Terror Plot Foiled?
Obviously this is the big story of the day
.There is chaos at British airports after police disrupted a plot to cause "mass murder on an unimaginable scale" by blowing up transatlantic airliners.
The explosives would have been smuggled aboard at least six airliners as hand luggage - and could have been missed during x-ray screening.
Speaking at Scotland Yard, Deputy Commissioner Paul Stephenson said he was confident the police had disrupted a plot "to cause mass murder on an unimaginable scale".Sources in the United States have reported that three airlines targeted were United, American and Continental.
Security sources believe that liquid explosives would have been used which could have been mixed during the flight into a lethal concoction.
US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the conspiracy was sophisticated, well-advanced and well-planned and "suggestive of an al Qaeda plot".
The plot was said to involve British-born young men of Asian extraction; I believe that implies Pakistanis. Yep
:According to BBC sources the "principal characters" suspected of being involved in the plot were British-born. There are also understood to be links to Pakistan.