Monday, August 30, 2010

Another Terror Plot Busted

ABC News Exclusive: Two Men On United Flight From Chicago Arrested On 'Preparation Of A Terrorist Attack' In Amsterdam -- ABC News

Suspects Had Been Cleared Sunday by TSA in Chicago, Birmingham Despite Security Concerns

Two men taken off a Chicago-to-Amsterdam United Airlines flight in the Netherlands have been charged by Dutch police with "preparation of a terrorist attack," U.S. law enforcement officials tell ABC News.

U.S. officials said the two appeared to be travelling with what were termed "mock bombs" in their luggage. "This was almost certainly a dry run, a test," said one senior law enforcement official.

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More News On This Terror Plot

Two Men Arrested On Terror Suspicion On Flight From Chicago To Amsterdam -- FOX News
Dutch arrests may have been dry run, U.S. source says -- CNN
Dutch police question two men on trans-Atlantic flight -- BBC
Dutch Police Arrest Two Men After Suspicious Baggage Discovered -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Dutch Police Arrest Two Men Arriving on U.S. Flight Amid Probe Into Bags -- Bloomberg
Dutch Arrest 2 From U.S. On Terror Suspicions -- NPR
AP source: Suspicious luggage sparks questioning -- AP
Dutch arrest two men on US flight -- AFP
2 Airline Passengers Held on Fears of a Terrorist Plot -- New York Times
Pair held after odd items turn up in luggage -- Washington Post
Two Airplane Passengers Arrested on Fears of Terror Plot -- Wall Street Journal
Dutch police arrest terror suspects on US flight -- The Telegraph
2 men with Michigan ties raise suspicion of terror plot -- Detroit Free Press

My Comment: ThreatsWatch sums it up best ....

Bulky clothing in summer and cell phones taped together, perhaps to simulate bomb triggers, by Middle Eastern men on an American flight.

If it walks like a duck, and looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, chances are it's a duck.

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