfecting a recipe for explosives. He said that person turned out to be Najibullah Zazi, who later pleaded guilty in the plot and is in federal prison.

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buzzsaw99's picture

No way in fuck that I believe those maggots prevented anything.

Skateboarder's picture

"We will release their names and their favorite type of ice cream, as we believe that will lend credibility to our case."

icanhasbailout's picture

We of course still don't have a credible explanation of how the original 9/11 happened, which makes discussion of how to prevent another one an exercise in denial and deception.

The Juggernaut's picture

"Can the federal government take credit for saving us from a plot of its own creation?  Has the federal government kept us safe or does it just want us to think it has kept us safe?  17 out of the 20 plots to kill Americans in the past 10 years have been interrupted by the Feds — because they were created by the Feds. The other three attempted attacks were stopped by diligent Americans."  - Judge Andrew Napolitano

QE4eva's picture

Beat me to it.  Only plots they are foiling are their own.

Pinto Currency's picture


We all need a quick clear test of when Al Qaeda is a friend (Libya, Syria, etc.) and when it is an enemy (Europe, USA, UK, Canada) etc. 

Western financing and aiding of these terrorists is getting confusing.

Israel is supporting the Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria with medical treatment:


Can we imagine all of Israel's neighbours as failed states with Israel, NATO, and America in a perpetual state of war with brown people?

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

And how do we prove otherwise?  We have to just take them at their word?  Where is the proof that you prevented shit?  Just because you say it doesn't mean it even happened.  Also, just because you interdict two people talking about something that they may never have ever even carried out, doesn't mean you stopped shit either.  Talk is cheap. 

Boston was a case in point.  If they have the ability to stop anything, then why not that event?  And if they don't have the ability to stop everything, then why are they monitoring everything?  Its all so much bullshit.

knukles's picture

Even Bill Ayres says Obie is a war criminal


How's that for loosing your base?
Great shit I tell ya, just fucking great

And all this happening right in the midst of the Greatest Recovery Ever!

Cramer's pushing his Wank-O-Matic skin flapping sound button

espirit's picture

Sooo... Now we now know that it was the NSA that scorched the shorts.

Seems half of us are terrorists, lol.

12ToothAssassin's picture

WHAT?? Now they are PROTECTING the terrorists inside the NYSE?

eclectic syncretist's picture

If they were going to stop a terrorist plot at the NYSE a lot of banksters would be imprisoned by now, so this guy is full of shit with zero credibility.

Manthong's picture

A 13 year old kid was arrested for wearing an NRA “Protect Your Rights” T-Shirt at school.


Tell me where the terrorists and threat to the US are nowadays.

kralizec's picture

I'll take "Federal Government" for $500, Alex.

Colonel Klink's picture

Stock exchange and subway, it sounds to me like all they need to monitor is New Israel.

DosZap's picture

A 13 year old kid was arrested for wearing an NRA “Protect Your Rights” T-Shirt at school.


Tell me where the terrorists and threat to the US are nowadays.


YEPPERS, and NOW he is facing a year in JAIL for speaking to the Officer after being told to shut up.

He came back after the suspension with the same T SHIRT ON, and MANY other students were wearing same or similar T's and shirts in support.

There is NO school policy on wearing this type of T shirt.

The Dad said I always believe in fighting, and my son does too,we will take this all the way.THe kid did nothing wrong............nada.

Cop was in the wrong.SHould have never gone this far.

INSANITY reigns on the Obummmer Watch.

DaveyJones's picture

I often tell my wife that staying married, I have saved her from at least one hundred bad dates.

cougar_w's picture

Actually no they are not quite managing that:


In which the charming but slightly deranged Fortran (of HFT fame) beats the crap out of the NYSE.

Contains violence, combustion, nudity, adult language, thinly veiled death threats, breaking and entering, nudity, appeals to God, cyber crime, attempts at humour at the expense of the church, proposed cannibalism, and blonde jokes. Contains a great deal of nudity actually.

mkhs's picture

But are there pictures?

blu's picture

<-------- just because you asked

mkhs's picture

I don't see the nudity part.

dcohen's picture

He said he is "charming" and that he "reads".

Freddie's picture

Ayres is just mad because O has not sent us to the gas chambers yet. 

+10- For the Cramer Wank-O_Matic sound button. LOL!

TruthInSunshine's picture

I watched about 30 seconds of the canned B.S. and found it severely lacking in the necessary drama that tends to convince the sheeple as to why the all knowing-all seeing-all the time security apparatchiks are necessary.

It scored a lowly 8% on the Rotten Tomatoes TOMATOMETER.

SamAdams's picture

"If you can't trust the government, we are going to have a problem" - Obomba


Paveway IV's picture

FEMA has the solution - the final solution - ready for citizens and DHS will escort you to the Freedom Train. 

Quisat_Sadarak's picture

Now if the can get the smokeless tobacco people to make smokeless Freedom Ovens...


Ying-Yang's picture

Could the smokeless Freedom Ovens also be carbon neutral?

Winston Churchill's picture

The FISA court secretly changed the acronym to DHSS, and the TSA got shortened

to the SA.

Black Swan 9's picture

The bought, owned & controlled (all deliberately) Fourth Estate is the problem, obviously. No checks & balances without truly independent media.

