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  •  Surgically implanted bombs are all the rage. (4+ / 0-)
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    U.S. and allied officials said they are increasingly concerned that doctors working with al Qaeda's Yemen-based affiliate will implant bombs inside living militants in order to try to circumvent airport security measures and bring down aircraft.

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    These incidents sparked concern among U.S. and western counter-terrorism agencies that implanted bombs might be a more effective way for militants to evade airport security devices including X-ray machines and metal detectors.

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    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

    by HairyTrueMan on Tue May 08, 2012 at 06:17:56 AM PDT

    •  Does anyone remember the large rectal bomb (2+ / 0-)
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      that went off next to a Saudi prince? Big mess, but all that water (in the dead man) does a good job of muffling the explosive force. First it has to accelerate all that water . . .

      It is a worry, but not a freak-out worry. I hope they do a lot of testing.

      People wish to be settled, only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them. - Emerson

      by CarbonFiberBoy on Tue May 08, 2012 at 08:10:11 AM PDT

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    •  this is a serious problem. (3+ / 0-)
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      Also bombs inserted in bodily cavities.  The guy who built the underpants bomb tried that with an arse bomb, which did not work as intended.  

      However there will be ways to detect surgically-implanted bombs.  I have a few specific ideas about that, but I've found that my "speculations" in the past have crossed into classified territory unknowingly, so I'll stop there.  

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Tue May 08, 2012 at 08:38:33 AM PDT

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