Terrorists ‘could use exploding breast implants to blow up jet’

Telegraph.co.uk

Breast-implants packed with explosives could be used by terrorists to blow up an airliner, experts have reportedly warned.

By Heidi Blake
Published: 8:36AM GMT 24 Mar 2010

Radical Islamist plastic surgeons could be carrying out the implant operations in lawless areas of Pakistan, security sources are said to warned.

Explosives experts have reportedly said just five ounces of Pentaerythritol Tetrabitrate packed into a breast implant would be enough to blow a “considerable” hole in the side of a jumbo jet.

It would be virtually possible for airport security scanners to detect the explosive if hidden inside a breast, medics have said.

Joseph Farah, a terrorism expert, told The Sun: “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.”

Plastic surgeons may also have inserted the chemical into the buttocks of would-be suicide bombers.

The discovery was reportedly made after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a London-educated Nigerian, attempted to blow up an airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas day with explosives packed into his underpants.

Hours after his attack failed, British intelligence services reportedly picked up “chatter” from Pakistan and Yemen that alerted them to the bizarre new method.

One plastic surgeon told The Sun: “Properly inserted the implant would be virtually impossible to detect by the usual airport scanning machines.

“You would need to subject a suspect to a sophisticated X-ray. Given that the explosive would be inserted in a sealed plastic sachet, and would be a small amount, would make it all the more impossible to spot it with the usual body scanner.”

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I was not sure where to post this – so I put it under Hormone Humor….even though this is a serious article….but hey – its  our boobs – silicone or fatty tissue….we can react the way we want to.

Some comments from friends/colleagues:

Wow, this gives new meaning to “having a blast” on a date….
Next we’ll need a full CT scan to board a bus.

Now everyone becomes a potential walking bomb.
What anti-terrorist bills will be passed to protect against this?  A law against living?
PG

Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.