Packages From Yemen Prompt Terror Investigation
Dubai Authorities intercepted an explosive package bound for Chicago today.
The AP reported:
Authorities in Dubai intercepted an explosive device bound for a Chicago-area Jewish institution aboard a cargo jet, officials disclosed Friday, triggering a worldwide alert and fears that al-Qaida was attempting to carry out fresh terror attacks.
A second package — like the first, shipped from Yemen — was discovered aboard a plane in England. It, too, was addressed to a Jewish organization in the Chicago area, although there was no immediate confirmation about its contents.
Several other cargo planes at airports along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States also were searched, and officials said no explosives were found. An Emirates Airlines passenger jet carrying cargo from Yemen was escorted from the Canadian border to New York City by two military fighter jets, U.S. officials said. They said it was a precautionary action.
President Barack Obama arranged to make a statement about the developments at the White House. Aides said he had been informed about a “potential terrorist threat.”
UPDATE: Great. John Brenann, who believes that jihad is legitimate tenet of Islam, is addressing reporters about the incident.
We’re in the best of hands.