U.K. Ministers in emergency session; alleged plot was to blow up twenty airliners over U.S. & Britain; allegedly was about to happen. *LINK*

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U.K. Ministers in emergency session; alleged plot was to blow up twenty airliners over U.S. & Britain; allegedly was about to happen. *LINK*
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 12:30 am
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(I wonder if there\'s anything to this?)

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Thursday, 10 August 2006, 07:01 GMT 08:01 UK
Ministers in emergency sessions
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Ministers and top officials have held three sessions of the government\'s emergencies committee as the UK\'s terror threat was raised to \"critical\".
Home Secretary John Reid chaired two sessions of the Cobra committee last night and one this morning as police said they had disrupted a major plot.

US raises terror level after Britain foils a major terror plot to detonate explosives in 20 UK planes bound for the United States, Europe and the Middle East
August 10, 2006, 10:07 AM (GMT+02:00)
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...The planes were to have been blown up in mid-air by suicide bombers over cities in the United States, Britain and other \"allied\" countries - possibly also Tel Aviv - by explosives smuggled aboard in hand luggage, possibly in liquid form to evade detection. Hand luggage is now banned on flights departing British airports except for essentials such as medication, passports, baby food in transparent plastic bags.
UK police say this attack could have been bigger than 9/11 encompassing 20 attacks with substantial loss of life had the plot not been thwarted by a British covert anti--terror operation very close to its execution.
The suspects are all British-born of Pakistani origin.