Skip to comments.The Work Accident Team
Posted on 09/05/2001 7:19:53 PM PDT by Askel5
| PA ADMITS TO WORK ACCIDENT
Even the PA has now admitted: A "work accident" led to the death yesterday of Muhammad Yassin, 24, in Gaza. He was in the midst of preparing a bomb in his parents apartment when the explosive went off, killing the would-be terrorist and destroying the entire apartment building.
The Work Accident Team
One car after another went through the checkpoint, just like yesterday and the day before. The IDF (Israeli Defense Force) had been manning these inspection points long enough now that the delay and inconvenience were becoming routine. Inconvenience was now part of everyday life in Jerusalem. Slowly the line moved on.
Since the suicide bombings began in the city the Intifada was having a different kind of impact on the Israelis. Buses were definitely less popular. People were staying away from the malls. Traffic had fallen off in the restaurants.
The uniformed IDF man waved a white van into the checkpoint and ordered the two Arabs out into the sun. A pair of Israeli soldiers led the two men to a spot about fifteen feet from the van to check their identity papers and work permits while the van was gone over.
The Arabs stared incredulously as the first IDF man produced a Geiger counter and began probing the inside of the van. The officer checking their IDs told them that the IDF had been tipped off that Hamas would try to smuggle radioactive materials into Jerusalem to contaminate Jewish holy sites. It was hard for the Arabs to keep from laughing out loud. How could the Jews be so gullible?
The man inside the van was very methodical and would be finished in 45 seconds. He probed every part of the interior of the van. The Geiger counter in his hands was US Army surplus from the late 60's. The guts had been removed and very carefully replaced with a very sophisticated solid state nitrate sniffer. The device was now impossible to detect in its new casing and was far more sensitive than the most well-trained bomb-sniffing dog. The instrument could detect the faint residue of explosives in an empty cardboard box even if it had only held the explosive for fifteen minutes as far back as three weeks ago.
There were no explosives in the van but the nitrate sniffer indicated that explosives had been hauled in it very recently. The soldier left the van and pretended to search the undercarriage. The phony search under the van would give him the opportunity to attach a micro-transmitter to the vehicle. The 'homer' would use GPS signals to continuously relay the van's exact position to an IDF Intelligence outpost.
The Arabs were told that they were free to go.
When the homer indicated the van had come to rest, the Work Accident Team was notified. They studied the reported location and went to work. They would have to watch the building the driver was in at all times. It must be assumed that the explosives are somewhere inside.
The tasks of the team are very nerve wracking. They must watch everyone that comes and goes for up to thirty-six hours. They must complete their mission within a day and a half.
They drive a big Ryder-like truck with a fiberglass body. Tiny cameras concealed on the truck are controlled from inside the rear of the truck where two Mossad agents operate them from the very cramped spaces left them by the 'ANAI' equipment which takes up most of the cargo space. The ANAI package consists of an electrical system designed to generate an extremely powerful pulse of energy in the FM radio spectrum and an antenna to direct it wherever necessary.
The six-foot long YAGI antenna was trained on the house as soon as the truck arrived so that the pulse could be delivered with very little delay at any time within the coming thirty-six hours.
ANAI is the Hebrew word for thunderbolt.
Mossad engineers got the idea for ANAI from a device the US Secret Service started using in the sixties. Whenever the president was to speak they would set up a suitcase-sized radio pulse generator near the podium and zap the hall with a few pulses. If any bombs were present, the RF would arc across the open switches, detonating any devices nearby. This procedure still is followed to this day.
The ANAI pulse generator is many times more powerful than the Secret Service unit.
This same RF-arcing phenomenon is the reason police units always are instructed to not use the radios in their squad cars when responding to emergencies involving explosives. Just the act of keying their microphones could detonate explosives in a nearby building.
The Work Accident Team would watch the house and wait for the right moment to launch the invisible thunderbolt through the fiberglass skin of the truck. They had done this before. They would try to develop a feel for how many people were in the house. In particular, they would hope for Hamas commanders and/or known bomb-making instructors to enter the house. There were many political figures on the fringe that would also make great targets if they happened to show up. </p?
If no one on the official 'target list' materialized and they were approaching the end of the thirty-six hour window of operations, they would consider other elements. If they were running out of time they may try launching the pulse when there were plenty of Palestinians in close proximity. The newspapers would report that the hapless Arab bomber had made a mistake, killing not only himself, but also some of his neighbors. It always looks like an accident.
It was a clean modus operandi and very secret. If a pulse were launched and there was an explosion: great one less bomb to kill Israelis on the street. (If it was an actual bomb factory, perhaps twenty less bombs for the street.) No one goes to prison. No Mossad agents testifying in court, telling Hamas what means were used to trip them up. No indication of what Hamas must do to keep from getting caught again next week.
