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BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport [radiological component?]
philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^

Posted on 10/29/2010 7:40:47 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport

October 29, 2010 9:56 AM

From Jessica McWilliams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Authorities have isolated two cargo planes are Philadelphia International Airport following a report of a suspicious package.

Local and federal authorities are investigating a suspicious package aboard a cargo plane that landed at Philadelphia International Airport at about 9 a.m. Friday. A second UPS plane was isolated near the UPS terminal before take off.

Authorities say a crew member aboard an inbound UPS plane from Paris, France notified authorities on approach about a suspicious package. The crew member described a possible radiological component to the package.

The two occupants safely exited the aircraft after landing in a remote area of the airport.

(Excerpt) Read more at philadelphia.cbslocal.com ...


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To: penelopesire

I honestly don’t see how any sort of “wag the terrorists” scenario would help the Dems. — Think Obama with his “we can absorb another attack”, whoever the woman was with “the system worked”, multiple reassurances of how our borders are safer than ever, reaching out to the ROP and lecturing anyone who dares mention they’re in agreement with Juan Williams feelings


101 posted on 10/29/2010 8:57:27 AM PDT by twyn1
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To: xkaydet65
"I'd say AQ has discovered what Rescorla anticipated a decade ago."

AQ knows that domestic USA security for anything brought aboard an aircraft is tight.

Looks like they've discovered a "work-around" in using an all-cargo aircraft.

And, it's only days away from the election, so I'm not surprised at all by the timing of this...

102 posted on 10/29/2010 8:58:09 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: penelopesire

I think this is in the back of anyone with half a brains mind.


103 posted on 10/29/2010 8:58:11 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Eepsy
This is sounding more and more like large scale diversion to me. Where are they not looking?

Head fake by AQ and the Bowrama admin.

104 posted on 10/29/2010 8:58:37 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: GnL
Those planes are full of Democrat absentee ballots. These planes have been quarantined so that the Philly unions can unload the crates of ballots out of sight of real Americans.

In saner times that would make me laugh. Now, not so much.

105 posted on 10/29/2010 8:59:00 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Palin Haley O'Donnell - mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm)
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To: twyn1

It helps them if it is bad as elections can be suspended.


106 posted on 10/29/2010 9:00:29 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Drill Thrawl
In saner times that would make me laugh. Now, not so much.

We got a chuckle out of that too....but then the realization hit that it is more likely than not, SOMEWHAT true.....sigh.

107 posted on 10/29/2010 9:00:36 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Bushbacker1; All

OMG WTH is going on?

I was thinking this was a Dem plot, but I am getting extremely concerned.

PRAYERS UP!!!!

If we are attacked, it is likely we will LOSE BIG Tuesday because of the sudden shift in attention and coalescing around the party in power.

But, honestly I don’t care about that right now.

IF WE ARE UNDER ATTACK, prayers up now....this could be extremely serious, or it could be a false alarm.


108 posted on 10/29/2010 9:00:38 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Eepsy

Couple this with the gunfire attacks on USMC and DoD locations in recent weeks, and the two Staten Island Muslims arrested independently this week and it adds up to what the Russians call maskirova. A deception designed to hide a greater plan. Something wicked this way comes, and IMO it is coming soon.


109 posted on 10/29/2010 9:01:03 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: rwfromkansas
IF WE ARE UNDER ATTACK, prayers up now....this could be extremely serious, or it could be a false alarm.

Don't worry, the "ONE" said that we can aborb it.....carry on citizen!

110 posted on 10/29/2010 9:01:50 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Eepsy

Me too,
There was that bust of the DC metro employee, the shootings of USMC-related targets in NOVA and now this...somebody’s probing us..and with the USMC marathon and that big Comedy Central rally this weekend down here? I just have a really bad feeling.


111 posted on 10/29/2010 9:01:58 AM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: rwfromkansas

If nothing comes of this and then the Administration goes on a full-scale media blitz about how they saved us then I will smell a rat. A democRAT.


112 posted on 10/29/2010 9:02:13 AM PDT by AU72
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To: jerseyrocks

Why the hell are we allowing planes from Yemen to land in the US?


113 posted on 10/29/2010 9:02:46 AM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: SE Mom; Sub-Driver; penelopesire; maggief; onyx; All

Their sick dream ... cargo plane explosions
at major airports;

Twitter - 3 minutes ago

dana_hughes;:

RT @ABC: BREAKING: Authorities Investigate Bomb Plot Against U.S. Cargo Planes at Multiple Airports
Twitter - 3 minutes ago

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*snip*

U.S. and European authorities are attempting to thwart what appears to be an ongoing bomb plot in which more than a dozen potential bombs were shipped to the U.S. aboard numerous air carriers, federal sources told ABC News, and then distributed onto UPS cargo trucks in New York, and possibly New Jersey.

