Monday, 14 July 2008

Liquid Bombshell

My black heart sank upon reading this headline*

Three admit liquid bomb plot charges!!!
However it soared to new depths when examining the content!
Three men accused of plotting a series of terrorist attacks on transatlantic jets today admitted conspiracy to cause explosions...The men also admitted conspiring to cause a public nuisance by distributing videos threatening suicide bomb attacks in Britain.
However, the three do not admit conspiracy to murder.
They said a small explosion at the Houses of Parliament, in which no one would be hurt, would act as a publicity stunt to draw attention to the programme.
All a bit different from:
The three are on trial with five other defendants, charged with conspiring to murder thousands of people by smuggling home-made liquid bombs on to passenger jets.

Reading the headline alone might lead you to mistakenly believe this liquid bomb carry-on had been proven in court to be very real!

*now updated to the equally misleading: Three admit airline bomb plot charges

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