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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Security is being tightened at airports with direct flights into the U.S. in response to American warnings of a "credible threat". The move comes amid media reports that al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria and Yemen are developing bombs to smuggle on planes. A Department of Homeland Security official contacted by BBC News said the changes were a response to a "real time" and "credible" threat, but he could not comment on specific intelligence matters.


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Why don't they just smuggle them across the border? Too easy?

#1 | Posted by daniel_3 at 2014-07-03 09:15 AM | Reply | Flag:

Thank goodness these idiots have some weird fetish that causes them to focus on planes.

Think of all the damage they could have done over the years if they would only select less predictable, softer targets.

#2 | Posted by Sully at 2014-07-03 12:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

All our aggression comes with blowback.

#3 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-07-03 08:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

The threat emerged as intelligence intercepts pointed to bomb-makers from Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula linking up with the al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria. Al-Nusra counts among its jihadists, scores of Westerners with passports who don't need visas to enter the United States, according to U.S. security officials.

If the "shoe bomber" and "underwear bomber" are any indication, there's not a lot of tech behind these folks.

Even if they actually went off, neither of those so-called bombs was going to do much. Other than the security budget.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-07-03 08:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

#2 Soft targets don't put fear in the hearts of Americans and mega profits into the pockets of mil-ind-congress complex and Chertoff. The scheme is fear, more WOT, and a reason for forever war.

More false flags for those too naive to comprehend.

#5 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-03 09:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

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