Surgically Implanted Bombs Are New Terror Threat

Airport Body ScannerGet ready, the U.S. Government’s TSA is warning airlines of a new twist on suicide bombing that will undoubtedly lead to more intrusive searches at airports. Christi Parsons reports for the LA Times:

The government has warned airlines that terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into people in an attempt to circumvent screening procedures, according to U.S. officials.

There is no indication of an immediate plot, but the new information could lead to additional screening procedures at the nation’s airports. Existing scanners would not necessarily detect bombs implanted under a person’s skin, experts said.

While the information suggests such a threat would come from overseas rather than domestic groups, federal officials are ordering precautions both in the U.S. and abroad, the official said.

The idea of surgically implanting bombs has been examined by intelligence agencies in the past, but new information has suggested that terrorist groups are seriously considering the technique, officials said.

A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration, Nicholas Kimball, said that passengers flying to the United States are likely to face additional screening measures…

[continues in the LA Times]

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  • Guest

    “The reason people are buying fear so easily and stockpiling it is you’d
    much rather believe all that bullshit: immigrants are trying to take
    your job and pedophiles are trying to fuck your kids and terrorists are
    coming to blow up your Ford Focus in particular. That’s far more
    palatable for people to buy, than to accept the reality, which is that
    probably – statistical high Vegas-odds probability – is that nothing of
    any significance will ever happen to you in your entire boring life:
    you’re not going to win the lottery, you’re not going to get caught in
    gang violence or school shootings. You’re not gonna get date raped, I
    know you put a napkin over your glass when you go out to have a
    cigarette, so no-one slips something in there and fucks you later –
    wasn’t going to happen anyway. Nothing’s gonna happen to you”

    Doug Stanhope

    • ET

      ^ rings of truth 

    • Word Eater

      Well, I know someone who was date raped and my personal experience trumps objective reality.  Every time.*

      * the American public

      • an old dreamer

        I’m a 63 year old man and nobody ever date raped me…I keep waiting

  • Guest

    “The reason people are buying fear so easily and stockpiling it is you’d
    much rather believe all that bullshit: immigrants are trying to take
    your job and pedophiles are trying to fuck your kids and terrorists are
    coming to blow up your Ford Focus in particular. That’s far more
    palatable for people to buy, than to accept the reality, which is that
    probably – statistical high Vegas-odds probability – is that nothing of
    any significance will ever happen to you in your entire boring life:
    you’re not going to win the lottery, you’re not going to get caught in
    gang violence or school shootings. You’re not gonna get date raped, I
    know you put a napkin over your glass when you go out to have a
    cigarette, so no-one slips something in there and fucks you later –
    wasn’t going to happen anyway. Nothing’s gonna happen to you”

    Doug Stanhope

  • Guest

    “The reason people are buying fear so easily and stockpiling it is you’d
    much rather believe all that bullshit: immigrants are trying to take
    your job and pedophiles are trying to fuck your kids and terrorists are
    coming to blow up your Ford Focus in particular. That’s far more
    palatable for people to buy, than to accept the reality, which is that
    probably – statistical high Vegas-odds probability – is that nothing of
    any significance will ever happen to you in your entire boring life:
    you’re not going to win the lottery, you’re not going to get caught in
    gang violence or school shootings. You’re not gonna get date raped, I
    know you put a napkin over your glass when you go out to have a
    cigarette, so no-one slips something in there and fucks you later –
    wasn’t going to happen anyway. Nothing’s gonna happen to you”

    Doug Stanhope

  • Guest

    “The reason people are buying fear so easily and stockpiling it is you’d
    much rather believe all that bullshit: immigrants are trying to take
    your job and pedophiles are trying to fuck your kids and terrorists are
    coming to blow up your Ford Focus in particular. That’s far more
    palatable for people to buy, than to accept the reality, which is that
    probably – statistical high Vegas-odds probability – is that nothing of
    any significance will ever happen to you in your entire boring life:
    you’re not going to win the lottery, you’re not going to get caught in
    gang violence or school shootings. You’re not gonna get date raped, I
    know you put a napkin over your glass when you go out to have a
    cigarette, so no-one slips something in there and fucks you later –
    wasn’t going to happen anyway. Nothing’s gonna happen to you”

    Doug Stanhope

  • http://twitter.com/MiGaOh Michael G. O’Hair

    The boss said he would make the voices go away.
    He said he would go inside and replace them with bright lights.
    Like Christmas.

