🇺🇸US claims airline laptop bans due to terrorist threats

The 🇺🇸USA and the 🇬🇧UK have banned 💻⛔laptops on planes✈ coming in from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa.

It is reported that this was triggered by intelligence indicating that terrorists plan to hide bombs in laptops.

The ban goes into effect at noon GMT on Saturday, and will be in place indefinitely.

There has been speculation that the ban was triggered by complaints by US airlines about "unfair competition" from Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways.

There has also been speculation that this is another way to enforce a Muslim ban, "a ban by a thousand cuts."

Given this White House's penchant for misdirection, nothing can be ruled out.

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