Sources: Iran May Have Already Developed Plans For Attack On NYC Through Years Of Espionage

NYPD On Lookout For Motorcycle Riders Possibly Armed With 'Sticky Bombs'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has stepped up security precautions here to combat a potential terror attack by Iran.

CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer has learned the Iranians may already have drawn up an attack blueprint.

Officials are on the alert for what they are calling an “off the shelf” terror attack by Iran, a plot the nation’s spies may have already developed for use when the timing is right.

The fear is Iran may think the right time is now.

Anti-terror cops pulled over a rental truck in Times Square on Wednesday, searching its undercarriage for a bomb. The NYPD is also on the alert for motorcycle riders armed with so called “sticky bombs” that can be attached to a car in the blink of an eye. It’s part of a stepped up security alert by law enforcement officials who fear the increasing international belligerence of Iran could lead to a terror attack here in New York City sometime soon.

“It’s not surprising that they may have the capability and have some planning already in place to carry out these acts,” former FBI agent and current security expert William Daly told Kramer.

The NYPD’s director of intelligence analysis, Mitchell Silber, echoed a similar sentiment in an editorial appearing in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal. It came on the heels of three coordinated bombings in the last two days in India, the nation of Georgia and Thailand — all thought to be connected to Iranian terrorists.

In the article, Silber says “the NYPD must assume that New York City could be targeted by Iran or Hezbollah. Indeed, as the West’s conflict with Iran over its nuclear program continues to heat up, New York City, especially with its large Jewish population, becomes an increasingly attractive target.”

“Unfortunately, the Iranians don’t like Israel and they don’t like the United States, so we become right at the top of their list in terms of targets,” added security expert Bob Strang. “They’re capable of actually committing a crime here whether it be murder, whether it be activating some type of terrorist attack.”

Sources told Kramer that for nearly three weeks the NYPD has stepped up security at the Israeli consulate, landmarks, subways and dozens and dozens of potential targets in the Jewish community, not only synagogues but any place Jews live, work or congregate. The biggest fear is that the Iranians may already have developed plans for an attack though years of espionage.

“We’ve seen here in New York there have been examples where the Iranians have been identified as looking at potential targets in the United States through their people who have diplomatic cover and are acting as intelligence operatives.

Three times in the past decade Iranian spy teams posing as United Nations diplomats have been caught doing surveillance on potential targets, including the number 7 subway line. And officials are so worried that teams of detectives were recently sent to Argentina to study the 1992 and 1994 bombings of Israeli and Jewish targets that are believed to also have been so called “off the shelf attacks” developed for use when the time seemed ripe.

“It’s always important to look at past incidents and how they’re carried out and predict what might happen in the future,” Daly said. “You’d want to know what did they do? How did they accomplish what they did in Buenos Aires or other places around the world?”

New York Sen. Charles Schumer said the time is now to find and expel all Iranian spies from the country.

“What we need to do is first give a thorough, complete check using all intelligence means on every member of the embassies and the consulates and if there’s even a scintilla of doubt about these people they should be kicked out,” Schumer said.

Please share your thoughts below…

  • hueychief

    Why would Iran want to do us a favor anyhow?

  • jerseyjoey

    Oh Well NYC, SUX to be you.

    • pee

      joisey joey ur an idior

  • Meme Meyagi

    there are 7 million mooslime terrorists spawning in usa. deport them now, or face islamization

    • Rodin

      What took this nutcase so long to show up?

  • michaelfury

    “The NYPD is also on the alert for motorcycle riders armed with so called “sticky bombs” that can be attached to a car”

    Like the ones used to kill Iranian scientists?

    Why is Iran killing its own scientists?

    • Rodin

      Please read my post below.

  • michaelfury

    “Anti-terror cops pulled over a rental truck in Times Square on Wednesday, searching its undercarriage for a bomb”

    Reasonable precaution, considering…

  • Pave Grancaric

    I mean…C’mon…get with it!!

    First of all…this is hysteria…all OVER again!!!

    Then it was about Iraq…now it’s about Iran!!