  • http://twitter.com/MiGaOh Michael G. O’Hair

    The boss said he would make the voices go away.
    He said he would go inside and replace them with bright lights.
    Like Christmas.

  • SF2K01

    This isn’t exactly new, bomb breast implants for example, but if they’d switch to some kind of system that didn’t involve random harassment of clearly innocent passengers, they would catch them anyhow.

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t exactly new, bomb breast implants for example, but if they’d switch to some kind of system that didn’t involve random harassment of clearly innocent passengers, they would catch them anyhow.

  • ET

    ^ rings of truth 

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Get ready for your pre-flight outpatient biopsy surgery performed by TSA agents, trained over a period of hours in the simple art of surgery, all for a low low price of several hundred more dollars per ticket…which you can pick up during your arrival…36 hours before your flight time.

    Or…stop flying and never give another dime of your money to people who feel that you need to be molested, irradiated or even penetrated to ensure your ‘safety’/fearful compliance. It’s your call.

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      in all reality if they were going to do anything about this, they’d try to roll out “high” speed CT scans for everyone to take… I’m not sure how fast they have gotten now, but i know you can get one done in as little as 2 minutes, maybe faster…..

    • SF2K01

      Most people wouldn’t fly if it wasn’t the more practical of the various options. To spend the better part of a month sailing across the Atlantic just wouldn’t do when I can fly there in less time than it takes me to drive to New York. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what these dickheads are holding over us to make us put up with more and more shit.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Get ready for your pre-flight outpatient biopsy surgery performed by TSA agents, trained over a period of hours in the simple art of surgery, all for a low low price of several hundred more dollars per ticket…which you can pick up during your arrival…36 hours before your flight time.

    Or…stop flying and never give another dime of your money to people who feel that you need to be molested, irradiated or even penetrated to ensure your ‘safety’/fearful compliance. It’s your call.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    in all reality if they were going to do anything about this, they’d try to roll out “high” speed CT scans for everyone to take… I’m not sure how fast they have gotten now, but i know you can get one done in as little as 2 minutes, maybe faster…..

  • SiD

    Seriously….why don’t they just tell us ‘to remain indoors all the time, and never ever travel anywhere, and be afraid, be very afraid…..’

    Coming soon – all travel is outlawed.  

    Stay in your own home.
    Stay in your own country.
    Tell your government EVERYTHING!
    Have happy thoughts.
    Go back to sleep….all is well….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TIE4WGPRDLONZONVFTQ4LMYSH4 Aloha Kid

      SiD, “Coming soon?”
      Isn’t that what we’re living?

  • SiD

    Seriously….why don’t they just tell us ‘to remain indoors all the time, and never ever travel anywhere, and be afraid, be very afraid…..’

    Coming soon – all travel is outlawed.  

    Stay in your own home.
    Stay in your own country.
    Tell your government EVERYTHING!
    Have happy thoughts.
    Go back to sleep….all is well….

  • SiD

    And did I mention that I live in Belfast?

  • SiD

    And did I mention that I live in Belfast?

  • Anonymous

    Most people wouldn’t fly if it wasn’t the more practical of the various options. To spend the better part of a month sailing across the Atlantic just wouldn’t do.

  • Alis

    I swear they’re a bunch of fetishists. Next they’ll raise concern about the contents of your bowels and bladder and asked to be shit/pissed on.

  • Alis

    I swear they’re a bunch of fetishists. Next they’ll raise concern about the contents of your bowels and bladder and asked to be shit/pissed on.

  • Word Eater

    Well, I know someone who was date raped and my personal experience trumps objective reality.  Every time.*

    * the American public

  • Curumim

    You americans are hysterical!!! Now the terrorists are implanting their bombs into their butts!!! Tell me, how many in psychotropic drugs takes to gettin into that level of paranoia???

