Skip to comments.Plane plot involved 'explosive cocktail,' official says
Posted on 08/10/2006 6:01:33 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Terrorists were in the "final stages" of a plot to simultaneously blow up as many as 10 jets leaving Britain for the U.S., sending the planes and thousands of passengers into the Atlantic Ocean, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday.
British and Pakistani authorities teamed up to thwart the attacks, and 24 men were arrested in overnight raids in Britain, authorities said.
An undercover British agent infiltrated the group, giving the authorities intelligence on the alleged plan, several U.S. government officials said.
The men had not bought plane tickets, the officials said, but they were in the process of perusing the Internet to find flights to various cities that had similar departure times.
Two of the suspects recently traveled to Pakistan and later received money wired from there, senior U.S. government sources said.
Among those arrested were a Muslim charity worker and a Heathrow Airport employee with an all-area access pass, according to Britain's Channel 4.
The suspects were planning to stage a test run within a couple of days, said a U.S. intelligence official.
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Liberal attitudes in government would have almost certainly seen them succeed!
"The suspects were planning to stage a test run within a couple of days, said a U.S. intelligence official."
This will be interesting if they expand on this ... were they planing on seeing if they could get onboard with chapstick ( which is now banned ) ?
hang 'the suspects'...plain and simple . We need to start making an example of any that would even attempt to do things like this . Silence the bleeding hearts and hang the terrorist bastards . No mercy . Hang them and then feed their bodies to sharks . Terrify them . It's the only way .
Watch the spin from the left....
"Nothing was going to happen today."
"They hadn't even done their dry-run."
"They weren't going to do anything for some time to come"
"They were entrapped, they never would have come up with this plot on their own."
Add your own....
I agree with the Hanging idea. But feed their bodies to pigs and then drop the pigs over Lahore.
I bet as soon as CNN learns what the "explosive cocktail" is, they'll publish it along with where to get the ingredients.
if you want to see some lunatic rantings, put on a hazmat suit and venture over to the DU..they have every conspiracy theory known to man going..
"I bet as soon as CNN learns what the "explosive cocktail" is..."
Check the Old Mr. Boston Book ...
I think I'll have me a vodka.
"Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent."
Looks like these suspects forgot to read the NY Times article on our wire transfer monitoring program. More likely they wired the money before the program was exposed by the Times. I remember the editor of the Times claiming their story did not hurt the war on terror because everyone knew we were monitoring money transfers.
don't forget they'll also say in what proportions everything must be mixed as well as the best way to implement an ignition device..
This is the way these plots are stopped. Wiretapping and money tracking help but infiltration is what counts.
There are US agents doing horrible, disgusting things to maintain their positions in terrible organizations- we owe them an unpayable debt.
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
LOL..I use firefox and have them up on another tab..it's funnier than the blue collar tour..and what's truly funny is they believe that sh*t..
Pelosi and several others have all been giving out with this talking point and I suppose they will try to build it into something leading up to the Nov elections!
Try this mixture: unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (UDMH) fuel and inhibited red fuming nitric acid (IRFNA) oxidizer. Simply keep separated until needed. Corrosive as all get out, but for a short period of time that really does not matter.
Arrests made during the morning included Waheed Zaman, a biochemistry student, and Amin Asmin Tariq, a Heathrow security worker. Mr Zaman, who sat on London Metropolitan Universitys Student Council as a representative of the Islamic Society, is well known in the community.
not just an airport worker, a security worker. A security worker named Amin Asmin Tariq. Now I wonder who processed his clearance?
They used a peroxide two part solution. Exactly what the other part was they haven't said. I gather there are several things that could have been used and I am sure all this is common knowledge of a lot of terrorists.
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