    We just seem to lose common sense and sensibility when we talk abt Muslims or Muslim countries!

    There is absolutely no threat to NY from Iranians, or Iranian gov’t!

    They, the Iranian gov’t have nothing against New Yorkers or New York.

    Now, if they are possibly planning retaliatory strikes against some Jewish or Israeli targets here…which there is NO PROOF OF….AND PROBABLY CONJURED UP BY SOME OF THE SAME PPL IN THE NYC POLICE DEP’T WHO SHOWED THAT HORRIBLE ANTI-MUSLIM VIDEO OVER AND OVER…

    ……then that’s understandable!

    BUT, let’s not forget!! Israel and Mosad (and probably with the help of the United States) have KILLED Iranians IN IRAN!!!

    Yes, they’ve targeted Iranian scientists! Totally against any and ALL Int’l law, ethics and norms!

    If we don’t like Iran building or having the nukes…(if indeed that’s what they are doing), then too bad!!!!

    Israel has them…and so do we!!!

    Can Iran say to us, US, no nukes??

    Why aren’t we demanding that Isreal give up it’s nukes….TO MAKE A NUCLEAR-FREE MIDDLE EAST!!

    WHY NOT???



    • The Facts

      If they have nothing against New Yorkers or New York, how come their favorite chant is ” Death to America”‘?

      • Rodin

        The Facts are staring you in the face. It’s “Death to America” not “Death to New York.”

        But seriously folks, it’s saber rattling, posturing, bluffing. On the other hand they’re saying they’re open to negotiation. It’s called ‘politics.’ Get it?

        • The Facts

          Hope you’re right. Don’t support preemptive action but we have to keep our guard up here at home just in case.

          • Rodin

            I am. It is NOT in Iran’s best interest to pull any sh¡t here. They may be nots but not stupid, in spite of what some of the imbeciles commenting here are saying. They’re blowhards incapable of discerning fact from the garbage they’re being fed or critical analysis of any kind.

            For me, this is a mind game. Lottsa fun!

    • Serena

      Iran is threatening to wipe Israel off the map & US. Islam believes they have to get rid of Israel for their Madhi AKA Messiah to come. Israel & US are sane Irans regimen is psychotic & unpredictable. They are definitely a threat. If sanctions don’t work it should be a rap.

      • Bob

        Cowards If you’re so afraid of Iran then take your family and guns over there and give ’em hell. Put your butt where your mouth is.

        Some people are all bark and no bite, and we have been waging a covert war on Iran and practicing sanctions(ISOLATIONISM) in an attempt to start a war to keep the world domination agenda on track.

      • Rodin

        THIS is hysteria!

        • T DESMOND

          NO THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!

  • Steve

    Time to do our thing. Iran has no clue. They will be nuked . Touch NY and you will be very sorry! We will attack all Iranian people if this happens I will start a movement. USA is the best!!!!!!!!!

    • Rodin

      Delusional. Toast. “Has-been” more like it. History repeats. America in denial.

      And, you know what? I would welcome a less obnoxious USA.

  • Pave Grancaric

    This kind of misleading reporting!!

    Yes, I know, there must be an Iranian under ‘every rock’!

    I mean, give me a ^*%%%^^ break…yes, that one!!

    First of all, these attacks are in RESPONSE to the Israeli (and possibly US)KILLINGS ON IRANIAN SOIL….of their nuclear scientists.

    Second, if the Iranians or Iranian proteges do act here and do similar things as was done in India or Georgia, then it needs to be investigated and of course punished!

    BUT, this kind of ‘war-mongering’ reporting! This kind of raising FEAR and what COULD BE…is just another example of MEDIA GONE CRAZY WITH THIS WHOLE IRANIAN SENSATIONALISM!!



    ..i mean, it’s not Teheran who was attacking anybody…but was mining it’s own business. We may not like them getting the nukes..if indeed that is what they are after…but, we may not be able to do anything abt that…and second..the lesson today is: IF GHADAFI HAD THE NUKES, HE WOULD STILL BE AROUND TODAY…AND NOT TOPPELED BY THE WEST….EVEN AFTER HE GAVE UP HIS CHEMICAL WEAPONS!

