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'Plot to blow up planes' foiled [UK TERROR THREAT LEVEL RAISED TO IMMINENT{U.S.raised terror level)
BBC News ^ | Thursday, 10 August 2006, 05:06 GMT 06:06 UK | Unknown

Posted on 08/09/2006 10:17:04 PM PDT by gary_b_UK

A major terrorist plot to blow up planes in mid-flight has been disrupted by police, Scotland Yard says.

It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled on board aircraft in hand luggage.

During the night, police arrested a number of people in London after a counter-terrorist operation they said had lasted several months.

Police believe the attacks would have been particularly targeted at flights from the UK to the US.

The Department for Transport said security at all UK airports has been increased.

Passengers on all flights will not be allowed to take any hand luggage on to any flights in the UK.

Only the barest essentials - including passports and wallets - will be allowed to be carried on board in transparent plastic bags.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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The MI5 and UK Intelligence Community websites are displaying that the UK Terror Threat Level has been raised to 'Critical', which indicates an attack is expected imminently.

http://www.mi5.gov.uk/
http://www.intelligence.gov.uk/


1 posted on 08/09/2006 10:17:07 PM PDT by gary_b_UK
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To: Howlin; onyx

oh crap ping


2 posted on 08/09/2006 10:19:25 PM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: gary_b_UK

If they foiled it, how come they are at critical level?


3 posted on 08/09/2006 10:19:46 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: gary_b_UK

I just saw this on CNN International and was coming to post the story. Yikes!


4 posted on 08/09/2006 10:20:52 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: CindyDawg

There may be other attempts.


5 posted on 08/09/2006 10:20:55 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Mo1


Dear God.


6 posted on 08/09/2006 10:21:00 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: CindyDawg

I pray that ALL the terrorists were caught.


7 posted on 08/09/2006 10:21:10 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: gary_b_UK

There IS no Terrorist threat...noted experts Michael Moore and George Galloway both said so. [/sarc]


8 posted on 08/09/2006 10:21:29 PM PDT by kromike
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To: CindyDawg

http://www.mi5.gov.uk/output/Page269.html


9 posted on 08/09/2006 10:21:40 PM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: gary_b_UK

Just saw this on CNN International, the anchor said they were not sure they got them all.


10 posted on 08/09/2006 10:21:41 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: gary_b_UK
Only the barest essentials - including passports and wallets - will be allowed to be carried on board in transparent plastic bags.

Hope they'll at least allow you to bring a book to read. It is a long flight across the Atlantic.

11 posted on 08/09/2006 10:22:00 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: gary_b_UK

>>A major terrorist plot to blow up planes in mid-flight has been disrupted by police, Scotland Yard says. It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled on board aircraft in hand luggage.<<

I wonder if they will stop allowing carry ons?


12 posted on 08/09/2006 10:22:04 PM PDT by gondramB (We will have peace, when you and all your works have perished and the works of your dark master)
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To: gary_b_UK

The Amish again?


13 posted on 08/09/2006 10:22:07 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Mo1; Chena; NormsRevenge


But of course, we're not to worry about the missing Egyptain students.


14 posted on 08/09/2006 10:22:12 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: rdl6989

I pray all terrorists were killed.


15 posted on 08/09/2006 10:22:54 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Sounds like it.


16 posted on 08/09/2006 10:23:04 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: highlander_UW

Dadgumit, you made me LOL on a serious thread!


17 posted on 08/09/2006 10:23:41 PM PDT by Howlin (Pres.Bush ought to be ashamed of himself for allowing foreign countries right on our borders!!~~Zook)
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To: gary_b_UK

They've raised the threat level to "Elmo"?!?



(I'm trying to be series, but this is hugh!)


18 posted on 08/09/2006 10:23:51 PM PDT by Redcloak (Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.)
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To: gary_b_UK
It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled on board aircraft in hand luggage.

No hand luggage for you, Sid.

19 posted on 08/09/2006 10:24:13 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal (As it was in the days of NO...)
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To: onyx

Yeah, interesting that they show up and go missing RIGHT BEFORE THE FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11!!!!!


20 posted on 08/09/2006 10:24:39 PM PDT by djf (A short fence is mathematically the same as NO FENCE...)
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To: onyx; EnquiringMind

YIKES! Thanks for the ping, onyx. I was on the other thread, and am listening online to Coast to Coast AM, thanks to NormsRevenge.


21 posted on 08/09/2006 10:24:48 PM PDT by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: onyx; EnquiringMind; NormsRevenge

YIKES! Thanks for the ping, onyx. I was on the other thread, and am listening online to Coast to Coast AM, thanks to NormsRevenge.


22 posted on 08/09/2006 10:25:05 PM PDT by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: CindyDawg

23 posted on 08/09/2006 10:25:28 PM PDT by traumer
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To: gary_b_UK
Passengers on all flights will not be allowed to take any hand luggage on to any flights in the UK.

Only the barest essentials - including passports and wallets - will be allowed to be carried on board in transparent plastic bags.

Coming soon to the U.S.

I'm going to HATE my job when this happens. Two hours in the air with NOTHING to do but read "Sky Mall". Lord help me.

