Monday, May 7, 2012

Official: Attempt to Blow Up U.S.-Bound Plane Thwarted

So says CNN.

U.S. and international intelligence agencies have broken up an attempt to blow up a U.S.-bound jetliner, a U.S. counterterrorism official told CNN on Monday. 

"This is a success story," the U.S. official said, adding that an explosive device was recovered.
A U.S. counterterrorism official said the specific device was "non-metallic" and was made to be used by a suicide bomber on an airliner.

The device is different from what was used by the "underwear bomber" in 2009, but it was in the same category, the official said. Those changes show al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is adapting its tactics.

I wonder how long it will take before we found out that the govt. convinced some patsy to carry it out and supplied him with inert explosives?

UPDATE: I guess we didn't have to wait too long:
The device never presented a threat to public safety, and the U.S. government is working closely with international partners to address associated concerns with the device.


  1. I can't remember the last I haven't heard... The device never presented a threat to public safety.

    I tell ya, they just don't make terrorists like they used to back in the 60's and 70's.

    I am STILL convinced that all this "make-a-terrorist" is going to lead to a massive false flag of which they will remind us of all the 'terrorists" they have "caught"... then tell us, "Hey! We can't catch them all."

  2. That was mighty convenient.

    Maybe they need to get the Asians involved. Yhey know how to make things work. :)

  3. i read that as:
    Official Attempt to Blow Up U.S.-Bound Plane Thwarted