Another major terror alert was issued today, this one due to a series of suspicious packages shipped by air from Yemen and bound ultimately for the USA. The alarm was raised after a package containing a modified toner cartridge was discovered at an air freight terminal in the UK. Other suspicious parcels were found, some of which contained explosive materials, according to President Obama. The intended targets were reportedly synagogues in Chicago.
Unusual activity was reported at the originating airport in Yemen prior to the suspicious flights. A number of men brought large bags to the regular luggage area instead of the cargo terminal. Uniformed pre-teen boys were acting as luggage handlers. And female passengers in full hijab were passed through screening without having to verify their identity.
In other news, President Obama stopped by Charlottesville, Virginia, today to campaign for our very own Rep. Tom Perriello (Socialist, 5th District).
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