A Canadian judge has released video of terrorists, unloading what they thought was fertilizer to make three massive one-ton bombs.
The trial for the Toronto 18 as the suspects are known is currently underway in Brampton, Ontario. The video shows members of the terrorist group unloading supposed fertilizer and unwittingly being taped by police as part of a sting operation.
And to show just how serious this group was, the judge released a video of a test explosion orchestrated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The RCMP bomb squad detonated a ton of fertilizer in a Saskatchewan field to show what might have happened if the plot went forward. The tape shows the resulting shockwave from the explosion as a shipping container is flipped.
"We didn't have three large explosions in downtown Toronto," said John Thompson, terrorism expert. "Hundreds of people didn't die so as a result. Very few Canadians take the problem seriously."
Of the original Toronto 18, seven have had their charges dropped, five have been convicted, including the main bomb maker, homegrown terrorist Zakaria Amara. The remaining six go on trial in January.