24 posted on 08/09/2006 10:25:41 PM PDT by Jotmo (I Had a Bad Experience With the CIA and Now I'm Gonna Show You My Feminine Side - Swirling Eddies)
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To: gary_b_UK; All

Prayers for the UK bump.


25 posted on 08/09/2006 10:25:48 PM PDT by Anomaly in Illinois (Never Forget! ~~~~ Never Again!)
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To: gary_b_UK

BTTT!!!!!!


26 posted on 08/09/2006 10:25:54 PM PDT by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: gary_b_UK

I heard a couple of days ago (I think on Fox News) that an American Airlines jet that had left Heathrow Airport turned around and landed back at Heathrow. I believe someone who had a name on the global "terrorist watch" list was removed...


27 posted on 08/09/2006 10:26:24 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: onyx

Scary times we live in


28 posted on 08/09/2006 10:26:26 PM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: CindyDawg

They might not have gotten them all, or there may be signs of a parallel plan in motion that they knew nothing about.

Better to tell people that there might be an imminent threat than to let them die through ignorance.


29 posted on 08/09/2006 10:26:40 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: CindyDawg

maybe they dont know how many were originally involved


30 posted on 08/09/2006 10:27:48 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8)
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To: Drew68

You don't know about the
ol' bomb in a book trick?

31 posted on 08/09/2006 10:28:11 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: nutmeg
I believe someone who had a name on the global "terrorist watch" list was removed...

Chances are 10,000 to 1 that it is a case of mistaken identity.

-ccm

32 posted on 08/09/2006 10:28:24 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order)
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To: Redcloak
That's Level Jihad Elmo, infidel. ;-)


33 posted on 08/09/2006 10:28:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

34 posted on 08/09/2006 10:29:06 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: Chena


Who's hosting, Noory/Nhouri/whateveer?

Are they talking about this?


35 posted on 08/09/2006 10:29:07 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: gary_b_UK
UK TERROR THREAT LEVEL RAISED TO IMMINENT IMMIGRANT
36 posted on 08/09/2006 10:29:21 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: Mo1; Howlin; onyx
The world must immediately search every blonde American Citizen that attends a church or synagogue. It is the only way to be sure that the poor put upon islamic radicals can be assured of due process.
37 posted on 08/09/2006 10:29:24 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (Political troglodyte with a partisan axe to grind)
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To: gary_b_UK

Cheney. Forget my lips. Read my tag.


38 posted on 08/09/2006 10:29:34 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The only good Mullah is a dead Mullah. The only good Mosque is the one that used to be there.)
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To: CindyDawg

possible follow ups. initial diversions.


39 posted on 08/09/2006 10:29:47 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Redcloak

I first read the headline to say "Planet" instead of "Plane". I'll see your hugh & raise it.


40 posted on 08/09/2006 10:29:50 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: gary_b_UK
At least the Brits have the balls to raise the threat level. Here we would have to wait until after an attack before it was raised to red.

God be with MI5 tonight. And tomorrow.

41 posted on 08/09/2006 10:30:06 PM PDT by Semper911 ("We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it." -Marge Simpson)
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To: onyx

Just listening in to the NEN expert talking about the egyptians on Coast to Coast AM..
and now this.. Damn.


42 posted on 08/09/2006 10:30:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: Drew68
This would be good on the flight --


43 posted on 08/09/2006 10:30:22 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: onyx

Right now they are!


44 posted on 08/09/2006 10:30:30 PM PDT by Howlin (Pres.Bush ought to be ashamed of himself for allowing foreign countries right on our borders!!~~Zook)
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To: onyx

Huge chills down my back, onyx. I have family in the UK right now. Not sure when they are supposed to be flying home, but not for a week I think. What a way for my ONE liberal relative to get a reality check. IYIYIYI


45 posted on 08/09/2006 10:30:40 PM PDT by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That just does NOT make sense to me, does it you?

If you get lost you STICK TOGETHER.

And how the hell do you end up in Minnesota.


46 posted on 08/09/2006 10:31:30 PM PDT by Howlin (Pres.Bush ought to be ashamed of himself for allowing foreign countries right on our borders!!~~Zook)
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To: Drew68; hellinahandcart
Only the barest essentials - including passports and wallets - will be allowed to be carried on board in transparent plastic bags.

Imagine all the expensive gadgets that will be stolen out of, er, safely placed in the checked baggage.

47 posted on 08/09/2006 10:31:39 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal (As it was in the days of NO...)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever


I would laugh, but you are right.


48 posted on 08/09/2006 10:31:48 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: Jotmo
Imagine a transcontinental flight.... UGGHHH... Now let's add a screaming baby and a kicking 4-year old for extra fun! ;)

Seriously though, this stuff is scary.

49 posted on 08/09/2006 10:32:13 PM PDT by Kaylee Frye
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

LOL............but, of course, you're right. Fair is fair!


50 posted on 08/09/2006 10:32:14 PM PDT by Howlin (Pres.Bush ought to be ashamed of himself for allowing foreign countries right on our borders!!~~Zook)
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