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The terrorists are still winning

2010-10-30 03:33:28.302154+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

So someone shipped some packages containing some old cell phone bits and alleged PETN from Yemen, alerted the Saudi Embassy to that fact, and tied up international shipping for a few days. Looks like the circuit board pictured by CNN was a bit of a Nokia 6120c phone, there was nothing here that was actually a working bomb, it was all just parts, the packages weren't detected by standard security screening, someone had to call to make sure that western intelligence agencies knew the packages were coming, and election day here in the U.S. is Tuesday.

Although that last part could just be a coincidence.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-10-30 11:59:22.108376+00 by: meuon

Is it also a response to the recent British Airways rants about TSA security?

Sometimes I feel like we are watching "TSA Science Theatre 2010" and we need better commentary.

That was such a bad job of over-obvious bomb packaging it looks like they wanted them to be found. According to WikiPedia re PETN it should have set off most bomb detectors easily.

If they are/were real: a better TSA/Shipping response might be to just have made them disappear without all the media hype. Make the bad guys wonder what happened.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-10-31 18:55:21.598962+00 by: petronius

"....and election day in the US is Tuesday."

Yes. even Bin Laden watches Keith olberman.