They “planned to detonate liquid explosive bombs hidden in soft drink bottles on aircraft bound for the United States and Canada in 2006” — so they’re why you can’t carry your soda past airport security anymore. “3 British men convicted over airliner bomb plot,” by Jill Lawless for Associated Press, July 8 (thanks to JCB):
LONDON – A jury on Thursday convicted three British Muslims of conspiring to murder hundreds of people as part of a plot to blow up passenger planes over the Atlantic.
Ibrahim Savant, 29, Arafat Waheed Khan, 29, and Waheed Zaman, 26 were found guilty at London’s Woolwich Crown Court after a three-month trial. They will be sentenced Monday and face life imprisonment.
Prosecutors say the men were part of a group that planned to detonate liquid explosive bombs hidden in soft drink bottles on aircraft bound for the United States and Canada in 2006, an attack that could have killed people on the scale of the Sept. 11 attacks….
Home Secretary Theresa May said the men had been convicted of “one of the most significant terrorist plots the UK has ever seen.”