This post is probably going to be distasteful to readers on many levels.
And towards the end...well, what can I say. I went to a co-ed college.
Here's the news story:
LONDON, Sept. 28, 2009
Al Qaeda Bombers Learn from Drug Smugglers
New Technique of Storing Bomb Materials Inside Body Cavity Nearly Kills a Saudi Prince
Play CBS Video Video Storing Bombs Inside Bodies
Security officials are concerned over a tactic newly employed by al Qaeda. Sheila MacVicar reports suicide bombers are now storing explosives inside their bodies in order to avoid detection.
Suicide bomber Abdullah Asieri, avoided detection by two sets of airport security and palace security by smuggling a pound of high explosives, plus a detonator in his rectum. (CBS)
(CBS) Al Qaeda has developed a new tactic that allows suicide bombers to breach even the tightest security, as CBS News correspondent Sheila MacVicar reports. Inside a Saudi palace, the scene was the bloody aftermath of an al Qaeda attack in August aimed at killing Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, head of Saudi Arabia's counter terrorism operations.
To get his bomb into this room, Abdullah Asieri, one of Saudi Arabia's most wanted men, avoided detection by two sets of airport security including metal detectors and palace security. He spent 30 hours in the close company of the prince's own secret service agents - all without anyone suspecting a thing.
How did he do it? Taking a trick from the narcotics trade - which has long smuggled drugs in body cavities - Asieri had a pound of high explosives, plus a detonator inserted in his rectum. This was a meticulously planned operation with al Qaeda once again producing something new: this time, the Trojan bomber.
The blast left the prince lightly wounded - a failure as an assassination, but as an exercise in defeating security, it was perfect. The bomber persuaded the prince he wanted to leave al Qaeda, setting a trap. Al Qaeda has an animated movie showing the meeting between the bomber and the prince. Asieri says more senior al Qaeda figures want to surrender and convinces the prince to talk to them on a cell phone.
In the conversation recorded by al Qaeda, you hear a beep in the middle of two identical phrases that are repeated by the bomber and his handler. Explosives experts tell CBS News that beep was likely a text message activating the bomb concealed inside Asieri.
The Trojan bomber hands the phone to Prince Mohammed. He's standing next to him, and 14 seconds later, he detonates.
"This is the nightmare scenario," said Chris Yates, an aviation security consultant. On a plane at altitude, the effects of such a bomb could be catastrophic. And there is no current security system that could stop it. "Absolutely nothing other than to require people to strip naked at the airport," said Yates. And al Qaeda says it will share its new technique via the Internet very soon. There is nothing that can stop that either.
This is serious. Not only does this mean that our airlines are unlikely to be secured by our current methods, it also means that bombers can breeze into any gathering anywhere undetected and dentonate themselves.
This information rattled me for a moment.
(I'll bet you are aren't thrilled with this development either.)
However... moments later I was laughing at comments from the article's readers. (I really should be absolutely appalled as a very nice polite girl and all.)
With apologies to my Mom who really did raise me right and who taught me to only use the word "bottom" in whispers....here's what made me laugh.
(I also apologize to those who are above this kind of humor. Sorry. Really.)
Let me copy a serious comment first:
Ladies and Gentlemen: While the "methods" used may be mildly amusing, if the report is correct (and given the propensity of the main-stream,and I use the term very loosely to fabricate the truth)then this bomb attempt is terrifying. It is obvious that we can not do body cavity searches on people boarding planes. And if there are no feasible means of detecting people secreting explosives in their bodies it may mean an end to public transit as we know it.
And now for the low brow humor found in the comments after the article.
I didn't make it up...but had to laugh.
**** Sir, did anyone pack or place anything in your a** or did you pack your a** yourself? Has your a** been out of your sight or control at any time?
This is going to make C.B. Fleet Company very, very wealthy. Buy stock in Fleet (fleet enemas) and become wealthy over night. Preparation H might be something else to consider also...
I've always kept a couple of deadly bombs inside one of my body cavaties. Light a match and pull my finger and I'll show you!
better be careful next time they bent over to pray to mecca. Their buddies might try shoving a skud missile in their holy place.
If a plane blows up and it is because some nut had a bomb in his "body cavity", water boarding will be a walk in the park compared to what we will use to get information out of anybody we capture in the future. I firmly believe that the American people will DEMAND information be gained at all costs, and those that believe in rights for terrorists will be told to shut up, sit down, and color.
don't miss Katie Couric's 1 Hour Special ..."AL QAEDA UN-PLUGGED"
PLEASE DON'T WATER-BOARD ME ! IT HURTS ! LET ME BLOW MY A$$ UP.
Wow, that gives new meaning to the phrase "Blow it out your @ss"
My guess he is not anal retentive any longer.
Rectum? He darn near killed 'em!
Sure gives new meaning to the term 'explosive diarrhea.'
And the secret code for this type of terrorist attack is "number two".
Look, any electrical detonator (called a "squib" in the industry) can be detonated with an external Radio Frequency signal. Doesn't matter what frequency, really. A .1 second blast of RF at 100 Watts per square meter (not harmful to kiddies or pacemakers) will cause the squib to go bang. Anyone carrying an electrically-initiated explosive package will become instantly embarrassed. Build a concrete rotating door that people come into a secure area through and flash them as they are segregated from the rest of the people. Nothing there, no harm no foul. Nasty toys will be revealed. Hose down the interior of the door as required.
Is this kind of bombing called "Holy Sh** since it is done during a holy war?
Hoo boy. Just when you thought it couldn't get crazier out there!