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  • Underpants bomber failed to blow up airliner because he wore same pair of underwear for two weeks

    07/26/2014 3:10:04 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 July 2014 | James Rush
    The notorious underwear bomber's plot in 2009 to blow up a plane on Christmas Day failed because the explosives became 'degraded' after he wore the same pair of underpants for two weeks, according to a U.S. official. Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was on a suicide mission when he attempted to detonate a bomb in his underpants as the plane, en route from Amsterdam, approached Detroit.
  • Anti-Amnesty Group Asks Americans To Mail ‘Gently Used Underwear’ To Obama, Boehner

    06/26/2014 1:53:40 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | June 26, 2014
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The anti-amnesty group, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), is calling on Americans to mail their “gently used underwear” to President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner in response to a government request for new briefs for the recent surge of illegal immigrants being held by border patrol. ALIPAC is responding to a Department of Homeland Security solicitation seeking thousands of pairs of “White 100% Cotton Men’s Briefs” – ranging from medium sizes to hundreds of 6X-large pairs – to meet the basic clothing needs of thousands of immigrants detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement. “Obama...
  • Man steals bread truck, makes deliveries in underwear

    05/23/2014 5:21:25 AM PDT · by NYAmerican · 21 replies
    7online.com ^ | 5/23/14 | 7online.com
    Authorities say a man stole a New York City bakery truck and began delivering loaves of bread to random businesses. Police say David Bastar hopped into the Grimaldi's Home of Bread truck on Manhattan's Upper East Side early Monday while the real driver was making a delivery at a pizzeria. Wearing only his underwear, Bastar then allegedly began dropping off baguettes, whole-wheat rolls and sourdough bread - but not to the bakery's customers. Joe Grimaldi is the owner of the Queens bakery. He says the bandit "dropped a lot of bread" worth about $5,000. He says the bakery later accommodated...
  • Kenyan Church Pastor Bans Female Parishioners From Wearing Underwear

    03/04/2014 4:58:29 AM PST · by Gamecock · 68 replies
    CBSDC ^ | March 3, 2014 | March 3, 2014
    NAIROBI, Kenya (CBSDC/AP) - A local pastor has ordered all women who attend service at Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church to refrain from wearing undergarments while attending so that they can more easily receive the spirit of Jesus Christ. The Kenyan Daily Post is reporting that a pastor identified only as “Reverend Njohi” claimed bras and underwear are not godly. Additionally, the paper says Njohi wants women who attend service at the church to be “free,” and that there would be consequences for those who do not comply. According to the UK Metro, most women did, in fact, show up at...
  • Realistic statue of man in underwear freaks out women's college

    02/06/2014 7:52:51 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 94 replies
    KRMG ^ | February 6, 2014 | Rick Couri
    300 students have signed a petition to have the creepy, yet lifelike statue removed. In part, the petition reads; "This highly realistic sculpture has, within just a few hours of its outdoor installation, become a source of apprehension, fear, and triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault for many members of our campus community. While it may appear humorous, or thought-provoking to some, it has already become a source of undue stress for many Wellesley College students, the majority of whom live, study, and work in this space." The Boston Globe reports the piece is called "Sleepwalker," it was put up to...
  • Modesty is Reverence for Mystery

    02/03/2010 1:35:27 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 248+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | Feb 2 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There has been a lot of very good discussion on yesterday’s blog post on the banishment of “dirty dancing” at many school dances. Much of the discussion has centered on modesty. Modesty is a beautiful, essential and often diminished virtue in today’s “tell-all,” ”show-all” world. There are many good definitions of modesty. Websters dictionary defines modesty first as freedom from conceit or vanity and secondly as propriety in dress, speech or conduct. It is the second definition that concerns us. While the Websters definition of modesty is surely accurate I would like to say that the most beautiful and thought-provoking...
  • Royal Canadian Navy seeking 180,000 pairs of underwear with ‘good moisture management’

    12/24/2013 5:15:37 AM PST · by Loyalist · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | December 24, 2013 | Andrea Hill, Postmedia News
    The Royal Canadian Navy is looking to buy 180,000 pairs of grey, lightweight underwear with “good moisture management.”In an online notice published Friday on the government’s public works website, the Navy outlined its undergarment needs and asked for industry input on how it can develop and buy “temperate drawers” that comply with its rigorous standards.
  • Little Rock school district will now make teachers wear underwear

