Actually, oddly enough, it is Islamic jihadists who misunderstand Islam so spectacularly as to deploy these bombs. And U.S. officials will always be one step behind those who spend all their days plotting how to please their god through blood and murder.
"US on lookout for terrorists using upgraded underwear bombs," from the Associated Press, July 27 (thanks to Kenneth):
US security officials are on the lookout for upgraded underwear bombs containing a new type of explosive, it has been disclosed.
The revelation follows analysis of a bomb intercepted by a CIA operation in Yemen.
John Pistole, the US transportation security administrator, told an audience at a security forum in Aspen, Colorado that the device smuggled out by a double agent earlier this year was an upgrade from the underwear bomb carried by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on to a Detroit-bound airliner at Christmas 2009.
"We found in the underwear plot, part 2 … that a different type of explosive had been used than the previous one," Pistole said.
"So we have gone back and recalibrated all the equipment and we have been working with our canine to detect this different type of explosive."...