Skip to comments.Britain Foils 'Plot To Blow Up Planes' (Jihadists strike again)
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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Global Jihad PING !
Why is the dateline of this article from Prague?
Sadly, the peace-at-any-cost appeasement groups would rather die or suffer under dhimmitude than defend themselves. They won't ever be convinced...
It's from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty whose main headquarters are in Prague and Washington, DC.
There. That's better.
Remember, the jihadists planned to blow up 11 planes over the Atlantic, prior to 9/11.
"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.
20 airplanes. Good Lord !
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.)
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."
orleans (1000+ posts) Thu Aug-10-06 01:49 AM
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4. we heard something about this on the radio, i googled and
found this headline
"Airline terror plot 'foiled'"
so what exactly is bush doing to stop this sh*t? lucky the british weren't asleep
There's more ... they're just not coming out with it yet. They fear a back up plan.
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.
Will Blair's wife, a lawyer, rally to the defense of the terrorists?
***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.
A little off topic...but back to the Egyptian students. 20 had applied for visas.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
BTW, that goes for the hezbullies that Israel is single handedly trying to eradicate. Why doesn't the rest of the world help them?
Have a closer look at the folks who work inside the Mpls airport sometime.
OOPs, oops, oops. I meant 2004 article by Annie Jacobsen. I have no idea who Annie Leibowitz is or why I typed that name.
I'm surprised those folks have enough functional brain cells to turn on a computer.
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.
What foreign relations policy would change the fact that these people believe they are doing the work of God by destroying the west?
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.
Mainly they are still talking about Lieberman.
**"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.)
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?
They'd rather have LaMont and a latte.
I don't understand them.
Why HIDE that nasty little "fact"?
All M0oslems are suspect . Stop ALL immigration from Islamic countries. It's the only sane way to go .
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.
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.
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.
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...
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?
Rush and his staff wondering what big event would happen while he was out. This is it.
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?
You left out "you idiot" but other than that, I give your response a 9.5.
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.
Ah, El Paso, I hate thee most....
What is the attraction of terrorists to airplanes? Are they hypnotized by shiny objects?