    09/07/2013 5:27:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 6, 2013
    The school district in Little Rock, Ark. has announced plans for a dress code that will require teachers to wear underwear. Every single day. Female teachers will have to wear bras, too. An Aug. 29 letter from the Little Rock School District’s Office of the Superintendent to all employees explains that the dress code will officially go into effect in the fall of 2014. “Foundational garments shall be worn and not visible with respect to color, style, and/or fabric,” the letter reads. “No see-through or sheer clothing shall be allowed, and no skin shall be visible between pants/trousers, skirts, and...
  • Plea for underwear on Staten Island

    11/06/2012 11:55:11 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | 11/06/2012 | By LUKE FUNK
    <p>MYFOXNY.COM - Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro says the people of his community are in desperate need of fresh underwear.</p>
  • (Vavavooom!) 600-year-old bra and underwear discovered in an Austrian castle

    07/20/2012 10:24:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 61 replies
    IO9 ^ | Jul 18, 2012 | Annalee Newitz
    600-year-old bra and underwear discovered in an Austrian castle Contemporary bras are more comfortable, modified versions of corsets — or so it was believed, until a 2007 discovery changed the way we see women's underwear. Working with a team of her colleagues, archaeologist Beatrix Nutz recently publicized her discovery of several linen bras and some underwear in a medieval castle. Nutz has presented academic papers about her discovery, and even analyzed the underwear for DNA (see picture). But the public didn't hear about the medieval bras until a BBC history program showed pictures of them. Nutz and colleagues also found...
  • Exclusive: Did White House "spin" tip a covert op?

    05/20/2012 10:27:24 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 18, 2012 | Mark Hosenball
    White House efforts to soft-pedal the danger from a new "underwear bomb" plot emanating from Yemen may have inadvertently broken the news they needed most to contain. At about 5:45 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 7, just before the evening newscasts, John Brennan, President Barack Obama's top White House adviser on counter-terrorism, held a small, private teleconference to brief former counter-terrorism advisers who have become frequent commentators on TV news shows.
  • Time for a Change of Underwear

    02/04/2012 7:16:53 PM PST · by sevinufnine · 21 replies
    No source, forwarded in email | February 4, 2012 | Unknown
    There's an old sea story about a ship's Captain who inspected his sailors, and afterward told the first mate that his men smelled bad...
  • Marines' Ballistic Underwear Must Also Be Comfy

    01/12/2012 2:55:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jeremy Hsu - LiveScience.com
    Kevlar underwear can protect U.S. Marines against blast fragments flying like bullets through the air, but it lacks the comfort of simple cotton undies or silky unmentionables. Now the U.S. military has begun searching for better alternatives that prevent chafing as well as battle wounds. The U.S. Marine Corps sees comfortable undergarments as being equally important to ballistic protection, according to a new request for information aimed at U.S. manufacturers. That means any new underwear fabric must not only shield private parts against burns and tiny fragments traveling at 650 feet per second — the speed of some bullets —...
  • About Mormonism - Mormon Underwear

    11/30/2011 5:18:31 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 297 replies
    LDSChurchTemples.com ^ | Current | More Good Foundation
    Known to some is the fact that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or Mormon Church) wear a special kind of underwear in connection with their religion. This is true of most faithful adult members of the Church. (Mormon children are generally dressed the same as any other children.) The special underwear is called a "garment" by Mormons, and it is directly related to Mormon temples. Garments are a symbolic gesture of the promises that Mormons have made to God. The garment is always worn under other clothing, next to the skin. In fact, for most...
  • Salt Lake City underwear run sets world record ('Utah Undie Run' protests Utah's uptight laws)

    10/14/2011 1:55:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/6/11 | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A protest of Utah's uptight laws that featured people running through the streets of Salt Lake City in their underwear has set a new world record. Guinness World Records says the Utah Undie Run broke the previous record for largest gathering of people wearing only underpants or knickers by 1,720 people. .. 2,270 people stripped to their underwear during the Utah Undie Run on Sept. 24. .. previous record of 550 people .. set last year in Great Britain.
  • The Missing Link Wore Underpants

