The chilling words of five potential terrorists were played today in a U.K. court in the conspiracy trial of the alleged plotters who hoped to use liquid explosives to blow up airplanes full of passengers headed from London to New York, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto and Montreal. The prosecution played five so-called martyrdom videos to the jurors.
"Sheikh Osama warned you many times to leave our land or be destroyed," said suspect Abdullah Ahmad Ali. "Now it is time for you to be destroyed."
Another suspect, Tanvir Hussain says of his suicide mission, "I only wish I could come back and do this again and again."
"Remember as you kill us, we kill you," said Waheed Zaman. "As you bomb us, you will be bombed." [Watch video.]
The public revelation of the alleged plot in the summer of 2006 led to unprecedented new security measures at airports worldwide, most of which remain in force, including the ban on liquids more than three ounces.
The suspected plotters had planned to conceal their liquid or gel explosives inside a modified sports beverage drink container and trigger the device with the flash from a disposable camera.
All eight of the defendants have denied the charges.