From the TMI Files July 25, 2014Posted by geoff in News.
Terrorists are bad enough, but grotesquely unhygienic terrorists? Yeesh.
The notorious underwear bomber’s plot in 2009 to blow up a plane on Christmas Day failed because the explosives became ‘degraded’ after he wore the same pair of underpants for two weeks, according to a U.S. official.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration said this week the bomb failed to detonate because of how long Abdulmutallab had been wearing his underwear.
John Pistole told the Aspen Security Forum: ‘The bomber had had the device with him for over two weeks.’
Mr Pistole was then asked whether the bomb had become ‘damp’, to which he replied: ‘Let’s say it was degraded.’
Gack. The passengers sitting next to this guy are probably almost wishing it had blown up.