Airlines are being warned by the United States that terrorists who are looking to engage in terrorist acts at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia may conceal bomb-making components in their skin care or toothpaste tubes, CBS News reported on Wednesday.
This is a very serious problem, because according to U.S. officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a terrorist could smuggle on the necessary bombing making items and then assemble the bomb while the plane was on route to the Olympic Games, according to CBS News.
While there is no apparent terror plot identified by DHS, they issued a warning which stated in part, “Out of an abundance of caution, DHS regularly shares relevant information with domestic and international partners, including those associated with international events such as the Sochi Olympics,” reported CBS.
The Olympic winter games are under a heightened threat alert due to recent threats which have been issued by radical Islamic terrorists who have triggered recent suicide bombings in Russia over the last several weeks.
Russian authorities have escalated protective measures for the games and on Wednesday, and “banned all liquids from being brought on board flights in carry-on baggage,” according to the New York Daily News.
In addition to Russia’s much heralded “Ring of Steel” which surrounds the Olympic venues as a means for protecting the games’ participants, it has also issued “wanted posters” for the infamous “black-widows.” These are women who are seeking revenge for the murders of their brothers, husbands and fathers by Russian security forces while engaged in terrorist acts, according to CBS news.
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