Saturday, August 12, 2006

Bojinka: Liquid bomb plot over Atlantic part of old Al Qaeda plan…

This aborted plot in the UK - to place bombs aboard airliners - seems so much like the Oplan Bojinka plot the Philippine National Police recovered from a Apartment on Quirino Ave. in Manila about ten years ago.

the stuff recovered from the rent apartment on the top floor of the Dona Josefa at 711 Quirino Ave, Manila. It was here where Kallihd Shiek Mohamad and Ramsey Yousef were ploting to a number of attacks from Manila and Asia.

They had plan the reports say way back when to place bombs and or hijack flights to the USA. The Bomb plot called for the planes to be exploded over the Pacific while other planes would be crashed into buildings. It was recevered from a PC and some documents found in the apartment which had a fire in mid or early January of 1995 - the group had several plots going then. They also used a bomb at the greenbelt theater in Makati- They actually used one Bomb on a flight bound for Japan from the Philippines.

[]… On December 11, 1994, Yousef built another bomb, which had one tenth of the power that his final bombs were planned to have, in the lavatory of the aircraft and left it inside the life jacket under his seat, 26K, after he got off the plane from a flight that arrived in Cebu. Yousef had boarded the flight under the assumed name of Armaldo Forlani, using a false Italian passport. The aircraft was Philippine Airlines Flight 434 using that aircraft on a Manila to Narita route. Yousef had set the timer for four hours after he got off the aircraft. The bomb exploded while the aircraft was over Minami Daito Island, near Okinawa, Japan. A Japanese businessman named Haruki Ikegami was killed after the bomb detonated. The Boeing 747-200 safely made an emergency landing in Naha, Okinawa. None of the aircraft’s other 272 passengers or any members of the crew were killed, although 10 passengers in front of Ikegami were injured. … []

The plot was uncovered versus numerous flights across the pacific - when a fire broke out at the apartment - and one of the confessed conspirators; Abdul Hakim Murad went to the apartment to attempt to recover some of the items left there.

Murad - was the key to the Philippine National Police investigation- which led to capture of Yousef in Pakistan - Murad tried to walk into the apartment and take away the papers and computer and discs, but a quick thiniking police woman then - arrested him- it was the worlds first real view of Al Qaeda’s - its beginings.

there is an extensive entry on the original plot here - amazing how much was learned so early on - more than 11 years ago… about these types of plans.

More on the UK uncovered plot:

BOTTLE BOMBERS ‘PLANNED DRY RUN WITHIN TWO DAYS’…
USA picked up suspects’ chatter and shared…
PAPER: Biggest anti-terrorist surveillance operation ever mounted in the UK…
Three Alleged Ringleaders ID’d…
UPDATE: Police hold 24…
Explosive Gel Was to Be Concealed in Sports Drink…
US plans to expand airport security measures…

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