Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cargo bomb found in UK could have exploded over U.S. - Yahoo! News

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With this happening almost daily you would think that people would wake up to the reality of terroism.
LONDON (Reuters) – A bomb found on board a cargo plane at a British airport last month could have exploded over the eastern seaboard of the United States if it had not been defused, British police said on Wednesday.
Al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing has claimed responsibility for sending two U.S.-bound parcel bombs that were intercepted in Dubai and Britain in October.
The bombs, addressed to synagogues in Chicago, were found in computer printer cartridges.
The device found in Britain was taken off a cargo plane at East Midlands Airport north of London on October 29.
"Forensic examination has indicated that if the device had activated it would have been at 10:30 hrs BST (0930 GMT) on Friday, 29 October 2010," London police said in a statement.
"If the device had not been removed from the aircraft the activation could have occurred over the eastern seaboard of the U.S.," they said.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said last month he could not rule out that the East Midlands bomb may have been intended to explode over Britain.
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