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Air passengers face full body X-rays after suicide bombers hide devices INSIDE their bodies
Mail Foreign Service ^ | Oct. 6, 2009

Posted on 10/06/2009 3:08:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Travellers to Europe face being treated like drug smugglers as security chiefs are expected to recommend new intrusive security measures.

French anti-terror chiefs are expected to propose the new measures, such as full body X-rays or handing in all electronic devices, after a terrorist tried to kill a Saudi prince with a bomb he had inserted into his body.

Al Qaeda's latest ploy was first pioneered by Abdullah Hassan al Asiri, who blew himself apart in Jeddah in late August in an attack on Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the Saudi anti-terrorism chief.

The 23-year-old terrorist blew himself into 70 pieces when he detonated the bomb - inserted into his rectum - with a mobile phone.

His body was said to have absorbed some of the impact of the explosion, however, leaving the prince only slightly injured.

However experts claimed such a blast would be catastrophic in the pressurised atmosphere of a passenger jet.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: air; airline; bodies; body; bombers; devices; explosives; full; hide; inside; passengers; suicide; suicidebomber; xrays

1 posted on 10/06/2009 3:08:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Need a containment area and a means of setting off explosives.


2 posted on 10/06/2009 3:10:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We need to coat every surface near an airplane or airport with bacon flavored paint.

simple


3 posted on 10/06/2009 3:10:41 PM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where did I store my lead-lined undies?


4 posted on 10/06/2009 3:10:56 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Gonna make those lines at screening a lot longer...


5 posted on 10/06/2009 3:11:08 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: cripplecreek
"Need a containment area and a means of setting off explosives."

And a place a safe distance away with a viewing platform- this sounds like too much fun

6 posted on 10/06/2009 3:11:34 PM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We’ve known about this for at least three years, the Feds just needed an excuse to push it through and (as usual) they “uncover a dastardly plot” that gives them carte blanche.

Problem>Reaction>Solution


7 posted on 10/06/2009 3:11:54 PM PDT by RAO1125 (Revolution's are for Marxists. We need a Constitutional Restoration)
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To: cripplecreek

You have to figure out who to contain first, don’t you?


8 posted on 10/06/2009 3:11:57 PM PDT by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dang it. That’s how I’ve been smuggling my laptop onboard. Oh, well...


9 posted on 10/06/2009 3:14:09 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Cindy

“The 23-year-old terrorist blew himself into 70 pieces when he detonated the bomb - inserted into his rectum - with a mobile phone.”

What are the odds of blowing yourself up into exactly 70 pieces?

I’m thinkin’ it was probably messier than that...


10 posted on 10/06/2009 3:15:39 PM PDT by green pastures
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To: Billthedrill

Ouch.


11 posted on 10/06/2009 3:16:23 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A precautionary procedure that should have long been implimented.


12 posted on 10/06/2009 3:16:59 PM PDT by cranked
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To: cripplecreek

“The 23-year-old terrorist blew himself into 70 pieces when he detonated the bomb...”

That’s almost one piece for each of his 72 virgins.


13 posted on 10/06/2009 3:18:14 PM PDT by Towed_Jumper (Stephen Hopkins: Founding Father who had Cerebral Palsy.."My hand trembles, my heart does not.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a lame way to die.


14 posted on 10/06/2009 3:19:14 PM PDT by JHBowden (Keep the Change!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

....And somebody actually counted the pieces????

Where is General Black Jack Pershing when we need him?


15 posted on 10/06/2009 3:19:52 PM PDT by klb99 (I now understand why the South seceeded)
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To: green pastures

Blew himself into 70 pieces larger than a cockroach.


16 posted on 10/06/2009 3:20:14 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Were the wires coming out of his anus the giveaway?


17 posted on 10/06/2009 3:22:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: green pastures

70 pieces...one for each of the 70 virgins.


18 posted on 10/06/2009 3:29:14 PM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So this guy was an asshole bomber?

Kinda catchy.

19 posted on 10/06/2009 3:35:00 PM PDT by colorado tanker (Barack Obama is an old Kenyan word for Jimmy Carter)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Simple solution: make everyone chug down a bottle of prune juice an hour before the flight, and then wait and see what happens.

