U.S. thinks underwear bomb was built by Al Qaeda in Yemen

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    U.S. thinks underwear bomb was built by Al Qaeda in Yemen - latimes.com


    WASHINGTON -- The FBI is analyzing a sophisticated underwear bomb that U.S. officials believe was built by Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen in an effort to target Western aviation.

    U.S. officials said Monday that there was no imminent threat to U.S. jetliners. But the explosive device, which the CIA obtained from another government, demonstrates Al Qaeda’s continued interest in building a bomb that can pass through airport security and bring down a passenger jet, the officials said.

    The FBI said in a statement that “the device is very similar to IEDs that have been used previously by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in attempted terrorist attacks, including against aircraft and for targeted assassinations." An IED is an improvised explosive device.

    “We have no specific, credible information regarding an active terrorist plot against the U.S. at this time, although we continue to monitor efforts by Al Qaeda and its affiliates to carry out terrorist attacks, both in the homeland and abroad,” the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement. “Since this IED demonstrates our adversaries’ interest in targeting the aviation sector, DHS continues, at the direction of the president, to employ a risk-based, layered approach to ensure the security of the traveling public.”
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    Glad Obama is our president.
     
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    Guess Fox ignored this, too.
     
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    the longer he's in office, the more he evolves into bush
     
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    I'm glad those other countries are finding these bombs. In this country security forces are only interested in feeling up children.
     
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    Wait now, isn't Mitt an expert on "magic underwear?"
     
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    I wish they would come up with a bra bomb so we would all have to fly topless :cool:
     
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    Here would be TSA 'hard' at work :lol:


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    Didn't obama say the war on terror was over?
     
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    That looks like a job I could handle. Can I apply?:lol:
     

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