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    "British police say foil plot to bomb aircraft

    Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:22am ET





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    LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Thursday they have thwarted a plot to blow up aircraft in mid-flight, arresting a number of people in the London area.
    Police said the aim of the plot was to detonate bombs smuggled on board aircraft in hand luggage.
    "A major terrorist plot to allegedly blow up aircraft in mid-flight has been disrupted in a joint, pre-planned, intelligence-led operation by the metropolitan police anti-terrorist branch and security services," a police spokesman said.
    He said police believes that the intention was particularly to target flights from Britain to the United States.



    Police had arrested an unspecified number of people in London during the night. He gave no further details."



    Just heard on the radio that all flights leaving the UK are not allowing carry-on bags. All bags must be checked. I don't know if that includes their domestic flights or not.




    Will carry-on bags be allowed on domestic US flights for the next week and a half?




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    I wish they'd ban carry-on bags permanently.

    I get so tired of morons trying to jam giant sacks of worthless crap into overhead bins...bags that should have been checked in the first place.
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    I agree. Nothing more than a laptop size briefcase and something the size of a small book bag should be allowed as carry-on baggage.

    The days of people dragging their entire closets on an airplane will not be missed.

    Check in the golf clubs and wardrobes or leave them at home.

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    Can't even take laptops, mobile phones or ipods on UK flights currently. Further, the plot was to attack 6 planes simultaneously with chemical explosives mid-air between Heathrow/England and America (Sky News).

    Further to that, Armed police have been stationed at all UK Sea ports.

    "Had the plot succeeded it had the potential to be bigger than 9/11" (Sky)
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    This is just crazy.

    Next week, when I go to the airport. They are going to look at me like I stole something because I am bringing a laptop on board.

    Thanks Bush
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobFunk
    This is just crazy.

    Next week, when I go to the airport. They are going to look at me like I stole something because I am bringing a laptop on board.

    Thanks Bush
    We've all been victims in the past and will continue to be in the future.

    It's a shame.
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    I feel for those trying to fly over the next few days.
    Last edited by Journeyman; 08-10-2006 at 08:03 AM.
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    I leave for Vegas today. I already had my Crown Royal, water, Gatorade ready to go. Those SOB.
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    just leave the listerine at home...NOT a big deal im sure Paranoia will run wild though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dante
    just leave the listerine at home...NOT a big deal im sure Paranoia will run wild though
    Of course it will. It isn't unjustified either.

    I was just speaking with some woman at the gym, we both discussed we have to fly soon and she wants to know "If things don't look right, can I get off the plane?" I said "Probably" But how do I know. And this was on the TV there and it will be on TV everywhere for days to come.

    And why do these things always seem to involve Boston? Leave Beantown alone


    El Diablo, you are right. I cut my drinking back lately but I will start drinking the moment after I check in. Well, at least I am going earlier this year so I can sober back up for the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobFunk
    Thanks Bush
    You should thank Bush that these terrorists haven't attacked American soil since 9/11.

    If Dole or Kerry were in office, they'd both be cowering under their desks like the nancy-boy, panty waists that they are.
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    Fuck Bush
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    billhill, you might very well be right. Not saying I agree, but that is not important.

    I apologize for the remark. I don't want this to be a political discussion.

    Anyone who has to fly, I'm sure we are more concerned about having a nice smooth flight, not who is in office.
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    I hope they still allow you to bring a laptop bag on board. No chance I want them to process 2k computer with the other luggage.

    + laptop is nice to have on a plane during long trips...
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    were they planning on putting chemicals in shampoo bottles? Holy crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldirtyku
    I hope they still allow you to bring a laptop bag on board. No chance I want them to process 2k computer with the other luggage.

    + laptop is nice to have on a plane during long trips...
    No joke. 5 hours with no video games and movies? Ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVU
    were they planning on putting chemicals in shampoo bottles? Holy crap.
    It was pretty intricate from what I gather. I don't even have my TV on. I just don't even want to know. My curiousity will get the better of me eventually, I'm sure.

    I need to bring hydrogen peroxide for my ear. I mean what the hell. They're going to think it's plutonium or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAWOOFDADDY
    The days of people dragging their entire closets on an airplane will not be missed.

    Check in the golf clubs and wardrobes or leave them at home.
    well said, i couldn't agree more!
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    Thanks Bush???

    WTF is wrong with you people?

    If you want to thank someone thank the religion of peace, Muslims. Until you realize this you are in denial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobFunk
    It was pretty intricate from what I gather. I don't even have my TV on. I just don't even want to know. My curiousity will get the better of me eventually, I'm sure.

    I need to bring hydrogen peroxide for my ear. I mean what the hell. They're going to think it's plutonium or something.
    NO TOOTHPASTE OR SHAMPOO EITHER ROBBY (lucky that I have almost no hair ) ...BETTER buy that at the bash


    ...find a walgreens for some hydroperoxide there to
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny B
    Thanks Bush???

    WTF is wrong with you people?

    If you want to thank someone thank the religion of peace, Muslims. Until you realize this you are in denial.
    Yeah, because if the whole world was christian we could twirl our pinky in our cheek with a smile (try it) and everything would be OK.

    I already apologized for the remark Kenny B, please let it go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dante
    NO TOOTHPASTE OR SHAMPOO EITHER ROBBY (lucky that I have almost no hair ) ...BETTER buy that at the bash


    ...find a walgreens for some hydroperoxide there to
    Ah well. I just hope I get a cab driver as astute as Fishhead. ;)
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    A terror plot before the November elections? Who'd have thunk it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobFunk
    Ah well. I just hope I get a cab driver as astute as Fishhead. ;)
    THAT WILL BE TUFF
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    Seems to me its time to come up with, and this should have been done after 9/11 too, the kinds of internment camps for this motherfuckers like we had during WWII for the Japs. What is it going to take to realize its not racial profiling, its security..
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