After spending weeks at the centre of the terrorist network’s most dangerous affiliate, known as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the agent provided critical information that permitted the CIA to direct the drone strike Sunday that killed Fahd al-Quso, the group’s external operations director and a suspect in the bombing of the destroyer USS Cole in Yemen in 2000.
He also handed over the bomb, designed by the group’s top explosives expert to be invisible to airport security, to the FBI, which is analyzing its properties.
[…] A senior U.S. official said the device was sewn into “custom-fit” underwear that would have been very difficult to detect even in a careful pat-down. Unlike the device used in the unsuccessful December, 2009, plot to blow up an airliner over Detroit, this bomb could have been detonated in two ways, in case one failed, the official said.
The main charge was high-grade military explosive that “undoubtedly would have brought down an aircraft,” the official said.
New York Times News Service: “Underwear bomber revealed to be double agent.”
Comme on s’en doutait, les scanners de la TSA ne servent à rien, c’est de la gesticulation sécuritaire qui empoisonne la vie des citoyens ordinaires, au profit de certaines entreprises très douées en lobbying…
Comme cette victoire du FBI le démontre, la lutte contre le terrorisme, c’est du renseignement, du renseignement et du renseignement.
Et définitivement pas palper en public l’entrejambe d’une petite fille de 6 ans dans un aéroport.