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supremecharma
08-10-2006, 07:31 AM
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 with 21 people in custody after arrests in London, High Wycombe and Birmingham.
High security is causing delays at all UK airports. The threat level to the UK has been raised by MI5 to critical.
According to MI5's website, critical threat level - the highest - means "an attack is expected imminently and indicates an extremely high level of threat to the UK".
Three US airlines are believed to have been targeted. According to BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera new intelligence was received in the last five days which led to the decision for police to act as soon as possible.

The plot is thought to have involved a series of "waves" of simultaneous attacks, targeting three planes each time.
He also said the plan "revolved around liquids of some kind".
"Officials say the explosives would have been sophisticated and extremely effective," our correspondent said.
Meanwhile, Heathrow Airport has been closed to all incoming flights that are not already in the air, while several outbound services have been cancelled.
Gatwick Airport has suspended all flights.
Heathrow airport is crammed with thousands of passengers, while at Stansted more than 2,000 people are queuing to pass through customs. Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Paul Stephenson said the alleged plotters had intended "mass murder on an unimaginable scale".

"We are confident that we have disrupted a plan by terrorists to cause untold death and destruction and to commit, quite frankly, mass murder," he said.
"We believe that the terrorists' aim was to smuggle explosives on to aeroplanes in hand luggage and to detonate these in flight. We also believe that the intended targets were flights from the United Kingdom to the United States of America.
"I can confirm that a significant number of people are currently in custody and the operation is ongoing."
Police had spoken to a "good number of community leaders to make them aware that a major operation was under way," he added.
Head of the Met's anti-terrorist branch Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke said the investigation had had "global dimensions" and had seen an "unprecedented level" of surveillance.
The decision to take action had been taken on Wednesday night, he added.
According to BBC sources the "principal characters" suspected of being involved in the plot were British-born. There are also understood to be links to Pakistan.

BBC home affairs correspondent Andy Tighe said police sources had told him they had found "interesting items" which were being examined.
In other major developments:

The US Department of Homeland Security increased the threat level applied to US-bound commercial flights originating in the UK to "red" - the first time it has done this for flights coming in from another country
The Home Office confirmed there had been meetings overnight and on Thursday morning of the Cabinet's emergency committee, Cobra, chaired by Home Secretary John Reid, to discuss the terror alert
A spokesman for Number 10 said Tony Blair had briefed US President George Bush on the situation during the night
BBC home affairs correspondent Daniel Sandford said he did not think the police believed an attack was imminent now there had been arrests. "The reason for raising the threat level is in case there is some other sub-plot, back-up plot around this that the police aren't aware of," he said.

Prime Minister Tony Blair is on holiday in the Caribbean, but Downing Street said the police operation was undertaken with his full support and he had been "in constant touch".
The Department for Transport set out the details of the security measures at UK airports.

Passengers are not allowed to take any hand luggage on to any flights in the UK, the department said.
Only the barest essentials - including passports and wallets - will be allowed to be carried on board in transparent plastic bags. "We hope that these measures, which are being kept under review by the government, will need to be in place for a limited period only," the statement said.

supremecharma
08-10-2006, 08:08 AM
y'all quiet!!?

JASPER
08-10-2006, 08:20 AM
Those bad people.

Ehm, what you want to discuss? What's your take on all this?

supremecharma
08-10-2006, 08:32 AM
just wanted to let people know what was going on in the UK today. extremists foiled again. people know my take on all this fron previous posts jasp.....

100pr00f
08-10-2006, 09:09 AM
now we suffer for this..at the airports
more things we cant bring on....longer waiting times
but i dont realy care i dont fly
but it good seeing that are tax money aint going to a to much of a wast...gov's doing their job
at finding shit getting ready to go down

supremecharma
08-10-2006, 09:11 AM
word

JASPER
08-10-2006, 09:19 AM
This proves that the threat of terror is very real. And like Proof says, our tax money isn't totally wasted when you hear this sort of news. Think of what would have happened if these scumbacks got their way and blew the entire thing up...

Kong
08-10-2006, 09:23 AM
i heard about this, thanks for the article.

supremecharma
08-10-2006, 09:26 AM
it was on bbc website if u wanna check it. im logging off now peeps -i'll check y'all soon.....

100pr00f
08-10-2006, 09:27 AM
peace

Claustrofobic
08-10-2006, 09:52 AM
this sucks major balls im flying to london on saturday

100pr00f
08-10-2006, 09:55 AM
bring a parachute just in case
haha
ull be ok for now....just cant cary on any shampoo / liquids

Claustrofobic
08-10-2006, 10:47 AM
lol stop teasing me

The Wizzard
08-10-2006, 12:52 PM
Thanks for the Article, thats fucked up but great they caught them, can anybody in the UK tell us whats goin on there now?

whitey
08-10-2006, 12:54 PM
fucking pieces of shit....

Claustrofobic
08-10-2006, 02:39 PM
Thanks for the Article, thats fucked up but great they caught them, can anybody in the UK tell us whats goin on there now?

I'm flying to Gatwick saturday, I'll give y'all a heads-up later next week

The Wizzard
08-10-2006, 02:40 PM
^that be tight, thanks