And shakes on the ground! Oh NOES!!!
President George W Bush has said a plot to bomb US-bound flights from the UK is a “stark reminder” that the US is still at war with Islamic extremists.
Mr Bush said it showed “Islamic fascists… will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom”.
He said the US was more secure now than before the attacks of 11 September 2001, but was not “completely safe”.
However Mr Bush’s Democratic critics said the plot showed his policies had increased the threats faced by the US.
US officials said the foiled plot involved detonating liquid explosives on board multiple commercial aircraft.
The US government has for the first time raised the state of terror alert to red – its highest level – for flights from Britain.
It has also increased the general level of security for all domestic and international flights.
Extra sky marshals are being deployed on flights between the US and UK, and passengers have been banned from carrying any liquids and gels on to planes.
Unnamed US officials said the airlines targeted were United, American and Continental, and involved flights to New York, Washington and California.
Boogaboogabooga! You will vote Republican in November!
Well, uh…actually…you might not wanna do that:
Senior Democrats – who have been criticising Mr Bush over the Iraq war – said the plot showed the terrorism threat had grown under during his presidency.
“It is clear that our misguided policies are making America more hated in the world and making the war on terrorism harder to win,” Senator Edward Kennedy said.
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said the Iraq war had “diverted our focus and more than $300bn in resources from the war on terrorism and has created a rallying cry for international terrorists”.
Heavens to Betsy Ross. If they keep standing up on their hind legs like that, the Dems might just pull off a November Surprise. One sure to strike terror into Repug hearts.
Meanwhile, Lenin’s Embalmed Corpse wants to remind us of just how lucky we are that his boss is at the helm down in Crawford:
Michael Chertoff, US Director of Homeland Security, said the scheme was “suggestive of an al-Qaeda plot”.
“It was sophisticated, it had a lot of members and it was international in scope,” he said.
Well, that tells us a lot. My butt-cheeks are clenching already.
So what WAS in this sophisticated plot, really?
Terrorists planned to use MP3 players and energy drinks to blow up as many as 10 jetliners bound for the United States, authorities said Thursday.
A senior congressional source said it’s believed the plotters planned to mix a “British version of Gatorade” with a gel-like substance to make an explosive that they would possibly trigger with an MP3 player or cell phone.
Wow, this one’s worthy of MacGyver.
Either that, or it’s one helluva one-dood dance party.
Stupidity? You’re soakin’ in it:
Softens hands while you blow up airplanes!