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Maker of Undetectable Underwear Bomb Still at Large, Spawning Proteges

The new device was designed by "Al Qaeda's most diabolical bomb maker," Saudi-born Ibrahim Hassan Asiri.
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Al Qaeda has developed a new bomb, built to blow up passenger planes, which cannot be detected at airport security checkpoints by trained dogs or bomb detection machines, according to John Pistole, chief of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Pistole, who spoke at the Aspen Security Forum, said the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies acquired the device after a CIA agent infiltrated an al Qaeda cell in Yemen and disrupted a plot to place the device on a U.S.-bound passenger plane. The explosion was to take place on the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.

According to the LA Times, Pistole said the presumed designer of the new bomb, legendary Saudi bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan Asiri, has been training other Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen, which means that killing him—a high priority for Western powers—will not necessarily remove the threat of this and other devices coming out of Al Qaeda.

Nicknamed “Al Qaeda’s most diabolical bomb maker,” Asiri, 31, has targeted the U.S. at least four times. He was the mastermind behind the explosive device hidden in men’s underwear, with which the Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) almost succeeded in blowing up a passenger jet over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.

According to ABC News, a “new and improved” version of the underwear bomb was obtained by spy agencies last year.

The sophisticated “Underwear Bomb II,” which a double-agent stole from AQAP in 2012 after the group dispatched him as a suicide bomber aboard an aircraft. ABC News obtained a Department of Homeland Security illustration of the newer bomb (See below).

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Pistole called the U.S. ally-led operation an “intelligence coup,” because it enabled western counter-terrorism services to thwart a serious threat from a bomb almost impossible to detect by magnetometers and advanced imaging machines at airports.

“It was a new type of explosive we had never seen,” which used two redundant initiators filled with liquid explosives to detonate a larger liquid explosive charge in men’s briefs, Pistole said.

“He encased this explosive in caulk—kitchen caulk,” Pistole explained, to hide the scent of he explosives and “evade bomb sniffing dogs.”

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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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4 Responses to “Maker of Undetectable Underwear Bomb Still at Large, Spawning Proteges”

  1. Benjamin Fox says:

    Real justice would be for him to blow off what he thinks his manhood is, just a coward who puts explosives near where his brains are.

  2. Benjamin Fox says:

    Real justice would be for him to blow off what he thinks his manhood is, just a coward who puts explosives near where his brains are.

  3. Time for the airport screeners to profile – all Arabs should be grabbed in the crotch before boarding a plane!

  4. Kelly Smith Milotay says:

    :snort:

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