A new article for HSToday. Not quite my most eloquent, but oh well.
|The UK Liquid Explosives Plot|
by Raffaello Pantucci
Thursday, 24 April 2008
The plotters discussed bringing their wives, infant children on boardAs of August 2006, those of us traveling on airplanes have faced the new inconvenience of being unable to bring on large bottles containing liquid or other gel-like substances. The genesis of this new layer of protective security on our travel was a plot uncovered by the British Security Services in late July 2006 to blow up in mid flight some eight transatlantic airlines with liquid based explosive devices.
It wasn’t until earlier this month that specific details of the conspiracy began to emerge as the trial for eight individuals at the heart of the plot got underway.
The eight were drawn from what is a depressing typical (though by no means universal) profile for British t (more…)