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U.S. official says 2 package bombs were intended to detonate 'in flight'

• Washington Post
The two package bombs intercepted by authorities in Britain and Dubai last week appear to have been built to detonate "in flight" and to bring down the planes carrying them, President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said. 

"At this point we, I think, would agree with the British that it looks as though they were designed to be detonated in flight,"

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Comment by Lucky Red
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FBI: No bomb in suspicious packages

UAE rejects US claims on Flight 201


Cargo plane bomb plot: Yemen doubts its link to the plot

The government of Yemen has expressed astonishment at the cargo plane bomb plots, claiming there were no UPS cargo planes that had taken off from Yemen


Yemen says UPS planes never take off or land in it


Suspicious packages on UPS aircraft, no explosives



Comment by Powell Gammill
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John you are correct to be suspicious of this.  Not only was the press initially reporting that the two items first inspected turned out to not be bombs (in one case they were "a box of receipts" which made them initially suspicious how?).  But the press did an immediate 180 when Obama did a live presser from the White House to announce a multiple bomb plot was averted by Homeland Security.  [No aspirin factories were destroyed in the making of this pre-election diversion.]  

Yet the best photo of one of these bombs I have seen is a disassembled cell phone motherboard, cellphone battery and split apart laser toner cartridge shell with no more than four ounces of a white gel (explosive?).  Certainly suspicious object...but not a bomb that was designed to go off in a plane.  Were terrorists planning to call in a detonation?   If so, then they were targeting delivery guys unless they could track delivery to these synagogues through GPS and then place a call. 

Comment by Anonymous
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This "incident" will NOT repeat NOT be used as the justification for violating the privacy and integrity of every package shipped via a private carrier such as UPS or FedEx.  We will NOT reserve the right to xray and open any private package sent privately.


Comment by Powell Gammill
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