U.S. officials are increasingly concerned about Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and its master bomb maker, Ibrahim al Asiri, who allegedly built the underwear bomb used to nearly blow up an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009....
However, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole has said that al Asiri developed a new type of explosive that might be able to slip through security.
"All of our explosive detection equipment, which screens over a million checked bags every day just in the U.S., wasn't calibrated to detect that," Pistole said.
Thanks Thouworm! Glad I am not flying anywhere anytime soon, between this and all the RPG and other stuff Obama has given the Islamists, something is bound to happen sooner or later.
Please add me to your (impromptu) ping list.
But John Pistone, head of America’s Transportation Security Administration, revealed at a global security summit that the terrorist’s latest devices were “highly sophisticated and much harder to detect”.
According to Mr Pistone, al-Asiri’s latest attempt to blow up a commercial US jet last year involved an explosive “that we had never seen before, and that no machine or dog had been calibrated or trained to detect”.
He added that al-Asiri, a Saudi believed to be in Yemen, has also developed a “double initiation system” for his bombs, using two detonators instead of one.
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A “next generation” device that could have slipped past airport security, and the evil genius behind it