August 10, 2006
BRITISH TERROR PLOT FOILED:
British police said Thursday they had arrested 21 people in connection with a terror plot against airlines travelling from Britain to the United States which was “intended to be mass murder on an unimaginable scale.”
Officials raised security to its highest level - suggesting a terrorist attack may imminent— and banned handcarried luggage on all trans-Atlantic flights. Huge crowds formed at security barriers.
The extreme measures at one of the major international aviation hub sent ripple effects throughout the world. Officials at Heathrow airport cancelled most flights from Europe.
The U.S. government responded by raising its threat assessment to its highest level for commercial flights from Britain to the United States amid fears the plot had not been completely crushed.
Brendan Loy has a huge roundup on this story, and over at the CounterTerrorism Blog, Walid Phares has some thoughts, and questions, too.
Some people have decided that the war on terror is passe. But although you may not be interested in terrorism, terrorism is still interested in you.
Pajamas Media has a huge roundup, too.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has much more.