Bomb 'n Britches: TSA Chief -- Al-Qaida altered underwear bomb formula

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Seattle Times: TSA Chief: Al-Qaida altered underwear bomb formula

    Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum that the device smuggled out by a double-agent in an operation earlier this year was an upgrade from the underwear bomb carried by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, to try to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas 2009.

    "We found in the Underwear Plot, Part 2...that a different type of explosive had been used than the previous one," Pistole said, "so we have gone back and recalibrated all the equipment and we have been working with our canines to detect this different type of explosive."


    The new model also had a more sophisticated trigger mechanism, an apparent attempt to fix the defective trigger that burned the bomber but failed to ignite the bomb in the Christmas attack.
  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    and the porn-o-scanners still wouldn't have caught it so yet still a waste
  3. Recalibrated all the equipment? That's just great. I wonder what all it's going to false alarm on now.
  4. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    "Bath salts..." ;)
  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    "recalibrated all the equipment..."

    Is Pistole aware that his equipment, except perhaps ETD, do not detect explosives?
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

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  7. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Pissy has trouble finding his (expletive deleted) with both hands, fully operational ILS, and GPS support.
  8. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Arrogant PoS.
  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Given where his head is, a periscope would be a prerequisite...
  10. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Content removed by Coach (Mike) -- let's keep the forums reasonably suitable for any audience.
  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Seriously, guys, the gratuitous remarks (esp. when combined with vulgar images) are bit stale.
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Also here to stay is the avoidance of flying. Life seems to go on just fine without flying & with a lots less hassle.
  13. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Sorry Mike. That was a clean as a version I could post, couple of others were a lot more gruesome.
  14. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I thought TSA had RFPs out on for develop of equipment to screen both items.

    Pissy really needs to talk to his boss, Nappy, about this:
  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Notice that your link was from HotAir. We don't get much else out of Pissy & Nappy, Inc.
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  16. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Agree. This creep doesn't get the kind of government we have. If the people want changes, they will get them, and it doesn't make any different what that tall, skinny pr*k Pistole thinks. He's gone by next January and his next job will be butt kissing Chertoff or some other person at a private firm, because he's toasted his credibility beyond redemption and ruined his prospects for further public service.

    Actions have effects. If you make flying onerous, like these TSA jerks have, the consequence is that people don't fly. In an industry where fractions of percentages have impact, the 4% plus drop YOY is huge and much of that is due to TSA.

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