Skip to comments.US Security Threat Level set to High/Orange (Fox News)
Posted on 08/10/2006 12:09:21 AM PDT by CraziemanEdited on 08/10/2006 12:37:44 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Per Fox News - Threat Level set to High/Orange
US Security Threat Level set to Severe (red) for flights to England, Orange (high) for domestic flights. The GENERAL level is still at heightened (yellow)
Thanks for posting, just heard it on Fox too.
Remember folks its not If we will be attacked again.... its when.....
Have they said anything about planes already on route from the UK to the USA?
DHS website still says yellow. May the site just needs updated.
get the F-15's & F-16's in the air! :D
Yeah they're slow. Drudge has it up (not linked) on his site.
At least Fox News is airing live news for once. Started to think they'd show reruns even if nukes started going off.
Crap bacl at 'cha. I was just going to bed. Whaaa!
I noticed from the other thread that the UK has sane/logical names for their threat levels. Theirs is not at critical.
Why do we use colors? It isn't the easiest thing to understand at a glance.
Chertoff - Raised due to threat in UK and aircraft between nations. No evidence of plotting in US. (FoxNews)
You better believe it... OK.. just got the answer to my question.. there are planes in the air now that are of "concern".
I think they only raised it for Aviation, not the General level.
Damn time difference...BTW, I wonder if this has anything to do with that August 22nd date that's so important to Abby Dinnerjackoff over in Iran?
HLS raised it to High(orange) and said it may go up to Severe(red)highest level. Thats never happened yet.. has it?
Thanks for that clarification.
I didn't know we were still using the color warning system.
I don't belive so..
I heard "severe" for aviation and high for general.
Definitely need clarification.
The implications on Fox is that the general level is high.
Sky News via Fox News - Liquid Chemical Devices - why liquids are being banned on flights.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is taking immediate steps to increase security measures in the aviation sector in coordination with heightened security precautions in the United Kingdom, the department said in a statement on Thursday.
"For that reason, the United States Government has raised the nation's threat level to Severe, or Red, for commercial flights originating in the United Kingdom bound for the United States," the statement said.
sounds like a mass grounding of flights on the international side this time....
Abby Dinnerjackoff over in Iran
AKA President Tom (thanks Glenn Beck, that is so much easier)
Yes, I'm glad to see Fox awake.
I'll try the link again.
Prayers for all those in the air, in Britian and the U.S...
well, here we go again - may God go with us.
yeah... if you mix the right chemicals together you can get some very powerful explosive liquids..
DAMN, THIS IS HAPPENING NOW...gonna check the newswires
Ditto.... it can't hurt
LOL.... or pop rocks and coke....
Not likely. Those haven't been popular since Alfred Nobel discovered that they are safer and easier to use soaked into sawdust and bentonite. A more likely candidate would be a nerve agent.
We are dealing with suicidal idiots though...
"THE HSAS SECURITY THREAT LEVEL FOR ALL FLIGHTS FROM THE UK TO THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN RAISED TO THE LEVEL "RED".
ALL OTHER COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS FOR THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN RAISED TO THE LEVEL "ORANGE"
I'm worried about this nut and his "so-called religion" in a big way. The events of tonight haven't comforted me in any way, shape or form.
Abby Dinnerjackoff - LOL!
Achmed-dinner offted himself is how I pronounce it.
Wonder if those 8 missing students are involved in this in any way?
Multiple attacks via multiple methods on multiple classes of targets would not be a good thing.
DHS still shows yellow/elevated.
I used to have a script that displayed that on my upper gnome panel. ;)
British police say foil plot to bomb aircraft
By Reuters. Thursday August 10, 2006. 07.11am
British police said on Thursday they have thwarted a plot to blow up aircraft in mid-flight between Britain and the United States, arresting a number of people in the London area.
Britains security service MI5 raised the threat level to the country to critical from severe, meaning an attack is expected imminently.
News of the arrests and heightened security threat came amid high international tension over Israels war against Hizbollah in Lebanon.
Police said the aim of the plot was to detonate bombs smuggled on board aircraft in hand luggage.
A major terrorist plot to allegedly blow up aircraft in mid-flight has been disrupted in a joint, pre-planned, intelligence-led operation by the Metropolitan Police anti-terrorist branch and security services, a London police spokesman said.
He said police believed the intention was particularly to target flights from Britain to the United States.
The BBC said about 18 people were arrested.
The police spokesman could not confirm the figure, saying only that an unspecified number of people had been detained in London during the night. The operation was the culmination of a major covert counter-terrorist operation lasting several months, he added.
Following the arrests, security at all British airports was increased and additional security measures put in place for all flights.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has come under strong criticism at home and abroad for following the U.S. lead and refusing to call for an immediate ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas.
The security alert comes 13 months after four Islamist suicide bombers killed 52 people on Londons transport network on July 7 last year.
The Home Office Web Site showed the threat rating had been raised to critical from severe earlier on Thursday. Britain has a five level rating for security threats, ranging from low to critical, which is the highest level.
© Reuters Limited http://www.ft.com/cms/s/aead46ee-2837-11db-a2c1-0000779e2340.html
U.S. Banning liquids from all commercial flights per Fox News.
Unknown delays for passengers at Hearthrow.
UK: Terror plot involved "liquid chemical devices"
U.S. raises threat level to orange for all domestic flights, red for all international flights.
Fox just corrected themselves on that.
Not since it was instituted.
Call DHS and ask.
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