Late breaking news on the latest terror plot foiled …
A plot to blow up planes in flight from the UK to the US and commit “mass murder on an unimaginable scale” has been disrupted, Scotland Yard has said.
It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled in hand luggage on to as many as 10 aircraft.
There had been a high degree of speculation, over the past few weeks especially, as to an imminent attack sometime during the month of August — appears as if the intel on this was right on.
Police had spoken to a “good number of community leaders to make them aware that a major operation was under way,” he added.
Head of the Met’s anti-terrorist branch Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke said the investigation had had “global dimensions” and had seen an “unprecedented level” of surveillance.
Wonder if the “unprecedented level” of surveillance included any wire-tapping activity?
So, for those who were so vehemently opposed to surveillance activity such as wire-tapping, has this episode changed your opinion in any way?