None of the alleged terrorists had made a bomb. None had bought a plane ticket. Many did not even have passports, which given the efficiency of the UK Passport Agency would mean they couldn't be a plane bomber for quite some time.
``America is safer than it has been, yet it is not yet safe,'' Bush said. The work is ``indicative of the challenge we face not only this week, but this year and the years to come.'' (Are we there yet?)
A soft drink commercial that mockingly depicts airport security agents confiscating a passenger's soda just so they can drink it themselves can still be seen in light of recent events, even the "normally irony-aware people at The Daily Show*
Should we accept the general outlines of the foiled plot? Probably so, but with reservations. Was it as well-planned and otherwise as likely to succeed as the authorities would have us believe? Did the cops get there just in time?
This past weeks news... the power and truth of humor
It all began with a tip: In the aftermath of the July 7, 2005, suicide bombings on London's transit system, British authorities received a call from a worried member of the Muslim community, reporting general suspicions about an acquaintance.
It is believed that the bomb suspects of 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot planned to use TATP to bomb the US airliners from London to various destinations of the US. [Industrial hydrogen peroxide is 30%, v. store bought is 3%.]
Pakistan arrested 2 Britons of Pakistani decent along with 5 other suspects as part of a coordinated operation to foil a plot to blow up transatlantic airliners, a senior government official said on Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of a
The al-Qaeda idea of smuggling innocuous items onto a plane and assembling a bomb from the components goes back over a decade, including test runs, and successful kills.
British police say they smashed a scheme to use liquid explosives smuggled inside carry-on luggage to blow up 10 American planes over the Atlantic. A dry run was just days away when police made their swoop on 24 suspects, authorities said.
A UK bomb plot foiled on Thursday echoed one planned a decade ago in Asia and lays bare the threats airlines still face despite heightened vigilance since the deadly hijackings of 2001, security analysts say.
President George Bush and his Democratic foes battled over an alleged London airline bomb plot, each side seeking a political edge ahead of critical November legislative elections. Bush said the foiled conspiracy was "a stark reminder that this
The plot to blow up airliners on trans-Atlantic flights was the most serious since the September 11, 2001 attacks and could have claimed thousands of lives, US officials said.
(How Terrorists are created) "Mama, mama, don't go to sleep," he sobbed, gently patting her face beneath her chin. Behind her black veil, her eyelids were slowly sinking. "I'm going to die," she sighed.
Last Wednesday, barely 18 hours after the railway blasts in Mumbai (Bombay) that claimed some 200 lives, a mysterious caller phoned up local journalist Rashid Rahi to praise the attacks and to proclaim the arrival of a new militant group, Jammu and K
ISRAEL WAS FOUNDED OUT OF TERRORISM AGAINST THE BRITISH AND THE PALESTINIANS. THE ISRAELI INVASION OF GAZA UNDER THE PRETEXT TO FREE A CAPTURED SOLDIER IS TERRORISM IGNORED BY THE U.S.
On Oct. 23, 2004, just four days before the US presidential election, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden released a videotape denouncing George W. Bush. Som Bush supporters quickly spun the diatribe as "Osama's endorsement of Johe Kerrr."
Up to 8,000 suspected al-Qa'ida sympathisers are being investigated by MI5 and the police in an opeation to identify future terrorists, The Independent has learned. The huge covert inquiry, known as project Rich Picture, is aimed
The leader of a group accused of plotting to destroy the Sears Tower in Chicago and other buildings viewed the attacks as a prelude to the overthrow of the U.S. government and its replacement by an Islamic regime, prosecutors said at a hearing.
Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Americans understandably raillied around the flag. Having just suffered the deadliest attack ever on US soil, huge percentages believed another attack was imminent. But Americans also had enormous
But reports on US monitoring of SWIFT transations have been out there for some time. The information was fairly well known by terrorism financing experts back in 2002. The UN Al-Qaeda and Taliban Monitoring Group, on which I served as the terrorism
From the barber's chair at a shop called The Spot where he gets his regular razor shave, Christopher Johnson often wondered about the odd men at the bunker-like warehouse across the street. "They ran around like ninjas dressed in black an
In the face of persisiting threats, including a growing number of terrorist attacks around the world, numberous reports show that Americans are losing faith in theri government's ability of successfully wage the global war on terror as well as to
Fourteen Saudi Arabian nationals held at Guantanamo Bay were sent home on Saturday, two weeks after three suicides at the facility thrust U.S. handling of terrorism suspects back into the spotlight.
Andrew Sullivan on the harrowing new book "Oath Betrayed", in which a medical ethicist documents how members of his profession got caught up in the abuse of prisoners.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, taking aim at the U.S.-led war on terrorism, reminded all states on Friday of their duty to ban torture and give all security detainees a fair trial.
The seven young terror suspects who sought to carry out attacks against federal buildings in south Florida and Chicago's Sears Tower are part of a rising movement of home-grown radicals who had "come to view their own country as the enemy,**
Jailers at the US base in Guantánamo Bay have coerced confessions they knew to be false, beaten prisoners to the point of disability, and given detainees psychotropic drugs they believed were for common physical ailments, according to an account one
A federal judge ordered prosecutors to turn over more evidence to back up allegations that Jose Padilla and two co-defendants conspired to kill, injure or kidnap people overseas as part of a global Islamic terrorist network. U.S. District Judge Ma
It is true--one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. The British and the Palestinians thought the Jews from Europe invading Palestine were "terrorists". The Israelis think the Palestinians are "terrorists".