June 13, 2017
When President Trump met with Russians Sergei Lavrov and Sergie Kislyak in the Oval Office on May 10, he told the duo, ‘I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,’ according to the Washington Post’s account.
Now, the New York Times is out with a report shedding light on some of that intelligence, which came courtesy of the Israelis.
Israel’s cyberoperators penetrated a cell of ISIS’ bombmakers in Syria and told the U.S. about the group’s plans to make explosives that look like batteries for laptop computers, which would trick airport X-ray machines.
As the Times put it, the intelligence was so ‘exquisite,’ that it allowed the U.S. to understand how the bombs could be detonated, two sources told the newspaper.
The intelligence was responsible for the ban on large electronics in carry-ons from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries that fly into the U.S. and the United Kingdom.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:00 am