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Published:October 31st, 2010 12:55 EST
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UPS Bomb Plot Takes Scary Turn: Bombs Traveled Undetected In Passenger Planes!

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"The explosive found hidden in a package on a plane in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Friday, had traveled on two passenger planes to get there, a Qatar Airways spokesman told CNN Sunday.

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Edward Cameron did not say which flights they were or how many people were on board.

Al Qaeda bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, 28, who is thought to be in Yemen, is linked to that package and another one found on a second airplane in the United Kingdom on Friday, a federal official told CNN Sunday.

Separately, an engineering student has been arrested in Yemen as authorities investigate the apparent plot to bomb airplanes with devices hidden inside computer printers, a human rights lawyer in the poor Arab country told CNN." Read More

When the UPS bomb plot story first broke most Americans weren`t overly concerned. It appeared to be a dry run, or at worst an attempt to blow up UPS cargo planes.

But now comes the scary development that the explosive found hidden on a cargo plane in Dubai had traveled on two passenger planes to get there. How safe is air travel if bombs were smuggled on passenger planes without being discovered?

These bombs are much more powerful than the device found on the underwear bomber. The underwear bomber`s device would have blown his nether regions to smithereens, but most experts say that it`s highly unlikely that it would have destroyed the plane. The explosives found in the UPS planes are powerful enough to blow up a passenger plane.

The UPS bomb plot wasn`t conceived and carried out by amateurs, infamous Al Qaeda bomb maker Hassan al-Asiri has been linked to the bombs.

The UPS bomb plot has all the earmarks of Al Qaeda, and it`s a miracle this story didn`t an in tragedy.

Who knows if terrorists aren`t trying to smuggle more bombs on planes? This is an ongoing story, and if our security officials don`t tighten up security, this story may yet end in tragedy.

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