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Britain Foils 'Plot To Blow Up Planes' (Jihadists strike again)
RFERL ^ | August 10, 2006 | RFERL

Posted on 08/10/2006 7:32:41 AM PDT by sergey1973

PRAGUE, August 10, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The British authorities are in no doubt -- after an operation lasting several months, the security services have foiled an imminent terrorist attack.

British Home Secretary John Reid said the security services had raised the threat level from "severe" to "critical," the highest possible level, which, according to the website of MI5, the British Security Service, means an attack is expected soon.

"The police, with the full knowledge of ministers, have carried out a major counterterrorism operation to disrupt what we believe to be a major threat to the United Kingdom and international partners," Reid said today.

London Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Paul Stephenson said the plan had been to commit mass murder.

"We cannot stress too highly the severity that this plot represented," Stephenson said. "Put simply, this was intended to be mass murder on an unimaginable scale."

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How many more terror plots will it take to treat Jihadist Islam the way Communism and Nazism was treated ?
1 posted on 08/10/2006 7:32:42 AM PDT by sergey1973
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To: Convert from ECUSA; SJackson; Alouette; Yehuda; veronica; JewishRighter

Global Jihad PING !


2 posted on 08/10/2006 7:34:55 AM PDT by sergey1973
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To: sergey1973

Why is the dateline of this article from Prague?


3 posted on 08/10/2006 7:34:59 AM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire.)
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To: sergey1973

Sadly, the peace-at-any-cost appeasement groups would rather die or suffer under dhimmitude than defend themselves. They won't ever be convinced...


4 posted on 08/10/2006 7:35:33 AM PDT by kromike
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To: ArtyFO

It's from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty whose main headquarters are in Prague and Washington, DC.


5 posted on 08/10/2006 7:35:39 AM PDT by sergey1973
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To: sergey1973
Just watch. It will be Bush's fault because we are in Iraq. We should have buried our heads ... and tried to be NICE to these monsters.

Realistically, this could have been horrific. I need to read the entire article and then comment more.
6 posted on 08/10/2006 7:35:47 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: sergey1973
Britain Foils 'Plot To Blow Up Planes' (Jihadists strike FOILED again)

There. That's better.

7 posted on 08/10/2006 7:36:04 AM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: sergey1973

Remember, the jihadists planned to blow up 11 planes over the Atlantic, prior to 9/11.


8 posted on 08/10/2006 7:38:10 AM PDT by SerpentDove (I heard they're implanting chips in the tinfoil now.)
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To: kromike

"Sadly, the peace-at-any-cost appeasement groups would rather die or suffer under dhimmitude than defend themselves. They won't ever be convinced..."

Loony Liberal Humanitarian groups are one thing, but my concern is that authorities still listening to the PC Nonsense and don't want recognize religious motivation behind Islamic Terrorist attacks.


9 posted on 08/10/2006 7:38:19 AM PDT by sergey1973
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To: nmh

20 airplanes. Good Lord !


10 posted on 08/10/2006 7:39:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: sergey1973

Beware! This is Attu/Kiska for the coming "Midway" op by these terrorists. IMHO, it's the diversion for the real, and very serious, attack. (I think the next one will NOT involve airplanes, but will come across the southern border using a dirty bomb---and I don't think it will be high-casualty, but will shut down a major city, Katrina-like, for years.)


11 posted on 08/10/2006 7:39:22 AM PDT by LS
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To: sergey1973

Passengers are being told they cannot carry hand luggage onto flights except for essential items placed in transparent bags. Milk for babies must be tasted by the accompanying passenger before it is allowed on board.

"All hand baggage will now have to be checked in with only a small number of essential items allowed through search controls," Alexander said. "Exceptions will be in place for those traveling with infants and for prescription medicines. Extra security arrangements will be in place for flights to the United States of America."


12 posted on 08/10/2006 7:39:26 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: sergey1973; fanfan; Pikamax; Former Proud Canadian; Great Dane; Alberta's Child; headsonpikes; ...
Note: Attacks just beginning: London bomber posted on FR July 6, 2006.