The media conglomerates need to be broken up into a thousands pieces..

Randall Cabot's picture

The more I look at the Boston Marathon photos the more I am convinced it was fake. Here is one aspect of it that I have been trying to make sense of: in some photos and vids the spindle on the black railing is broken and in others it is fixed. Were some shots taken in a rehearsal before the blast? Were some shots photoshopped?

Spindle broken seconds after blast with blue shirt guy and pink hat girl standing there: http://cryptome.org/2013-info/04/boston-bombs/pict59.jpg

Spindle fixed as blue shirt guy and pink hat girl walk past: http://davesweb.cnchost.com/bmb16.jpg

Spindle fixed (this is seconds before above photos was taken): http://cryptome.org/2013-info/04/boston-bombs/pict89.jpg

Maybe minutes after above shots taken, spindle fixed: http://cryptome.org/2013-info/04/boston-bombs/pict78.jpg

Aftermath spindle broken, bench broken (scroll down from photo #100 to #84): http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=esvo6b&s=5

Aftermath spindle broken: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=esvo6b&s=5

Here is a very credible site questioning the Boston event: http://davesweb.cnchost.com/index.html


Poundsand's picture

It wasn't fixed, it's the angle.  While there are issues with the bombing, being fake was not one of them. 

Randall Cabot's picture

You should spend some time on this site then maybe you won't be so sure about that: http://davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr114.html

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot's picture

I'm sorry, but that entire site is a load of sh*t. It is 100% speculation and statements like "that doesn't look like the guy/a normal blood pattern/a real leg" etc. The circumstances surrounding the bombing are suspicious, but I don't think anyone can credibly say that no bomb went off and no one was injured.

Randall Cabot's picture

You obviously didn't spend much time at that site because he doesn't say a bomb didn't go off and he doesn't say no one was injured so please read what you are commenting on so you don't look stupid.

john39's picture

most of these events are faked now, including the so called muslim beheading in london last month.  you will of course will get trolled hard for saying it...  because the sheeple must believe that these events happened.  they don't care if people think the government was involved... but they very much care that you believe it happened...   what a joke.

Black Swan 9's picture

There has been long speculation of CIA/Mossad behind the beheadings of Daniel Pearl & Nick Berg, too. Black psyops, as grotesque as they get, to prime us to believe the future false narrative of Muslim extremists, 9/11, etc..

Good people gave a hard time believing bad people could be this evil. But as I read here so often on ZH, 'think like a criminal'..

And always ask "cui bono?"

Edit: have* (not gave)

Randall Cabot's picture

Here is the shot of the broken spindle/broken bench:

Aftermath spindle broken, bench broken (scroll down from photo #100 to #84):



And here is another one where the spindle is broken, if you maximize the shot you can see the girl's hair thru the broken spindle:


55 men's picture

I question the BB as well but the image is just a poor angel. In the first image you can see the color of the pine 3/4 of the way down the spindle. Telling me there is a break. When you go to image 4 you can see that the lower 1/4 of the spindle has broken but is still attached to the bottom rail and it has been bent straight back. Even in image 5 you can see the lower part of the spindle bent back. From an above angle it will look like a full spindle

Randall Cabot's picture

It definitely is broken and not fixed in some shots and in both the broken shots (this one anyway

http://cryptome.org/2013-info/04/boston-bombs/pict75.jpg )

 and the fixed shots you can see the white non-painted wood at the point of the fracture on the upper piece.

In the fixed shots it looks like the lower broken piece has been put back in line with the straight upper piece and held together with a piece of duct tape or gray colored wood or metal. Are you not seeing the gray material holding the pieces together in the fixed shots?

max2205's picture

Kinda like "saved OR created 100 million jobs"

ParkAveFlasher's picture

"In our experience, we can't possibly prevent an attack that we ourselves did not first create.  We tried that, it's very difficult."

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

"We of course still don't have a credible explanation of how the original 9/11 happened, which makes discussion of how to prevent another one an exercise in denial and deception."

Not to mention Sandy Hook. Or the Aurora theater "Batman" shooting. Or the Arizona shooting. Or even Boston, really.

rubiconsolutions's picture

This guy is a general officer in the U.S. Army. What in the hell is he doing working for an agency, leading an agency that makes it a routine matter to violate the oath he took? They swear this oath to protect America from all enemies foreign and domestic yet as it turns out they are the enemy themselves. This just goes to underscore the fact that even the military cannot be trusted at any level to protect the civil liberties of Americans. The constitution and bill of rights means nothing to these clowns.

XitSam's picture

Just like anybody's holy scripture can be twisted, the meaning of the oath can be twisted to fit whatever ends are needed. I'll bet he thinks he is upholding his oath.  In general, the higher the rank, civilian or military, the less connected to their oath they become.

espirit's picture

If you ever took the short side of a centrally planned eCONomy,

that makes you a terrorist.

Umh's picture

For all practical purposes generals and admirals are political appointees. The only other criteria is that they be a colonel or captain first.

pods's picture

Well technically being IN the army is unconstitutional, as the constitution never authorized a standing army, merely the raising of one.


Black Swan 9's picture

There are white hats within the military fighting these black hats.. Like with every group, not all are bad.