-PJ

20 posted on 10/06/2009 3:40:45 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Comprehensive congressional reform legislation only yields incomprehensible bills that nobody reads.)
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To: Mr. K; cripplecreek

The next player is Badmood al-Ickie Hassan Blopoo.

Place your bets.


21 posted on 10/06/2009 3:45:08 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: All
ON THE INTERNET:

INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "THERE'S JUST NO NICE WAY TO SAY IT..." (October 2, 2009)

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FREEREPUBLIC.com - Discussion Forum (DAWN.com): "SENIOR SAUDI PRINCE LIGHTLY INJURED IN SUICIDE ATTACK" (August 28, 2009)

22 posted on 10/06/2009 3:56:21 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Free ThinkerNY
security chiefs are expected to recommend new intrusive security measures

Upon learning of the intrusive security measures this Congressman from Massachusetts was overheard saying, "I'm checking you for hidden explosives Darling. Yippee, this is fun. Let's go to Europe!"

23 posted on 10/06/2009 3:59:24 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: All

stepping back in time...

Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1796977/posts

LAX passenger hides objects in his body; bomb squad called
LA Times ^ | 3/7/07
Posted on March 7, 2007 1:42:37 PM PST by VAGOP

This is disturning on many levels -

LAX passenger hides objects in his body; bomb squad called His plane was diverted but deemed safe.

The Iraqi national, a legal U.S. resident, said he was trying to ease stress. He is turned over to ICE. By Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer March 7, 2007

Authorities called in the bomb squad early Tuesday and diverted a flight to Las Vegas after Los Angeles International Airport security screeners found hidden wires and other objects in a body cavity of a Philadelphia-bound passenger.

Fadhel Al-Maliki, a 35-year-old Iraqi national living in Atlantic City, N.J., had been flagged by security officials at LAX and was undergoing a secondary “selectee screening” when he set off a metal detector.

Al-Maliki, a former security guard, told screeners that he knew what had triggered the alarm and proceeded to remove items from his rectum, including a rock, chewing gum and thin wire filament.

Larry Fetters, federal security director at LAX, said at news conference that Transportation Security Administration officers had become alarmed because Al-Maliki was acting strange but initially refused to identify the items he had hidden.

Concern that the objects might be components for an explosive device led airport authorities to call in the Los Angeles Police Department and FBI bomb technicians as well as a hazardous material team.

A preliminary investigation appeared to rule out a theory that Al-Maliki may have been looking for weaknesses in security or was rehearsing for a terrorist act, federal and local law enforcement authorities said.

During questioning, Al-Maliki said the objects in his rectum were used to alleviate stress, federal law enforcement sources said.

The rock, authorities said he told them, was from another planet. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


24 posted on 10/06/2009 3:59:25 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Busywhiskers

Aha, now I understand... Thanks for the clarification! LOL...


25 posted on 10/06/2009 3:59:56 PM PDT by green pastures
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It will spread the AIDS virus throughout the atmosphere! LOL.


26 posted on 10/06/2009 4:00:17 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well... for security agencies the unfortunate truth is that this sort of bomb “placement” does create some difficult challenges. I don’t think any domestic agencies are seriously contemplating this yet, but it’s a [ahem] “hole” in the system nonetheless.

I do wonder if there isn’t just an inherent limitation in the volume of explosives that limits the blast effects. Maybe it would be tough to actually bring down a plane this way? Dunno, but if that one bomber could be sitting right next to his victim and still not inflict a fatal blast, it suggests that it may not be as much of a worry.

It does beg the question though about whether there’s something else that can be done to defeat this. It’ll be used again.


27 posted on 10/06/2009 4:05:20 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Simple solution: make everyone chug down a bottle of prune juice an hour before the flight, and then wait and see what happens.

Hmm... Yah know... even if nobody on board has exposives up there... I'm thinking this would still not be a good thing.

28 posted on 10/06/2009 4:08:31 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can you visualize the terrorists sitting around the campfire and saying, OK lets put some explosives in our fillings, and see what the TSA Does. Hehehehe. Or, ear’s. or maybe your fat wife’s.......


29 posted on 10/06/2009 4:16:16 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Pay no attention to the towel heads, scan those white grandma's.
30 posted on 10/06/2009 4:19:43 PM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry5nrogktmU

Security lines will be hours long.


