First Snakes, Now Liquids (on a Plane)
Posted on Aug 10, 2006
It was looking like snakes were going to be the biggest threat to planes this summer, but energy drink bottles filled with explosive liquids turned out to be the real problem.
Check out the TSA’s hours-old official ban on liquids on planes.
Update #1: The terrorists were apparently “planning to smuggle hydrogen peroxide-based liquid/slurry explosives” (whatever that is) in the bottles, according to U.S. News.
Someone came up with a fitting graphic (above)
Terrorists planned to use MP3 players and energy drinks to blow up as many as 10 jetliners bound for the United States, authorities said Thursday.
A senior congressional source said it’s believed the plotters planned to mix a “British version of Gatorade” with a gel-like substance to make an explosive that they would possibly trigger with an MP3 player or cell phone.
British and Pakistani authorities joined forces to block the plot to bomb the airliners, officials said.