Near Miss

Plot to Bomb America Foiled

It has only just come to light, but the Saudis are letting it be known they foiled a plan by radical Islamists to hijack a plane and blow it up over an American city. The details remain sketchy, and why the news has taken so long to come out remains a mystery, but the Saudi Al-Watan newspaper reports the 2003 plot along with 159 other similar planned outrages, according to The Daily Telegraph. The plan smells of Al Qaeda, with terrorists traveling to America via a third country to avoid applying for a US visa, hijacking their plane, and blowing it up over an American city.