There is quite a bit of controversy about the recent terrorist threat
in Great Briton. The alleged liquid explosive story doesn't hold much water. The only ingredient mentioned so far is hydrogen peroxide, a common household item, that most everyone I know has in their medicine cabinet. While it is true that powerful liquid explosives do exist, what is being used here for a major terrorist plot is ridiculous.
Mass murder in the skies: was the plot feasible?
Thomas C Greene
August 18, 2006
We're told that the suspects were planning to use TATP, or triacetone triperoxide, a high explosive that supposedly can be made from common household chemicals unlikely to be caught by airport screeners. A little hair dye, drain cleaner, and paint thinner - all easily concealed in drinks bottles - and the forces of evil have effectively smuggled a deadly bomb onboard your plane.
Or at least that's what we're hearing, and loudly, through the mainstream media and its legions of so-called "terrorism experts." But what do these experts know about chemistry? Less than they know about lobbying for Homeland Security pork, which is what most of them do for a living. But they've seen the same movies that you and I have seen, and so the myth of binary liquid explosives dies hard.
Now, if they were using nitroglycerine, it would definately be something to be concerned about.
A terrorist could create a bomb on board after smuggling separate, harmless liquids that become explosive when combined.
When it was building the transcontinental railroad, the Central Pacific Railroad company got around federal law banning nitroglycerine on trains shipping its ingredients to the work site for mixture. A terrorist could do the same thing, assembling the components in his seat or in a lavatory after smuggling them past unsuspecting security guards.
Only 20% Of Britons Believe Blair On Terror Threats
Bush's Weapon of Mass Deception
By Larry C. Johnson
Thursday 17 August 2006
It is a week since news broke in London about an alleged plot to blow up nine commercial jetliners, and there are emerging indicators that Bush and Blair exaggerated the truth about the actual readiness of the so-called plot. And yes, I mean so-called plot. Why would Bush and Blair hype a terrorist threat? A very simple answer. The White House was on notice that Seymour Hersh's story in the New Yorker claimed that the Bush administration encouraged Israel to invade Lebanon as part of a broader scheme to set the stage for war with Iran. Tony Blair, Bush's enabler, went along with the ruse.
Terror suspects appear in London court
In the Walthamstow community, police had been guarding the houses where the suspects lived, in many cases with their extended families, while forensic technicians carried bags, boxes and pails from the houses to waiting vans.
Six of the 11 so far charged lived or grew up in the racially diverse northeast London neighborhood of Walthamstow. Although some residents of that heavily Pakistani-Muslim community say they fear a backlash, only a few minor incidents have been reported.
The investigation of this terrorist plot has been ongoing for around a year. Why did Great Britain decide to announce this at this time on weak evidence. Was this all that they could come up with after a year of surveillance on over 1000 muslims in London. There are over 32,000 muslims, approximately 15%, in Walthamstow alone, and 1.5 million living in England and Wales, After all this time, Scotland Yard managed to round up 20 people or so, and a bottle of hydrogen peroxide?