    • Serena

      All the persians with intelligence & $$$ left the country & immigrated to US when the Shah was overthrown. The people of Iran need to rise up & over throw this regimen destroying their country. These people are brainwashed by religious wackos.
      Once the sanctions get stricter the Gov’t will probably implode from within & the mullahs will be gone. Unfortunately a lot of innocent people will be killed like Syria.
      US needs to tighten our borders, shut the mosques & keep a registry of ALL Iranian nationals in the country, Iran is already attacking Israeli diplomats & threatening terrorist attacks in our country. We need to be proactive not reactive

      • Michael H.

        “shut the mosques & keep a registry of ALL Iranian nationals”

        This is what we call a blatant violation of the First Amendment.

  • Patrick

    That is why we must have border enforcement. Who the heck knows who is crossing our borders. It might come to the point that all Muslims in our country would have to be placed in internet camps. And if such an act of terror were to occur on our soil, then it might become necessary to wipe Iran off the face of the Earth. All this diplomatic use of sanctions bears no fruit with a maniac regime.and its kamikaze- like soldiers of war. Sounds like WW111 in the making..

    • Patrick

      internet should be corrected to read internment

    • Rodin

      Mexican terrorists? Canadian terrorists???

  • RoyBoySays

    If they attact on US soil,we should retaliate with nukes on theirs

  • Rodin

    Clear as a bell. This is pro-Israel-come-hell-or-high-waterAmerica priming us, setting the stage, propagandizing, greasing the wheel, stirring public opinion, rabble rousing for when Israel “preemptively” attacks Iran this spring or summer.

    It is NOT in Iran’s interest to attack in the US and they’re not as amnesic to history as we are.

    Remember Saddam Hussein’s WMDs?

    • Steve

      We aren’t looking to attack Iran. Israel is doing sabre rattling right now in order to get Iran’s attention. Let’s be honest, Israel could easily wipe Iran off the map and would never do so because so many people could be negatively affected. Meanwhile Iran is threatening to blow Israel off the map and the destruction of the state. How soon do we forget this little tidbit of information? A preemptive strike would slow down Iran from developing a WMD.

      • Rodin

        True but Israel’s “defenses” include a submarine nuclear force ready to wipe out the entire Middle East if Israel is attacked and wiped. They care nothing of “so many people … negatively affected” as long as Zionism triumphs and rules for THEY are the CHOSEN PEOPLE. Meanwhile Iran’s threats are empty nothing but propaganda.

        An Iranian attack is doubtful. An Israeli strike is probable. It’s their established M.O.

    • marty griffin kdka

      Rodin plays with himself in public.

      • Rodin

        It’s my Constitutional right to free expression, same as it’s yours to post imbecilities on this blog.

    • RoyBoySays

      clearly INS/homeland security is looking for Rodin at this very moment

      • Rodin

        Been there done that since the 60s. Tell me something I don’t know.

  • JP

    We had little to deal with in the Middle East until Isreal started to poke their noises in business that should have never been disrepected. Now we have a lot to worrie about. Their is a price to pay now that the US are friends with Isreal. God help us all.

    • Rodin

      “Hunting Jews has always been a European sport. Now the Palestinians, who never played it, are paying the bill.”

      Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist

      And so are we.

    • Max

      you meant to say you hate Jews

      • Michael H.

        Criticism of Israel and hatred of Jews are two completely different things.

        • Rodin

          Thank you, Michael H. You saved me the trouble of addressing idiotic assumptions.

    • RoyBoySays

      Germany exterminated 8 million jews,and replaced them with 10 million muslims,no wonder the country is tanking…….just ask any german,of german decent……

      • Rodin

        Inform yourself before you blather. Germany is the only EC country flourishing right now and trying to keep the rest afloat.


  • Rodin

    If you know so much, why don’t you go to the FBI with your garbage?

