Video: The implications of the “body bomb”

posted at 1:00 pm on September 27, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Our first impulse will be to laugh at the new tactic from al-Qaeda, but you won’t laugh for long when the BBC reminds us what this new development means for our existing security structure. A terrorist managed to blow himself up inside one of Saudi Arabia’s palaces by pretending to surrender himself to the head of counterterrorism. The prince had the terrorist flown to the palace to be debriefed, when the hidden explosive in the man’s colon exploded and “debriefed” him in a completely different way. The prince escaped serious harm, but as you can see, the explosive was effective otherwise (via HA reader Robert and BlogBis):

This bomb made it past several security points, presumably including the ubiquitous metal detectors. It took another person to trigger it with a cell-phone call, which makes it a little difficult to use in mid-air flights, which is perhaps why AQ used it for a political assassination attempt instead of a large-scale series of attacks on commercial airlines, like what they attempted in the UK with the liquid bombs or Richard Reid and his shoe bomb. Still, it won’t take long for AQ to create a work-around for the cell phone activation, especially after seeing the effect of this bombing.

After each of those two thwarted attacks, we changed transportation security procedures significantly. How will we protect against this kind of attack in the future? Airport security is a headache already, but will that pain start traveling … south?


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With all of the rape accusations by young men arrested in Iran, this is probably some kind of terrorist anti-rape device. A jihadi “chastity belt” maybe?

mrt721 on September 27, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Wouldn’t it be easier to just ban all Arabs / Muslims from flying?

Good gravy, no. That’s ridiculous.

AnninCA on September 27, 2009 at 3:39 PM

New meaning to “I blew the base off the toilet.”

Don’t they have imaging machines that can image the inside of a person’s body? Install one at the airport and have people walk through it. Free cancer screenings…”uh, you’re not a terrorist, but you’ve got colon cancer.” A fix for rationing coming in Obamacare (can’t wait in line for your Dr., so you go take a flight)

p40tiger on September 27, 2009 at 3:51 PM

If it received a cell phone signal, surely there was not so much interference as to keep it from being detected.

The BBC report says there are differing reports on whether or not searches were performed. They may have only used hand wands, for instance, or nothing at all.

Maybe they’ll have to turn up the walk-through scanners to the point that we’ll all be glowing faintly after passing through, but I’m not going to panic about detection until I hear of a more definitive demonstration that proves that our present technology has been defeated.

TexasDan on September 27, 2009 at 3:53 PM

I heart dead terrorists

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq-VlHYaGYs

macncheez on September 27, 2009 at 3:56 PM

Islam is a pain in the butt.

Since 622 A.D.

profitsbeard on September 27, 2009 at 3:58 PM

Rectum?…It killed him!!!

sgt_rich on September 27, 2009 at 4:11 PM

ITS EASY TO DEFEAT THESE AND OTHER BOMBS,”JUST DO NOT LET ARABS OR MOOSLUMS IN AIRPORTS OR ON AIRPLANES!!!! THEY CAN TRAVEL BY BOAT OR ON 4 LEGGED CREATURES

AMERICAN VETERAN on September 27, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Rectalbomb. What will the religion of peace think of next? It’s like an Austin Powers plot. So sad that it’s real.

At least they don’t work very well. You need to put in a LOT of explosives to defeat the liquid that it must pass through before putting blast effects and shrapnel on target.

Mojave Mark on September 27, 2009 at 4:40 PM

Talk about explosive diarrhea!

Maquis on September 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Only some Camel jockey lost in the 6th. century could come up with new meaning to the term “PERFECT A###OLE”

concernedsenior on September 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM

AMERICAN VETERAN on September 27, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Oh noes!! We just had a buttbom go off in here!

exception on September 27, 2009 at 4:52 PM

Henceforth you’ll arrive at the airport, take your airline-issued laxative, wait 90 minutes, and they’ll have a line of these at the security checkpoint:

http://www.bumperdumper.com/bumper2.htm

JEM on September 27, 2009 at 4:53 PM

We will call this strategem “the Islamic Spleen.”

The Good Book says (9:5), “lie in wait for them in every stratagem,” and “every stratagem” includes the Islamic Spleen. The value of pre-emption, or Machiavellian anticipation, is that it is a means by which one may destroy enemies before they can develop new stratagems.

Kralizec on September 27, 2009 at 4:55 PM

Talk about Colon Cleaning!

Dingbat63 on September 27, 2009 at 4:58 PM

Bet there’ll be a lot of turn-over in the TSA when the new buttbomb search regs are issued.

GeneSmith on September 27, 2009 at 4:59 PM

I’ve got a better idea: When one of these people blows himself up, we take 10, 20, or 100 that we have in jail and publicly execute them. At that rate, we’re going to run out of jailed jihadis pretty quick, so we’ll need to round up some more. I would find this much preferable to a body cavity search just to get on a plane.

