Monday, October 19, 2009

As If Airport Security Wasn't Slow Enough Already...

From Bruce Schneier's Crypto-Gram newsletter, comes a report on the appearance of the world's first "ass bomber":

Nobody tell the TSA, but last month someone tried to assassinate a Saudi prince by exploding a bomb stuffed in his rectum. He pretended to be a repentant militant, when in fact he was a Trojan horse: "The resulting explosion ripped al-Asiri to shreds but only lightly injured the shocked prince -- the target of al-Asiri's unsuccessful assassination attempt."

For years, I have made the joke about Richard Reid: "Just be glad that he wasn't the underwear bomber." Now, sadly, we have an example of one.

Finally, a new excuse for delayed flights!

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