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13 posted on 08/10/2006 7:40:39 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: nmh

orleans (1000+ posts) Thu Aug-10-06 01:49 AM
Response to Original message

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x2447273#2447868
4. we heard something about this on the radio, i googled and
found this headline

"Airline terror plot 'foiled'"

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,200815...

so what exactly is bush doing to stop this sh*t? lucky the british weren't asleep


14 posted on 08/10/2006 7:40:40 AM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

There's more ... they're just not coming out with it yet. They fear a back up plan.


15 posted on 08/10/2006 7:40:40 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: sergey1973

A guy called in to Glenn Beck's show today. He was in Germany and had a flight scheduled for London. The airline had cancelled his flight, and according to the caller, many flights all over Europe had been cancelled.


16 posted on 08/10/2006 7:40:58 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: sergey1973

Will Blair's wife, a lawyer, rally to the defense of the terrorists?


17 posted on 08/10/2006 7:41:12 AM PDT by Voltage
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To: nmh

***Just watch. It will be Bush's fault because we are in Iraq. We should have buried our heads ... and tried to be NICE to these monsters.***

I've already thought about what to say to an acquaintance of mine who will say just that. My only response, so far, is, "Then who was responsible for 9/11? And who was responsible for the FIRST attack on the World Trade Towers while Clinton was president and all the other attacks on our embassies and the U.S. Cole?"

Bear in mind that this acquaintance's loud comment on the day of 9/11 was, "This is Bush's fault. Him and his terrible foreign relations."

Anybody have a better answer? I would love to hear it.


18 posted on 08/10/2006 7:42:36 AM PDT by kitkat (The first step down to hell is to deny the existence of evil.!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
20 airplanes. Good Lord !

A little off topic...but back to the Egyptian students. 20 had applied for visas.

19 posted on 08/10/2006 7:44:07 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: nmh
Traveling (business and leisure) has become a nightmare.

By air, it used to be fun. Now, it just plain sucks.

It feels like you are under martial law, not to mention you get SCREAMED AT and treated with no respect by blabbering, over-entitled high-school education TSA-ites and PMS-infested over the hill female flight attendants with crappy attitudes.

Get a job that does not involve ANY air travel.

20 posted on 08/10/2006 7:44:08 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (A few clever bones tossed on gay unions, flag burning & Iraq still don't absolve GWB over BORDERS)
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To: sergey1973

We have to stop using these terms. Everytime a muslim hears the term jihadist or jihad, it elicits pride not disgust. The word in entirely positive in the realm of Islam. They are not jihadist. They are murdering terrorists.


21 posted on 08/10/2006 7:44:33 AM PDT by kinghorse (I calls them like I sees them)
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To: dawn53

One explanation given for that is that the flights are backed up and they have no place to park incoming planes.

ALSO, the city where the raid occurred is 20 miles from the airport and one of the city officials says a lot of people who live there work at the AIRPORT. Isn't it time the Brits and the U.S. throw these extremists OUT!!!


22 posted on 08/10/2006 7:44:52 AM PDT by WestCoastGal
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To: sergey1973
How many more terror plots will it take to treat Jihadist Islam the way Communism and Nazism was treated ?

I was thinking of how in 2004 Annie Leibowitz was called a nut/bigot by some when she wrote the series of articles "terror in the skies" for women's wall street.

I will have to re-read about the Syrian musicians who took turns going to the bathroom and scaring the heck out of passngers. Despite all the "nothing to see here" responses, I thought it was a dry run.

23 posted on 08/10/2006 7:45:52 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: Valin
The people at DU are absolutely brainless. Some of the comments are utterly ridiculous.

As for yours:

"so what exactly is bush doing to stop this sh*t? lucky the british weren't asleep"

It happened in BRITAIN. HOW is Bush supposed to control what happens THERE? The BRITISH stopped it in THEIR country. What a MINDLESS remark.

