24 men of Pakistani origin have been arrested overnight
in Britain, acccused of plotting to blow up about 10 jets with American passangers simultaneously! The officials have compared this plot to the 9/11 conducted by Al Qaeda. But some say this could be what is called a home grown terrorist action. These days one doesn't have to be a part of Al Qaeda to act like one. All they have to share with them is the idealogy. Among those who were arrested, two of the suspects had recently traveled to Pakistan where they were provided with money. One suspect was a Muslim charity worker and a Heathrow Airport employee who had an access pass to all areas of the the Heathrow airport. The plan was to mix an sport drink with a gel like substance to make an explosive cocktail that could be ignited with an MP3 player or cell phone. As many as 50 people were involved in the plot and authorities have made a number of arrests in Pakistan as well. All the Airports have raised the terror threat level to "severe", and there are delays and cancelled flights, especially to the United States. Could have this been a real threat or another excuse for Bush and Israel to prove their mass murder of innocent people legitimate?
The threat of this terrorist attack provoked new rules in the airports with respect to what the passengers can and can't take with themselves on the plane. Here is a list of items banned abroad planes in Britian:
• All liquids, except medicine and baby formula verified as authentic.
• Food bought at airport.
• All electrical and battery-powered items, including laptop computers, mobile phones and iPods.
• Electric key fobs.
• Wheelchairs, except those provided by airport.
Items permitted in cabin, carried in clear plastic bag:
• Pocket-size wallets and purses containing money, ID and credit cards.
• Passports and tickets.
• Prescription medicine and medical items.
• Glasses and sunglasses, but not cases.
• Contact lens holders, but not lens solution.
• Baby formula and milk, but contents of each bottle must be tasted by passenger.
• Diapers, wipes, creams for infants.
• Tampons, sanitary napkins and tissues, but not boxes.