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1:40 PM ET, August 10, 2006


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'Plot to blow up planes' foiled  —  A terrorist plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted, Scotland Yard has said.  —  It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage.  —  Police have arrested about 18 people …
Washington Post:
British Police Thwart Major Terror Plot  —  Britain and the U.S. Raise Security Threat Levels  —  British authorities said today they had disrupted a "major terrorist plot" to blow up passenger flights between the United Kingdom and the United States, prompting a full-scale security clampdown …
New York Times:
Plot to Bomb Jets Is Thwarted in Britain  —  British authorities said today that they had thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up multiple airliners traveling between Britain and the United States and cause "mass murder on an unimaginable scale."  —  The police in London said they had arrested 21 people …
Danica Kirka / Associated Press:
British Police Thwart Aircraft Bomb Plot  —  British authorities said Thursday they had thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to the U.S. using explosives smuggled in carry-on luggage, averting what police described as "mass murder on an unimaginable scale."
Discussion: BBC and Attytood
Security chief: Airline terror plot 'close to execution'  —  'We cannot be sure ... plot completely thwarted'  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Terrorists were in the final stages of planning to blow up planes heading from the United Kingdom to the United States, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday.
Times of London:
'We have foiled mass murder on an unimaginable scale'  —  A major terrorist plot to commit mass murder on an unimaginable scale by exploding up to nine aircraft in mid-flight between Britain and America has been thwarted, Scotland Yard announced this morning.
Discussion: BBC, Classical Values and Power Line
Pajamas Media:
Sky Terror in UK: US Security Alert to RED  —  News Items (Blogs & Opinion below)  —  (Related) Would-be-hijacker or run-of-the-mill psycho?  Qatar Airways passenger foiled after trying to force his way into the cockpit.  (ABC News/Reuters) 09:48 PDT  —  Flying?
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Scotland Yard busts "major plot" …
Discussion: and Minstrel Boy
Walid Phares / Counterterrorism Blog:   London: The "Shoe Bomber Factory" again?
Associated Press:
British police thwart major terror plot
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Democrats Back Lamont in Race in Show of Unity  —  Ned Lamont in Hartford on Wednesday, a day after his Senate primary victory.  Democrats were quick to line up to support him as the party's nominee.  More Photos >  —  With promises of both money and personal campaign appearances …
Peter Laarman / The Huffington Post:
Al Qaeda's Predictable Return to the Stage: You Can Thank Dick Cheney
Discussion: PoliBlog
John / AMERICAblog:
Lieberman loses, CODE RED, CODE RED, CODE RED
Bryan / Hot Air:
Hezbollywood  —  I think we've posted on some of this before, but I want to put it in one post in one place.  —  The fauxtography scandals and speculation point to something lurking behind the scenes of the war in Lebanon and the greater war against radical Islam-the post-modern nature of this war.
Discussion: Media Blog
Little Green Footballs:
Directed By Green Helmet Guy  —  Conclusive proof that the photographs from Qana were cynically staged, as "Green Helmet" directs cameramen in a video from German TV (with English subtitles):  —  UPDATE at 8/10/06 8:18:53 am:  —  For more on this ghoulish manipulation of the media, see Newsbusters and Hot Air.
Brenda Goodman / New York Times:
Democrat Says G.O.P. Voters Led to Her Loss  —  Her cheering supporters were clearly surprised by Representative Cynthia McKinney's defeat in Tuesday's Democratic primary runoff, but those who follow this city's changing demographics were not.  —  Over the past few years …
Washington Post:
Mr. Lieberman's Choice
Discussion: Demagogue and Daily Kos
Associated Press:
Mike Wallace Says Iranian President an 'Impressive Fellow'  —  NEW YORK — Twenty-seven years after a chilling sit-down with Ayatollah Khomeini that was one of Mike Wallace's most memorable, the CBS newsman snagged an interview this week with current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran.
Peter Schweizer / USA Today:
Gore isn't quite as green as he's led the world to believe  —  Al Gore has spoken: The world must embrace a "carbon-neutral lifestyle."  To do otherwise, he says, will result in a cataclysmic catastrophe.  "Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb," warns the website for his film, An Inconvenient Truth.
Victor Davis Hanson / Real Clear Politics:
Worry About the West — Not Israel  —  The reactions and media coverage coming out of the West regarding this latest war in the Middle East are as bewildering as they are instructive.  —  Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., for example, recently said, "I don't take sides for or against Hezbollah or for or against Israel."
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Counterintelligence Officials Resign  —  David A. Burtt II, director of the Counterintelligence Field Activity, the Defense Department's newest intelligence agency whose contracts based on congressional earmarks are under investigation by the Pentagon and federal prosecutors …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Amygdala
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