Intelligence from Yemen raid led to laptop ban from certain countries
So far Democrat judges and the ACLU have not alleged a violation of the constitutional rights of potential bombers or that the restriction involves a religious test. But if their attempt to grant constitutional rights to non-citizens is upheld, I suspect they would push their theory in that direction.
Laptop ban on flights 'is based on intelligence about an ISIS plot to target the West gathered during the raid on Yemen which killed Navy SEAL'
- The intelligence centered around al-Qaeda's 'successful development' of compact battery bombs that fit inside laptops or other devices, sources claimed
- Bombs would reportedly be manually triggered which explains cabin luggage ban
- The US and the UK have instituted similar bans on large electronics in carry-on bags for direct flights from certain Middle East and North African nations
- The US ban applies to 10 airports in Morocco, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates
- Britain's restrictions apply to flights originating from the countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia
- Electronics cellphone sized and small will still be permitted in passenger cabins
- Restrictions come a year after the bombing of Daallo Flight 159, in which a bomber used an explosive hidden inside a laptop