The story coming out about two bombs air freighted from Yemen, destination Chicago, doesn't make a lot of sense.
We're told the bombs were very sophisticated, even sniffer dogs couldn't detect the explosive charges. One was rigged with a cell phone detonator, the other a timer. Both bombs were supposedly to detonate while the aircraft was over the Atlantic.
It seems the bombs were detected, and disarmed, before the aircraft left Europe for the United States. The Brits were apparently onto the plot. Yet both aircraft were allowed to continue to the United States with the presumably disarmed bombs still aboard. That's hard to understand.
What about the Canadian F-18s sent up to escort the aircraft to the U.S. border? Why? Were officials afraid the flight crews of those freighters were up to no good?
But what really gets me is the description of the packages in which the al-Qaeda bombs were allegedly secreted. Printer cartridges. Printer cartridges being shipped, by air, from high-tech Yemen to the United States. Coals to Newcastle? Printer cartridges being shipped from Yemen, that hotbed of Islamist radicalism, addressed to synagogues in the States? Synagogues? Packages in Yemen addressed to American synagogues. Wow that won't draw any attention at all, will it?
Now I'm no terrorist but it strikes me that an Islamist terrorist wanting to air freight a bomb onto a jet freighter in Yemen would never, absolutely not ever, address the packages to a U.S. synagogue.
This just doesn't add up. What gives? What do you think?