  • Rodin

    “Every time anyone says that Israel is our only friend in the Middle East, I can’t help but think that before Israel, we had no enemies in the Middle East.” ~ JOHN SHEEHAN, S.J., Jesuit missionary and scholar

    Maybe we should rethink blind support of Israel as Mossad agents roam free to assassinate Iranian nuclear scientists without a hint of concern or condemnation from America.

    “Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . .. I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.” – Ariel Sharon

    • supportreality

      Persoanlly I could care less of the Mid-east, I am pro Western culture. Yes, i must be a racist for saying that, too bad if that is what you think. But as far as Israel, i will support them over Islam extremism any day. Israel never threatened to wipe Iran off the map, but that ugly little rat face monkey Amdinajad and the Iranian mullahs did state they want to wipe Israel out. Case closed. Bomb Iran, now and forever.

      • Rodin

        I’m as “pro Western culture” as you, probably more so. And I don’t like Ahmedinajad any more than I do Netanyahu. But what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

        “…as far as Israel, i will support them….” YOU, blind support without accountability, are the problem. I will repost John Sheehan’s quote. Read it carefully. It sums up the historical record and the hearty of the problem. Support reality.

        “Every time anyone says that Israel is our only friend in the Middle East, I can’t help but think that before Israel, we had no enemies in the Middle East.”

        • A "Going Postal" Worker

          . . .and why is Iran so close to getting nukes in the first place.

          We can thank those LYING, SADIST HYPOCRIT Neo-cons, like Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas “Hand over top secret US docs to Israel” Feith, for railroading stupid people into believing that Saddam Hussein was set to attack – and that we needed to strike back. While thousands died or got maimed on both sides, Bush 43’s “moron” Axis of Evil speech forced a moderate out of power in Iran (Khatami), and forced a freak-o into power (Akmedinejad) . .as they probably thought we were going to bomb them next.

          Therefore, Iran’s more radical government has had time to build its nuclear programs, as its two worst enemies (the USA and Iraq) fought a war, based on Wolfowitz’s lies.

  • jerseyjoey

    You know, every time the police, FBI ,TSA and even homeland security Start to investigate the Evil Muslim in the holes they occupy in NYC you, ummm, PROGRESSIVES pitch a fit on how terrible this is and discriminating ETC followed by the NYC Media. Well shut your pie hole and let them do the job us taxpayers are paying for and root out the vile Muslim. After all as if it is no surprise to us, so it should be no surprise to you, that NYC is a world target that symbolizes Greed and excesses.

  • cygon

    how very unexpected.

  • glenn

    how the hell does a dog sniff out a magnetic bomb,when its doing 30 miles a hour on a motorbike.It will be like over seas so the fools that place hopes to get away.

  • michaelfury

    All that fear and loathing. And you still don’t know who hit you on 9/11.

    • supportreality

      I know who did…sick, and twisted Muslim extremists who bow to a pedophile, dog rapist named Mohammed. How about that.

      • Rodin

        But no Iranians.

        • Michael H.

          or Iraqis.

          Weren’t they mostly Saudis?

          • Rodin

            Yup. All but two, if I’m not mistaken.

            • Fel121

              Please dont confuse the American nit-wit with facts, they have a hard enough time with all this 21st century science stuff as it is, oh for the days when white people were in the white house and God handled the evil doers.

              • Rodin

                In order to de-confuse “the American nit-wit”:

                Sum-up of 911 Hijacker Nationalities:
                14 Saudis
                2 United Arab Emirati
                1 Egyptian
                1 Lebanese
                0 Iranians
                0 Iraqis

                0.33 seconds to find 85,600 results on Google

                I do hope “the days when white people were in the white house and God handled the evil doers” is sarcastic because it was “when white people were in the white house” who gØd spoke to that we got into the two longest messy wars we could not win (and never will, no matter how it’s painted or what the Washington propagandists claim).

  • michaelfury

    “They’re capable of actually committing a crime here whether it be murder, whether it be activating some type of terrorist attack.”

    Agreed. And something must be done about it.

    • Rodin

      Just like Mossad does in Iran and anywhere else.

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