Documents obtained from Homeland Security disclose multiple plots by al Qaeda against aviation targets in Great Britain:
Newly disclosed documents allege al-Qaida had plans to turn cameras into stun guns and crash a hijacked plane into East London’s Canary Wharf development.
The U.S. Department of Homeland security document was obtained by ABC News and detailed as many as nine plots to hijack and crash aircraft.
None of them took place, as computer files written in English belonging to a key lieutenant of Osama bin Laden were seized in Lahore, Pakistan, in 2004.
British security officials told The Times of London the Heathrow suicide plan was sophisticated, and involved designing equipment such as cameras that could pass security checks easily at vulnerable airports, then be assembled into combination stun guns and bombs on board by the hijackers.
I’m pretty sure the “key lieutenant” was Naeem Noor Khan, whose capture in Lahore, along with his laptop, disrupted many al Qaeda plots. Khan has also been linked to the London subway bombings.