Britain Foils 9/11 style attack on its soil

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    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1538&u=/afp/20041122/wl_uk_afp/britain_attacks&printer=1


    LONDON (AFP) - British security services have foiled an Al-Qaeda plot to fly planes into targets in London in a September 11-style attack, Britain's independent ITV News network reported.

    "This is the story of what could have been a nightmare averted," said ITV's political editor Nick Robinson. "A story not of failure, but of success."

    "That, at least, is what I am told by a senior authoritative source who says that the security services managed to avert a plot to fly planes into Canary Wharf here, and also into Heathrow Airport," he said.

    "I simply do not know the details of how they found out, how they stopped it, how close the plot got, but I am in no doubt that this was a genuine feeling on the behalf of those in the security services that they had managed to foil a plot and make us safer," he added.

    ITV News confirmed to AFP that their journalist's "non-attributable source" was in "the arena" of the security services or government, but would not be specific.

    Britain's Home Office and London's Metropolitan Police declined to comment on the report.
     
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    Haven't heard too much about this. There is still official silence on the matter and some are saying it was concocted for political purposes.

    http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041123-080437-7767r.htm
    http://www.wpherald.com/Europe/storyview.php?StoryID=20041123-033058-7607r
     
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    You don't hear about it because the British aren't known for publishing their secrets, unlike the Central Leak Agency where everything is front page news.

    Another difference is that the British managed to stop it, while our intelligence and federal law enforcement never even saw it coming. Another example showing that the US Intelligence Community needs to be totally revamped.
     
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    So true.
     
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    Good for them and great crazy hillary avatar!!
     
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    Why are you resurrecting 4 year old threads by people who don't post here anymore?
     
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    Maybe be just didn't read the date??
     

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