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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 10, 2006
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(London: Anderson Cooper) The developing story of a plot to blow up airplanes bound from Britain for the US introduced.

(London: Deborah Feyerick) The foiling of the plot by British police to blow up multiple planes reviewed; details given about the background of those arrested, their ties to Pakistan & Al Qaeda, the lead on the plot from information gathered in Pakistan & an undercover agent who infiltrated the group. [Deputy commissioner of police Paul STEPHENSON - says the plot was intended to be mass murder.] [British home secretary John REID - says the loss of life would have been unprecedented.] The next step in the investigation by British authorities discussed.

(London: Anderson Cooper) The minute-by-minute breaking of the plot by British police reviewed; details given about the resulting restrictive security measures. [REID - talks about the plot to bring down a number of aircraft.] [STEPHENSON - says mass murder was planned.] [Anti-terrorism head Peter CLARKE†- comments on the decision to take urgent action.] [Homeland Security Secretary Michael CHERTOFF - explains the bomb plot.] [Heathrow Airport CEO Tony DOUGLAS†- comments on security restrictions.] [In Green Bay, President BUSH - comments on the arrests as a reminder that we are at war with "Islamic fascists."]

(London: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(London: Christiane Amanpour) Britain's terror ties & whether this plot has connections to Pakistan examined; scenes shown from the sites of last year's bombing attack on the rail system; details given about the links of the terrorists to Pakistan & Al Qaeda. [Terrorism expert Paul CRUICKSHANK†- comments on their Al Qaeda training; notes Pakistan is the new Afghanistan for Al Qaeda.] The arrests in & intelligence from Pakistan & whether this plot is part of a terrorist game plan that parallels the use of liquid explosives in 1994 noted. [In 2006 videotape, Al Qaeda leader Osama BIN LADEN††- {thru translator} makes threats.] The mindset of young Muslims discussed.

(London: Anderson Cooper) Airport security in London noted.

(Washington: Jeanne Meserve) Airport security in the US after the terrorism threat in Britain featured; scenes shown from airports where liquids & gels are being banned & where terrorism threat levels have been raised. [CHERTOFF, former FBI agent George BAURIES†- talk about bomb components.] [Defendertech International Solutions Wayne NORRIS†- comments.] [Massachusetts Governor Mitt ROMNEY - talks about security measures.]

(London: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: Dan Simon) The fallout at US airports featured; list of banned items read; scenes shown from the airports. [Five TRAVELERS, security GUY, ANALYST - react to the security measures.] What can be brought on board aircraft in the US & how long the ban might last discussed.

(London: Anderson Cooper) The "raw data" on airport screening outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson;
Feyerick, Deborah;
Amanpour, Christiane;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Simon, Dan

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