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Hijack threat sparks Indian airports alert (just on FoxNews)
breakingnews.ie (Ireland) ^ | 11/12/2006 | Staff

Posted on 11/12/2006 7:32:14 AM PST by Dark Skies

Airports across India were put on high alert today after a warning that a plane flying to Europe or the US could be hijacked, officials said.

Officials at the airport in the southern Indian city of Chennai tightened security for passengers boarding flights to Europe and the US, adding a second round of body checks using metal detectors.

"We have taken special security measures in view of the threats," said Dinesh Kumar, the airport's director of security.

Security also was stepped up at the New Delhi international airport, according to a duty officer.

The additional security measures were put in place following intelligence reports, said an official at the civil aviation ministry.

The official didn't elaborate, but the CNN-IBN television station reported that a US internet centre received an email saying there were plans to hijack a US or Europe-bound flight from India. The centre handed the email to the FBI which informed Indian intelligence, the report said.

The report did not say who sent the email or if any particular airport or airline was at risk.

Only days earlier, a letter warning of imminent attacks at airports or on aircraft in southern India prompted officials to issue a security alert for airports there. The letter was sent to the director of the domestic airport in the southern city of Trichy.

Authorities said they were investigating the letter, which was written in Tamil. Its sender described himself as an al Qaida supporter.

Today, police erected barricades on roads leading to airports in major cities including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

Kumar at the Chennai airport said the extra security measures will not lead to delays.

"There is no need to panic. There is no need (for passengers) to come early," he said.


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1 posted on 11/12/2006 7:32:16 AM PST by Dark Skies
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To: Dark Skies

The Amish again?


2 posted on 11/12/2006 7:34:51 AM PST by quesney
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To: quesney

The Dolly Llama thinks it might be some mischievous methodists.


3 posted on 11/12/2006 7:38:18 AM PST by Dark Skies ("He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that" ... John Stuart Mill)
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To: indcons

ping


4 posted on 11/12/2006 7:38:18 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: quesney

Nah! Probably the Mennonites this time.


5 posted on 11/12/2006 7:38:44 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: quesney

"The Amish again?"

I think it must be the Baptists. Possibly the Hindus.


6 posted on 11/12/2006 7:38:57 AM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: Dark Skies

Waiting for the "In a fashion reminiscent of Gunjas Din" from Kerry.


7 posted on 11/12/2006 7:46:08 AM PST by P.O.E.
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To: quesney
Eight guys named Muhammad? Nope, move along.
8 posted on 11/12/2006 7:46:54 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: SmoothTalker; KevinDavis
My money's on disgruntled Gemenese.

They can get a bit rowdy at times.
9 posted on 11/12/2006 7:52:37 AM PST by RandallFlagg (Suddenly, there'll be LOTS of GOOD NEWS coming out of Iraq from CNN (PUKE!))
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To: Dark Skies

Those waskely Yuts...


10 posted on 11/12/2006 7:58:54 AM PST by TADSLOS (Mohammed was the L. Ron Hubbard of his time.)
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To: Dark Skies

Don't worry, now that Nancy is here, everything should be fine.


11 posted on 11/12/2006 8:00:56 AM PST by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: Dark Skies
Celebrating the demoncrats win?
12 posted on 11/12/2006 8:03:24 AM PST by Angelas
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To: metmom

No, not Mennonites. This time it's disgruntled Masons and I don't mean the ones who build walls.


13 posted on 11/12/2006 8:06:27 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: Dark Skies
Same thing from a couple of days ago, or a different threat?

Airports across India on high alert after Al-Qaida threat

14 posted on 11/12/2006 8:09:24 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Angelas
"Celebrating the demoncrats win?"

Nah. They've received world wide orders to destroy the White House.

15 posted on 11/12/2006 8:17:57 AM PST by blam
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To: metmom
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Shakers...
16 posted on 11/12/2006 8:21:31 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist ??)
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To: mewzilla
Interesting.

I didn't link the two, but it is still too early for my brain to function properly.

17 posted on 11/12/2006 8:22:46 AM PST by Dark Skies ("He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that" ... John Stuart Mill)
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To: Dark Skies

Makes sense. A hijacking in a US city or with a preponderance of American citizens would be met by the resistance of the militia. This notion, expressed in our constitution, doesn't exist elsewhere...


18 posted on 11/12/2006 8:34:21 AM PST by steveyp
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To: Dark Skies

I just did a google search which revealed: direct flights from various India airports and various airlines to Washington, D.C.


19 posted on 11/12/2006 8:44:12 AM PST by Bluebird Singing
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To: Dark Skies

It's happening. The jihadists were empowered by the last US election. They are going to get bolder, knowing full well that the US will do nothing to stop them. In fact, the demands for full victim status for all jihadists and their sympathizers will grow louder, and will be fulfilled!
There will never be profiling at airports. There will be no revoking of visas of those who sympathize with jihadists. The slightest look or word will now be used to get millions of dollars from Christians and Jews which will be used to fund terror.
The next big terrorist attack will not receive any response.
All that from the latest election.


20 posted on 11/12/2006 8:47:45 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (The Leftist Marxist-Jihadists Alliance: joining forces to destroy civilization.)
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To: Bluebird Singing

hello i was looking that and i did not see it can u help me out. do u think that it will happen


21 posted on 11/12/2006 11:59:15 AM PST by topdowgq
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To: steveyp

do any one think that this is real let me know e mail mt topdowgq@comcast.net see i live in dc and i was told that the planes that will be hijack are comeing to dc


22 posted on 11/12/2006 1:14:38 PM PST by topdowgq
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To: Bluebird Singing

just to leave u my e mail when u get something on this i live in dc. and i want to be ready if any thing like this is comeing our way topdowgq@comcast.net thank you


23 posted on 11/12/2006 1:14:40 PM PST by topdowgq
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To: SmoothTalker

Yup, you gotta watch out for those Baptists, or even worse, the Amish, they teach their kids to strap dynamite on their bodies and bomb planes or fly them into buildings. Innocent muzzies don't do that. /sarc


24 posted on 11/15/2006 4:07:14 AM PST by Cronos ("Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant" - Omar Ahmed, CAIR)
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