What could have been the biggest terrorist attack since 9/11 was averted when alert British authorities began rounding up 18 suspects after months-long surveillance revealed their plot.
A hypodermic syringe would be inserted into the base to draw out the drink and the bomb mixture would be injected in its place.
A homemade detonator called hexamethylene triperoxide and also known as HMTD would be made from a mixture of household and commercial ingredients and disguised in AA batteries. Bulbs and wires would connect the bomb mixture with disposable cameras to trigger a charge to set it off.
The arrests led to a ban on many liquid containers at airports worldwide.
What was even more chilling was the unknown possibility of whether terrorists would have blown up the airliners over land causing infinitely more damage and toll of human lives in the carnage.
The alleged plot was foiled on August 9, 2006 when two of the key gang members - Abdulla Ahmed Ali and Assad Sarwar - were arrested by police in a town hall car park in Walthamstow, East London, following several months of surveillance.To avoid looking like Muslim extremists at the airport check-in, the suspects planned to include pornographic magazines and condoms in their carry-on luggage.
Police found a USB computer memory stick in Ali's pocket which held information on flight timetables and security advice on restricted items for hand luggage and other information about Heathrow Airport.
Read the Daily Mail article for indepth details of how terrorists plot and plan to kill thousands of innocents right down to the last tiny detail. It will turn your stomach but the question is ... will it reinforce the liberals' backbones to stand and fight against radical Muslim terrorists?