    08/27/2011 12:21:39 PM PDT · by TR Clancy · 8 replies
    Dearborn Underground ^ | 8/27/2011 | TR Clancy
    By the U-Bomber’s concept of justice, one he shares with millions of jihadists around the world, an aggressive act is a permissible “defensive” act when waged against anyone defaming Muhammad. So fundamental a truth is this in the U-Bomber’s mind that he sees no need to include in his motion any details, real or invented, of any wrongdoing or provcative behavior on the part of the officers that could explain his outbrust of violence. He never says the officers flushed his Koran, or called him an Islamophobic name, or tried to read to him from the polytheist Bible. What he...
  • Ann Coulter on Follow The Money

    07/24/2011 2:22:25 PM PDT · by Realman30 · 1 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 07-22-11 | PopModal
    An interview with Ann Coulter on Follow the Money.
  • Florida jail ends free underwear for inmates to cut costs

    07/15/2011 12:04:37 PM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 15, 2011 | Colleen Jenkins
    Sheriff Grady Judd said the end of free underwear will save an estimated $45,000 a year in operation costs. Judd in a statement said, "$45,000 is one person's job we're saving. If inmates want to wear underwear in jail, they can buy it, just like hard-working Polk County citizens do." This isn't the first time the sheriff has invoked creative cost cuts. He eliminated peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cornbread, coffee, juice and fresh milk from the jail menu a few years ago, saying if inmates wanted to eat those things they should stop breaking the law.
  • Arpaio selling pink underwear with Spanish print

    07/11/2011 3:18:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Sheriff Joe is at it again and giving Libs upset stomachs. LOL! AP story so you'll have go to the link.
  • US Inmates 'Forced to Wear Dirty Underwear'

    06/29/2011 5:56:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 79 replies
    Telegraph ^ | June 30, 2011 | Staff
    A clothing shortage is forcing inmates in at least one Illinois prison to wear the same underwear several days in a row, causing a health and hygiene concern, a watchdog group said. The John Howard Association found during a recent visit to the Taylorville Correctional Center that inmates wore dirty and badly worn clothes that were washed twice a week, The Bloomington Pantagraph newspaper reported for a story published on Wednesday. The prison in central Illinois issues each inmate only two pairs of underwear, which means they must be worn multiple days without washing. "The practice of administering used underwear...
  • Woman Pleads Guilty To Hiding Stolen Fur In Underwear (MN)

    06/20/2011 4:30:00 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 6/20/11 | WCCO Staff
    A 46-year-old woman pleaded guilty Monday to hiding a stolen mink coat in her underwear. Stephanie Moreland was arrested New Year’s Eve by Bloomington Police after the Alaskan Fur Company reported a short mink coat was stolen by a woman who had been in the store and acting suspiciously. Moreland pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft of property. Police say she hid the mink coat in her underwear for three days while being questioned by police in jail. The coat was valued at $6,500.
  • Couple Charged with Breaking into Neighbor’s Trailer, Threatening Him

    05/09/2011 6:04:16 PM PDT · by cweese · 26 replies
    MyFoxAustin.com ^ | May 9, 2011 | MyFoxAustin
    Travis County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Enriquez Lopez and Leona Wallace after they say the two broke into their neighbor’s trailer to accuse him of stealing Wallace’s underwear. Deputies were called by the victim just before 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. According to court paperwork, the victim told deputies that the suspects forced their way into his home and threatened to kill him. The victim claims that he was sitting inside his home watching TV when the two suspects knocked on his door. After telling the two to leave, the victim said he shut the door and walked away. He claims that...
  • Men not allowed at ladies underwear exhibit

    01/10/2011 8:02:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 9, 2011 | Lisa Black
    Girdles, corsets and bosom-binding brassieres are the topic of discussion at a Lake Villa District Library event this month, with one firm rule: No men allowed. Ellie Carlson, an expert on historical clothing who has curated numerous museum exhibitions, likes to make sure that women "of a certain age" feel comfortable enough to talk and ask questions during the presentation, called "Unmentionables: The Rise and Fall of Ladies Underwear." Before past events started, she evicted a rabbi and a male reporter from the room.
  • NYC To Vote On Change To Taxi Driver Dress Code [underwear on outside a no-no!]

