UK Stops Airliner Bomb Plot

Scotland Yard is saying that they’ve foiled an attack on airliners that could have been of 9/11 scale — or bigger:

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, Scotland Yard has said.
It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled in hand luggage on to as many as 10 aircraft.
Police are searching premises after 21 people were arrested. Home Secretary John Reid said they believed the “main players” were accounted for…
Mr Reid said had the attack gone ahead it would have caused a loss of life of “unprecedented scale”.

Congratulations to the authorities over there for taking these guys out.



August 10, 2006
10:15 am

This looks very similar to the Philippines plot that was disrupted a while back.