Thursday, August 10, 2006
They Are Seeking To Destroy US
The debate rages regarding the Israeli War against Hezbollah. NATO would like to see resolution to stop the violence and destruction of Lebanon. Lebanon would like to see its infrastructure restored and the war to end. The US would like the war to end and the status quo returned. Some members of our Congress want the War in Iraq and Afghanistan to end.
As long as situations such as this persist, no war will end. The following CNN article is further proof of this. As long as those who oppose Judaism and Christianity seek to destroy us. And they are seeking to destroy us.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Terrorists were in the final stages of planning to blow up planes heading to the United States from Britain, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday.
The plot was the "greatest terrorist threat" against the United States since 9/11, government officials are saying privately.
Information gathered after recent arrests in Pakistan convinced British investigators they had to act immediately to stop the plot, sources told CNN.
A British security official told Reuters news service the plotters could have been just days away from their attacks.
The plans were "suggestive of an al Qaeda plot," Chertoff said.
British police said they had arrested 21 suspects in the plot to blow up passenger jets flying between the United Kingdom and the United States.
The effects of the plot rippled across the globe Thursday.
The U.S. raised the terror threat level to "severe" for all flights leaving Britain for the United States. Britain raised its alert level to "critical."
The plot involved hiding liquid explosives in carry-on luggage, U.S. officials said.
Passengers at all U.S. and British airports, and those boarding U.S.-bound flights at other international airports, are banned from taking any liquids onto planes. British police are also banning passengers from carrying electronic key fobs, which have the potential to trigger bombs.
A U.S. administration official said the plot targeted Continental, United, British Airways and American Airlines flights to New York, Washington and California.
Six to 10 flights were targeted, U.S. officials said.
U.S. and British officials said some suspects could still be on the loose and their investigations were continuing
Flights were canceled or delayed at airports across Europe and the United States as the new security measures produced massive lines at airports.
In a sign of the heightened security, Chertoff said the U.S. was dispatching extra air marshals to Britain.
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ordered the National Guard to Boston's Logan Airport.
Police said they were still raiding businesses and homes, and Chertoff said it was unclear if all suspects were in custody.
Chertoff said the plotters were "getting close to the execution phase."
"There were very concrete steps under way to execute all elements of the plan," he said.
The plot was "intended to be mass murder on an unimaginable scale," London's Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Paul Stephenson said.