    12/15/2010 11:41:36 AM PST · by ETL · 10 replies
    AP via CBSLocal.com ^ | December 15, 2010 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission is expected to vote Thursday on regulations governing a driver’s appearance. Such rules have been on the books for years. The current regulations prohibit underwear worn as outerwear. Tank tops and swimwear are also no-nos. ..."
  • Saving Ryan's Privates: Company Reveals Bombproof Underwear

    12/04/2010 8:41:42 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 3, 2010 | Fox News
    The right pair of underpants will keep you comfortable -- and maybe even save your life. A British manufacturer has unveiled bombproof boxer shorts that it claims can save the lives of soldiers in Afghanistan by protecting their vital organs from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The lightweight shorts are worn under normal combat gear, reports the British tabloid The Sun, and protect soldiers where standard-issue body armor does not. Andrew Howell, head of BCB International, which developed the clothing, told the Sun he thinks the shorts can save lives. "We believe they will make a real difference," Howell said.
  • Beware of windy days in Scotland

    12/02/2010 5:20:47 AM PST · by AustralianConservative · 12 replies
    Australian Conservative ^ | December 2, 2010 | Australian Satirist
    I'm fair puckled! Another day. Another reason to deny my Scottish heritage. From the Telegraph, London (so it must be politely explained): The Scottish Tartans Authority has decreed that refusing to put on underwear beneath a kilt is "childish and unhygienic". It also warned that "going commando" flies in the face of decency. Tartans Authority director Brian Wilton said kilt wearers should have the "common sense" to realise they should wear underwear beneath their country's national dress. He said "The idea that you are not a real Scot unless you are bare under your kilt should be thrown into the...
  • Chertoff and the Underwear Bomber Cover Up- The Body Scanner Scam (video)

    11/13/2010 8:44:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 11/13/10 | GrassyKnollTrolls
    Video at link
  • Video: Naked Cowboy Running For President

    10/01/2010 7:30:47 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 23 replies · 1+ views
    A New York cowboy in underwear runs for president.
  • Airmiles Andy jets off with model friend - who IS single

    08/08/2010 5:33:15 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 52 replies · 3+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 10:22 PM on 8th August 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    When Prince Andrew was pictured on a yacht getting touchy-feely with a woman half his age, the denials came thick and fast. They're just friends, said a source, and anyway, she's married. But now it turns out 25-year-old Alexandra Escat is in fact single - and the pair have since been seen jetting off together. The Duke of York, 50, was seen engrossed in a playful conversation with the Filipino model on a luxury yacht last week.
  • Hamas targets women's underwear in modesty drive

    07/29/2010 9:02:11 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 28, 2010 | Nidalal Mughrabi
    The Islamist rulers of the Gaza Strip have ordered lingerie shops to display more modesty. A week after banning women from smoking water pipes in public places, the Hamas-run police force has told stores selling women's underwear to remove scantily-clad mannequins and any posters of racy undergarments. "These measures have stemmed from complaints and pressure by ordinary people. They have to do with upholding our traditions," police spokesman Ayman Al-Batniji said Wednesday. Hamas leaders have repeatedly denied any intention to impose Islamic law on the Gaza Strip, home to 1.5 million Palestinians. But Hamas police have broken up a hip-hop...
  • Police nab bandit who used underwear as mask (fired 51-yo Female employee, gambling&drug addicted)

    07/22/2010 8:45:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/10 | Carey Gillam
    MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma (Reuters) – An unemployed woman who said she was desperate for money has been arrested on charges she robbed an Oklahoma McDonald's with a white stretch girdle wrapped around her face as a makeshift mask. Authorities said 51-year-old Sharon Lain of Midwest City admitted to being the underwear-masked bandit who made off with the contents of a cash drawer from the fast-food restaurant around 3 a.m. Tuesday. A surveillance video captured the woman on tape and was broadcast on local television, prompting several tips that led police to a condemned home on Wednesday night where Lain was...
  • Smart underpants share how you're feeling

    06/13/2010 8:41:33 PM PDT · by shibumi · 34 replies · 799+ views
    CNET ^ | June 12, 2010 | Matt Hickey
    Most people go to great lengths to keep others from knowing what's going on inside their pants. But skivvies that relay data about the wearer could benefit some people--say soldiers. Yes, we're talking about tighty whities that talk.
  • Batty Lady Gaga wears studded bra and knickers to the baseball

    06/11/2010 12:02:18 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 209 replies · 5,522+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 9:10 AM on 11th June 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Jeans and a T-shirt would have sufficed, but that's just not Lady Gaga's style. The singer wore a studded leather bra and a head scarf as she watched the San Diego Padres take on the New York Mets in New York last night. Despite her eye-catching ensemble it appeared Gaga had hoped she would somehow blend into the crowd. On noticing a sports photographer turn her way her good mood soured and she gave him the finger.
  • 4 decapitated bodies found in northern Mexico