Kafir on September 27, 2009 at 5:01 PM

These people are so sick.

Terrye on September 27, 2009 at 5:06 PM

OK, I think we can conclude that we’ll never stop every individual bomber through security measures. We can, however, figure out who he was through DNA (or his martyrdom video), bury his pieces in pigskin, napalm his village and crucify his imam. That ought to slow down recruitment a bit.

morganfrost on September 27, 2009 at 5:11 PM

When flying if I did not look out the window I would swear I was not moving.

CWforFreedom on September 27, 2009 at 1:09 PM

You’re not moving, the world is moving.

Tim Burton on September 27, 2009 at 5:16 PM

If arabs spent as much of their creative energies improving their economies and the do in bomb making, they would be the at the top of the G-8. Most still live in squalor despite sitting on top of some the largest pools of oil.

Sad!

Corky Boyd on September 27, 2009 at 5:24 PM

Muslim version of an enema.

infidel4life on September 27, 2009 at 5:25 PM

Where you going mike?
To the airport, so I can get a free Colonoscopy.

faol on September 27, 2009 at 5:33 PM

At 1:57 when he is “brandishing the devise”… he looks a little too happy about the hole thing… If you get my drift.

RalphyBoy on September 27, 2009 at 5:44 PM

*device…

RalphyBoy on September 27, 2009 at 5:45 PM

Time for a Rectum Czar to get to the bottom of this

CWforFreedom on September 27, 2009 at 5:47 PM

Dingle Bombs.

SubVet735 on September 27, 2009 at 6:05 PM

you know, no one really knows what a terrorist looks like.

Andy in Agoura Hills on September 27, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Yeah, I would have had no idea that this guy was a Taliban terrorist if the FBI hadn’t told me.

Wouldn’t it be easier to just ban all Arabs / Muslims from flying?

Of course not! Even grannies and kindergardners have a**holes, too!

johnmackeygreene on September 27, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Yeah, I would have had no idea that this guy was a Taliban terrorist if the FBI hadn’t told me.

johnmackeygreene on September 27, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Tricky part is I know a guy who looks a lot like that, and the Taliban would enjoy torturing him to death more that you or me.

exception on September 27, 2009 at 6:15 PM

WOW ,,,just imagine how that first conversation went…“hammmoud, i want you to stuff this block of C4 up ur hiney, then, we are gonna set it off…..”” whanna bet this guy sold used camels?

AMERICAN VETERAN on September 27, 2009 at 6:24 PM

CWforFreedom on September 27, 2009 at 5:47 PM Time for a Rectum Czar to get to the bottom of this

thought the leftyz already elected one?

AMERICAN VETERAN on September 27, 2009 at 6:28 PM

This thread is bottoming out. :-)

Dingbat63 on September 27, 2009 at 6:36 PM

Some very happy dog could be hired to sniff EVERYBODY’S ass at the airport. This folks, is doggie heaven.

Mojave Mark on September 27, 2009 at 6:39 PM

This thread is bottoming out. :-)

Dingbat63 on September 27, 2009 at 6:36 PM

Can’t be — we haven’t even had a joke about assassins yet.

exception on September 27, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Can’t be — we haven’t even had a joke about assassins yet. exception on September 27, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Bravo Sir/Madame…I don’t care who you, now that’s funny!!!

Dingbat63 on September 27, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Dingbat63 on September 27, 2009 at 6:36 PM

You’re just being anal.

Mojave Mark on September 27, 2009 at 6:44 PM

IBS = Islamic Bowel Syndrome

BobMbx on September 27, 2009 at 6:44 PM


Can’t be — we haven’t even had a joke about assassins yet. exception on September 27, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Bravo Sir/Madame…I don’t care who you, now that’s funny!!!

Dingbat63 on September 27, 2009 at 6:42 PM

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!

AMERICAN VETERAN on September 27, 2009 at 6:52 PM

You’re not moving, the world is moving.

Tim Burton on September 27, 2009 at 5:16 PM

Certainly, you jest right? Aircraft move in all directions. The earth only rotates in one direction.

keep the change on September 27, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Everyone has a key fob that unlocks their car door — it is possible that they could be converted to a very short range detonator. Airports never take those!

LifeTrek on September 27, 2009 at 7:26 PM

“hammmoud, i want you to stuff this block of C4 up ur hiney, then, we are gonna set it off…..err- so we can smuggle it in to America, Yea, that’s the ticket””

Pole-Cat on September 27, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Gives new meaning to explosive dia . . . oh, never mind.

Mangy Scot on September 27, 2009 at 7:51 PM

A kind and loving religion, marching boldly into the 12th century.

