Thursday, August 10, 2006

US raises threat level for commercial flights

Todd Eastham
REUTERS

Washington - The US government said on Thursday it had raised the security threat level for all commercial aviation in co-ordination with security measures undertaken by Britain, which said earlier in the day it had foiled a plot to bomb aircraft travelling to the United States.

US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the threat level for commercial flights originating in the United Kingdom would be raised to "severe," or red, the highest US threat level and an unprecedented move for the United States in its war on terror.
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"Currently, there is no indication ... of plotting within the United States," Chertoff said.

"We believe that these arrests have significantly disrupted the threat, but we cannot be sure that the threat has been entirely eliminated or the plot completely thwarted."

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"...but we cannot be sure that the threat has been entirely eliminated or the plot completely thwarted."

I knew they were close to bringing out the ol' terror alert colored chart... election time is near. (click image to enlarge)


Buck