Terrorist Plot To Blow Up Plane Was Stopped Only By A Failed Detonator

12.29.09 9 years ago 16 Comments


Bomb experts say there was more than enough explosive to bring down the Northwest jet, which had nearly 300 people aboard, had the detonator not failed, and the nation’s outdated airport screening machines may need to be upgraded.

Clarke said full body scans were needed, “but they’re expensive and they’re intrusive. They invade people’s privacy.” Al Qaeda, said Clarke, is aware of this vulnerability in the U.S. airport security system. “They know that this is a weakness and an Achilles’ heel in our airport security system and this is the second time they’ve tried it.”

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This incident was worst then I thought it was, expect going through security to be a major pain in the ass now.

Props Sandra Rose for the pic.

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