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Post Terrorist Plot Could Have Been Devastating

"I think that the plot, in terms of its intent, was looking at devastation on a scale that would have rivaled 9/11," Chertoff told ABC's Pierre Thomas. "If they had succeeded in bringing liquid explosives on seven or eight aircraft, there could have been thousands of lives lost and an enormous economic impact with devastating consequences for international air travel."

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"I think that the plot, in terms of its intent, was looking at devastation on a scale that would have rivaled 9/11," Chertoff told ABC's Pierre Thomas. "If they had succeeded in bringing liquid explosives on seven or eight aircraft, there could have been thousands of lives lost and an enormous economic impact with devastating consequences for international air travel."
I agree. After 9/11 I think most people think of explosions in flight. But I think a domino effect could be created on the ground at a crowded terminal with dozens of aircraft and multiple explosions. Then the public would not only be afraid to fly but also fear even going to an airport, which is one respect is like sitting in a big fuel tank yard.
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