If Bush weren't on the ball, don't you think we;d have had MORE ATTACKS BY NOW?

GEESH! At least give Bush some CREDIT for THAT!
24 posted on 08/10/2006 7:47:13 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: sockmonkey
I agree when it comes to these sob's the "nothing to see here" attitude has to be stopped. Everything they do has to be questioned! They're scurrying around like a bunch of cockroaches that need to be exterminated.

BTW, that goes for the hezbullies that Israel is single handedly trying to eradicate. Why doesn't the rest of the world help them?

25 posted on 08/10/2006 7:50:15 AM PDT by WestCoastGal
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To: WestCoastGal

Have a closer look at the folks who work inside the Mpls airport sometime.


26 posted on 08/10/2006 7:50:50 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: kitkat
This is the best I would say:

"I've already thought about what to say to an acquaintance of mine who will say just that. My only response, so far, is, "Then who was responsible for 9/11? And who was responsible for the FIRST attack on the World Trade Towers while Clinton was president and all the other attacks on our embassies and the U.S. Cole?"

You may want to add in the foreign U.S. embassy that was bombed under CLINTON while he was being serviced UNDER his desk.

It is Clinton's fault. He emboldened them by NOT DOING A DAM THING about it. You might want to ask them if they'd like to view a REAL beheading. Nick Berg would be a good one ... and let them SEE what they'd like to do to THEM, asap. Ask them how you "reason" with people like THIS. Just how would they do that.
27 posted on 08/10/2006 7:51:06 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: sergey1973

OOPs, oops, oops. I meant 2004 article by Annie Jacobsen. I have no idea who Annie Leibowitz is or why I typed that name.


28 posted on 08/10/2006 7:51:50 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: Valin

I'm surprised those folks have enough functional brain cells to turn on a computer.


29 posted on 08/10/2006 7:52:24 AM PDT by Jaded (does it really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I heard last night that these planes would fly to the U.S. and be blown up over MAJOR cities here so carnage would be unbelievably high - in the plane and on the ground.


30 posted on 08/10/2006 7:53:11 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: kitkat
"This is Bush's fault. Him and his terrible foreign relations."

What foreign relations policy would change the fact that these people believe they are doing the work of God by destroying the west?

31 posted on 08/10/2006 7:55:33 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: nmh

Exactly. The liberal media is refusing to report that the plane were to be blown up over cities in order to kill people on the ground.


32 posted on 08/10/2006 7:55:58 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Jaded

Mainly they are still talking about Lieberman.


33 posted on 08/10/2006 7:57:48 AM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: sergey1973

**"We cannot stress too highly the severity that this plot represented," Stephenson said. "Put simply, this was intended to be mass murder on an unimaginable scale."**

I see this is coming from Prague. Chilling since I was in Prague, Poland, Hungary and Austria a month and a half ago.

We flew in and out of Frankfurt. (Shakes head.)


34 posted on 08/10/2006 7:58:10 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: kitkat
Bear in mind that this acquaintance's loud comment on the day of 9/11 was, "This is Bush's fault. Him and his terrible foreign relations." Anybody have a better answer? I would love to hear it.

Bush had terrible foreign policy ~before~ 9/11? He'd barely had time to install all of his staff by then, let alone make any foreign policy moves whatsoever. Considering that the planning for 9/11 started about four years before, I guess the plotters had to be so mad at Bush that they went back in time to plan it?

35 posted on 08/10/2006 7:58:39 AM PDT by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1400 knives and counting!)
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To: nmh
At least give Bush some CREDIT for THAT!

They'd rather have LaMont and a latte.

36 posted on 08/10/2006 7:59:49 AM PDT by GVnana (Former Alias: GVgirl)
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To: jimbo123

I don't understand them.

Why HIDE that nasty little "fact"?


37 posted on 08/10/2006 7:59:55 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: GVnana
Or perhaps they WANT a 9/11 repeat that was spurred on because of that lazy, womanizing, druggie, Bill Clinton.

