TSA Warns of Implant Bombers

From Mercurynews:

The latest threat to America’s skies — explosive surgical implants that authorities have dubbed “belly bombs” — poses a security challenge so bizarre that air travelers learning of the new danger Wednesday could only scratch their heads and wonder what’s next.

If those fliers had collagen injections or dental implants, what’s next may mean having their heads examined. Literally.

The Transportation Security Administration advised airlines that terror groups are believed to be experimenting with explosives that could be implanted in buttocks and breasts, allowing suicide bombers to pass through airport body scanners undetected. This raised the specter of a surgically altered world in which it must be asked:
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If Pamela Anderson has to undergo an MRI to get on an airplane, have the terrorists won?

Because airport body scans don’t show the blood and bones beneath the skin, this new threat is at once so sophisticated and medieval that security officials may resort to trace detection swabs to detect bombs under the skin — a procedure rarely used in this country.

“It’s already so difficult with all the screening devices, maybe they should just spray everybody with those swabs,” said Marilu Nieto, who brought her grandson to Mineta San Jose International Airport on Wednesday. “That’s what it’s coming to. Just hose them all down.”

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  1. ange,

    The TSA is like that naive kid at school that will believe anything. Yes Timmy, paper is made out of cow-pee so don’t eat it!

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  2. Matt,

    Smart move on the part of “terrorists” – put out stories like this so the government and TSA go nuts and limit more freedoms. At this point the jihadists don’t even need to actually bomb anything, they can just threaten ever more wild methods of doing so. They won a long time ago……

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  3. Eagle,

    Seems to me I heard jokes about implant bombs years ago…

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  4. FlamingAtheist,

    Somebody watched Dark Knight too many times.

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  5. Mike K,

    I’ve been saying for a while that they could easily disguise a bomb as a pacemaker.

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  6. Mr. Palin,

    USA’s economy lies in tatters, most of the remaining national reserves are still being drained by a military action abroad with no sign of ending, politicians are able to legislate any sort of constitution-violating shit they want as long as its done in the name of “national security”, government agencies spy freely on citizens…

    The terrorists won long ago.

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  7. Laura,

    STOP GIVING THE TERRORISTS IDEAS. You’re helping no one, TSA. Least of all, yourselves.

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