Yesterday's Train Crash In New Jersey An Act of Terrorism?
There are three pieces of odd news that might lead us to believe yesterday's train crash was, indeed, an act of terrorism.
First, Governor Cuomo openly mused about the possibility:
NY Governor Raises Possibility NJ Train Crash at Hoboken Terminal Was Work Of ‘Our Enemies’
Speaking to reporters at a Thursday press conference, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo raised the possibility that Thursday’s horrific train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey was somehow the work of “enemies” of the United States of America.
“I would like to take this opportunity to say that these are difficult times over these past weeks and months between terrorist attacks and natural disasters,” Cuomo told the gathered crowd of reporters.
“We have had our hands full in this country. We have had our hands full in the Northeast.” “I want to thank the linden police who did an extraordinary job in apprehending Rahami in connection with the Chelsea bombing, and they did a fantastic job,” he continued.
“I want to thank the coordination and the cooperation of our neighbors and partners in making that happen.”
“Today is another situation for us to deal with, but, I also believe as many challenges as Mother Nature sends us, or our enemies send us, we are up to handling them,” he noted. “We’ll handle them one at a time, but when we work together, there is nothing that we can’t accomplish and nothing that we cannot over come.”Second, there was a very odd warning the day before the Train Crash, which appeared in the form of an apparent hack of a Television News Scroll at the bottom of the TV screen:
Warning For The United States: "Would You? Could You? On a Train? Wait for Further Instructions"
Tommy Gallagher, the Train Engineer, was released from Hospital custody, said to be fully cooperating
Tommy Gallagher, of Morris Plains, New Jersey, was hospitalized in critical condition after the crash, WABC-TV reports. A passenger said he was “completely bloodied,” when he was taken out of the train, according to the New York Daily News. But he had been released from the hospital by Thursday night, ABC reporter Josh Margolin reports. He is cooperating with authorities as they investigate what caused the train to crash into the station. He has not yet commented publicly about what happened. The NTSB said they have not yet interviewed him.I think this means officials KNOW it is not his fault.
The fact that the train was traveling at a rate of only 30 MPH when it entered the station would indicate he meant no harm. The fact that the brakes didn't work at all, means either,
1) the brakes broke down suddenly for no reason at all, or
2) the brakes were tampered with.