Thursday, August 10, 2006

The London Plane Bombing Plot

While you were sleeping, the evil ones were busy.

From the AP:

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." Home Secretary John Reid said British police and government were confident the main suspects had been arrested.

Officials raised security to its highest level in Britain -- suggesting a terrorist attack might be imminent -- and banned hand-carried luggage on all trans-Atlantic flights.

The U.S. government responded by raising its threat alert to its highest level for commercial flights from Britain to the United States amid fears the plot had not been completely crushed. The alert for all flights coming or going from the United States was also raised slightly.

In Washington, two U.S. counterterrorism officials said the terrorists had targeted United, American and Continental airlines. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.

What I want to know is: Have they found any evidence that proves that this was just a plot hatched by Karl Rove to scare Americans and elect Republicans in November?

NOTE: Cross-posted from Right Angle Blog.