Monday, December 28, 2009

Well, I guess it wasn't exactly a firecracker...

"Your cock will be restored in Heaven" has to be one of the first things a jihadi learns.
- Anonymous

Okay, it was at least a serious effort. We don't know, and will probably never know, the exact construction of the would-be bomb sewed into Muttalab's underwear (early reports primly had it strapped to his leg) but it reportedly at least contained Pentaerythritol tetranitrate, or PETN, which is one of the more powerful high explosives. At a minimum it would have made things extremely uncomfortable for his seatmates though I beg to doubt such a small bomb would have brought down an airliner that was already on approach. It's possible our hero had watched Goldfinger one too many times.

But in any case it fizzled, he (YOUCH!) burned, and his seatmate added insult to no-doubt horrid injury by righteously beating the crap out of him.

So, naturally, it was up to our dear protectors the TSA to make sure the minor-league terrorista didn't fail in his effort to make air travel more unpleasant for all. They wasted no time.

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