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Day of terror strikes was planned for August 16
Daily Mail ^ | 8/11/2006

Posted on 08/11/2006 7:11:41 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever

Terrorists were planning to unleash a series of deadly mid-air explosions on flights between London and America on August 16, it has been revealed today.

Members of the terror group, who were arrested in a series of raids by anti-terror police yesterday, were due to mount a dry run today to check if they could smuggle components for liquid explosives through Britain's airports.

United Airline tickets dated next Wednesday were found by police at the home of one of the raided addresses.

One US intelligence official told today's Evening Standard: "The bombers were a couple of days from a test, and a few days from doing it."

The airlines targeted were United, American and Continental, which fly to New York, Washington and California.

Today the Bank of England named and froze the assets of 19 of the 24 air terror suspects arrested. The bank was acting under the instruction of Chancellor Gordon Brown and on the advice of the police and security services.

It acted under powers granted by the United Nations to tackle the financing of terrorism in the wake of the September 11 2001 attacks. Its action means it is a crime to make their money available without a licence from the Treasury.

The oldest of the named suspects is 35 and the youngest 17. Thirteen of them are from east London - nine from Walthamstow, one from Chingford, one from Leyton, one from the Limehouse and Poplar area and one from Clapton.

Four are from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and the other two are from Birmingham and Stoke Newington, north London.

The imam of Walthamstow mosque, where many of the suspects live, urged the Muslim community to remain calm and assist the police in their inquries. The unnamed imam added: "We'd like to remind people that the suspects are innocent until proven guilty."

Meanwhile, a senior Pakistani government official said today that two British nationals arrested in Pakistan provided information about the alleged UK air terror plot.

The UK remains on a "critical" level of alert against terrorism and air passengers at UK airports are expected to face widespread disruption again today following the introduction of new anti-terrorism measures yesterday including a ban on hand luggage.

The plot, which was described as an attempt to commit "mass murder on an unimaginable scale" by blowing up passenger jet, may have been thwarted just days before it was due to be carried out.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aa; airlines; con; eurabia; globaljihad; iad; jfkairport; jihadineurope; lax; londonairlineplot; ual; wot
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Chilling. So close.
1 posted on 08/11/2006 7:11:42 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: Rutles4Ever
All were muslim? All were males? All went to which mosque?
2 posted on 08/11/2006 7:14:43 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

What kind of housing do you suppose they are showing on Fox in High Wycombe? Were these people all loafing on welfare, too. You can tell that they have not assimilited to British culture, because British love flowers and shrubbery. Thee look like projects to me. No flowers, shrubs, or grass.


3 posted on 08/11/2006 7:16:25 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: 2banana

There are 2 females, one has a 6 month old and another is pregnant. Beasts All of Them!!!


4 posted on 08/11/2006 7:16:25 AM PDT by seeker41
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To: 2banana
The unnamed imam added: "We'd like to remind people that the suspects are innocent until proven guilty."

I know I'm dreaming
5 posted on 08/11/2006 7:17:03 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: Rutles4Ever

I was betting on August 22nd.


6 posted on 08/11/2006 7:17:20 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

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> Meanwhile, a senior Pakistani government official said today
> that two British nationals arrested in Pakistan provided
> information about the alleged UK air terror plot.
>


I thought this whole incident was being portrayed as a big win by the western intelligence communities.

That statement above makes it sound a bit more like an accidental discovery. That would be a whole lot scarier -- I wonder which is the case?


7 posted on 08/11/2006 7:17:44 AM PDT by kpp_kpp
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To: Rutles4Ever
The unnamed imam added: "We'd like to remind people that the suspects are innocent until proven guilty."

Don't leave town, pal.

8 posted on 08/11/2006 7:18:45 AM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: Rutles4Ever


Aug 16th, the aniversary of the death of Elvis - or was it????lol
9 posted on 08/11/2006 7:19:37 AM PDT by Republican Red (Everyone is super stoked on Gore, even if they don't know it)
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To: Rutles4Ever
Happy Birthday to me! :^/

8-16-77

10 posted on 08/11/2006 7:19:45 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (you get that thing I sent ya?)
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To: 2banana
Two were female, one of them pregnant, the other with a 6 month old.

The police have allowed her to have her child in detention with her.

I knew when they said that sanitary products and diapers could not be boxed that women were involved.

11 posted on 08/11/2006 7:19:56 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: netmilsmom; Rutles4Ever

> I was betting on August 22nd.

And because of the insane babbling of the Towelhead
of Tehran re: 22 Aug, we need to assume that these
flight actions might have been just a warm-up to
something else.


12 posted on 08/11/2006 7:20:33 AM PDT by Boundless (Imagine if Fox had a news channel)
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To: Republican Red

yup. in '77. see my post 10


13 posted on 08/11/2006 7:20:55 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (you get that thing I sent ya?)
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To: Rutles4Ever

Chilling indeed.

