Obama: ‘Two Suspicious Packages’ Caught En Route to U.S.
Posted on Oct 29, 2010
On Friday, President Obama announced that he’d been told Thursday night about two suspicious packages heading to the U.S. from Yemen that turned out to contain explosives and represented a terrorist threat.
Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets from Yemen. Parts of the plot might remain undetected, President Barack Obama’s counterterror chief warned.
Obama called the coordinated attacks a “credible terrorist threat” amid worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new campaign of assaults.
“The United States is not assuming that the attacks were disrupted and is remaining vigilant,” Obama adviser John Brennan said at the White House.
President Obama talks about the suspicious Chicago-bound packages during a briefing Friday.