    05/17/2010 1:48:20 AM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,405+ views
    (AP) via Google.com ^ | May 16, 2010 | By OSCAR VILLALBA (AP)
    PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico — SNIPPET: "Durango state police say the heads were found on the hood of a pickup truck left in a shopping center parking lot in the city of Gomez Palacio late Saturday." A Durango state police officer sp SNIPPET: "The officer said Sunday that relatives told authorities the four men killed, ages 18 to 20, were university students in Gomez Palacio."
  • Underwear, Mountain Of Sand Angers Neighbors

    03/05/2010 8:37:25 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 40 replies · 2,007+ views
    WFTV ^ | March 5, 2010 | WFTV
    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A home in Volusia County is sparking outrage Friday. A homeowner has strung up women's underwear and built mountains of sand in the back and neighbors are desperate for help.
  • Aussie underwear has gone bananas

    03/05/2010 5:11:50 PM PST · by cajuncow · 16 replies · 464+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-5-10 | Reuters Life
    SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) – Australian underwear company AussieBum has been monkeying around and the result is a range of men's underwear made with bananas. The new eco-friendly banana range of undies incorporates 27 percent banana fiber, 64 percent cotton and 9 percent lycra, AussieBum's Lloyd Jones said on Friday.
  • Aussie underwear has gone bananas

    03/05/2010 12:11:00 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 31 replies · 1,209+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/05/2010
    SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) – Australian underwear company AussieBum has been monkeying around and the result is a range of men's underwear made with bananas. ~SNIP~ The banana fiber used in the underwear is made from a bark weave from the banana plant and makes the underwear not only lightweight, but also very absorbent, he said. "Naturally you can't really add anymore banana fiber than that because it might be a bit squishy," said Jones, adding that wearers did not have to worry about real monkeys, as the underwear does not smell like a banana.
  • BREAKING: Accused Bomber Cooperating

    02/02/2010 2:31:14 PM PST · by Kieri · 98 replies · 3,800+ views
    WXYZ-TV ^ | 02/02/10 | Various
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - ABC News has learned that the man known as the Christmas Day underwear bomber is cooperating with authorities in what may be the first steps towards reaching a plea deal. Sources tell ABC that officials are now checking out the information provided by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Stay with Action News and WXYZ.com for the latest on this breaking news.
  • Women's panties get sexier! [Actual Title]

    01/27/2010 9:16:52 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 19 replies · 2,497+ views
    ANI ^ | 27 Jan 2010 | ANI
    It looks like big bums are the in thing in Australia at the moment, with flat bottomed women buying up padded underwear to enhance their backsides. Jenny Tew, who designs and sells the garments from her lingerie shop in Cabramatta, said the padded undies are doing a brisk sale. “They’re very popular. Everyone who walks past and sees it buys it, especially skinny people and Asian people because most of us have flat bums,” the Daily Telegraph quoted the Kimarie shop owner as saying. “We don’t sell many to European women because they’ve got big bums already,” she stated. Tew,...
  • Pressure On Barack Obama To Reveal What Britain Said About Detroit Bomber

    01/05/2010 5:10:52 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 807+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 05th 2010 | Robert Winnett, Toby Harnden, Duncan Gardham
    Pressure On Barack Obama To Reveal What Britain Said About Detroit Bomber Barack Obama is under pressure to disclose what information MI5 passed to the American authorities about the Detroit bomber after Downing Street disclosed that a file had been "shared" with the CIA in 2008. Robert Winnett, Toby Harnden and Duncan Gardham 05 Jan 2010 Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Photo: EPA After initially denying that they had received British intelligence, senior American sources confirmed last night that they were "reviewing" what British information had been received on Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. The admission is embarrassing for the White House and threatens...
  • Modern Binary Explosives (Visual demonstration of what we're up against)

    01/04/2010 12:59:37 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 7 replies · 1,132+ views
    YouTube ^ | Jan 2010 | knockoutnews/YouTube
    I have no reason to doubt this is authentic. And frightening as can be.
  • Detroit: Were Northwest Airlines screeners haunted by memories of the 'Flying Imams'?

