A new report from the Associated Press reveals that the CIA thwarted another attempted “underwear bomber,” in the model of failed 2009 bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. The story was apparently uncovered last week, but the AP kept it a secret at the administration’s behest until today.
The new underpants were uncovered in Yemen, though officials said it “wasn’t clear” what happened to the guy who was supposed to wear them. They said the underwear “bore the hallmark” of previous al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) attempts.
Officials say that the underwear “never presented a threat,” but that it was a significant improvement over the pair worn by Abdulmutallab, which only managed to burn his lap and scare a lot of people.
The new attacker, whoever he was, had not picked a target yet, and officials said he had yet to buy a plane ticket. They went on to say that they weren’t sure if the new full-body scanners would’ve caught it, though it doesn’t seem like they’ve gone to any great effort to check.
16 thoughts on “CIA Uncovers New Would-Be ‘Underwear Bomber’”
What does the CIA want for the intrepid work of finding a bomb in Yemen, a junior g-man badge?
I grew up during the Cold War. At its height, if somebody had told us that in the 21st century our greatest threat would be a set of underwear on an airplane, our response would have been: "YES, YES!! WE'LL TAKE IT!! We will trade a giant hostile state with thousands of nuclear warheads for a pair of underwear any day!!"
I guess this is how desperate for enemies we are now.
Another failed "plot" probably concocted by the CIA themselves…….
People making up these stories must really enjoy themselves and have a lots of laugh at the idiots' expense who may actually believe it. So, Yemen has become a center of specialty underware? The whole story of the undeware bomber never held water. Now, the new installment of the story?
This is exactly why we need a Mormon as president.
(p.s. its a joke involving magical underwear, get it…. no guess not)
I'm sort of confused- is this Smoke and Mirrors or just plain old Mirrors and Smoke?
We have shorts rigged with a bomb found in Yemen (by whom and how?) supposedly all lined up to be worn by an disappeared figure who didn't have a target and hadn't purchased a ticket anywhere? We have this crystal-clear plot-that's-not-really-a-plot that is kept on the downlow by the Obama administration (for what purpose?) and nobody bothers to test the alleged underwear in a scanner in the meantime?
I already know I'm being lied to by the government; I expect that much these days. Just do me a favor, Washington, and don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining- I'm a lot smarter and a lot more observant than you think I am.
Hurray for the Precrime unit!! Tom Cruise must be proud.
Another terrorist plot straight from the President's Pantheon of Propaganda. As underware is the unindicted co-conspirator, perhaps we should ban Hanes and Tommy Hilfiger from the marketplace.
Beware another military adventure in addition to the drone war now in progress.
So the big question is what already written police state legislation will come out of this false flag operation?
Uh-oh. Are you scared kiddies? I guess this means we have to keep fighting wars indefinitely, right?
More fearmongering from Amerika. This whole episode seems manufactured for consumption by sheeple…
I am afraid what TSA new rule will be implemented? Will underwear be banned on board?
Expect new TSA atrocities…all I can hear is Peter Graves asking, "Joey…have you ever seen a grown man naked?"
Wow …where to start on this one. They found some dude's underwear. They don't know who. And of course, it could have easily been planted. They say they don't know who it is, but they are sure that whoever he is he hasn't bought a plane ticket.
Smells like propaganda to me. Remember back when Dubya used to ramp up all the fake terror "news" before an election? Same playbook, different President. Or, really the same President in every way that counts. Except now the deluded Republicans claim to hate him for doing exactly what Dubya did, while the deluded Democrats claim now to love Dubya's policies since they now come from there guy.
Please please read Charles M Young's hilarious post in thiscantbehappening May 5 on the assbomber.
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