Oh, he makes me sick.
38 posted on 08/10/2006 8:01:37 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: All

All M0oslems are suspect . Stop ALL immigration from Islamic countries. It's the only sane way to go .


39 posted on 08/10/2006 8:01:51 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: nmh
Thanks - you stole my reply. Bush is no accountable for controlling terrorist cell activity in the UK

Certainly I want to see Bush seal our borders with troops, and stop allowing muslim males to obtain legal visas.

By the same token, both the dems in congress and the willing lap-dog media have done all that can to stop Bush's efforts to track and disrupt terrorist cells in this country.
40 posted on 08/10/2006 8:05:28 AM PDT by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: sonic109

I think any relative of anyone involved in this plot or any terrorist plot should be stripped of citizenship, if they are indeed citizens, and sent back to the country of their ancestral origin. That would include children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Execute terrorist plotters or put them in jail for life and just get rid of their relatives.


41 posted on 08/10/2006 8:09:14 AM PDT by carola
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To: Ramius

Also bear in mind that the highest priority in foriegn relations on April 1, 2001 was the downing of an EP-3 by the Chinese and the subsequent kidnapping of its crew.


42 posted on 08/10/2006 8:14:17 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: carola

Unless we all take drastic action we will all die . Im not an alarmist , I'm realistic. This is an all out war and our politicians (DEMS especially ) are playing politics and politically correct at the expense of my safty and life. STOP ALL MOSLEM IMMIGRATION.


43 posted on 08/10/2006 8:15:06 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: nmh

Just watch. It will be Bush's fault because we are in Iraq. We should have buried our heads ... and tried to be NICE to these monsters.


WOW! You must have ESP or something.
Large Scale Terror Plot To Blow Up Planes Foiled...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/08/10/large-scale-terror-plot-t_n_26922.html

Good thing we invaded Iraq.
By: robodweeb on August 10, 2006 at 09:05am



You don't happen to know what the powerball numbers will be do you?


44 posted on 08/10/2006 8:16:51 AM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: sergey1973

Rush and his staff wondering what big event would happen while he was out. This is it.


45 posted on 08/10/2006 8:21:48 AM PDT by SerpentDove (I heard they're implanting chips in the tinfoil now.)
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To: sergey1973

My son's flying home from London with his high school drama group on Monday. When we saw them off at SFO, I couldn't help but marvel at all those wide-eyed, fresh-faced, innocent kids (34 of them) about to embark on the adventure of their lifetime.

As a mom, you can't help but have a little knot of worry every time your kid leaves the house about the myriad of things that can turn your and their lives upside down in the blink of an eye. You do your best not to let it consume you since you know that, logically, 99.999% of the time, everything is going to be OK.

Most parents, grandparents, neighbors, teachers, community members strive to keep all our kids safe. It's incomprehensible that people are actively plotting to end the lives of innocents and will do so joyfully. Why? How does this improve the lives of their families/communities? How does this make things better?


46 posted on 08/10/2006 8:22:09 AM PDT by TMD (Get Planned Parenthood out of our schools!)
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To: nmh

You left out "you idiot" but other than that, I give your response a 9.5.


47 posted on 08/10/2006 8:26:33 AM PDT by SerpentDove (I heard they're implanting chips in the tinfoil now.)
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To: TMD

This is a twisted religious ideology that to murder "infidels" is the way to Paradise. It sounds incomprehensible to a rational person, but unfortunately, too many in the Muslim world espouse it--the number is large enough to wreck the havoc. That's why I'm for treating Islam (at least the version that espouses Jihad against Infidels) the same way that Conmmunism and Nazism was treated. Time to recognize the painful truth. Otherwise, we going to see more and more massive terror plots like this.


48 posted on 08/10/2006 8:27:37 AM PDT by sergey1973
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To: LS

Ah, El Paso, I hate thee most....


49 posted on 08/10/2006 8:29:09 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.)
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To: sergey1973

What is the attraction of terrorists to airplanes? Are they hypnotized by shiny objects?


50 posted on 08/10/2006 8:30:40 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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