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megimoo
01-07-2010, 08:15 AM
"They will Need 'Butt Pythons' from Barneys Old Alma Mata !"

In the wake of the failed bombing attempt by Nigerian al Qaeda operative Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, airport security experts are wringing their hands over how to stop the next underwear bomber. X-ray machines don’t detect the type of explosive, known as PETN, that Abdulmutallab carried. Only a careful pat-down around Abdulmutallab’s crotch, where the explosive had been sewn into his undies, would have detected his deadly cargo. But Abdulmutallab’s al Qaeda handlers knew that pat-downs are rare and that social mores make highly intrusive, crotch-fondling searches almost unheard of. In the wake of the Abdulmutallab episode, however, standards will change. Pat downs will become more common—and more intrusive. We may not see the famous vision of the crazed dictator from Woody Allen’s Bananas—“Underwear shall be worn on the outside!”—but those searches by hand are likely to get a little more, shall we say, intimate.

Even a pat-down thorough enough to simulate foreplay, however, won’t protect us completely—not from a threat that sounds even more absurd than an underwear bomb and that is also more alarming: the butt bomb.

The concept is simple. Rather than sew explosives into his underwear, a terrorist might actually plant a bomb, which can weigh as little as a pound, inside his anal cavity. Like drug mules, would-be butt bombers could store the explosives inside a condom.

Sound crazy? Perhaps. But security experts initially believed that a terrorist’s derriere nearly killed a top Saudi Arabian counterterrorism official last fall. Back in August, an al Qaeda-connected militant named Abdullah Assiri offered to turn himself into Saudi authorities and enlist in a state-run terrorist rehabilitation program. Exhibiting a healthy skepticism, the Saudis reportedly subjected Assiri to two airport-style X-ray scans and other security checks. Finding no weapons or explosives on his body, security agents ushered Assiri into the palace of the counterterrorism chief, Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, who is also the son of a likely heir to the Saudi throne.

http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/the-butt-bomb

hampshirebrit
01-07-2010, 09:26 AM
Make them drop trou. I had to do this at Ben Gurian Tel Aviv.

It was either that or not get on the plane.

Rockntractor
01-07-2010, 10:15 AM
That would be one way to get rid of a hemorrhoid!

megimoo
01-07-2010, 10:20 AM
That would be one way to get rid of a hemorrhoid!Seems a bit extreme to me .Prep 'H' works well I'm told .

lacarnut
01-07-2010, 10:26 AM
All the Homos will be lined up for the full body search jobs at airports.

Rockntractor
01-07-2010, 10:29 AM
All the Homos will be lined up for the full body search jobs at airports.
Wilbur hasn't been here as much lately!

PoliCon
01-07-2010, 12:36 PM
There is an easy way to deal with this - single out the types of people from the types of nations who do this kinda crap for special attention.

AmPat
01-07-2010, 01:51 PM
TSA Agent: Sir, are those Fruit of the BOOM underwear?:eek:

Speedy
01-07-2010, 03:08 PM
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