    01/03/2010 1:37:40 PM PST · by Schnucki · 8 replies · 501+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | January 3, 2009 | Stephanie Gutmann
    What were those Northwest Airlines screeners thinking when they let a young Muslim man with no luggage and a one-way ticket board a transatlantic flight without the minor inconvenience of a full body search? You may not remember the story the press dubbed the “Flying Imams” case, but it had a long grisly life in the American courts and must still haunt the dreams — and stay the hands — of anyone who works in the airline industry. It all began in 2006, when six Muslim clerics boarded a US Airlines plane at Minneapolis-St Paul Airport but were removed after...
  • Senate Intelligence Committee announces terror hearings

    12/31/2009 2:04:57 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 26 replies · 733+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 12/31/09 | cnn.com
    (CNN) - The Senate Intelligence Committee announced Thursday it will hold hearings to begin on January 21 on the Christmas Day terror attempt: Full statement after the jump: Intelligence Committee Announces Hearings Into Failed Christmas Day Terrorism Attack Washington, D.C. – Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Kit Bond (R-Mo.), Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, announced today that the committee will conduct hearings on the attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack on Northwest Flight 253. As part of the investigation, the committee will collect all intelligence related to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab held by various intelligence agencies...
  • Panties Bomber

    The 23-year-old Nigerian man accused of the attempted Christmas Day bombing of an American airliner apparently turned to the Internet for counseling and companionship, writing in an online forum that he was "lonely" and had "never found a true Muslim friend." It appears he had a Short Fuse. President Obama was briefs 3 hours after the attack.
  • Preventing Terrorist Attacks: A Modest Proposal

    12/30/2009 5:53:09 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 4 replies · 290+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 12-30-09 | Stoutcat
    Want to cut down on the chances that another undy-bomber will be able to attack a U.S.-bound passenger plane? Want to avoid the embarrassment of having a “systemic failure” of your airline security by allowing would-be terrorists onto U.S. jets in the first place? Here’s a simple solution. Since Yemen seems to be today’s big threat and the next battlefield in this war, anyone from Yemen — or whose passport shows they have visited Yemen — who wishes to board a plane to the U.S. has two choices: be subject to a thorough strip and body cavity search before being...
  • Caption: Charred underwear with explosive packet

    12/29/2009 12:02:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 2,717+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/29/09 | AFP
    This image provided by ABC NEWS shows charred underwear with explosive packet, a six-inch long packet of the high explosive chemical called PETN that was smuggled onto the Northwest Airlines Flight 253 by 23-year-old Nigerian suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. (AFP/ABCNews-HO)
  • Air bomber's shorts fuse

    12/29/2009 3:10:49 AM PST · by Scanian · 16 replies · 1,579+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2009 | CHUCK BENNETT
    Call them Jihad Jockeys. These are the explosives-packed underpants worn by Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab (here in a mug shot released yesterday by the US Marshals Service) when he tried to bring down a flight over Detroit - and managed only to set his crotch on fire. The frighty whities came with a special pouch sewn by al Qaeda's finest seamstresses. In it was a condom packed with 80 grams of PETN, a compound that's a key ingredient in the plastic explosive Semtex. The suicide bomber tried to set it off by using a hypodermic needle to inject it with a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Photos of the Northwest Airlines Bomb

    A singed pair of underwear with a packet of powder sewn into the crotch, seen in government photos obtained exclusively by ABC News, is all that remains of al Qaeda's attempt to down an American passenger plane over Detroit.
  • I'm the First of Many, Jet Terror Suspect Warns (Explosive Underwear)

    12/28/2009 11:28:19 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 22 replies · 1,109+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/29/2009 | Fox News
    A global search for accomplices in the Detroit airliner plot is under way after an Al Qaeda group based in Yemen claimed responsibility for the operation and the would-be bomber was reported to have said that more attacks were being planned. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a terrorist cell led by a former personal secretary to Usama bin Laden, issued a statement saying that the failed attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was a response to American-backed airstrikes on the group in Yemen this month.
  • The Underwear Bomb

    12/28/2009 7:48:51 PM PST · by RolandTignor · 25 replies · 1,193+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12-28-2009 | RICHARD ESPOSITO and BRIAN ROSS
    A singed pair of underwear with a packet of powder sewn into the crotch, seen in government photos obtained exclusively by ABC News, is all that remains of al Qaeda's attempt to down an American passenger plane over Detroit.