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Think we may have a new "most bizarre terror threat"

We thought we had covered it all when we published "The World's Most Bizarre Terrorist Threats" in January. Little did we know that World of Warcraft and smoke detectors would soon be one-upped:

Female homicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants which are almost impossible to detect, British spies have reportedly discovered.

The shocking new Al Qaeda tactic involves radical doctors inserting the explosives in women's breasts during plastic surgery - making them "virtually impossible to detect by the usual airport scanning machines."

It is believed the doctors have been trained at some of Britain's leading teaching hospitals before returning to their own countries to perform the surgical procedures.

MI5 has also discovered that extremists are inserting the explosives into the buttocks of some male bombers.

"Women suicide bombers recruited by Al Qaeda are known to have had the explosives inserted in their breasts under techniques similar to breast enhancing surgery," Terrorist expert Joseph Farah claims.

Now let's just hope the TSA doesn't add new screening measures to protect against ... such threats.

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Celebrate electromagnetic pulse attack recognition day!

Via Danger Room, I see that the Heritage Foundation is proposing the establishment of an "Electromagnetic Pulse Attack Recognition Day." Here's how they would like Congress to observe the occaision: 

  1. Close all cafeterias. After an EMP attack, transportation networks would grind to a halt and no food would be delivered.
  2. Walk to work. Traffic lights would no longer function, so all roads would be gridlocked. The computer systems operating mass transit would be inoperative.
  3. Turn off Members’ Blackberries. Satellites in low-earth and many of the communication support systems would be disabled. Devices such as Blackberries and GPS would not work.
  4. Shut off the lights. Critical computers that direct the national electrical grid would be inoperative.
If Congress took these four steps for one day, all Members would understand the magnitude of the dangers posed by an EMP attack.

 

I don't know how well it would work to raise EMP awareness, but I suspect that quite a few citizens wouldn't mind the of keeping Congress cut off from communications and in the dark for a day.

Sharon Weinberger wrote about EMP's and the people who are terrified of them for FP in February.