Skip to comments.The Butt Bomb -- Al Qaeda's hidden weapon
Posted on 01/07/2010 5:30:14 AM PST by Zakeet
In the wake of the failed bombing attempt by Nigerian al Qaeda operative Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, airport security experts are wringing their hands over how to stop the next underwear bomber. X-ray machines dont detect the type of explosive, known as PETN, that Abdulmutallab carried. Only a careful pat-down around Abdulmutallabs crotch, where the explosive had been sewn into his undies, would have detected his deadly cargo. But Abdulmutallabs al Qaeda handlers knew that pat-downs are rare and that social mores make highly intrusive, crotch-fondling searches almost unheard of. In the wake of the Abdulmutallab episode, however, standards will change. Pat downs will become more commonand more intrusive. We may not see the famous vision of the crazed dictator from Woody Allens BananasUnderwear shall be worn on the outside!but those searches by hand are likely to get a little more, shall we say, intimate.
Even a pat-down thorough enough to simulate foreplay, however, wont protect us completelynot from a threat that sounds even more absurd than an underwear bomb and that is also more alarming: the butt bomb.
The concept is simple. Rather than sew explosives into his underwear, a terrorist might actually plant a bomb, which can weigh as little as a pound, inside his anal cavity. Like drug mules, would-be butt bombers could store the explosives inside a condom.
Sound crazy? Perhaps. But security experts initially believed that a terrorists derriere nearly killed a top Saudi Arabian counterterrorism official last fall.
It stands to reason that a terrorist who wants to down a plane needs only to smuggle his PETN onboard, much like a drug mule with a cocaine-stuffed rectum. After that, he can excuse himself to the lavatory and extract his cargo, then return to his seat to detonate the explosive outside his body.
If a terrorist does succeed in detonating a butt bomb, airport security might be in for a radical change. You think taking off your shoes is bad? Try bending over for a TSA worker wearing green surgical gloves.
The green gloves are OK as long as we don't use profiling against swarthy Muzzie types.
Barney Frank will lead a fact finding commission and will probe deeply to "get to he bottom of this."
That’s certainly one way to permanently take care of hemorrhoids.
And yet a Palestinian activist, Salahi and his wife and an African American waltz right into the White House with no CLEARANCE whatsoever.
Heaven forbid a bomb exploded I suspect the pres and his cabal would be blaming that on an inside job too.
And it was, their inside.
Islam is an insane murder cult. Period. The rest is P.R.
or imagine a scenario where 3 to 4 muslim males have stuff stuck up their a*s, they all go to the restroom, with the last guy combining all ingredients then setting it off in the bathroom, blowing the tail off the plane..
but we gotta keep searchin little old ladies in wheelchairs..
Yes, they will. That is why only Muslims who have been profiled should be subject to this treatment. The rest of us should be left alone. There is no reason to subject nuns, elderly white men, etc. to this "treatment." Every Muslim man who gets on an airplane ought to have his underwear, and perhaps his nether parts, "searched" first.
Israeli security expert: "The United States does not have a security system; it has a system for bothering people." That HAS to change.
heh heh heh heh snort
He put his finger on the problem.
Well we have the butt bomb, soon to be follwed by the colo-retal bomb. No Shite!
Correct,accurate profiling is in order. Screw the trillions invested in machines. A few good dogs would do the job. They can smell shite mixed with explosives from a half mile away.
Already been done and Bawney Fwank had nothing to do with this one
If Bush were still Prez, the media wouldn’t find this so funny.
Gives a whole new meaning to “Blow it out your ass”.
Uh, what about something as simple as DOGS! Put them at the airport and on the planes!
Wouldn't the muzzies love that!?
where is Sir-mix-a-lot when you need him?
Airlines should have signs in the waiting area, in Arabic, that the airplane is equipped with packages of pork products stowed in several undisclosed locations. The fear of being contaminated by this “filth” during an explosion, and perhaps missing out on eternal bliss with 6 dozen virgins, might deter some of these fanatics.
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