Again, imagine if such resourcefulness in controlling costs and building the printer cartridge bombs were put toward something constructive, rather than slaughter in the cause Islamic jihad. Yemen would certainly stand to benefit. But it is a matter of priorities.
“Magazine details al Qaeda cargo plane plots,” from CNN, November 21:
(CNN) — A recent terror operation involving parcel bombs on UPS and FedEx flights cost just $4,200, according to a report in a magazine that analysts say is published by al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen.
It is a mad magazine. But with no fold-in, and no fatwas from Imam Potrzebie. There is, however, the “Usual Gang of Idiots.”
Inspire magazine dedicates its latest issue to the plot, which it calls “Operation Hemorrhage.”
Somewhere, a death metal band wants its album name back.
“The operation has succeeded in achieving its objectives. We thank Allah for His blessings,” says the magazine, released late Saturday.
The article repeats al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s claim of responsibility for the October plot to ship bombs disguised as printer toner cartridges on cargo planes.
On October 29, local authorities in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates intercepted parcel bombs sent from Yemen and addressed to U.S. synagogues.
Al Qaeda bombmakers designed the parcel bombs to pass through detection devices and elude sniffer dogs, according to the article. It lists — excluding metals from detonators, making the explosive mimic printer toner and integrating the bombs’ circuits into printer cartridge circuits — as methods of averting security detection.
The magazine also repeats a controversial claim of responsibility for the September 3 crash of a UPS flight in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which killed the two crew members….