The devout Muslim who attempted to take down the plane with a bomb had the device hooked up to his balls. It will be interesting to see the ever astute TSA tackle this new security problem.
A high-ranking law enforcement official told CBS News that the suspect apparently used a syringe to inject a chemical into powder located near his groin, a technique not seen in previous attempted attacks. It's possible, the source said, that this incident was a test of whether the materials could pass screening and how effective they might be at causing damage.
Another official identified the explosive substance used as PETN, which was carried in a soft plastic container - possibly a condom - though much of the packaging was destroyed in the fire.
According to Encyclopedia Brittanica, PETN is a highly explosive, colorless organic compound, and is related to nitroglycerin. (more here)
I guess that's one way to get some action. Talk about getting your rocks off ......... Ok, I'll stop.
Uh, did you hear the one about the jihadi who shaved his ...Terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab rigged underwear with explosives to bring down Flight 253
He says he trained with the Al Qaeda leader for a month while they planned the Christmas Day attack on Northwest Flight 253.
A Saudi bomb maker rigged up a six-inch packet of high explosives - known as PETN - and a syringe and sewed it into his underpants, the report said.
Possible evidence of Abdulmutallab's terror ties emerged as he was hit with criminal charges and air regulations were beefed up.
Meanwhile, disturbing questions swirled about how the suspect was able to get on the U.S.-bound plane with a one-way ticket, a bomb in his pants and a questionable background.
Abdulmutallab has been on a watch list by the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center for two years, an official said. There are 550,000 people with suspected ties to terrorism on the list.
The father alerted the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria months ago that his son had developed "extreme religious views" and had disappeared, the Nigerian newspaper This Day reported.
"I am really disturbed," said Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, a former minister and chairman of First Bank in Nigeria. "I have been summoned by the Nigerian security and I am on my way to Abuja to answer the call."
Despite the red flags, his son was not on a Transportation Security Administration "no-fly" list - and got a two-year U.S. travel visa in 2008.
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