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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, The Associated Press has learned.
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...
The would-be suicide bomber, based in Yemen, had not yet picked a target or bought a plane ticket when the CIA stepped in and seized the bomb, officials said. It's not immediately clear what happened to the alleged bomber.
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
another booster shot of fear in an attempt to subjugate the masses. that's all this is. a fake operation so that people think the TSA have a reason to exist.
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
Oh no! Another dangerous terrorist tried to blow up their tighty-whities.
Sorry, not buying it.
Originally posted by Iamschist
I wonder how we now live in a society that can say sophisticated, underwear, and bomb all in the same sentence. Is this the best Al-Qaeda can do? If this is supposed to strike fear in me, not so much.
Originally posted by NightGypsy
The mighty terrorist organization goes from killing 3,000 people in the largest terrorist attack on America soil to two failed attempts at blowing up planes using explosives in their panties. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Originally posted by Destinyone
More election fodder.....imo.