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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:04 AM
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So have they also canceled the planes carrying bombs to Israel?
Seems like they would actually have explosives on them. :eyes:

FRANKFURT, Germany - Airlines across Europe canceled flights bound for London's Heathrow Airport Thursday, and some airports said they could take on some of the diverted traffic.

Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, was closed to most incoming European flights Thursday morning, after authorities announced they had uncovered a terrorist plot to blow up several aircraft flying between the U.S. and Britain using explosives smuggled in hand luggage.

Massive delays created after authorities began enforcing new security regulations banning hand luggage forced many European carriers to cancel their flights to Heathrow.

British Airways canceled all of its short-haul flights to and from Heathrow through Thursday afternoon. The airline advised passengers to avoid traveling if possible.

more . . .
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060810/ap_on_bi_ge/europe_...
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:06 AM
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1. No. because the law doesn't apply to them.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:08 AM
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2. What ever you may think of this attack, this is a good point...
good job proud2Blib!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:35 AM
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5. I don't know what made me think of it
My brain is hurting - I have been watching faux snooze all morning. So I am definitely in a terror alert mode. LOL
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gula Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:09 AM
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3. Don't hold your breath.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:12 AM
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4. That "Made in the USA" stamp gives them immunity
After all, those explosives are just meant to kill other folks' civilians in Iraq and Lebanon, so that doesn't count.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:35 AM
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6. Oh yeah I guess you're right
duh
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:37 AM
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7. as long as there are no liquids involved
hell no, those flights are pushed right on through to their happy destination.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:46 AM
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8. Here's what I don't get
Why don't we just drop those bombs on Lebanon ourselves? Seems like it would save time and fuel.
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:46 AM
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9. Blair was handed a resignation letter over the transport
http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/67584.html
Resignation hits Blair

Editorial Comment August 10 2006

The name Sheridan continues to dominate domestic politics. For today at least, the forename is different. Unlike his namesake, Tommy, Jim Sheridan does not rock boats, plot, seek to radicalise or overthrow the establishment, whether in his party or the country at large. Since being elected to the House of Commons in 2001, he has been an unquestioning, uncritical loyalist, cast in the mould of generations of west of Scotland Labour MPs sent to Westminster after serving a political apprenticeship in the trade unions and local government.

Mr Sheridan's record makes it all the more surprising, and significant, that he should resign yesterday as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Tony Blair's team of Defence Ministers. It is he, not Sheridan, T, who is, against all expectations, making headlines. Of course, this must be kept in perspective. Mr Sheridan was not in the cabinet. He was at the bottom of the government payroll. He has not resigned from Labour or the Commons. He remains at one with Labour's domestic agenda.

But the Prime Minister and his allies would be foolish to write off his resignation as a whimper on the political soundscape. The unusually forthright language of Mr Sheridan's resignation letter ensures his quitting as PPS will hit home not only with the growing numbers of Labour MPs and activists who are dismayed by Mr Blair's failure to press for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hizbollah, regardless of what George W Bush might think. Many in the country will sympathise with Mr Sheridan's criticisms. He accuses the government of hypocrisy in calling for restraint while enabling aeroplanes carrying weapons of mass destruction from the United States to Israel to refuel first at Prestwick Airport and then at British military bases. This policy amounts to a betrayal of Labour's and the country's core values, he says.

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But the Prime Minister and his allies would be foolish to write off his resignation as a whimper on the political soundscape. The unusually forthright language of Mr Sheridan's resignation letter ensures his quitting as PPS will hit home not only with the growing numbers of Labour MPs and activists who are dismayed by Mr Blair's failure to press for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hizbollah, regardless of what George W Bush might think. Many in the country will sympathise with Mr Sheridan's criticisms. He accuses the government of hypocrisy in calling for restraint while enabling aeroplanes carrying weapons of mass destruction from the United States to Israel to refuel first at Prestwick Airport and then at British military bases. This policy amounts to a betrayal of Labour's and the country's core values, he says.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:54 AM
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10. Aha
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:13 PM
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11. locking
Please feel free to repost this story without the inflammatory comments.
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