FOX NEWS: "Terrorist groups continue to have an interest in targeting planes," according to one senior Administration official, who briefed reporters on a teleconference call late Monday. The eight countries affected by the ban are all Muslim-majority nations. They include Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Morocco. Airports affected by the ban include: Queen Alia Airport, Cairo Airport, Ataturk Airport, King Abdulaziz Airport, King Khalid International Airport, Kuwait International Airport, Mohammed V International Airport, Doha Airport, Dubai Airport, and Abu Dhabi Airport. The airlines affected include: Royal Jordanian, Emirates, Egypt Air, Turkish Airlines, Kuwait Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad and Royal Air Maroc. The ban on electronics in the cabin applies to U.S.-bound direct flights only. Laptops, tables, Kindles, iPads and gaming devices larger than a cellphone will be prohibited from the cabin of the passenger flights.
American intelligence has picked up indications that bomb makers from Al-Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), have traveled to Syria to link up with the Al-Qaeda affiliate there, al-Nusra Front. The groups are working to perfect an explosive device that could foil airport security, a counterterrorism official told the Associated Press. According to US intelligence agencies, the weapons are being developed by Al-Qaeda groups based in Yemen and Syria, who previously claimed responsibility for attempted attacks including the foiled 2009 ‘Underwear Bombing’ plot, the bombs were built by Ibrahim al-Asiri.
CNN..The Department of Homeland Security is making changes after a renewed push by Al Qaeda in Yemen to activate extremists living in the U.S. They’re asking them to create new bombs, with the goal of bringing down an airplane or wreaking havoc at the airport. Amid renewed fears of hard-to-detect bombs being smuggled onto commercial flights, the U.S. is expanding random security checks of passengers in U.S. airports once they’ve already made it through airport security. Those second checks at the gate could include an additional bag search, passenger patdowns, and hand swabs for traces of explosives. Terrorism Analyst Paul Cruikshank says, “One part is the potential threat to airplanes, the other part is the threat to passengers who are queuing up in a security line, and someone is trying to bring a bomb and blow people up in the security lines.” The stepped up measures are partly in response to Al Qaeda, in the Arabian Peninsula’s propaganda magazine ‘Inspire’, laying out a new recipe to concoct non-metallic bombs with simple household products. U.S. government officials say airport body scanners can normally catch these hard to detect explosives, but the advanced technology is not available in some smaller U.S. airports.
Cruikshank says, “AQAP says even if it does not get through airport security, enough fuss will be made about people attempting to do this that it will spread terror in the west, and their aims will be achieved.” This move comes after enhanced security measures over the summer that put passengers on U.S.-bound international flights through additional scrutiny, such as turning on their electronic devices to prove they were not hiding explosives. Following the latest terror attacks in Paris, and renewed efforts by ISIS to target U.S. government officials. DHS is also stepping up security at federal buildings in more U.S. cities as U.S. law enforcement is asked to stay on a heightened state of vigilance. DHS says it continues to share intelligence information with other countries and engage community leaders in major cities across the country in an effort to counter violent extremism.
“If they get this far … it’s a big problem,” he warned. Bill Warner showed News Channel 8 the strengths and weaknesses of the airport’s security. Bill Warner said Tampa International may be more vulnerable than other airports. “I would say from my point of view, yeah … You have multiple entrances on both sides of the building, vulnerable to a car bomb outside, vulnerable to a terrorist attack in the doorways,” he said. With that said, there are safeguards in place. “The dog walking around here with the police officer, the armed police officer, that’s great,” Bill Warner said. “Checking out bags, checking out garbage cans for bombs. That’s what needs to be done.”
January 6, 2017...UPDATE TOLD YOU SO: Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Esteban Santiago Said he Killed Random People for ISIS During Bond Hearing. Accused Florida airport shooter Esteban Santiago told investigators that he spoke with ISIS terrorists in “jihadi chat rooms” and carried out the deadly Jan. 6 attack at the airport baggage pickup area on behalf of ISIS, authorities said Tuesday during a bond hearing. Santiago, 26, practiced firing his semiautomatic handgun at a range in Alaska during the months before he allegedly killed five people and wounded six others at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, FBI agents testified, according to The Orlando Sentinel. “At various points…he said he carried out the attack because of government mind control,” prosecutor Ricardo Del Toro said. “But he later said he did so because of [ISIS]…after participating in jihadi chat roms.” He was on no psychiatric drugs, FBI agents said, only taking anti-anxiety medication and an herbal supplement to aid with sleep.
"The Bojinka Plot", Al-Qaeda Muslim Terrorists plotted to blow up 11 U.S. jumbo jets with bombs on-board placed in cargo holds on January 21 and 22, 1995. "The Bojinka Plot", Al-Qaeda wanted to blow up 11 airliners in flight from Asia to the United States with the goal of killing approximately 4,000 passengers and shut down air travel around the world, and crash a plane into the headquarters of the CIA in Fairfax County, Virginia. It looks like to me that the bombing of Egypt-Air Flight 804 and Metrojet Flight 9268 are just tune ups to bigger and better things for Muslim Terrorists. It appears to me that Al-Qaeda Muslim terrorists are planning a Operation Bojinka Part 2 inside the USA most likely over New York City.
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