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12:20 PM ET, August 10, 2006

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BBC:
'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 …
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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 …
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
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 …
CNN:
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)  —  ident Bush will make a statement on the airline terror plot at about 11:50 a.m. EDT -08:50 am PDT- (CNN homepage alert) 08:14 PDT  —  Qatar Airways airplane from Doha to Amman hijack plot foiled.
BBC:
'Airlines terror plot' disrupted  —  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 to as many as 10 aircraft in hand luggage.
Guardian:
UK airports on high alert as terrorist plot uncovered  —  Mark Oliver and agencies  —  A major terror plot to kill hundreds of people by detonating explosives in the cabins of passenger aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean was disrupted overnight, the home secretary, John Reid, said today.
CNN:
UK airport delay after plot foiled  —  LONDON (CNN) — Major delays are expected at all UK airports after the nation's threat level was raised to "critical" when police disrupted a plot to blow up planes in mid-flight.  —  The British Home Office on Thursday raised the country's alert level to …
Stephen Taylor:
UK Terror Plot: "Mass murder on an unimaginable scale"
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Scotland Yard busts "major plot" …
Discussion: CNN.com and Minstrel Boy
Walid Phares / Counterterrorism Blog:   London: The "Shoe Bomber Factory" again?
Associated Press:
British police thwart major terror plot
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Voter Anger That Cuts Both Ways  —  The usual political torpor of August was shattered this week by the news that three congressional incumbents had lost their races in a single day.  There were special forces at work in the contests in which two Democrats — Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut …
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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
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Little Green Footballs:
Directed By Green Helmet Guy
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and A Blog For All
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.
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Paul J. Gough / Hollywood Reporter:
Wallace out of retirement for interview with Iran's president
ohio.com:
2 held on terror charge involving purchase of phones  —  MARIETTA, Ohio - Two men were charged Wednesday with money laundering in support of terrorism after authorities said they found airplane passenger lists and information on airport security checkpoints in their car.
Peter Laarman / The Huffington Post:
Al Qaeda's Predictable Return to the Stage: You Can Thank Dick Cheney  —  As Dick Cheney, Ken Mehlman, and the Republican noise machine start to lash out at the al Qaeda sympathizers who voted for Ned Lamont, all the people standing in horrendous airport lines today and tossing …
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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.
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 …
 
 
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