News broke early this morning of a massive terrorist plot targeting aircraft flying between the United Kingdom and the United States.
The plot involved threats to blow up 20 aircraft flying between Britain and the United States. The potential loss of life would have eclipsed that on September 11th.
There are also reports of up to 20 arrests made.
Threat Level Raised to High
Flopping Aces already has multiple news links up.
American Muslim Males Arrested in Ohio
Two Muslim men from Michigan were arrested on Tuesday in Washington County, Ohio after a traffic violation led to the discovery of 12 disposable cell phones, $11,000 in cash, maps to Wal-Marts where disposable cell phones are sold and airline passenger and security information. (AP report here).
The two were were arraigned in Ohio on charges of money laundering to support terrorism, Wednesday.
Debbie Schlussel has the background info on the pair describing much of their "All American" background. Ali Houssaiky of Dearborn, Michigan was co-captain of Fordson High School Football Team, the high school in the United States with the highest Muslim population.
After the arraingment, Houssaiky shouted to reporters that he was "doing my job."
Debbie points out that his job involved smuggling large quantities of untraceable cell phones favored by criminals and terrorists. Chips from the phones can also be used as detonators for bombs such as the one currently killing US troops in Iraq.
Are we ready to face the reality of this war that continues to be waged around us each day? Or will we wait until it is too late to take the hard measures necessary to be effective in winning on all fronts?