Skip to comments.Airport alert renewed after FBI warning on al-Qaeda raid
Posted on 11/12/2006 3:30:07 PM PST by FairOpinion
INDIA renewed a high security alert at its airports following a warning that the al-Qaeda terror network could try and hijack US-bound passenger flights.
We sounded an alert after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) forwarded an email that spoke of the possibility of an al-Qaeda attempt to hijack US-bound flights from India, a home ministry official said.
The official, who did not wanted to be named, said the email written by an unknown entity appeared to have originated from India and was received by the FBI Saturday at its headquarters in the US.
While the 'target' was US-bound flights, the nature of threat mentioned in the email was 'hijacking', he said.
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Clearly the FBI considers this a credible threat, because they not only issued an alert ( which I haven't even heard about), but RENEWED it.
Probably - over a cup of cammomile tea.
An airliner from India has zero fuel onboard after leaving Narita and ariving in LA or Minneapolis not much of a threat either way.
Terrorists don't "try AND hijack," they "try TO hijack."
One of my pet peeves.
Of course, Yoda would say, "Do, or do not. There is no try."
It's doubtful she's want to get her prissy hands dirty going outside. She'll send someone else, wring her hands of the matter and blame it on republicans for pissing them off.
Ask the 300 people on board that airliner...
I flew Tokyo to MSP a few times, and that is a brutal flight. I just couldn't imagine starting out in India beforehand.
she plans to blame Bush of course.
Or "dialog with the terrorists"--one or the other, no doubt!
After all we did for them last November 7th, has Al Qaeda no shame by showing such ingratitude!!??
One of mine, too. Glad I'm not the only one.
"try and" is just wrong.
How does Pelosi plan to deal with this, sing Kumbaya with Bin Laden?
I think she is already working on a stay in the Lincoln Bedroom with the White House for Osama.....
Oh great. The grammar police. This article is about someone wanting to rain death and destruction down on a heavily populated area--and all some people can think about is if it's stated properly.
It's also one of my pet peeves. I have too many pet peeves, actually. And sadly, I'm raising grammar Nazis. This morning in church, the pastor said, "...to you and I" and my son whipped his head around to give me the "look." I ignored him, but knew that it was my fault that he has become like this. :-)
And the people on the ground
Oh no. Don't read post #16 from me. Actually, after I posted my comment, I said to myself, "Now, what was this discussion about? Oh, yes! Terrorism. I probably shouldn't have chimed in on the grammar thing." Then I read your comment and got convicted. :-(
And he is wise, is Yoda.
If there is an alert nothing will happen. Alerts might as well be "all clears"
The Dems are about to resume control of Congress. I thought I was supposed to be safe now.
This related article said that a U.S. internet centre received an email warning of the planned hijacking.
What is amazing is that there are several articles about this in the foreign press, so it's validated, but NOTHING on CNN or FoxNews. I looked through the related articles found by Google News, and even though this is an AP report, it's not on any of the US newspapers or news stations websites.
One would think people would be interested in terrorists hijacking planes headed to the US.
Just the way the plot discovered in the UK got virtually no mention in the US, it was a couple of days of news cycle, the Foley scandal was much more important to our national interest, based on the MSM coverage.
How does Pelosi plan to deal with this, sing Kumbaya with Bin Laden?
She doesn't plan to deal with it. They will let it happen and mark it up as another failure of Bush.
Grammar nazi's are one of my pet peeves. :-)
"try AND..." is one of my pet peeves as well.
Another is "may or may not." That doesnt tell me ANYTHING!!!
Actually, I did hear about it on FOX News.
Someone posted on another thread re this threat that FOX had mentioned it yesterday. I haven't had FOX or any other news on since last Tues night. But I get FOX News Alerts emails and nothing came up. I guess Britney's divorce is better fodder for the masses.
"That's a whole nother subject."
no capitalization of proper nouns and acronyms
and generally anything else covered on this link:
That's because nobody cares. Really. Nobody believes the terrorist threats anymore, and many likely see it as a Rebublican plot to prop up approval ratings:
"Oh, another terrorist threat? (Yawn), Oh, ho - hum, how late is Best Buy open tonight?"
"I like to watch the races on Thursday's."
Please don't forget:
then and than
Possibly the worst abuse of all!
Even on this thread. It's been hijacked by the grammar police--and other trivial pursuits.
And let's not forget that Sean Vannity wrote the book on poor grammatical usage.
ah yes, the splitting of the word "another."
but alas! (a redundancy) being from the South, I am not immune to it, as much as I know it is wrong to say...
Affect and effect - as well as "a mute point" ...
"Ask the 300 people on board that airliner..."
Amen! We've become shock proof when the idea of loosing 300 lives doesn't make us shudder in horror!! One innocent life lost is too many.
We can only pray that the da#@ demos wake up when they see what the Pres. and his staff have been dealing with while they've been shooting off their mouths, safe in their own little world. It is frightening to see how far they will go, and have gone, for "the party" instead of the safety of this nation and our troops that are protecting their butts!!
The terrorists are less likely to attack the U.S. from now until the 2008 presidential election, because an attack here would strengthen President Bush and conservatives in general. The terrorists want a Democrat to gain the White House, because they know that would lead to the weakening of U.S. military defense.
Yes....even with Terrorism, lousy grammar is annoying..and ok, sometimes Freepers get weird cause something scairy has come up and that's how we deal with the fear/stress.
BTW...If I hear " irregardless" one MORE time I will scream!!
You can do both. Here ya go... We need to try and stop them :')
Perhaps he's considered exempt from scrutiny if he broadcasts from New York.
Excellent point. That should of been caught by an editor. ;-)
Pelosi will quote Ghandi and then all the Dimmies will hold hands on the steps of the Capitol and sing the Pepsi song...the one about "I'd like to buy the world a coke...." ( where everyone is singing on a mountain top ).
Perhaps a jetliner filled with civilians has more value to a jihadi than just its fuel payload.
Don't always assume the next plot is going to be just like the last plot.
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