    • SF2K01

      The only thing hilarious is that America hasn’t had many terrorists (and even fewer terrorist incidents) and still gotten paranoid over things that have happened, while countries for whom terrorists are constant a problem seem to be burying their heads in the sand, no matter how many incidents they have. Ironic of course that you would accuse Americans of being paranoid today of all days. 7/7/05 ring a bell?

      • Curumim

        Yeah what ring me a bell was what hapened later when a brazillian man was cowardly killed by hysterical paranoid cops just because he had brown skin and a suspicious coat. Made you people should consider stop attackin other countries (for greed) for just later fear retaliation from its people.

        • SF2K01

          Who are you people? In America, it seems like they are so afraid of accidentally offending people who openly espouse terrorist views, they’ll promote people like Nidal Malik Hasan and wait until it’s too late. British police shot de Menezes to death because he looked like one of the suspects involved in the bombing that happened the previous day and seemed to be acting suspicious, but it was an unusual incident. Most of the time, as recorded on video tape, the British police will refrain from taking any action against Arabs for fear of being accursed of Islamophobia (today’s buzz word granting immunity to Muslims from criticism).

          Of course the point you completely missed is that the people who commited these terrorist acts are not from Iraq or Afghanistan but were British and Jamaican citizens of Pakistani descent. They had no connection with those countries except that they were Muslim and wanted to send a message to conform with their Islamist views on the world or expect more terrorism.

          • Curumim

            Exactly, there has been hapening a mindless persecution aganist muslins and any kind non white foreinger all araund USA and Europe, muslin countries are being attacked for the excuse of terrorism while the big oil’s, weapons industries and banks cut deals for its share of the loot while in US an Europe nazi-fascist ideologies are on he rise. One big caracteristic of imperialism is that when the empire strikes against the world, the people attacked don’t have any choice but migrate to the empire since that is the only safe place to live. If you people left the world in peace none of this whould have hapened. Remember Bin Laden during the cold war worked for the CIA, how many do you think worked for the CIA during the Cold War and now are on Al Qaeda? How many where working by side with the CIA and now are against USA anywhere? Those terrorists that attacked those people in 7/7 are descendents from whom? And where? This kind of hate dont die which the person, it perpetuates to its descendants. Your own gov. creates these enemies and now dont have a clue in how to deal wich them.

    • tooCents

      The MEDIA, not drugs. causes the level of paranoia. in America, land of the scared.

      If your gonna talk shit ’bout ‘Merica realize this country INVENTED propaganda. Madison Avenue advertising firms. Goebbels learned from Uncle Sam.

      • Curumim

        So you are sayn that americans were sober when you people attacked all of these countries (whitout any single proof that they deserved that treatment) in the last 80+ years? And made bad economic decisions that lead to this huge crisis? Americans were sober when the Patriot Act was aproved? And after the crisis you people decided to give the guys tha caused the crisis more money? And when all those things hapened whit most of americans dont protesting against it cause they where not drugged?!!! So americans are plain dumb and lazy for dont taking care of their own country!!!!

        • tooCents

          “You people” , “You people” ….OK wanker.

          My government. My government attacked those countries. I expressed my outrage, but it didn’t matter that many people were against the war just like your government doesn’t care what curmim thinks. Does it.

          anyway, What drug were Americans on?

           

          • Curumim

            Rohypnol.

            And for make stuff clear: my vote as a brazillian citizen worth more than your vote as an american citizen since the vote here in Brazil is direct and mandatory. I vote since my 16 years. I myself was a member of MR8 part of the PMDB party until we leave to make our own party. You americans have just two parties that act like one. Brazil can have as many as we want founded by its own people. US is stuck with two old men party that blames one another for the countries troubles ignoring the need of its people. The only reason that i percieve that you people let this system continue is for use the excuse: “my gov. did it” and ignore and clean your own consciouness of the blood bath. The army and the system itself is suported by whom anyawys? Your dear government were making bad descisions during this last century (in wars and economics) and its people were enjoying its fruits that just now we can see its consequences. While other countries suffer from these USA bad descisions you people were enjoying the loot.

