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11:20 AM 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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Sky News:
Plane Terror Plot Thwarted  —  Police say they have disrupted a major plot to blow up planes in mid-flight with explosive devices smuggled aboard as hand luggage.  —  Sky News has been told the plan was to hit around a dozen planes over UK and US cities.  —  Police are said to have arrested 20 people …
Malkin / Michelle Malkin:
"Imminent," "massive" jihad UK plot foiled; goal: "mass murder on an unimaginable scale"  —  I went to bed last night after blogging about the Dearbornistan terror arrests and the still missing 8 Egyptians.  Twenty minutes after I went to sleep, the news broke about a massive terrorist plot …
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: Attytood
Pajamas Media:
Sky Terror in UK: US Security Alert to RED  —  News Items (Blogs & Opinion below)  —  Airline shares bomb after bomb threat.  (AP/ABC) 07:13 PDT  —  Massachusetts to call up National Guard to help secure Logan airport, Governor Mitch Romney is saying at press conference (all TV news channels) 07:05 PDT
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 …
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:
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 and Power Line
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.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Scotland Yard busts "major plot" …
Discussion: CNN.com
Walid Phares / Counterterrorism Blog:   London: The "Shoe Bomber Factory" again?
BBC:
Heathrow shut to incoming flights
Discussion: Liberty and Justice
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.
Discussion: CBS News
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Paul J. Gough / Hollywood Reporter:
Wallace out of retirement for interview with Iran's president
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 …
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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 …
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
At a Makeshift River Crossing in South Lebanon, Guerrillas Come Out in the Open  —  The wounded men moved slowly across the hot patch of cratered earth.  Some limped.  One used crutches.  Two carried their own intravenous bags.  —  The secret war being waged by shadow militia fighters …
Confederate Yankee:
Ghosts in the Media Machine  —  Bloggers—and to a much lesser extent some media outlets—have paid considerable attention to specific examples of media manipulation in the war being fought between Hezbollah and the IDF in Lebanon and Israel, but we seem be under-covering the overall framing …
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
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Burned  —  If you blog long enough you wind up writing posts you never thought you'd write.  This is one of those posts.  —  I read about Lieberman sacking Marion Steinfels and Sean Smith today, and blaming them for their failure to counter Ned Lamont's distortions regarding his record.
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.
Michael Widlanski / Front Page Magazine:
Israeli Leaders Still Not Sure They're At War  —  Most wartime leaders look for "an exit strategy," but in the case of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, many Israelis are wondering if there is an "entry strategy."  —  Indeed, in a striking statement that surprised reporters yesterday …
Roger Bate / Washington Post:
Make Federal Spending Transparent  —  Special to washingtonpost.com's Think Tank Town  —  What do Friends of the Earth, the Family Research Council, Phyllis Schlafly and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force have in common?  If you think not much, then you are partially wrong …
 
 
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