Cargo Bomb Was Set to Explode Over US
Timer was too short to make it to Chicago synagogue
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2010 2:26 PM CST
In this Oct. 30 2010 file photo, FedEx and UPS cargo planes sit on the tarmac of the north cargo terminal area at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser, File)

(Newser) – One of the bombs hidden inside a toner cartridge sent from Yemen probably would have exploded while the plane was over the eastern US had it not been discovered by British authorities, says Scotland Yard. Instead, investigators acting on a tip from Saudi Arabia removed the device from the plane and deactivated it with about 3 hours to spare, notes the BBC. A second bomb was intercepted in Dubai.

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Berzelius
Nov 11, 2010 10:21 AM CST
Whatever you say, boss.
postroad
Nov 10, 2010 4:36 PM CST
1. airline experts really say that one can not set a bomb to go in an exact location and time...too many things change deliveries, places, timing etc...this post meant to scare folks rather than deal with the important issue: bombs can be set and planes with cargo can blow up over America, with destination unknown but a chance that it will cause lots of damage. 2. Mr Rush told us earlier that America not safe under Obama, and yet under Obama the bomb attempt prevented.
Edct
Nov 10, 2010 2:58 PM CST
Ah, more gifts from the swine loving terrorist mohammad and his gang of idiots. We should welcome these peace loving deluded morons into our country so they can attempt to take over our country, lie, cheat, murder, and beat and rape our women in the loving name of Islam...oh wait, our "politically correct" prostitute politicians are already doing that for us.