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Airport alert renewed after FBI warning on al-Qaeda raid
Asutralia News ^ | Australia News

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: india; terroralert; terrorattack; terrorism; wot
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How does Pelosi plan to deal with this, sing Kumbaya with Bin Laden?
1 posted on 11/12/2006 3:30:10 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

Additional articles:

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&ie=ISO-8859-1&ncl=http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20747460-401,00.html


2 posted on 11/12/2006 3:31:37 PM PST by FairOpinion (Don't give up! Start working on 2008 GOP win strategy NOW.)
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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.


3 posted on 11/12/2006 3:33:33 PM PST by FairOpinion (Don't give up! Start working on 2008 GOP win strategy NOW.)
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To: FairOpinion

Probably - over a cup of cammomile tea.


4 posted on 11/12/2006 3:39:03 PM PST by fishergirl (Proud mom of an Iraq war veteran - to all our veterans Thank You and God Bless)
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To: FairOpinion

An airliner from India has zero fuel onboard after leaving Narita and ariving in LA or Minneapolis not much of a threat either way.


5 posted on 11/12/2006 3:41:28 PM PST by claptrap (optional tag-line under reconsideration)
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To: FairOpinion

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."


6 posted on 11/12/2006 3:42:52 PM PST by Abigail Adams
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To: FairOpinion
"How does Pelosi plan to deal with this, sing Kumbaya with Bin Laden?"

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.

7 posted on 11/12/2006 3:43:52 PM PST by spunkets
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To: claptrap
< snip >....not much of a threat either way.

Ask the 300 people on board that airliner...

8 posted on 11/12/2006 3:44:49 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave (HDTV ping list, please FReepmail me if you would like your name added.)
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To: claptrap

I flew Tokyo to MSP a few times, and that is a brutal flight. I just couldn't imagine starting out in India beforehand.


9 posted on 11/12/2006 3:45:51 PM PST by struwwelpeter
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To: FairOpinion

she plans to blame Bush of course.


10 posted on 11/12/2006 3:46:56 PM PST by oceanview
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To: FairOpinion

Or "dialog with the terrorists"--one or the other, no doubt!


11 posted on 11/12/2006 3:48:53 PM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: FairOpinion
What?

After all we did for them last November 7th, has Al Qaeda no shame by showing such ingratitude!!??

12 posted on 11/12/2006 3:49:06 PM PST by Gritty (In the Old Days, no one had to worry about the Sioux riding down Fifth Avenue - Mark Steyn)
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To: Abigail Adams

One of mine, too. Glad I'm not the only one.

"try and" is just wrong.


13 posted on 11/12/2006 3:49:19 PM PST by NRPM
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To: FairOpinion

How does Pelosi plan to deal with this, sing Kumbaya with Bin Laden?
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I think she is already working on a stay in the Lincoln Bedroom with the White House for Osama.....


14 posted on 11/12/2006 3:49:36 PM PST by EagleUSA (T)
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To: NRPM; Abigail Adams

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.


15 posted on 11/12/2006 3:51:37 PM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Abigail Adams
Terrorists don't "try AND hijack," they "try TO hijack." One of my pet peeves.

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. :-)

16 posted on 11/12/2006 3:54:21 PM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (Is it OK to steal tag lines from tee-shirts and bumper stickers?)
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To: Las Vegas Dave; claptrap
Ask the 300 people on board that airliner...

And the people on the ground

17 posted on 11/12/2006 3:57:27 PM PST by Mo1 (Thank You Mr & Mrs "I'm gonna teach you a lesson" Voter ... you just screwed us on so many levels)
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To: MizSterious
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.

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. :-(

18 posted on 11/12/2006 3:57:33 PM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (Is it OK to steal tag lines from tee-shirts and bumper stickers?)
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To: Abigail Adams

And he is wise, is Yoda.


19 posted on 11/12/2006 3:58:50 PM PST by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: FairOpinion

If there is an alert nothing will happen. Alerts might as well be "all clears"


20 posted on 11/12/2006 3:59:02 PM PST by omega4179 (Stop McCain/Giuliani 08)
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To: FairOpinion

The Dems are about to resume control of Congress. I thought I was supposed to be safe now.


21 posted on 11/12/2006 4:00:18 PM PST by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: FairOpinion

This related article said that a U.S. internet centre received an email warning of the planned hijacking.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-13551926,00.html?f=rss


22 posted on 11/12/2006 4:02:24 PM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: MizSterious

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.


23 posted on 11/12/2006 4:03:07 PM PST by FairOpinion (Don't give up! Start working on 2008 GOP win strategy NOW.)
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To: FairOpinion

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.


