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Terrorism / Al Qaeda Plot #1021644

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 07, 2012
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The CIA's foiling of an Al Qaeda plot using a sophisticated new bomb reviewed; details given about airport security, the plot masterminding by Ibrahim al-Asiri using modified a underwear bomb with a refined detonation system; scenes shown from an Al Qaeda video of hostage aide worker Warren Weinstein pleading for his life to President Obama. [Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE†- says the US had inside information about the bomb.] [Last week, counterterrorism adviser John BRENNAN†- denies a plot.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The question as to whether this non-metal bomb could have gotten through airport security and used to bring down a plane examined; details given about body scanner technology and bomb-sniffing dogs. [Homeland Security Policy Inst. Frank CULLUFFO†- says we deal with a dynamic adversary: not static.] The advice about travel discussed.

Sawyer, Diane;
Ross, Brian;
Thomas, Pierre

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