Al Qaeda Promises U.S. Death By A 'Thousand Cuts' Terror Group Boasts That Printer Bomb Cost Only $4200, Meant To Bleed U.S. Economy. A tactic laid out long ago in The Management of savagery Refereed to as vexation and exhaustion projects . Printer bombs planted on two cargo flights last month cost only a few thousand dollars and were intended to affect the American economy, according to a newly published Al Qaeda-affiliated magazine. The attempt was called "Operation Hemorrhage," boasted the magazine, and the entire plot cost al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, only $4,200. Yesterday, a special edition of Inspire magazine -- an English-language propaganda publication produced by AQAP -- gave a detailed description of how the attempted attack was conceived and produced. Al Qaeda Promises U.S. Death By A Thousand Cuts - ABC News I wonder who will advertise on Inspire magazine ?