          • tooCents

            Fair enough. You’re right. I don’t have a problem with blaming myself too, with the simple caveat being that I’m not one of the many Americans that not only enjoys the loot but also thinks America is God’s gift to the world -w/ basically a good, well intended foreign policy but that sometimes makes ‘mistakes’, ETC. U.S.A #1 –I don’t think like this. I agree we share the responsibility of what our countries do and our government does. And you’re of course correct about America’s ‘2 party system’. It is ONE party for Wall Street. Of course that ‘loot’ mostly goes to the top. America’s loosing it’s middle class.

  • Curumim

    You americans are hysterical!!! Now the terrorists are implanting their bombs into their butts!!! Tell me, how many in psychotropic drugs takes to gettin into that level of paranoia???

  • NotaSheep

    BullShit propaganda.

  • NotaSheep

    BullShit propaganda.

  • NotaSheep

    BullShit propaganda.

  • NotaSheep

    BullShit propaganda.

  • NotaSheep

    BullShit propaganda.

  • NotaSheep

    BullShit propaganda.

  • NotaSheep

    BullShit propaganda.

  • NotaSheep

    BullShit propaganda.

  • an old dreamer

    I’m a 63 year old man and nobody ever date raped me…I keep waiting

  • Ebdomeros

    a human bomb….that is pure P.K. Dick

  • Ebdomeros

    a human bomb….that is pure P.K. Dick

  • Hadrian999

    kinda curious what volume of explosive would have  to be implanted to do anything of consequence and if the body would attack the foreign substance

    • SF2K01

      I’m thinking Double Ds, maybe an E for a larger explosion, but even a B or C cup could be deadly if you were standing right next to them.

  • Hadrian999

    kinda curious what volume of explosive would have  to be implanted to do anything of consequence and if the body would attack the foreign substance

  • Anonymous

    I’m thinking Double Ds, maybe an E for a larger explosion, but even a B or C could be deadly if you were standing right next to them.

  • Anonymous

    The only thing hilarious is that America hasn’t had many terrorists (and even fewer terrorist incidents) and still gotten paranoid over things that have happened, while countries for whom terrorists are constant a problem seem to be burying their heads in the sand, no matter how many incidents they have. Ironic of course that you would accuse Americans of being paranoid today of all days. 7/7/05 ring a bell?

  • Iwasneverhere

    I know I should be on an Alex Jones forum somewhere, but bear with me here… what if the TSA was never looking for “terrorists” to begin with?  What if they weren’t actually searching for bombs or other conventional weaponry?  I mean, what if all of this was a big, fat lie to begin with?  Ok ok, no holdin back…. alien implants alien implants alien implants… if even for fun, google it.  A few people have brought it up, but I haven’t really seen this discussed or questioned really… the whole TSA shakedown thing in general, that is.  I’m just skeptical about what they were originally searching for, considering the extensiveness of some of these searches.  The electro-wands seemed to work just fine in the past.

  • Iwasneverhere

    I know I should be on an Alex Jones forum somewhere, but bear with me here… what if the TSA was never looking for “terrorists” to begin with?  What if they weren’t actually searching for bombs or other conventional weaponry?  I mean, what if all of this was a big, fat lie to begin with?  Ok ok, no holdin back…. alien implants alien implants alien implants… if even for fun, google it.  A few people have brought it up, but I haven’t really seen this discussed or questioned really… the whole TSA shakedown thing in general, that is.  I’m just skeptical about what they were originally searching for, considering the extensiveness of some of these searches.  The electro-wands seemed to work just fine in the past.

  • Curumim

    Yeah what ring me a bell was what hapened later when a brazillian man was cowardly killed by hysterical paranoid cops just because he had brown skin and a suspicious coat. Made you people should consider stop attackin other countries (for greed) for just later fear retaliation from its people.

  • aaroncynic

    Yet another way to stoke fear and paranoia and make money on security:http://goo.gl/hHXeb

    Slate already had a piece this morning that mentioned three companies working on “see through” body scanners will help, but then ended with “until terrorists figure out how to beat the system again.” So, once again it’s time for everyone to get scared briefly, then calm down once a private firm develops a new even more invasive technology to rake in some cash, only to wait for someone else to “beat the system” again, so we can repeat the cycle. 

