October 29, 2010, - 12:13 pm
Right now, federal, state, and local authorities in New Jersey and Philadelphia are inspecting suspicious packages on three cargo planes from Europe, which just landed in the U.S. and a UPS truck in Queens. But, hey, I’m sure someone named Tim–and not Mohammed or Ahmed–packed them, right?
United Parcel Service Inc. said the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is inspecting possible suspicious packages on three jets that flew in from Europe.
A Boeing Co. 767 from Paris and an MD-11 from Cologne, Germany, both landed safely in Philadelphia, and items on board are being investigated, Mike Mangeot, a spokesman for Atlanta- based UPS, said today in a telephone interview. The third plane is a 767 that arrived at New Jersey’s Newark airport from East Midlands, U.K., Mangeot said.
The FBI and the Transportation Security Administration haven’t given UPS further details about the nature of the packages or what is under investigation, Mangeot said. He said he wasn’t aware of any visible signs of smoke or fire from the packages or on the planes.
The Newark plane was already cleared and took off to another location. But even if these packages are just false alarms, this is clearly someone testing the system or doing a dry run with suspicious packages. It’s just too much of a “coincidence” that this happened with three separate UPS cargo plane from Europe and roughly the same time. Somebody is clearly gauging the reaction and trying something.
And I’m sure the UPS truck in Queens is yet another “coincidence,” right?:
A United Parcel Service delivery truck was also being investigated in New York City’s borough of Queens.
“It’s a UPS truck. We’re investigating what we believe is a possible explosive device on board that truck,” said New York police spokesman Paul Browne.
As our friend, Fred Taub of Boycott Watch, points out, this proves, yet again, that we were correct in opposing the Dubai Ports Deal–in which the Bush Administration pushed for Dubai Ports a/k/a DP World to run our ports. If we cannot control what cargo goes from Europe and elsewhere to U.S. soil, we’d be crazy to trust the control and handling of it at the U.S. entry point to a Muslim nation that aided and abetted the 9/11 hijackers.
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