At Least 24 More Bombs en Route to Chicago Area Synagogues
More of these bombs are in the system? Geeze! Al-Qaida, there is such a thing as over-kill; and this plot, if carried out, would have been that–overkill. Why target synagogues in the United States, the one country from where you are most likely to get caught because of our technology and abilities to obtain evidence from the most minute pieces of evidence.
After intercepting two mail bombs addressed to Chicago-area synagogues, investigators are searching for two dozen more suspect packages that terrorists in Yemen attempted to smuggle onto aircraft in a brazen al-Qaida terror plot.
Authorities on three continents thwarted the attacks when they seized explosives on cargo planes in the United Arab Emirates and England on Friday.
The plot sent tremors throughout the U.S., where after a frenzied day searching planes and parcel trucks for other explosives, officials temporarily banned all new cargo from Yemen.
Several U.S. officials said they were increasingly confident that al-Qaida’s Yemen branch, the group behind the failed Detroit airliner bombing last Christmas, was responsible.
A Yemeni security official said the new investigation involved about 26 suspected packages.