My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Just In Case You Thought We Were In The Clear . . .

Authorities in London thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up an aircraft in mid-flight between Britain and the U.S. using explosives smuggled in hand luggage, police said Thursday.

As of right now, there are very few details--the AP story only hit the wires 42 minutes ago. So, no, we don't know if it was British home-grown or imported, if it was multiple targets or just one, if there were chemical or biologicals involved--nothing.

Watch this space for updates.

UPDATE: From the SkyNews site:

Police say they have disrupted a major plot to blow up a dozen planes over UK and US cities with explosive devices smuggled aboard as hand luggage.

Two words: holy crap.

Police say the threat was though to be imminent and those arrested were mainly young, British-born Asian men.

Gotta believe those poor, oppressed British-born young men were incensed at the treatment of their . . . distant, never-acquainted, . . . unknown brothers in . . . oh, say, Palestine.

And, yes, in case you missed it, that last phrase should be read dripping with sarcasm.

But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves. We really know very little at this point, so I don't want to ascribe too much to the plotters.

Stay tuned . . .

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