What would be the signifacance of that date?


14 posted on 08/11/2006 7:20:56 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Rutles4Ever

It could still happen. How do we know the plot was "TOTALLY" foiled?


15 posted on 08/11/2006 7:20:59 AM PDT by no dems (www.4condi.com)
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To: Rutles4Ever

How many of you remember the TERROR IN THE SKIES story that came out in a magazine (Women’s Journal) in July 2004 and recently made into a book? It was a huge topic of discussion on freerepublic at the time. It was a women’s well documented account about a group of Arab looking men on Northwest Airlines flight #327 that gave passenger and crew the fright of their life. Could that have been a dry run for this same type of terror plot?

Read it again here;
http://www.womenswallstreet.com/columns/column.aspx?aid=578


16 posted on 08/11/2006 7:21:07 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Rutles4Ever

Neal Boortz has a report/article that said an email was intercepted (after tracking chatter) by either UK or US Intelligence. Email said 'to act now'.

That is why the UK moved to make arrests yesterday. Officials interpreted the email to mean the terrorists had upped their date because they may have thought they had been found out.

(IIRC) The 9-11-01 attacks were supposedly moved up. OBL had originally planned for the attacks to take place a few weeks later.


17 posted on 08/11/2006 7:21:11 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Rutles4Ever

Just Great. First, Elvis dies on my 13th birthday, then the worst aviation attack in history WOULD have happened on my 42nd. I'm cursed, I say!


18 posted on 08/11/2006 7:21:37 AM PDT by Warren_Piece (Smart is easy. Good is hard.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

NYT deeply saddened this plot came to light.


19 posted on 08/11/2006 7:21:48 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: CharlieOK1

Also my sister's birthday. That's why I always remembered the date.


20 posted on 08/11/2006 7:22:27 AM PDT by Republican Red (Everyone is super stoked on Gore, even if they don't know it)
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To: mware

They need to take that kid away from that mother. She was going to KILL THE CHILD!


21 posted on 08/11/2006 7:23:06 AM PDT by RushCrush (I like pit bulls better than Democrats.)
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To: netmilsmom

Glenn Beck just reported that August 22 was one of the dates. I missed his source.


22 posted on 08/11/2006 7:23:17 AM PDT by craig_eddy
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To: seeker41
There are 2 females, one has a 6 month old and another is pregnant.

OMG! Horrific.

23 posted on 08/11/2006 7:23:21 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Thy Will Be Done.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Good question. Perhaps nothing significant. Possible they've adjusted their tactics since the West has become quite keen to their days of religious/cultural significance.


24 posted on 08/11/2006 7:23:26 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: Warren_Piece

I feel for you. 9/11/2001? My 35th birthday.

}:-)4


25 posted on 08/11/2006 7:23:49 AM PDT by Moose4 (Dirka dirka Mohammed jihad.)
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To: 2banana
Nope, 2 Caucasian converts and two women (one of which was prego).
26 posted on 08/11/2006 7:23:58 AM PDT by GeoPie
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To: Fester Chugabrew
NYT deeply saddened this plot came to light... without their exclusive scoop.
27 posted on 08/11/2006 7:24:18 AM PDT by pgyanke (Christ embraces sinners; liberals embrace the sin.)
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To: 2banana

But hey, don't be talking about racial profiling.


28 posted on 08/11/2006 7:26:09 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: craig_eddy
I watched the Glen Beck show last night and it was fascinating. Even Beck said he thought he was sounding like a nut case but the date Aug 22 was looking more and more like a date to start something big. He surmised that the airplane plot was to cause distraction while Iran was plotting something big.

Aug 22 was written about in the Wall Street Journal by Bernard Lewis who Glen Beck kept referring. The article is linked to below.

http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110008768
29 posted on 08/11/2006 7:27:04 AM PDT by Republican Red (Everyone is super stoked on Gore, even if they don't know it)
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To: pgyanke

LOL, did you see the thread by Doug??? He called the NYT's international desk and told them he was doing an article for FR and wanted to know if they were upset by not being able to run the story ahead of time so they could warn the terrorists.


30 posted on 08/11/2006 7:27:09 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: Rutles4Ever
re: It acted under powers granted by the United Nations to tackle the financing of terrorism

Huh? I beg your pardon, I must have misunderstood you, it sounded like you said the UN has some sort of authority to grant powers to sovereign nations, which suggests they might also have the authority to deny those same powers. This is simply too much.
31 posted on 08/11/2006 7:27:21 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Technically, the NYT has no comment.

