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ISIS Subway Nerve Gas Attack in US, EU, West’s Nightmare: Israeli Analyst (VIDEO)

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1995 Tokyo subway sarin gas attack. Photo: screenshot

1995 Tokyo subway sarin gas attack. Photo: screenshot.

An Israeli intelligence researcher says a successful nerve gas attack perpetrated by a Japanese doomsday cult, which killed dozens and wounded over a 1,000 others could be a working template for ISIS, and like-minded terrorists against the United States or Europe, Israel Defense wrote on Sunday.

Basing his thesis on the triple release of sarin nerve gas on the Tokyo subway system, carried out by five members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult in 1995, Ronen Solomon noted recent threats by ISIS to carry out similar strikes deep within the New York and Paris subways.

Solomon is a widely quoted intelligence analyst, and regularly appears in a number of Israeli and international publications, focusing on the nexus between information-gathering, terrorism, and the mideast.

“The emerging concern is that ISIS activists holding western nationalities will be able to lay their hands on unconventional weapons (chemicals and biological toxins) from Syrian stockpiles and possibly smuggle them into Europe in order to carry out attacks in subways,” Solomon said.

Such an attack was “imminent,” according to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, speaking with reporters last Thursday, and who added that such plans had not yet been thwarted by his intelligence apparatus, but that US colleagues had been alerted to the dire threat.

“We’ve seen the reports of Prime Minister Abadi’s comments,” U.S. National Security Council Spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden told reporters. “We have not confirmed such a plot, and would have to review any information from our Iraqi partners before making further determinations. We take any threat seriously and always work to corroborate information we receive from our partners.”

Abadi’s remarks were apparently based in information revealed by captured ISIS terrorists.

In the region, Israeli intelligence sources aver that Syria is still hiding stockpiles of sarin gas, this despite putative disarmament accords, to hand over the world’s largest stockpiles of such weapons to western countries for neutralization and destruction.

Israel defense officials told Reuters last week that ISIS fighters are trying to get their hands on those weapons of mass destruction, including “combat warheads, air-to-ground bombs and anti-tank missiles containing toxic gases such as sarin,” Solomon said, quoting Reuters.

In the Tokyo attack, “12 infusion bags containing approximately 300-500 cc of sarin each were hidden in lunch boxes and drink containers. At the designated time, the terrorists punctured the bags with a sharp tool and the sarin began spreading in the train cars and stations. 16 stations were contaminated, causing the deaths of 12 and 5,500 casualties with various degrees of injury who were evacuated to 50 different hospitals throughout Tokyo.”

Watch a WCBS report on the explicit threat uttered by Islamic State chieftan, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who, after being released from a US detention camp in 2009, said, “I’ll see you guys in New York.”:

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  • disable the electrical outlets in the subway as these can be used to power a dispersion device.

  • joel

    re comment by Mi Tzadek…what are you Irving Weidorf Hollywood have written all the scenarios for the baddies already and as for you Jonah you are obtuse to the point of nothingness

  • Given the Syrian sarin stockpile, relocated by Iraq, during the Gulf wars, it’s little wonder that terrorists would have
    access to its use for various nefarious purposes. Alas, NYC
    subways, London’s Underground, and Paris’s Metro are obvious

  • I have great respect for your work, but I find it stupid, nonetheless, that you identify exactly how the Japanese incident was perpetrated, thus giving ideas not only to ISIS but to others who may be able to get their hands on the same or other chemicals.

    Reporters need to keep such things to themselves. Let’s not help the enemy!

    • Jerry

      They know all this already. Most of this information is available on the internet within in minute.

    • Ricardo

      Mr. Weisdorf – I appreciate your concern, but asking the press to censor themselves is unwarranted, especially in this case, where the tactics passed on don’t require any great intellect to figure out from scratch. There are only very rarely bits of vital information which ought to be kept from the public if our press is to remain free – which it actually has not been, since the press has engaged in so little actual open debate in the last couple of decades. Indeed, it is this absence of openness which led us to so unwisely invade Iraq the second time and which quite likely was the precipitating cause of all of the current ongoing mess in that area. Had the press adequately reported the fact that the administration was making up their “facts”, it’s quite possible that we could have had a far different, significantly less bloody outcome.

  • Jonah

    My guess is every door has been opened for them in the U.S. In order thst martial law can be declared in an attempt attempt to prevent the elections from occurring in November, because if the conservatives take both houses it is game over Obama and his treatment of Israel. So the liberals are in a crisis mode and desperate people do desperate things.

    • Jerry

      There will be no republican elected President for at least the next 14 years because the Democrats have bought all the elections until then.

    • aProperInfidel

      It’s game over for Obama anyway. You can’t serve 3 terms

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  • Mi Tzadek?

    Good point. And is it true that the Arabs in collusion with the leftist controlled Israeli govt are poisoning Israel’s water supply and food, causing Jews to become complacent zombies who are unwilling to protect themselves or stand up for their rights, and even voluntarilly finance their own murders?