“Within half an hour, we were told of a woman who went berserk on a flight and was found to be carrying matches, vaseline, a screwdriver, and not one but TWO letters mentioning al-Qaeda — one in English and the other in Arabic. And then slowly these items disappeared and the story became one of a 60-year-old woman who became claustrophobic, causing the diversion of her London-DC flight to Boston. I can understand the confusion about whether or not a terrorist was on board this flight or if any of this was cause for concern.
But where the f*ck did all that other crap come from? Someone clearly made all this up. Vaseline? Letters about al-Qaeda!? Someone wants you to be scared.”