Undie Bomber II

Bit late on this, but I’ve been in a car for most of the last 24 hours:

Investigators were studying an explosive device Tuesday that they say terrorists in Yemen crafted to slip past airport metal detectors and onto an airplane bound for the United States.

U.S. intelligence agents thwarted the plot two weeks ago after receiving a tip from Saudi Arabia, a source familiar with the operation said Tuesday. Authorities have said airline passengers were never in danger and that the would-be bomber no longer poses a threat.

Even so, the plot highlights the resolve of terrorists to attack the United States a year after the U.S. military killed Osama bin Laden in a stunning raid inside Pakistan.

The good news is that this wasn’t even close to happening. We’ve had them in our sites for a few weeks at least, based on a tip from someone in Saudi Arabia. The bad news is that this shows we still have an enemy out there and they are working hard on evading our security procedures.

This also confirms that Yemen is the main source of Al Quaeda, not Afghanistan. I mean, we knew that because of the drone strikes. But now we’re seeing it in even clearer focus.

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  1. Mississippi Yankee

    My BULLSHIT detector has been pegging out ever since I first read about this “discovery”.

    What’s the solution, body cavity searches at the airport, bus station, train terminal? Random checks on the street?
    You’d think this was a election year by the way they’re acting.

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    from what i have read the CIA or some other alphabet agency had someone on the inside,possably the one the Tango group recruited to carry the bomb…..

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  3. sahrab

    And why are we reading about the tactics used to find this slime? Smells more of a Wag the Dog distraction than anything else

    But then distraction worked for Clinton against the Al-Shifa aspirin…. err i mean “Weapons Factory” in Khartoum

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  4. Seattle Outcast

    It’s not a “wag the dog”, it’s a creation of fake war bonafides by showing what a great military commander he is during an election year that is going to crap for him.

    When he’s not generating fake controversy, he’s shoveling shit under rug or bragging about stuff he hasn’t done.

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