Mangy Scot on September 27, 2009 at 7:55 PM

These guys already have the a-bomb.

unclesmrgol on September 27, 2009 at 8:06 PM

we haven’t even had a joke about assassins yet

Assassins
Assassouts
Assassins
And they shake ’em all about
You do the Holey Smokey!
And they blow their buttholes out.
That’s what it’s all about!

karl9000 on September 27, 2009 at 8:10 PM

There’s got to be a George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic song that covers this. If not whole albums.

exception on September 27, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Well, that was easy. P-Funk was on this a long time ago:

Rumpofsteelskin, he don’t rust and he don’t bend,
He’s got dynamite sticks by the megatons in his butt

exception on September 27, 2009 at 8:14 PM

“Where there are no Muslims there are no terrorist atrocities.”
–me

Yephora on September 27, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Well the good news is that the amount of explosives that can be delivered to a target is limited to …uh… how much the delivery system is willing to take. Seriously, how much religious zealotry do you have to have to be convinced that Allah wants you to do this?

Rightwingguy on September 27, 2009 at 8:38 PM

A bomb up the rectum.
How proud his mother must be.
The depravity of these people just continues to astound me.
If we had some real courage these terrorist nations should just be wiped off the face of the earth.

JellyToast on September 27, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Actually, the most important question is how did he get that thing up in there?

Rightwingguy on September 27, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Rightwingguy on September 27, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Again, everyone, that was a rhetorical question.

exception on September 27, 2009 at 8:47 PM

we haven’t even had a joke about assassins yet

assassassins?

3(ass)ins?

The Monster on September 27, 2009 at 9:01 PM

exception on September 27, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Thanks for clarifying.

Rightwingguy on September 27, 2009 at 9:06 PM

About the only possible deterrent would be a loudly proclaimed and executed policy that when someone sets off one of these, their remains will be blended with a ton of pig poo and then encased in concrete. You have to deal with 7th century dirtbags in 7th century terms.

bullseye on September 27, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Who the heck wants to join a religion where they shove a bomb up your butt?

Just require all airports to have a detailed description of this incident prominently displayed. No more Muslims, no more problems. Any airport that doesn’t comply doesn’t connect.

pedestrian on September 27, 2009 at 9:29 PM

No more Muslims, no more problems.

Just wish most people could come to this simple and obvious conclusion. We all need to drop the political correctness and realize that Islam is the root cause of all these issues.

The solution is to get rid of muslims by deporting them or getting them to leave Islam and banning this death cult from the West (preferably in all nations).

The third option-war is the least desirable but might become necessary if things get very desperate. Certainly we’ll still need to kill off their terrorists.

Eliminate Islam and you’ll end 99% of the terrorism in the world. Let’s not forget, Islam has a mandate to forcibly convert, subjugate or kill all non-muslims until they rule the globe. If they succeed, humanity will be plunged into the dark ages forever. Islam is this century’s Nazism and we’re in WW3 whether people realize it or not.

And this terrorist just gave a new meaning to the term ‘explosive diarrhea.’

thinkagain on September 27, 2009 at 10:18 PM

I found where the terrorist got his idea!

View from 3:33 to 4:33.

“It took them 3 hours just to get the smile off his face.”

rihar on September 27, 2009 at 11:06 PM

A butt bomb is just an extension of activities in a Madrass.

Dhuka on September 27, 2009 at 11:19 PM

Airport screeners can just tell each passenger to step into a bomb proof booth, close the door, and then shake their booty.

pedestrian on September 28, 2009 at 12:17 AM

Hmmm, would gaydar work?

exception on September 28, 2009 at 12:21 AM

Per haps one way to counter these would be o pose as a arms dealer and sell them butt bombs by the box full with considerably smaller charges.

lexhamfox on September 28, 2009 at 12:42 AM

Someone may have posted this idea already, I was laughing so hard after the first 20 comments I had to quit, butt if there is any video of the insertion of the bomb and you want to get a VIP home loan I suggest you get that video to Barnny Franks asap.

jarhead0311 on September 28, 2009 at 12:45 AM

rihar on September 27, 2009 at 11:06 PM

Thank you. 220V!

unclesmrgol on September 28, 2009 at 12:59 AM

It took another person to trigger it with a cell-phone call, which makes it a little difficult to use in mid-air flights…

Not sure why you say that–cell phones work fine in flight. You ain’t goin’ Troofer on us, are you Ed?

Fabozz on September 28, 2009 at 1:00 AM

I’m at work, laughing my a$$ off…and having more fun than that terrorist!

lovingmyUSA on September 28, 2009 at 1:05 AM

“Airport security is a headache already, but will that pain start traveling … south?”

