Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Al Qaeda US-Bound Plane Bomb Plot Reportedly Foiled

Image from source, Huffington Post

Wow. Score another one for the good guys.


Al Qaeda Bomb Plot Against US-Bound Jet Reportedly Foiled

The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, U.S. officials said Monday. The plot involved an upgrade of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate aboard a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas 2009. This new bomb was also designed to be used in a passenger's underwear, but this time al-Qaida developed a more refined detonation system, U.S. officials said. . .

Read more at: Huffington Post

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