24 posted on 11/12/2006 4:07:34 PM PST by Marak
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To: claptrap
An airliner from India has zero fuel onboard after leaving Narita and ariving in LA or Minneapolis not much of a threat either way.
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If it comes flying in your window you will change your tune.
25 posted on 11/12/2006 4:08:46 PM PST by Cheburashka (World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: Abigail Adams

Grammar nazi's are one of my pet peeves. :-)


26 posted on 11/12/2006 4:09:17 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Abigail Adams

"try AND..." is one of my pet peeves as well.

Another is "may or may not." That doesnt tell me ANYTHING!!!


27 posted on 11/12/2006 4:11:03 PM PST by Zeppelin (You've been Zarqed !)
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To: FairOpinion

Actually, I did hear about it on FOX News.

Several times.


28 posted on 11/12/2006 4:12:02 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: FairOpinion

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.


29 posted on 11/12/2006 4:15:45 PM PST by daybreakcoming
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To: freeperfromnj
"Internet centre" now that is funny.
30 posted on 11/12/2006 4:16:24 PM PST by camas
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To: Irish Rose
And he is wise, is Yoda.
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Ha, another grammar mistake! It's:

"And wise he is, is Yoda. Hmm, yes"

(In Yoda grammar, of course.)
31 posted on 11/12/2006 4:18:47 PM PST by Cheburashka (World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: Zeppelin; Abigail Adams
Drives me nuts as well. THIS one though, makes my skin crawl:

"That's a whole nother subject."

32 posted on 11/12/2006 4:20:35 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist
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To: Abigail Adams
My pet peeves are:

their, there

your, you're

to, too

cant, can't

split infinitives

CAPS LOCK

no capitalization of proper nouns and acronyms

no punctuation

and generally anything else covered on this link:

http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=14457200288064322170

33 posted on 11/12/2006 4:27:19 PM PST by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: FairOpinion
"...several articles about this in the foreign press, ... but NOTHING on CNN or FoxNews."

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?"

34 posted on 11/12/2006 4:38:25 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist
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To: Cobra64
Wait! You forgot plurals vs. possesives:

"I like to watch the races on Thursday's."

Ahhhrgh!!

35 posted on 11/12/2006 4:43:53 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist
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To: Cobra64

Please don't forget:
then and than
Possibly the worst abuse of all!


36 posted on 11/12/2006 4:47:00 PM PST by Fireone (Homeland security is 10,000 rounds of dry ammo and 10 cords of dry firewood.)
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To: Rushmore Rocks
["Actually, I did hear about it on FOX News. "]

So did I. And, unless my hearing is impaired, FOX News reported that the FBI issued a statement saying that the threat was NOT credible.
37 posted on 11/12/2006 4:47:41 PM PST by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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To: oprahstheantichrist
"That's because nobody cares. Really. Nobody believes the terrorist threats anymore..."

Even on this thread. It's been hijacked by the grammar police--and other trivial pursuits.

38 posted on 11/12/2006 4:49:11 PM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Fireone; oprahstheantichrist
Your write!

And let's not forget that Sean Vannity wrote the book on poor grammatical usage.

39 posted on 11/12/2006 4:56:53 PM PST by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: oprahstheantichrist

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...

=P


40 posted on 11/12/2006 4:58:29 PM PST by Zeppelin (You've been Zarqed !)
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To: Fireone

Affect and effect - as well as "a mute point" ...


41 posted on 11/12/2006 5:02:44 PM PST by NCjim (The more I use Windows, the more I love UNIX)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

"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!!

Nana


42 posted on 11/12/2006 5:08:02 PM PST by Texas Termite (God promises a safe landing but not a calm passage.)
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To: FairOpinion

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.


43 posted on 11/12/2006 5:08:41 PM PST by pleikumud
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname

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!!


44 posted on 11/12/2006 5:09:40 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Moderate Mooslims.....what's that?)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname

You can do both. Here ya go... We need to try and stop them :')


45 posted on 11/12/2006 5:15:26 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: FairOpinion
The friendly guys below want to personally thank the Bush Haters on both sides for enabling them, making them stronger, more respectable and able to commit more 9/11's. They are so much better for America than a strong and evil Bush! Their lessons for Americans are about to begin in ernest. Bush haters on the right and left rejoice as the lessons to America really start.


46 posted on 11/12/2006 5:16:00 PM PST by Grampa Dave (They Bush haters on both sides have elected the government they have dreamed of!)
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To: Cobra64

Perhaps he's considered exempt from scrutiny if he broadcasts from New York.


47 posted on 11/12/2006 5:19:56 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist
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To: Abigail Adams
Terrorists don't "try AND hijack," they "try TO hijack."

Excellent point. That should of been caught by an editor. ;-)

48 posted on 11/12/2006 5:22:26 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: FairOpinion; Chieftain

Nah.....!

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 ).


49 posted on 11/12/2006 5:24:56 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Moderate Mooslims.....what's that?)
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To: claptrap

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.


50 posted on 11/12/2006 5:28:46 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Mike Pence for minority-leader.)
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