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    CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida’s affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, U.S. officials said Monday.

    The plot involved an upgrade of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate aboard a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas 2009. This new bomb was also designed to be used in a passenger’s underwear, but this time al-Qaida developed a more refined detonation system, U.S. officials said.
    I can only imagine the next big thing in searches. Knicker inspection.

    Theories?

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    re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
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    I can only imagine the next big thing in searches. Knicker inspection.

    Theories?
    dont know about knicker inspection but i can tell from that word you either used to live in england or a former british colony
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    re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    I think Ive posted before...strip searches, cavity checks, and travel togas. Its coming!

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    re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    In related news....

    ......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.........Asiri placed a bomb inside the rectal cavity of his own brother for a suicide mission aimed at Saudi Arabian intelligence chief Prince Muhammad bin Nayef in 2009.....
    Officials Watch for Terrorists With Body Bombs on US-Bound Planes - ABC News
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    I remember taking off my shoes before that.
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    re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    dont know about knicker inspection but i can tell from that word you either used to live in england or a former british colony
    or knows of the New York Knickerbockers.
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    re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    Nah, I just was looking for a gentle word and knickers popped into the smoldering ruins of my brain.

    How far will the TSA go? Are they going to need to peek? I mean, what if that's the ONLY way to detect these things? Could they just ignore it or will they be forced to....well, you know where this is going.

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    re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I think Ive posted before...strip searches, cavity checks, and travel togas. Its coming!
    Oooh...a nice travel toga...then we can look Arabic. It would be the right level of bowing to them so they don't bomb us.

    I agree...we are going to lose a lot of rights in the name of security.
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    re: CIA thwarts ‘undetectable’ al-Qaida bomb plot

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I think Ive posted before...strip searches, cavity checks, and travel togas. Its coming!
    I was with you right up to the togas. I'm more a proponent of a straitjacket and muzzle for each passenger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I was with you right up to the togas. I'm more a proponent of a straitjacket and muzzle for each passenger.
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