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July 6th, 2011
07:13 PM ET

Terrorists renew interest in human bombs

Washington (CNN) - Terrorists intent on striking commercial aircraft have shown renewed interest in surgically implanting explosives in humans to circumvent airport security, a U.S. security official tells CNN.

The idea of implanting bombs has been discussed in the past, but the United States has obtained fresh intelligence about the desire of terrorists to implant devices, according to the official.

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Filed under: Air travel • Brian Todd • Terror
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  1. French

    Talk about a report that goes out of its way to try and hinder Rand Pauls attempt on taking down the TSA. This is just to put more fear into society and get less people to back Rand up in his push to end the TSA.

    May 7, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
  2. dentate

    That's why Israeli (El Al) does not depend on technology to do their screening, but on face to face interviews with every passenger. They have a remarkable success rate, especially considering the enemies at hand and the stakes involved. A key is that they have absolutely no "politically correct" inhibitions about profiling!!

    April 25, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
    • blessedgeek

      Israel cannot and should not rest on its laurels. Israel today is no longer the Israel of the days of Golda Meir. The government is fractionalised and factionalised.

      The army – can you imagine during the 2nd Lebanon war – young Israeli soldiers brought their cell phones into Lebanon and started calling their parents "Mama, papa, I am in such and such a place" every time they reach a significant place in Lebanon – all under the auspices of the roaming charges of Hezbollah controlled cellular network.

      So we brought our stuffs into Israel certified by one ministry. But the custom ministry does not trust that other ministry's certification. They don't talk to each other or recognise each other's authority? Because the ministry is not run by the same party?

      Inidividual interview is insufficient. It will come a time when El Al will need to deploy extreme technologies. Israel cannot rest on its laurels.

      May 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
  3. Winston Smith

    Too late terrorists! Our TSA screeners are taking on-line courses in surgery!

    November 29, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    No matter what security is in place there is no way to stop something that will happen anyway. Evil is within.

    July 7, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  5. SSDDwiththeBS

    Talk about a gut busting experience.... . they're going to do it anyways. people are naive to think our country is safe. OPEN YOUR EYES, It's only a matter of time.

    July 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm |

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