Skip to comments.ANOTHER TRY: Terrorists tested liquid explosives on a jet in 1994 (lots of v interesting info!)
Posted on 08/11/2006 7:26:30 PM PDT by FairOpinion
Descriptions of the alleged plot uncovered by British authorities have distinct echoes of the so-called Operation Bojinka, an attempt by supporters of al Qaeda in the mid-1990s to simultaneously destroy airliners over the Pacific using liquid explosives.
The explosives, which can be hidden in a small bottle, like those used for contact lens solution, are hard to detect, and were originally developed by Yousef, whose uncle, Mohammed, was the chief architect of the 9/11 attacks.
In December 1994, Yousef tested his device using a fraction of the explosives planned for the main bombs. Halfway through the short flight, Yousef disappeared into the toilet, took off his shoes and assembled his bomb.
Haruki Ikegami, a 24-year-old Japanese businessman returning home from Cebu, took Yousef's former seat. Two hours later the tiny device exploded, nearly tearing Ikegami in two, killing him and injuring five others. The blast blew a hole in the floor and severed the cables that controlled the plane's flaps.
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I never knew that.
I also didn't know that they invented the liquid explosives and actually did that test back in 1995.
Isn't it about time we start attacking whatever mass transportation they have in Iran, Syria etc.? M aybe we can take out some mules.
We need to learn the lessons of WW II.
I leave it to the deductive powers of the readers as to which specific actions we need to remember and how those actions helped end the war.
The book The New Jackals by Simon Reeves is about OBL and Yousef. The FBI said of Yousef that he was the most experience bomb maker they'd ever come across. And he trained lots of jihadists before his ultimate arrest.
This must not be true. You see Senator Kennedy and other leading democrats say that the terrorist plot is because of President Bush's bad policies in Iraq. This must just be right wing propaganda.
I REMEMBER TWA FLIGHT 800.
Notice this was in 1994 and what did Bill Clinton do about it?
Remember, he keeps telling us, how serious he was about pursuing Al Qaeda.
I wonder if the FBI looked into a liquid explosive on TWA Flight 800? Maybe this is why there was no explosive residue found.
That's because it wasn't Bush's fault. It didn't get a lot of press coverage.- tom
The gov't searched about for any airport at which a bomb detection exercise had been run, got the name of the dog-handling agent and got him to claim he'd gotten the residue all over the place in an exercise he'd run.
Can you guess how many reporters talked to the agent? ZERO. Yep.
But one tenacious journalists poured through the documentation and discovered that indeed that agent HAD run such an exercise --on a DIFFERENT airliner.
What about that monkey that was on the Houston flight with the detonator in his hollowed out pc about 2 months ago?? Sure it was just a big misunderstanding...
Our government convicted her of her "THEFT", and nearly put her in PRISON.
It was a suspended sentence of 5 years, or something, and a colossal legal headache.
They also threatened her husband.
Remember that after 9-11, incredibly they STILL had middle-eastern teams of guys scoping out airliners?
The guys would be all nervous, lining up to go into the bathrooms in careful sequence, one after the other, like they were practicing the assembly of some bomb that had previously been in components, one per kook...
The FBI detained the guys who turned out to be TRAVELING ON FALSIFIED PASSPORTS, and then incredibly...?
LET THEM GO.
That's right. I remember that now.
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