31 posted on 10/06/2009 4:30:30 PM PDT by Zauber
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To: Zauber
Security lines will be hours long.

I don't think so. As soon as they start body X-Raying people, you'll lose about 50% of those that are still flying. And that means the terrorists have won.

32 posted on 10/06/2009 5:00:21 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With the cost of a CT scan at $1000 and the cost of a round trip ticket to NYC at $275, I think the next time I need a CT scan, I’ll fly to NYC and get the scan for free.


33 posted on 10/06/2009 5:12:29 PM PDT by SC DOC
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To: Cindy
They were described as a magnet wrapped with a piece of gum in a napkin and then coiled with wire; and some kind of round, polished stone.

ah, then it wasn't another one of those chewing gum commercials gone terribly wrong! "come on, where is it, give it up! Never!"

no, it's more like "today's science lab is on electromagnetism, children."

34 posted on 10/06/2009 5:27:19 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: cranked

I dont care to be exposed to full body x-rays every time I fly. I’m all for security, but this would be very dangerous. Frequent flyers would max their radiation exposure very quickly, and none of us need extra radiation.

They will have to figure out another way.....


35 posted on 10/06/2009 5:31:49 PM PDT by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here is a little clue for the airline industry:

Use full body x-rays on all young middle eastern men and leave the Irish grandma’s and Swedish babies alone. OK? You are not going to find bombs hiding in the Norweigan grandmas and the English babies. Stick to full-body x-raying the young middle eastern men and you just might get somewhere.


36 posted on 10/06/2009 5:52:34 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Depression Countdown: 50... 49... 48...)
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To: Mom MD

Rectal examinations/probing for all then?

As for your claim of radiation exposure, try this: http://science.howstuffworks.com/backscatter.htm


37 posted on 10/06/2009 6:12:57 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Sorry to say, the jihad is global and that includes Ireland, Sweden, Norway, etc.

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38 posted on 10/06/2009 6:16:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
A preliminary investigation appeared to rule out a theory that Al-Maliki may have been looking for weaknesses in security

Uh, I disagree with you Inspector Clouseau...

39 posted on 10/06/2009 6:26:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ACORN: Absolute Criminal Organization of Reprobate Nuisances)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

but, remember, it violates political correctness to do any type of profiling of passengers. We need to prove to Muslim groups, liberals, etc. that we’re not discriminating, and the only way to do that is to search everybody.

Is profiling illegal; does anybody know? I’m puzzled too, to see old women in wheelchairs coming through, being screened so thoroughly. And they are forced to take off their shoes, which for some elderly and disabled is a chore in itself. If security can’t make judgements as to who is likely to be a threat, I don’t know what to tell anybody.


40 posted on 10/06/2009 7:11:45 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: cranked

I’m not opposed to screening. I just dont need any extra x ray exposure, no matter how insignificant. I get enough at work. And I am sure the machines are well calibrated and controlled, and run by medical personnel /s


41 posted on 10/06/2009 7:25:16 PM PDT by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Political correctness is the single most evil, insidious abomination that threatends the USA that has been achieved by the communist left in my lifetime. It needs to end. We will NEVER return to the greatness we once had if we can’t call a spade a spade, use plain language, hold people personally responsible for their actions, reward the achievers.

No more giving all kids the same grade. No more playing sports and not keeping score. No more fear of saying a naughty word will get you fired. No more fear of calling out those who are our enemies.


42 posted on 10/07/2009 11:39:37 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Depression Countdown: 50... 49... 48...)
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To: Squantos

Do they teach proctology in EOD school, or do you simply blow in place?


43 posted on 10/07/2009 11:47:40 AM PDT by SLB (Wyoming's Alan Simpson on the Washington press - "all you get is controversy, crap and confusion")
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To: Billthedrill

“That’s how I’ve been smuggling my laptop onboard.”

Someone may justifiably call you a big a**hole. lol


44 posted on 10/07/2009 11:52:06 AM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: SLB

Robotics is yer friend !

BIP would be first choice.

Assisted in surgery a few but never the snuke or turd torpedo.


45 posted on 10/07/2009 1:31:07 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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