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UK Terror Plot Thwarted

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dude, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. Dude

    Dude Well-Known Member


    Maybe it's hyperbole, but someone on CNN said this had the potential to be Britain's 9/11.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I'm so scared!

    Guess I'll have to vote Republican now so they can bufu protect us some more. ::)
  3. Dude

    Dude Well-Known Member

    Wow, one post and political-pissing match is started. Way to go.
  4. KP

    KP Active Member

    Comes a couple days after a London-to-Boston flight turned around about 90 minutes after leaving Heathrow.

    No liquids will be allowed on US commercial flights today. CNN has pictures from Heathrow. Place is a mob scene at 8:45 GMT.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I figured the terrorists would attack Louisville first. You know, Freedom Hall, and all that.
  6. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Interesting. A dude was trying to figure out how to keep himself calm during his flight, and I told him to bring a couple mini bottles from his bar w/ him.
  7. Dude

    Dude Well-Known Member

    Quality stuff sir.
  8. KP

    KP Active Member

    Is there better name for a government group then MI5?
  9. Dude

    Dude Well-Known Member

    Richard Quest (Sic?) of CNN pretty much said don't travel to Heathrow today.
  10. Heard the news when I woke up this morning--- My wife and I are at Heathrow on a pretty regular basis so this would have been a nightmare. We're flying back to Philly in a few weeks for a wedding....glad we weren't travelling today....

    Have to admit, when I saw the threat level was raised to critical, i was a little nervous to take the tube this morning but I figured what are the odds, right?
  11. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Can you imagine flying out of one of the UK airports today? Check out what measures are in place -- it's breathtaking in its scope:

    (From the British Airways site)

    "Passengers may only take through the airport security search point, the following items:

    "Travel documents essential for the journey (eg passports, tickets and visas)

    "Pocket sized wallets and pocked sized purses plus contents (for example money, credit cards and identity cards). Handbags are not permitted.

    "Prescribed medicines essential for the duration of the flight, except in liquid form unless verified as authentic.

    "Spectacles and sunglasses, without cases.

    "Contact lenses, without bottles of solution

    "For those traveling with an infant: baby food, milk and sanitary items essential for the flight.

    "Keys (but no electrical key fobs).

    "Every other item must be carried in customer’s hold luggage.

    "For clarity, passengers are advised that no electrical or battery powered items including laptops, mobile phones, ipods, remote controls etc can be carried in the cabin and must be checked in as hold baggage.

    "Customers are advised to check-in as normal but to expect delays at all UK airports.

    "British Airways regrets any inconvenience caused.

    "Any customers not complying with this Government instruction will not be accepted for travel by British Airways.

    "We expect severe congestion in and around all UK airports and possible delays to flights."


    This is either the result of an uncovered plot beyond the realm of any of our imaginations, the greatest moment of overkill since Randy's mom dressed him up for the cold weather in "A Christmas Story," or the governmental scare tactic to end all scare tactics. Wow.
  12. Dude

    Dude Well-Known Member

    From what they're saying on CNN, most of Europe is cancelling flights to Heathrow.
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