Dec 6 2010
Defense analysts logged online conversations between Muslim extremists as they debated terrorism methods which could beat new US aviation security checks.
(But keeping patting down those 80-year old grandmas and little kids, Janet)
UK DAILY MAIL– – The alarming posts included one by a user who claimed to be a surgeon, promising a ‘new kind of terrorism’. It called on bomb makers and doctors to create the perfect solution to murder ‘larger numbers of unbelievers and apostates.’
The post said: ‘What is your opinion about surgeries through which I can implant the bomb… inside the operative’s body? ‘I am waiting for the interaction of the experienced brothers to connect the two sciences together and produce a new kind of terrorism, Allah willing.’
Monitoring of the site by the SITE Intelligence Group also revealed that stitching a bomb into the abdominal cavity made of plastic or liquid explosives – such as semtex or PETN – was judged the best method.
‘It must be planted near the surface of the body, because the human body absorbs shocks,’ advised one terrorist. The forum discussion comes as US passengers reacted angrily to ‘intrusive’ body searches involve pat-downs and scanners in a security crackdown.
Such searches would not detect a ‘Frankenbomber’ implanted with explosives, it is believed.
Mark Rossini, a former senior FBI counter-terror expert told the New York Daily News: ‘In the same way that drug smugglers have placed bags of narcotics in the body cavities of animals and had people ingest condoms filled with drugs, it would not be out of the realm of Al Qaeda operational planners to conceive of such a technique.
‘No technique is off-limits to Al Qaeda to achieve its destructive goals.’
In August last year, Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef was injured when a suicide bomber with explosives carried inside his body managed to breach security and detonate the device.