Look on the bright side: at least this would render the TSA useless. “Report: Al-Qaida doctors trained to implant bombs in humans,” from MSNBC, May 13 (thanks to Kenneth):
Western intelligence agencies believe that al-Qaida doctors have been trained to implant bombs inside the bodies of suicide bombers, Britain’s Sunday Times reported.
The doctors, thought to have been trained by a man who worked with the top bomb-maker for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), have the ability to put explosive compounds in breasts and abdomens of suicide bombers, the newspaper reported without citing its sources.
The lead doctor was thought to have been killed in a drone attack earlier this year and likely worked with the master bomber-maker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, according to the newspaper.
The CIA want to track down the group of doctors, the newspaper reported.
Former CIA officer Jack Rice joins MSNBC to discuss the recent discovery of an al-Qaida underwear bomb plot.
“There is a transferable skill and there is still some concern,” said a Western security official who spoke to The Sunday Times on condition of anonymity.
Experts said explosive compounds such as pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) could be surgically implanted in an aspiring suicide bomber, who would them allow the wounds to heal, according to the newspaper. Body scanners in most airports around the world would not be able to detect the device, which could be detonated by injection, the newspaper added….