Thursday, February 4, 2010

Terrorists & The Attack On The West

A bit of late blogging on this one. It is without doubt al Qaeda's most insidious plot to date. Apparently the next itteration of suicide bombs in the sky will not be exploding underwear. In order to defeat full body scans rapidly being put in place after the Undiebomber, al Qaeda is planning to implant PETN into . . . breast implants. The implants would be detonated when the bomber uses "a hypodermic syringe to inject TATP (Triacetone Triperoxide) through their skin into the explosives sachet."

It is one thing for these most amoral of al Qaeda terrorists to seek to use our Western freedoms against us. It is an order of magnitude greater when al Qaeda seeks to corrupt one of the most benign, trusted and beloved symbols of our society - a really primo rack. Anyone who thinks our service men - and at least a few of the service women - are out on freedom's fronteir fighting for just mom and apple pie is missing two of the prime motivators. Oh the humanity . . .


Robert J. Avrech said...

Okay, that tears it. Now I really hate them.

OBloodyHell said...

"We put the BOOM in BazOOMs"?

It makes for obvious jokes, but it is hardly insignificant in terms of difficulty to detect. There's not much, I don't think, that you can do to catch this with any current tech I'm aware of.

It's likely to make air travel difficult for diabetics, for sure.

Someone's going to have to come up with a control system for limiting access to syringes, and that'll have to involve some kind of test to make sure it's insulin they've got, and not an activator.

Even without them in the chest, I've heard of the overall idea of implanting them into the body itself and then delivering the activator into the body with a syringe. Suppose they inserted one or more into the body of someone, ummmm, "hefty"...

Even if you succeed in limiting access to hypos to relatively short insulin needles, that just means you only have to sneak a longer needle onto the plane. A needle in a haystack, if there ever was one...


And, in closing, "even in war, there is always time for them" -- hey, we got her on one side, and 72 virgins on the other. It's pretty clear it's all about them (i.e., women) in the first place.

Fact is, if women didn't want men going to war, it would stop within a few years. The "Lysistrata" meme is notable not because of what it involves, but because it's virtually unheard of in almost every other case of war. There's a reason there's generally a boom in children 9 months after the start of any war -- and, face it -- if there is a better way to reward a guy and tell him "hey, you're doing it right" than sex, I'm mystified as to what it is. The number of guys "devirginized" at the start of warfare in human history is probably greater than any other event including "drive-in movies" and "first year in college" combined.

"The accumulated wars that formed the U.S. are another example that men are considered less important than property. Men died for property, while women lived on the property that served as their husband's graves.
Put another way, [empires] become [empires] through the deaths of men.

-- Warren Farrell, 'The Myth of Male Power' --