[Marxism] Doubts flow on watery plot

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 11 08:05:26 MDT 2006


("Analysts think that both the US and Britain are trying to stoke up
fear and boost their alleged war on terror to keep up the destruction
of countries like Iraq and Afghanistan to control their oil wealth.")
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Britain: Airlines on Red Alert

London, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Britain activated the red alert after
aborting a terrorist plot to blast mid-flight planes heading to the
US, while Argentina, among other countries, and the US followed suit.

Scotland Yard said the plot would have caused a great number of
victims and Interior Minister John Reid confirmed the frustration
plus 23 preliminary arrests in London and Birmingham.

British Airways, among others, cancelled all flights from/to Heathrow
airport while BBC Sky News Network said the terrorists planned to use
a cocktail of untraceable liquid explosives.

Argentina issued a red alert for all flights originated in Britain
and orange alert for domestic flights, a decision Interior Minister
Anibal Fernandez justified as security precaution.

Prime minister Tony Blair, on vacation in Barbados, was aware of the
probe and approved it. A spokesman said Blair briefed US President
George W Bush in telephone talks.

The US also activated red alert for air transportation although Home
Security Secretary Michael Chertoff denied evidence of terrorist
activity in this sector stateside.

All liquids that may contain explosive chemicals were banned aboard
and airport control and luggage check up were stepped up.

Analysts think that both the US and Britain are trying to stoke up
fear and boost their alleged war on terror to keep up the destruction
of countries like Iraq and Afghanistan to control their oil wealth.

sus//emw/obf/mf

Britain Warns of Terrorism Threat

London, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Amid scandals involving several members
of the Labour government, Minister of Interior John Reid ratified
warning Wednesday of an assumed terrorist attack against the United
Kingdom.

Reid asserted the terrorist threat is on a par with the worst since
the end of the Second World War and is highly probable.

On July 7, 2005, several bombs exploded in three subway stations and
a double-decker bus in London that left 56 people dead and another
700 wounded.

Reid said the country s security organs are incapable of protecting
the population from the attacks if they cannot count on the
cooperation of British society.

The denouncements of a supposed terrorist attack take place amid the
scandals involving Minister Reid, for allowing the nearly 1,000
foreign convicts, many of them accused of murder and rape, to remain
permanently in the country.

The individuals served their sentences, but the ministry did not then
deport them, despite warnings of their danger for internal security.

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