More here

http://abcnewsradioonline.com/world-news/2010/10/29/breaking-us-european-authorities-investigating-live-bomb-plo.html


114 posted on 10/29/2010 9:02:59 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: twyn1

It’s a gamble for sure..but remember..they are desperate. Since they haven’t been able to convince Americans that they saved us from another great depression..they may resort to lying that they ‘saved us from another 911’.


115 posted on 10/29/2010 9:03:04 AM PDT by penelopesire ('Obama's Wars' are with our own military..Bush's Wars were with our enemies!)
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To: rwfromkansas
If we are attacked, it is likely we will LOSE BIG Tuesday because of the sudden shift in attention and coalescing around the party in power.

IF we are attacked, do you honestly think there will be a Tuesday election?

116 posted on 10/29/2010 9:03:17 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: mmanager
October surprise?

Maybe, but would a terrorist attack really rally the voting public around the pathetically weak-on-terrorism President and his Democrat party?

117 posted on 10/29/2010 9:03:28 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Eepsy

Sort of a diversion...It makes our guys “show” their security. The muzzies did these type of runs before the embassy bombings.


118 posted on 10/29/2010 9:03:42 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: CedarDave
Trying to disrupt the election, no doubt.

I've said for months that the dems wouldn't have been so "in your face" in forcing their agenda down the throats of citizens if they weren't assured that they would not feel any consequences.

I still look for a "national emergency" to be called and the election to be "postponed". If they can't steal the election, they will find a way to call it off. I wouldn't put ANYTHING beyond the socialists.

119 posted on 10/29/2010 9:03:47 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Two Planes Have Been Segregated at Newark Liberty and Philadelphia International Airports Due to 'Suspicious Items' On Board

Officials are not saying what those suspicious items may be, but the planes landed safely and then they were moved and are now being checked.

One plane is a UPS plane and the other is a commercial plane with no passengers on board.

LINK

120 posted on 10/29/2010 9:03:59 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: jerseyrocks

O’Hare now being checked.


121 posted on 10/29/2010 9:04:04 AM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: Eepsy

If they were going to blow up these planes, they would have blown them up in the skies over the cities to inflict maximum casualties.

I think it’s a diversion, also.

I also think these four shootings at the Pentagon, Marine Museum and recruiting stations might have been some sort of “go” order.


122 posted on 10/29/2010 9:04:27 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Fresh Wind
And isn’t it convenient that Sheik Obama is going to be out of the country for a while, along with his immediate family.

Yep. And Hillary has already fled. She must have caught a whiff.
123 posted on 10/29/2010 9:04:29 AM PDT by crosshairs (Guns have two enemies: Rust and Politicians)
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To: Velveeta

OMG! Thanks for the ping. I think they are planning something for our elections


124 posted on 10/29/2010 9:05:20 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: All

BBC chimes in with clearer information....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-11654481

Two East Midlands Airport alerts over suspect itemParts of East Midlands Airport have been sealed off twice following the discovery of a suspicious package.

Emergency services were called to the Donington site at about 0330 BST and evacuated a distribution centre.

The area was reopened just before 1000 BST but a cordon was re-imposed just before 1400 BST so the package could be re-examined “as a precaution”.

Airport authorities said public areas had continued to operate throughout the incident.

A police spokesman said: “The package is being re-examined as a precaution and as such the cordons that were originally put in place have been reinstated as a precaution.

“This has meant that a freight distribution building and a number of offices have been closed together with internal airport roads - Beverley Road and Argosy Road.”

Emergency services have not given details of why the package was re-examined after being declared safe.


125 posted on 10/29/2010 9:05:26 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: jerseyrocks
"Why the hell are we allowing planes from Yemen to land in the US?"

We don't.

Most UPS planes fly through a central-hub, probably Europe in this case.

126 posted on 10/29/2010 9:06:38 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: jerseyrocks

“free trade” and the G20.


127 posted on 10/29/2010 9:06:38 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: STARWISE

It’s the possible radiological and/or biological material that scares the hell out of me.

Prayers up!


