Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This is just so, so wrong.

This is Snopes crazy sort of stuff, but here it is:

Terrorists Could Use Explosives in Breast Implants to Crash Planes, Experts Warn

Female homicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants which are almost impossible to detect, British spies have reportedly discovered.

The shocking new Al Qaeda tactic involves radical doctors inserting the explosives in women's breasts during plastic surgery — making them "virtually impossible to detect by the usual airport scanning machines."

It is believed the doctors have been trained at some of Britain's leading teaching hospitals before returning to their own countries to perform the surgical procedures.

MI5 has also discovered that extremists are inserting the explosives into the buttocks of some male bombers.

"Women suicide bombers recruited by Al Qaeda are known to have had the explosives inserted in their breasts under techniques similar to breast enhancing surgery," Terrorist expert Joseph Farah claims.

I don't know what to make of this. It sounds plausible, but wouldn't there be a rash of successful plane bombings already? It's not like this requires a lot of lead time. I'm really not sure if this is tabloid nonsense or a credible security concern. It sounds crazy enough to be a hoax, but is there a reason that this CAN'T be true? I'm going to remain skeptical about this until the story appears somewhere besides The Sun, Fox News, and World Nut Daily.

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