Date: 2006-08-10 14:07:28
BBC News 24 has reported that an Intelligence official is suggesting that “the terrorists had planned to take explosives on board three planes smuggled in fizzy drinks bottles. Then when the planes were over the Atlantic they would blow them up simultaneously. Then the wreckage would fall in to the ocean and a state of confusion and disorderliness would ensue”. But already I have heard other different versions. One states that official reports state that the terrorists were planning on blowing up several planes in mid flight explosions over some of the uk’s major cities and towns. But it has also been stated by Scotland Yard that “A plot to blow up planes in flight from the UK to the US and commit “mass murder on an unimaginable scale” has been disrupted” so now its the US aswell as the UK that was the target. The BBC seems to covering this story the most and a lot of News outlets are carrying the BBC version of events. Also the BBC has reporter from its regional news rooms reporting from all Airports in their UK regions and not just the major airports that these so called terrorists would have used. So rather then post the reports one at a time I will provide links, below, to most of the main stories and not just the BBC. BBC – ‘Airlines terror plot’ disrupted news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/… CNN – UK FOILS AIRCRAFT TERROR PLOT edition.cnn.com/2006… LONDON (Reuters) – Police foil “mass murder” airline bomb plot go.reuters.co.uk/new… LONDON (Reuters) – Plot believed to involve liquid -police go.reuters.co.uk/new… WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. raises air security alert to red go.reuters.co.uk/new… marketwatch.com – Hand baggage barred on U.K. flights on alleged terror plot www.marketwatch.com/… The Independent – Red alert after police ‘foil air terror plot’ news.independent.co…. The Guardian – Police Focus on Liquid threat www.guardian.co.uk/t…,,1841679,00.html Islam online – “British-born” Held on Planes Terror Plot www.islam-online.net… Canada.com Network – British authorities thwart terror plot to blow up several aircraft www.canada.com/natio… NBC4.com – U.S. Airline Threat Level At Highest After Plot Foiled www.nbc4.com/news/96… Atlanta Journal Constitution – Passengers at Hartsfield must pour out liquids www.ajc.com/metro/co… The FT – Restrictions cause chaos at airports www.ft.com/cms/s/c78… Hindustan Times – European flights to London cancelled www.hindustantimes.c… The New Mexican – British authorities thwart terror plot to blow up several aircraft to U.S. www.freenewmexican.c… News Day – Terror plot sparks long lines at local airports www.newsday.com/news… CNews – Terror plot sparks heightened security at U.S. airportscnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS… The rest are mostly from Reuters and the BBC and seem to be the same reports. Now that done with on with the other News reports. Clive avast! Antivirus: Outbound message clean. Virus Database (VPS): 0632-1, 09/08/2006Tested on: 8/10/2006 14:07:53avast! – copyright (c) 2000-2006 ALWIL Software.