128 posted on 10/29/2010 9:06:43 AM PDT by penelopesire ('Obama's Wars' are with our own military..Bush's Wars were with our enemies!)
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To: Lazamataz

Hey stop using up all that red toner ink for your eyesore postings. < /sarcasm>


129 posted on 10/29/2010 9:06:48 AM PDT by ReformedBeckite
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To: FreeReign

It won’t help the Dems. But if the attack is bad enough and widespread enough, the elections will be postponed.


130 posted on 10/29/2010 9:06:55 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: All
The REST OF THE ARTICLE...

Those people tested negative for hazardous materials.

The plane at Newark has not been identified.

Officials say they are taking these precautions due to an incident that happened overnight. A cargo flight flying from Yemen to Chicago, stopping at London, was checked when it landed and crews found a toner cartridge that had been tampered with and changed, but tested negative for explosive materials. Now they are taking no chances and are looking at similar cargo flights, especially those coming from Yemen into the United States.

LINK

131 posted on 10/29/2010 9:07:52 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: STARWISE; SE Mom; Sub-Driver; penelopesire; onyx

How long until we hear from 0?

Will he go live on Comedy Central? : o /


132 posted on 10/29/2010 9:08:31 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Drill Thrawl

Funny how “no comment” yet from the White House....Alright, not so funny!


133 posted on 10/29/2010 9:08:43 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: All

“A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said officials found something suspicious on a cargo plane in Birmingham, England. But test results for explosives were negative.”

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-10-29-philadelphia-flight-investigation_N.htm


134 posted on 10/29/2010 9:08:49 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: maggief

I was just thinking the same thing.

On the Stewart interview without teleprompter he was ahhhhh
ahhhhhhh um um um

LOOK!


135 posted on 10/29/2010 9:10:14 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: maggief; STARWISE

I’m cublicle bound- unable to turn on tv- thanks for updates


136 posted on 10/29/2010 9:10:45 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s good, and lends to the theory this may have been a diversion, or just somebody doing a shoddy job of re-manufacturing toner cartridges.


137 posted on 10/29/2010 9:11:00 AM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: SE Mom

So, is the jack-ass in chief golfing?


138 posted on 10/29/2010 9:11:45 AM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Is there a law giving the Federal govt the right to suspend elections?


139 posted on 10/29/2010 9:12:40 AM PDT by Perdogg ("What Would Aqua Buddha do?”)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; SE Mom; STARWISE; onyx; penelopesire; Liz; hoosiermama

UPS package tracker was down yesterday when I attempted to track a shipment ... perhaps a coincidence.


140 posted on 10/29/2010 9:13:55 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Not a pilot, but I will comment:

Air travel in the year 2010 is STUPID. After doing the worthless security Macarena, where all but the biggest threats shuffle barefoot thru the lines by mind numb government workers, passengers are then crammed to capacity into an oftentimes aging metal tube that had a 20 minute look over by union employees before it launching into the stratosphere.

I used to travel a lot. Just took a flight this weekend. I realize air travel has a great safety record, but its just not worth it anymore unless absolutely necessary.


141 posted on 10/29/2010 9:14:22 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Braak
"or just somebody doing a shoddy job of re-manufacturing toner cartridges?.

Gun powder instead of toner ink??

142 posted on 10/29/2010 9:14:22 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: maggief
UPS package tracker was down yesterday when I attempted to track a shipment ... perhaps a coincidence.

That happens all the time.

143 posted on 10/29/2010 9:15:40 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

As usual, the quantity of speculation is inversely proportional to the quantity of facts. All we know for sure is that the authorities are investigating several potential bomb threats related to suspicious packages. We don’t know why the packages are considered suspicious, or how their presence was discovered, or how the authorities knew specifically where to look. And we don’t know if any real explosive devices were discovered.


144 posted on 10/29/2010 9:15:46 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: sissyjane

After he stops for shave-ice.


145 posted on 10/29/2010 9:16:24 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Beaten Valve

Thanks ... I first for me.


146 posted on 10/29/2010 9:17:04 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

a first for me.


147 posted on 10/29/2010 9:17:28 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Lazamataz

I got through half of that post then went blind. I am seeing red dots everywhere.


148 posted on 10/29/2010 9:17:28 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
I realize air travel has a great safety record, but its just not worth it anymore unless absolutely necessary.

I agree. It's a royal pain now.

Glad that I did all of my flying 20-years ago.

149 posted on 10/29/2010 9:18:09 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Perdogg
Is there a law giving the Federal govt the right to suspend elections?

I don't know, but 9/11 was a primary election day in NY, which was cancelled on that day.
150 posted on 10/29/2010 9:18:45 AM PDT by Nepeta
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