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Sunday, October 31, 2010

British authorities say explosives meant to detonate in midair

British authorities now believe that a bomb that was discovered on a UPS cargo plane at an intermediate stop between Sanaa, Yemen and Chicago was meant to explode in midair a la Lockerbie and not meant for a Chicago synagogue.
Security chiefs initially believed the bomb, which was to be activated via a timer, was destined for a synagogue in the US.

But Mrs May said: “We do not believe that the perpetrators of the attack would have known the location of the device when it was planned to explode.”

Speaking at Chequers, David Cameron said: “We believe the device was designed to go off on the aeroplane.

“We cannot be sure about the timing when that was meant to take place.”

Had the plane exploded and crashed on to Nottingham, Leicester or Derby, all within a 10-mile radius of the airport, hundreds of lives would have been lost.

The alert was triggered by intelligence from a unit of GCHQ surveillance experts stationed in Afghanistan, the Sunday Express can reveal. Operating from a converted shipping container in Helmand, the team picked up the words “A wedding gift is being delivered”.

The phrase is an Al Qaeda code meaning a bomb is in transit.

With the help of Saudi agents, GCHQ alerted MI6, which raised the alarm in London and Washington.

Counter-terror police intercepted the United Parcel Service plane bound from Yemen to ­Chicago when it stopped to refuel at East Midlands Airport at 3am on Friday.

The suspect package was found with wires protruding from it and connected to mobile phone components. A similar device was found on board another plane in Dubai.
Maybe Bush was onto something with that Global War on Terror thing. Hmmm.

1 Comments:

At 2:21 AM, Blogger sarasmiles said...

This is a murderous religion. It should be illegal to be Muslim. These people are happy to kill anyone, especially their own little children. If it was illegal to be Muslim, they would have to sneak around with their hate-filled Korans and try to pass as Christians or Jews or Hindu. That would moderate them a little. If they could NOT be openly angry and violent. (Meaning of Hamas in Hebrew is...drumroll please!) Israel will never have Olive trees OR peace while they are allowed to live in Israel. What worked for Avraham is what will work; they need to be DRIVEN OUT of Eretz Israel, permanently.

 

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