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Posted by on Dec 28, 2009 in International, Science & Technology | 6 comments

ABC News: Photo of Failed Bomber’s Potentially Explosive Underwear


ABC News has posted this photo of the potentially explosive underwear worn by alleged Northwest 253 bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. As is well-known by now, it failed to go off, otherwise it could have been the first catastrophic crotch crash. The troubling thought: a harbinger of future air catastrophes? Meanwhile, from now on if a guy in a pickup bar says he has dynamite between his legs it’ll mean it’s time to call security.

Meanwhile, Al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate is taking credit for the bombing attempt.