Skip to comments.Officials Watch for Terrorists With Body Bombs on US-Bound Planes
Posted on 04/30/2012 5:18:48 PM PDT by mandaladon
With the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death looming, American and European authorities told ABC News today that they fear al Qaeda may soon try to explode U.S.-bound aircraft with explosives hidden inside the bodies of terrorists.
As a result, security at several airports in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe and the Middle East has been substantially stepped up, with a focus on U.S. carriers.
WATCH "World News with Diane Sawyer" for more.
Additional federal air marshals have also been shifted overseas in advance of the anniversary. A year ago Tuesday night, President Obama announced on live television that bin Laden had been killed in a U.S. raid on a compound in Pakistan.
Medical experts say there is plenty of room in the stomach area of the body for surgically implanted explosives. "The surgeon would open the abdominal cavity and literally implant the explosive device in amongst the internal organs," explained Dr. Mark Melrose, a New York emergency medicine specialist.
For the last year, U.S. and European authorities have publicly warned that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), al Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate, and its master bomb-maker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, have been designing body bombs with no metal parts to get past airport security.
"We are treating the information seriously," John Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, told ABC News in 2011.
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If they suspect someone then the no metal parts bit won’t help.
Unless the entire bomb is the exact same density as the surrounding tissue and does not look out of place it will show up in a normal xray.
They may catch some who would try this, but there is no way to catch them all.
What will the TSA do then? Full medical exams for everyone and a bunch of xrays each time you fly.
I’ll believe it when I see it...
I hope no bombs get past TSA dummies while they’re molesting five year olds.
You want to see a snuke? (*South Park ping*)
Ping to some TM’ers.
related information ... possibly some of the bombs sent in the printers (etc) from Yemen last year may have made it to those who are holding the bombs for later. Found inside a link but no clarification of a known threat.
Try eating some of them Texas beans and you’ll be exploding in that aircraft bathroom!
Last week Obama said the War on Terror was over.
And, what happens to air port security the first time a rectal bomb is set off?! OMG!
Looks like LA Riots were just a prelude to what may happen with criminals and terror suspects wearing body armor
They are turning up the heat . . .
The Obungle Administration said the war on terror is over.
The era of "Legitimate Islamism" has dawned!
Today, the National Journal reported that a senior State Department official has announced, The war on terror is over.
Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, the source said, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.
The article itself describes the Obama administrations new vision of foreign policy, which admits no enemies. Everyone, in this view, is a friend. Islamism, says the Obama administration, is just fine, so long as it does not openly support terrorism.
No, just your normal demonic possession of hundreds of millions of followers of a satanic religion.
Thanks for the ping!