Skip to comments.US: CIA thwarts new al-Qaida underwear bomb plot
Posted on 05/07/2012 1:26:58 PM PDT by Perdogg
The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, The Associated Press has learned.
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Meat Gazer in Chief foils Al-Queda plot... all by himself,again.
He’s like Rambo and Socrates in one awesome package. A legend in the making.
Fruit of the Boom ping!
But, he had a drafted letter ready in case the mission failed. /s
( official: Obama drafted letter to blame military in case Bin Laden mission failed)
“The official noted that the bomb was never near a plane and never posed a risk. The plot was disrupted well before it threatened Americans or U.S. allies, the official added.”
This whole things smells of BS.
Is that payable 'Dead or Alive'?
Meanwhile we need to start spreading the word far and wide via twitter, facebook, etc., that if a terrorist successfully uses an underwear bomb, then he will NEVER be able to enjoy those virgins in Paradise.
just like 10 megatons is a “weapon of mass destruction”, not pipe bombs.
You got to admit, a 10 megaton pipe bomb would be
a weapon of mass destruction, but kinda hard to hide.
Listen we’re at war with Oceania. It’s for our own safety. Or are we at war with Eurasia?
You would be correct on that.
This plot was about missions from incoming flights originating from overseas airports that do not use the new bodyscanners available in the US.
M.E. airports still use metal detectors (the walk thru, and secondary hand helds) and sometimes a pat down, but not the full sexual molestation that's become de rigueur in the US.
Severe lack of explosive sniffing equipment too, of both the mechanical and four legged variety.
Big hubs have the scanners. Small regional airports do not.
You can enter the US system ANYWHERE right now if it's a small airport and then fly to the hubs and be inside security.
It's "security farce".
Think about it. The doors are WIDE OPEN and the terrorists know it just as well as the TSA people do.
So ask yourself why they insist on forcing the masses through the gates in large cities. It's conditioning. Nothing to do with airport security whatsoever.
BHO killed OBL, and he ALSO managed to pull off all this other super gutsy, high-stakes stuff, too, woooooow....
‘Cept it’s ALL super SECRET....!
So...ya just gotta TRUST about all this other REALLY GREAT stuff he did, kay? Cuz he’s all gutsy, and brave and Presidential. And he did it.
He’s totaly NOT like that guy who didn’t get re-elected, Jimmy Carter.
Actually there’s TONSSSSS of other great stuff he did that he can’t talk about. SSShhhhhhh....!
TONS...! So now you gotta really be grateful and relieved, and stuff.
Turns out this was not a US op but a UK and Saudi operation that was cut short because the US leaked this, and one of their assets barely made it out of Yemen after the leak.