Dry run for terror?
Dutch investigators on Tuesday questioned two Detroit-area men arrested at Amsterdam’s airport after U.S. authorities found suspicious items in their checked luggage, including a cell phone taped to a Pepto-Bismol bottle and a knife and box cutter.
The pair were arrested Monday morning at Schiphol Airport after getting off a United Airlines flight from Chicago, where their decision to change their flight plans raised flags in the U.S. that they were potentially assessing the aviation system for a potential future terror attack
They were being held at the airport for questioning, but neither has been charged with any offense in the Netherlands, said Martijn Boelhouwer, spokesman for the national prosecutor’s office. Under Dutch law, the men can be held without charges for up to six days.
Sources told Fox News that the men posed no immediate danger to the flight, but U.S. officials are looking into whether the men were “testing the system.”
Not sure who Fox’s “source” is, but they are dumber than mud and not to be considered a trustworthy “source”. My memory seems to be better than the “source”, follow the wavy lines:
Terrorists who hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston this morning slit the throats of two female flight attendants who tried to bar them from entering the cockpit, an American Airlines employee told WorldNetDaily in an exclusive interview.
The terrorists then forced their way into the locked cockpit and commandeered the Boeing 767 to New York, where they slammed it into one of the World Trade Center towers. The flight, carrying 81 passengers, was bound for Los Angeles.
A third stewardess aboard the nine-crew flight – Madeline Amy Sweeney – used her cellphone, or possibly the plane phone, to alert Michael Woodward, her superviser back at Logan International Airport, about the hijacking and murders. The terrorists were armed with razor-tipped knives that looked like box cutters, she relayed.
OK, I’ll have to let someone else make the argument for needing a box cutter on an actual flight. I personally can’t think of one. Toss in the fact that one of the Al-whatevers is from Yemen flying all over the civilized world with lots of cash and pretend IED’s and I think you’ve got someone who really just needs to be locked up permanently or gotten rid of for eternity.
And once Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi and Hezam al Murisi have been given their martyrdom, that “source” needs to be taken as far away from airports as you can possibly get. When I fly I want someone who knows what a threat is and does something about it ASAP.
The story doesn’t read terribly clear but if they knew that these Muslems had box cutters before they got on the plane to fly to Amsterdam, I’d be suing the hell out of whoever made that decision to let them fly if I were on that flight. That’s just nuts. Spy on them later. Let them know getting on planes with box cutters isn’t tolerated now.