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    Plane Terror Plot Thwarted
    Updated: 07:42, Thursday August 10, 2006

    Police say they have disrupted a major plot to blow up a dozen planes over UK and US cities with explosive devices smuggled aboard as hand luggage.

    Police are have arrested 20 people in London - the culmination of a covert counter-terrorist operation lasting several months.

    Passengers trying to board international flights from the UK are not being allowed to carry on normal hand luggage.

    Sky News' Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said there were concerns that certain explosives could evade x-ray screening of hand luggage.

    Brunt said the threat was thought to be imminent and those arrested were mainly young, British-born Asian men.

    He said the plan allegedly involved people boarding flights and detonating explosives on planes over UK and US cities.


    Worries over screening The Home Secretary John Reid said the alleged plot was a "major threat" to bring down a number of planes.

    The Home Office's level of security - indicating public risk - has been raised from 'severe' to 'critical'.

    The swoop followed a pre-planned intelligence led operation by the Met's anti-terrorist branch and security service.

    A police statement said: "This is a major operation which inevitably will be lengthy and complex. We will provide further information as soon as possible."

    Lengthy queues at airports have been reported and a Transport Department spokesman said delays were inevitable.

    "Passengers are being asked to allow themselves plenty of extra time and to ensure that other than the few permitted items, all their belongings are placed in their hold baggage and checked in.

    "These additional security measures will make travel more difficult for passengers, particularly at such a busy time of the year."
    United Kingdom branch, IACOJ.

  • #2
    Thanks for the good work guys 'n gals of the Met's anti-terrorist branch. Well done.
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

    impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

    IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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    • #3
      Link to thread in Firefighters Forum

      http://forums.firehouse.com/showthre...d=1#post705406
      Tom

      Never Forget 9-11-2001

      Stay safe out there!

      IACOJ Member

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      • #4
        Round round we goooo... round round we goooo....


        {sorry thats my best rendition of whoever the heck it is that sings that song....}
        If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

        "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

        "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

        Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

        impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

        IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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        • #5
          Well done, neighbors!
          “I am more than just a serious basketball fan. I am a life-long addict. I was addicted from birth, in fact, because I was born in Kentucky.”
          ― Hunter S. Thompson

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          • #6
            i think their work deserves the recognition of a 'u' in neighbours
            "There are only two things that i know are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And im not so sure about the former."

            For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

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            • #7
              Looking at this from a Zulu 5 Oscar point of view(Navy drill to test a command's security by trying to penetrate it),what if they stopped trying to blow planes up in flight and just tried getting into the terminals to blow themselves in place amongst the herd crowded up around the security checkpoints.
              Maybe TSA hasn't thought of it but I am sure some terr has considered it.

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