If you missed this thread, you missed the brilliance of a fellow FReeper.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1681329/


32 posted on 08/11/2006 7:27:47 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: Boundless

Well, one can very have too many Ritz Crackers, tang and peanut butter in the house.

Oh and water.

The funny thing is we have a well dug for outside watering. We recently bought a hand pump for spot watering without using the electric pump. I think I need to do some research on how to make this drinkable water.


33 posted on 08/11/2006 7:28:19 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: kpp_kpp
I thought this whole incident was being portrayed as a big win by the western intelligence communities.

That statement above makes it sound a bit more like an accidental discovery. That would be a whole lot scarier -- I wonder which is the case?

Eh, let it be both. That's the way it happens a lot of the time. We're getting more hooks into the terrorist organizations which gives us more info; that's a cycle that gets better and better.

34 posted on 08/11/2006 7:28:40 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Rutles4Ever

The hub for Continental is Houston.


35 posted on 08/11/2006 7:28:42 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Sorry... have to fix the link.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1681329/posts


36 posted on 08/11/2006 7:28:43 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: Warren_Piece

Yep, it's all about you. :o)


37 posted on 08/11/2006 7:29:07 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Rutles4Ever
It acted under powers granted by the United Nations to tackle the financing of terrorism in the...

Oh thank you UN for granting sovereign nations these powers!

38 posted on 08/11/2006 7:30:55 AM PDT by TankerKC (Step Back! Doors Closing.)
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To: pgyanke
Nahhhh, The NYT would have sat on it until 8/12, then done an exclusive of the interviews of the late hijackers with a detailed inside story of the whole plot. Casual photos of the hijackers, their families, and the going away party would be sprinkled throughout the full special section article...
39 posted on 08/11/2006 7:31:45 AM PDT by null and void (Imagine a world without a CAIR...)
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To: netmilsmom
Betting on Aug 22 is logical. Oh the other hand, that is the mad man of Iran's date and if this is Al Quada (sp),then this would be a OBL method of making himself relevant whereas he has been overshadowed of late.
40 posted on 08/11/2006 7:32:04 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: proud American in Canada

The 6 month old's bottle was probably going to hold 1 part of the liquid explosive. If this was planed back in July 05, she had to know what the outcome would be and had this baby anyway. These people must be destroyed!


41 posted on 08/11/2006 7:32:20 AM PDT by seeker41
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To: Rutles4Ever
Yikes, my British cousin and his wife live in Chingford, home to one of these terrorists. My cuz is a retired Covent Garden Opera Company basso profundo.

Chingford is an extremely nice area just outside London. Of all the clips I've seen so far, none of these twisted animals were living in slums.

Poverty and slums create twisted animals, you know.

Leni

42 posted on 08/11/2006 7:32:43 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Israel Hold Firm !................No Retreat means No Repeat !)
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To: mware
I knew when they said that sanitary products and diapers could not be boxed that women were involved.

And I hope the TSA has not forgotten it, but products in bottles are not the only things that contain gel media. Diapers and some tampons contain absorbent gels, too. Also, a diaper that appears to be urine-soaked can contain enough other liquid to be used for an explosion.<

I do not know how security staff could deal with this. They can't tear apart every baby's diaper and test the gel inside, and surely aren't going to open every stinky wet diaper.

43 posted on 08/11/2006 7:32:58 AM PDT by Fairview
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To: mware
"I knew when they said that sanitary products and diapers could not be boxed that women were involved"

And one with a six-month old and baby formula?

44 posted on 08/11/2006 7:33:16 AM PDT by maxter
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To: nhoward14

Bad link. Dammit


45 posted on 08/11/2006 7:33:23 AM PDT by null and void (Imagine a world without a CAIR...)
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To: null and void

try #36... I fixed it


46 posted on 08/11/2006 7:34:00 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: mware

Saw it and loved it. He's a real asset to this forum and our country.


47 posted on 08/11/2006 7:34:28 AM PDT by pgyanke (Christ embraces sinners; liberals embrace the sin.)
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To: nhoward14

Thanks. Serves me right for not reading ahead...


48 posted on 08/11/2006 7:36:26 AM PDT by null and void (Imagine a world without a CAIR...)
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To: NavyCanDo

I bought the book & read it last night - chilling.


49 posted on 08/11/2006 7:36:38 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: no dems

I don't think the authorities are sure it is totally foiled. If it isn't, then the rest of the perps will go underground for a spell until they can try again.

With the exception of very few Muslims, the "good" muslims are keeping far to silent for them to have any credibility. I hope the undercover folks are infiltrating the mosques...profile, as awful as it is, is something that needs to be considered.

Our neighbors have told terrible stories of what happened them during WW II and somehow have risen above it...and as humiliating as it was then for them, I get the sense they understand why it was done.


50 posted on 08/11/2006 7:36:38 AM PDT by celtic gal
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