Airport security is a joke. The TSA is, basically, full of glorified mall cops. The only thing it is is inconvenience. In regards to attacking an airport, anyway. Then again, the terrorists don’t appear to be savvy enough to attack soft targets. Apparently, trying to instill actual terror isn’t symbolic enough.

jrl on September 28, 2009 at 2:06 AM

Oh please! We already have technology to defeat this: the body scan that shows everything in great detail!

SilentWatcher on September 28, 2009 at 2:18 AM

what if the call was a wrong number, oops… random telemarketers may kill thousands.

workingforpigs on September 28, 2009 at 2:33 AM

Just yesterday the TSA took my power supply, head phones and wireless mouse and I never knew it till I tried to use my computer. Replaced the stolen items at a cost of $187.00 security my a**.

mixplix on September 28, 2009 at 4:18 AM

Oh Great! I am on a business trip this week. Now I will be watching out for the Muslim looking guy that walks like he has a corn cobb up his a$$!

conservnut on September 28, 2009 at 6:14 AM

The End.

soundingboard on September 28, 2009 at 6:51 AM

I spoke to a friend of mine last night whose son is in Iraq. He is to come home, but wants to go to Afghanistan instead.

He told me that his son said that due to the rules of engagement, if they see someone digging a hole for an IEd in front of them, they can do nothing,. They can dig the hole add the IED, cover it up and still soldiers cannot shoot him. He also had told his dad that they had a shootout with Iraqis. 1 got shot and was flown to a military hospital and was saved. The terrorist’s next move? He is suing because he shouldnt have been shot, dont you know? Poor terrorist! ugh

I cant see how any war can be won with all this pussyfooting around.

becki51758 on September 28, 2009 at 7:57 AM

hmm…where did my comment go? yikes!

becki51758 on September 28, 2009 at 7:59 AM

( ! )

pain train on September 28, 2009 at 9:04 AM

Aw, blow it out your a$$

Bevan on September 28, 2009 at 9:54 AM

becki51758 on September 28, 2009 at 7:57 AM

Sorry to hear that-the trouble is that the leftist lunatic anti-war hippie fringe is running the country. That’s why they stand by and do nothing as Iran mows down its own people protesting a rigging election, and also allows these thugocracies to acquire nuclear weapons.

These ‘peaceniks’ would rather let thousands of fellow American’s die than to dare harm a hair on a terrorists’ head. Unfortunately things are about to get worse (if Israel bombs Iran), 2012 elections couldn’t come soon enough.

thinkagain on September 28, 2009 at 10:12 AM

*rigged

thinkagain on September 28, 2009 at 10:13 AM

All I can see is Christopher Walken explaining about that pocketwatch

ace tomato on September 28, 2009 at 11:18 AM

Good morning students, today we are going to practice the insertion methods for the new body bomb….Praise Allah.

Now dontcha just know that allah loves this stuff..

highninside on September 28, 2009 at 12:01 PM

The CIA announced today they have a new instrument in the war against terror, The all-new butt-bomb. Terrorists were talked into inserting the bomb into their own rectums with the promise of 70 virgins waiting for them in the afterlife.
Cindy Sheehan and and Eric Holder are investigating for possible signs of torture. Maybe the CIA will figure out how to get Mr Holder to stick one of these in his own ass.

UNREPENTANT CONSERVATIVE CAPITOLIST on September 28, 2009 at 1:13 PM

“I wish.you had.more time.” –Creasy Bear, Man On Fire (2004)
Stealing ideas from Hollywood movies is to be expected from a culture that hasn’t evolved from spreading by force, no?

FeFe on September 30, 2009 at 1:42 PM

I wonder if Prince Mohammed bin Nayef gave any thought to the following:
— How his kingdom dispatched a 747 to Cuba each time to pick up a hundred or so terrorists released from Gitmo for their rehabilitation, and then the Saudi government pays for cars, homes, even marriages for these reformed jihadists?
— The 10% plus of Guantánamo detainees who have “returned to the fight,” after Saudi rehabilitation?
— Former Guantánamo Bay detainee now deputy leader of Al Qaeda’s Yemeni branch?
— The executive order by President Barack Hussein Obama II signed in January 2009 that the detention center will be shut down within a year but with no provision on those held?
— The America-hating communist front lawyers who are defending the terrorists in Guantanamo?
— How his family had special access to flee the U.S. after 9/11 but refused to give up Osama bin Laden who is still fueling and funding al Qaeda and Taliban?
— Or how if he is hurt he wants medical treatment in the United States and not a nationalized system like his father?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1209676/Al-Qaeda-suicide-bomber-fails-bid-blow-Saudi-prince.html

FeFe on September 30, 2009 at 1:53 PM