If they launch an ANAI pulse and nothing happens, nobody gets hurt. It's like the Mossad were never even there. Knowing there were explosives in the van not long ago, they may stake out another address to which the van travels. If nothing shakes out of that address within thirty-six hours they will deliver a pulse and move on to the next location.
The Israeli newspapers have begun referring to bomber mishaps as 'work accidents.' When it happens to the IRA, the English papers call it 'scoring an own goal.'
Google Searched the web for bomb "+own +goal" with Safesearch on. Results 1 - 100 of about 685.
Google Searched the web for Israel "+work +accident " Results 1 - 100 of about 1,750.
To be fair, Google narrowed that last search with "+bomb" bringing the 1,750 down to a mere 1,410 entries.
Seems odd that the vanilla "own goal" and bomb (which one might assume would cover ALL English stories regarding ANY bomber -- IRA, Palestinian or otherwise -- who fudged) would exceed the Bomb Work Accidents of Israel.
I, for one, was surprised. Hadn't "homed in" on the Work Accident lingo as yet and realize now I missed the boat on this particular bit of Newspeak.
One wonders what the British policy is, concerning the "close proximity" of undifferentiated Irish.
Hell of a way to get a hysterectomy.
It would seem pretty simple for demo guys to switch to pyrotechic fuses.
This story certainly isn't disinformation, just a musing by a very security-conscious sort with whom I had a discussion on this a long time ago -- about the time Clinton dropped the football -- when some guy scored an own goal in his garage after picking up the phone in his house as the feds closed in.
HOWEVER ... I truly was amazed by the Google returns. Particularly given the one chiming in of the PA on the "work accident" bit I happened to open. That -- and my hoping to get some comments or insights like yours -- prompted me to go ahead and post it.
Given the arresting disparity in Google returns, I do indeed believe someone's Sending a Message.
As with the Gore campaign (wherein Mr. Environment flooded a dam for a photo op, brought up the Love Canal out of the blue, let his friends at Oxy crank a seven-year pipeling itch with the Injuns in Colombia, fought with NOW and PP over his pro-life record and got locked out of his office by angry gays) it's sometimes hard to get the point across to the Totally Brainwashed Sorts you've worked so long and so hard to dumb down in the name of women's rights, black power, gay pride ... Allah ... or whatever other bit of balkanization works best.
If you wouldn't mind explaining (it's not my forte by any means) ... if pyrotechnic fuses would do the trick as end-run round the pulse, (1) is there any technology which likewise allows for Security Services to sweep an auditorium, building or perimeter clean of explosives rigged thus and (2) are there big drawbacks to pyrotechnics which make them undesirable as a rule?
I saw the necklace thread, btw. It's enough to make one weep.
Beats talking about her strong stand in favor of embryonic stem cell research, I guess.
Collective IQ of 5 on those threads. Even including the really Smart types who fawn fawn fawn only in an effort to whip the really Stupid into a frenzy of Icon worship.
I'm not a demo expert, but I've seen people play them on TV *grin*
All I know is what they showed us in the army, and stuff I've read since:
Re 1) far as I know, there are sniffers (canine & electronic) that can detect the presence of explosives, but I don't know of any technology that can detonate them remotely.
Re 2) Only thing I can think of is a fuse train isn't instantaneous- but even there, i would think an instantaneous grenade fuse (like in a smoke grenade) attached to some det cord leading into your charge would do the trick.
Lefty? Stumps? 3 Finger Bob? Any ex-demo boys out there who could clear this up?
I'll start searching and flag a few folks that look like they may know more.
Odd little number called "Who's Listening" ('97) from Infowar.
At first, I thought you were referring to some thread concerning atrocities committed by the ANC is SA.
Then I sez to myself "hey Pardek, this is FR 2001 - you're thinking (at least) one level too deep!!!"
Actually, as for necklacing ... it's happened more than once here in New Orleans since I've been here.
We're more like "de islands" than the U.S., IMHO.
I've just wasted about 10 minutes scanning through a LENGTHY Do's and Don'ts for ANC members re: keeping safe sensitive materials, keeping an eye peeled for surveillance and keeping alive by steering clear of car bombs and other booby traps. Interesting, actually.
We're talking African National Congress?
The previous SA regime had a sort of psy-ops deal where they had an agent infiltrate some ANC gang, and provide them w/antipersonnel grenades. With instantaneous fusing..."Freeeeee... Nelson Mandeeeeeeela, freeee BANG oww oww oww..."