  • Anonymous

    Yet another way to stoke fear and paranoia and make money on security:http://goo.gl/hHXeb

    Slate already had a piece this morning that mentioned three companies working on “see through” body scanners will help, but then ended with “until terrorists figure out how to beat the system again.” So, once again it’s time for everyone to get scared briefly, then calm down once a private firm develops a new even more invasive technology to rake in some cash, only to wait for someone else to “beat the system” again, so we can repeat the cycle. 

  • Anonymous

    Yet another way to stoke fear and paranoia and make money on security:http://goo.gl/hHXeb

    Slate already had a piece this morning that mentioned three companies working on “see through” body scanners will help, but then ended with “until terrorists figure out how to beat the system again.” So, once again it’s time for everyone to get scared briefly, then calm down once a private firm develops a new even more invasive technology to rake in some cash, only to wait for someone else to “beat the system” again, so we can repeat the cycle. 

  • Anonymous

    Who is you people? In America, it seems like they are so afraid of accidentally offending people who openly espouse terrorist views, they’ll promote people like Nidal Malik Hasan and wait until it’s too late. British police shot de Menezes to death because he looked like one of the suspects involved in the bombing that happened the previous day and seemed to be acting suspicious, but it was an unusual incident. Most of the time, as recorded on video tape, the British police will refrain from taking any action against Arabs for fear of being accursed of Islamophobia (today’s buzz word granting immunity to Muslims from criticism).

    Of course the point you completely missed is that the people who commit these terrorist acts are not from Iraq or Afghanistan but were British and Jamaican citizens of Pakistani descent. They had no connection with those countries except that they were Muslim and wanted to send a message to conform with their Islamist views on the world or expect more terrorism.

  • Curumim

    Exactly, there has been hapening a mindless persecution aganist muslins and any kind non white foreinger all araund USA and Europe, muslin countries are being attacked for the excuse of terrorism while the big oil’s, weapons industries and banks cut deals for its share of the loot while in US an Europe nazi-fascist ideologies are on he rise. One big caracteristic of imperialism is that when the empire strikes against the world, the people attacked don’t have any choice but migrate to the empire since that is the only safe place to live. If you people left the world in peace none of this whould have hapened. Remember Bin Laden during the cold war worked for the CIA, how many do you think worked for the CIA during the Cold War and now are on Al Qaeda? How many where working by side with the CIA and now are against USA anywhere? Those terrorists that attacked those people in 7/7 are descendents from whom? And where? This kind of hate dont die which the person, it perpetuates to its descendants. Your own gov. creates these enemies and now dont have a clue in how to deal wich them.

  • Jonathan Silveus

    Hey Beavis, pull my finger!

    –==BOOM==–

    Uh huh huh huh, that was cool.

  • Jonathan Silveus

    Hey Beavis, pull my finger!

    –==BOOM==–

    Uh huh huh huh, that was cool.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TIE4WGPRDLONZONVFTQ4LMYSH4 Aloha Kid

    SiD, “Coming soon?”
    Isn’t that what we’re living?

  • Anonymous

    I for one IMMEDIATELY called BULLSHIT on this **scare story**.

    Maybe there is something to it. It certainly isn’t inconceivable -but consider the way this ‘story’ is presented to the public… that’s how you know the media and government are full of shit.

    Yeah be afraid people. Strip, bend over and submit to EVERYthing. For YOUR family’s security and freedom.

  • tooCents

    I for one IMMEDIATELY called BULLSHIT on this **scare story**.

    Maybe there is something to it. It certainly isn’t inconceivable -but consider the way this ‘story’ is presented to the public… that’s how you know the media and government are full of shit.

    Yeah be afraid people. Strip, bend over and submit to EVERYthing. For YOUR family’s security and freedom.

  • Anonymous

    The MEDIA, not drugs. causes the level of paranoia. in America, land of the scared.

    If your gonna talk shit ’bout ‘Merica realize this country INVENTED propaganda. Madison Avenue advertising firms. Goebbels learned from Uncle Sam.

