Underwear Bomber could not have blown up plane

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    Abdulmutallab could not have blown up plane - Discovery.com- msnbc.com

    Even if the "Underwear Bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had exploded his device on Christmas day, 2009, the Airbus A330 would have survived, according to an experiment conducted by a BBC documentary team.

    And while the person sitting next to Abdulmutallab probably would have died, the worst injury most passengers would have suffered would have been ruptured eardrums.

    "What we tried to do was simulate, as far as we could, what might have happened over Detroit," said explosives expert John Wyatt, who was part of the BBC experiment. "We used the same type of explosive and the same amount and put it in the same position as the bomber."
     
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    thank you for this thread, i feel SO much better
     
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    Looks like AQ has to go back to the drawing board, same way they did after 93 WTC.
     
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    The Obama effect ........
     
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    I guess we're supposed to be relieved? :confused:
     
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    Oh, well then...that means it's okay to wear bombs onto planes.
     
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    I heard it was because he had far too much scrotal skin, which essentially absorbed 90% of the blast.
     
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    The point of this thread intended by the op is?
     
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    The point is, his intentions were noble because they wouldn't have blown up the entire plane. Don't you see? It wasn't an act of terrorism, it was just a misunderstood person trying to commit suicide.

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    well maybe now that he is in custody he will get some suicide counseling, hopefully they will teach how to do it right next time, or even give him his belt one night in his cell after installing a nice sturdy hook in the ceiling.
     

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