August 10, 2006, - 6:27 am
Terror in the Skies: Brit Plot is Operation Bojinka All Over Again; Tied to Dearbornistan Terrorists Arrested in Ohio? Islamic Jihad Link
By Debbie Schlussel
Liquid bombs on flights brought on by homegrown Muslims. Cellphone and electronic detonators. Here we go again.
Those are the details of the hijacking and bombing plot for multiple flights from Britain to the U.S., announced last night. But it shouldn’t be news. More like a “Groundhog Day” repetition.
Last night, I wrote about Osma Sabhi Abulhassan & Ali Houssaiky, 2 Dearbornistan boys who were caught with flight passenger info and details on airport security checkpoints. They also admitted to buying 600 cellphones and extracting the chips from them, used as detonators for bombs.
Earlier this year, I wrote about how Al-Qaeda’s 1993 World Trade Center mastermind Ramzi Yousef (nephew of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed) used Casio watches as timers in bombing devices to blow up passengers. In 2001, I wrote about how Yousef used liquid bombs (liquid nitroglycerin) and was caught brewing them in his apartment in the Philippines, when some of it exploded. Just like the British plot, he planned a 1995 plot to use liquid bombs in 10-12 planes all over the American skies. The operation was called “Operation Bojinka” (“Operation Chaos in the Sky”). Here’s an excerpt of what I wrote then:
Yousef escaped the WTC, but in January 1995, federal officials captured him, uncovering a plot to blow up eleven U.S. commercial aircraft in a day of terrorist rage, Operation Bojinka (meaning “Chaos in the Sky”). While mixing liquid explosive bombs designed to pass through airport metal detectors, Yousef started a fire in his Manila apartment, forcing him to flee. (Editor’s note: As WND was preparing for publication, Andrea Mitchell of NBC News reported that authorities are searching an apartment hotel in Manila, Philippines, which is the same apartment hotel where Ramzi Yousef lived.) According to the Washington Post (10/7/95), his computer, detailing the plot and another to chemically poison U.S. air and drinking water, identified him and soon he was extradited to the U.S. from Pakistan to stand trial.
My law enforcement sources say that the 21 homegrown British Muslim plotters were working for Islamic Jihad, a component of the Al-Qaeda network. Al Qaeda deputy Ayman Al-Zawahiri was the chief of Egyptian Islamic Jihad before he got together with Bin Laden.
So were the boys from Dearbornistan plotting the same thing with their passenger lists and airport security checkpoint info? And with their cellphone chips? Those are both elements involved in the British plots. And whether or not they were part of an orchestrated campaign with the Brit plotters, they were involved in something very nefarious.
While Islamic terrorists are often very creative, sometimes they aren’t.
Sometimes their plots are just deja vu all over again.
But what will we do about it? Are we going to insist on no watches on planes? Will the no liquid or drink ban go on forever?
Or will we finally do what the Israelis do? They focus on individuals–ie. Muslims, NOT women’s breast milk and gay men carrying hair gel.
When will Michael Chertoff’s “sensitivity” end–and when will the real security start?
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