Skip to comments.Day of terror strikes was planned for August 16
Posted on 08/11/2006 7:11:41 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
Terrorists were planning to unleash a series of deadly mid-air explosions on flights between London and America on August 16, it has been revealed today.
Members of the terror group, who were arrested in a series of raids by anti-terror police yesterday, were due to mount a dry run today to check if they could smuggle components for liquid explosives through Britain's airports.
United Airline tickets dated next Wednesday were found by police at the home of one of the raided addresses.
One US intelligence official told today's Evening Standard: "The bombers were a couple of days from a test, and a few days from doing it."
The airlines targeted were United, American and Continental, which fly to New York, Washington and California.
Today the Bank of England named and froze the assets of 19 of the 24 air terror suspects arrested. The bank was acting under the instruction of Chancellor Gordon Brown and on the advice of the police and security services.
It acted under powers granted by the United Nations to tackle the financing of terrorism in the wake of the September 11 2001 attacks. Its action means it is a crime to make their money available without a licence from the Treasury.
The oldest of the named suspects is 35 and the youngest 17. Thirteen of them are from east London - nine from Walthamstow, one from Chingford, one from Leyton, one from the Limehouse and Poplar area and one from Clapton.
Four are from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and the other two are from Birmingham and Stoke Newington, north London.
The imam of Walthamstow mosque, where many of the suspects live, urged the Muslim community to remain calm and assist the police in their inquries. The unnamed imam added: "We'd like to remind people that the suspects are innocent until proven guilty."
Meanwhile, a senior Pakistani government official said today that two British nationals arrested in Pakistan provided information about the alleged UK air terror plot.
The UK remains on a "critical" level of alert against terrorism and air passengers at UK airports are expected to face widespread disruption again today following the introduction of new anti-terrorism measures yesterday including a ban on hand luggage.
The plot, which was described as an attempt to commit "mass murder on an unimaginable scale" by blowing up passenger jet, may have been thwarted just days before it was due to be carried out.
What kind of housing do you suppose they are showing on Fox in High Wycombe? Were these people all loafing on welfare, too. You can tell that they have not assimilited to British culture, because British love flowers and shrubbery. Thee look like projects to me. No flowers, shrubs, or grass.
There are 2 females, one has a 6 month old and another is pregnant. Beasts All of Them!!!
I was betting on August 22nd.
> Meanwhile, a senior Pakistani government official said today
> that two British nationals arrested in Pakistan provided
> information about the alleged UK air terror plot.
I thought this whole incident was being portrayed as a big win by the western intelligence communities.
That statement above makes it sound a bit more like an accidental discovery. That would be a whole lot scarier -- I wonder which is the case?
Don't leave town, pal.
The police have allowed her to have her child in detention with her.
I knew when they said that sanitary products and diapers could not be boxed that women were involved.
> I was betting on August 22nd.
And because of the insane babbling of the Towelhead
of Tehran re: 22 Aug, we need to assume that these
flight actions might have been just a warm-up to
yup. in '77. see my post 10
What would be the signifacance of that date?
It could still happen. How do we know the plot was "TOTALLY" foiled?
How many of you remember the TERROR IN THE SKIES story that came out in a magazine (Womens Journal) in July 2004 and recently made into a book? It was a huge topic of discussion on freerepublic at the time. It was a womens well documented account about a group of Arab looking men on Northwest Airlines flight #327 that gave passenger and crew the fright of their life. Could that have been a dry run for this same type of terror plot?
Read it again here;
Neal Boortz has a report/article that said an email was intercepted (after tracking chatter) by either UK or US Intelligence. Email said 'to act now'.
That is why the UK moved to make arrests yesterday. Officials interpreted the email to mean the terrorists had upped their date because they may have thought they had been found out.
(IIRC) The 9-11-01 attacks were supposedly moved up. OBL had originally planned for the attacks to take place a few weeks later.
Just Great. First, Elvis dies on my 13th birthday, then the worst aviation attack in history WOULD have happened on my 42nd. I'm cursed, I say!
NYT deeply saddened this plot came to light.
Also my sister's birthday. That's why I always remembered the date.
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