  • Anonymous

    This is actually a subtle PR stunt designed to make it appear how good current TSA screening procedures are. The whole scam is to insert the idea, that terrorists need to surgically implant bombs to get past the TSA. You see, all that radiation and sexual groping is good for you and protects you from terrorists.
    Reality is the TSA is nothing more than an indication of the growing cowardice and fearful existence of Americans. They would rather see the grandparents molested, they would rather expose their children to radiation, they would rather see their children sexually molested, than risk their own petty gutless existence in standing up for their rights.
    Future generations will look on this one as the quisling gutless cowards generations, those that would leave the children and grandchildren to pay the price for their fear.

  • Anonymous

    This is actually a subtle PR stunt designed to make it appear how good current TSA screening procedures are. The whole scam is to insert the idea, that terrorists need to surgically implant bombs to get past the TSA. You see, all that radiation and sexual groping is good for you and protects you from terrorists.
    Reality is the TSA is nothing more than an indication of the growing cowardice and fearful existence of Americans. They would rather see the grandparents molested, they would rather expose their children to radiation, they would rather see their children sexually molested, than risk their own petty gutless existence in standing up for their rights.
    Future generations will look on this one as the quisling gutless cowards generations, those that would leave the children and grandchildren to pay the price for their fear.

  • rtb61

    This is actually a subtle PR stunt designed to make it appear how good current TSA screening procedures are. The whole scam is to insert the idea, that terrorists need to surgically implant bombs to get past the TSA. You see, all that radiation and sexual groping is good for you and protects you from terrorists.
    Reality is the TSA is nothing more than an indication of the growing cowardice and fearful existence of Americans. They would rather see the grandparents molested, they would rather expose their children to radiation, they would rather see their children sexually molested, than risk their own petty gutless existence in standing up for their rights.
    Future generations will look on this one as the quisling gutless cowards generations, those that would leave the children and grandchildren to pay the price for their fear.

  • Curumim

    So you are sayn that americans were sober when you people attacked all of these countries (whitout any single proof that they deserved that treatment) in the last 80+ years? And made bad economic decisions that lead to this huge crisis? Americans were sober when the Patriot Act was aproved? And after the crisis you people decided to give the guys tha caused the crisis more money? And when all those things hapened whit most of americans dont protesting against it cause they where not drugged?!!! So americans are plain dumb and lazy for dont taking care of their own country!!!!

  • Anonymous

    “You people” , “You people” ….OK wanker.

    My government. My government attacked those countries. I expressed my outrage, but it didn’t matter that many people were against the war just like your government doesn’t care what curmim thinks. Does it.

    anyway, What drug were Americans on?

     

  • Anonymous

    “You people” , “You people” ….OK wanker.

    My government. My government attacked those countries. I expressed my outrage, but it didn’t matter that many people were against the war just like your government doesn’t care what curmim thinks. Does it.

    anyway, What drug were Americans on?

     

  • Curumim

    Rohypnol.

    And for make stuff clear: my vote as a brazillian citizen worth more than your vote as an american citizen since the vote here in Brazil is direct and mandatory. I vote since my 16 years. I myself was a member of MR8 part of the PMDB party until we leave to make our own party. You americans have just two parties that act like one. Brazil can have as many as we want founded by its own people. US is stuck with two old men party that blames one another for the countries troubles ignoring the need of its people. The only reason that i percieve that you people let this system continue is for use the excuse: “my gov. did it” and ignore and clean your own consciouness of the blood bath. The army and the system itself is suported by whom anyawys? Your dear government were making bad descisions during this last century (in wars and economics) and its people were enjoying its fruits that just now we can see its consequences. While other countries suffer from these USA bad descisions you people were enjoying the loot.

  • Anonymous

    Fair enough. You’re right. I don’t have a problem with blaming myself too with the simple caveat being that I’m not one the many Americans that not only enjoys the loot but also thinks America is God’s gift to the world, w/ basically a good, well intended foreign policy but that sometimes makes ‘mistakes’, ETC. U.S.A #1 –I don’t think like this. I agree we share the responsibility of what our countries do and our government does. And you’re of course correct about America’s ‘2 party system’. It is ONE party for Wall Street. Of course that ‘loot’ mostly goes to the top. America’s loosing it’s middle class.

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