Attempted bombing of Somali Airliner

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  1. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Blast blows hole in airliner; 2 hurt
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/02/africa/somalia-airplane-explosion/index.html

    I wouldn't be surprised if the bomber blew himself out of the hole.
    Either in assembling or early unintentional detonation.
    If this is what I think it is we're in for a world of hurt.
    If this is Al-Shabaab then it's likely a trial or practice run with the goal of attacking Western ( American) carriers.
    Al-Shabaab is an Al-Qaeda affiliate and I'm sure they're dying for another success.
     
  2. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    I heard on a news report one went out through the hole...
     

  3. ajole

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    Well...one died for a failure, so score one for the good guys.

    Not sure I'd call it a practice, if the guy practicing blows himself up.:rolleyes:
     
  4. SWAGA

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    Remember the Nogerian underwear bomber?
    He was supposed to die but didn't because the bomb malfunctioned and caught fire instead of exploding.
    His remains would have been sucked out of the hole.
    He assembled the bomb on board in the restroom but got things wrong.
    Also and Al-Qaeda affiliated organization.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umar_Farouk_Abdulmutallab
     
  5. I guess I picture ventriloquist Jeff dunham's character Achmed... I KILL YOU! ! BOOM!!!!oh crap I blew myself up. .to bad so sad
     
  6. SWAGA

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    So somehow you're surprised about the concept of a suicide bomber ?!
     
  7. ajole

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    No, we're laughing at how little their "sacrifice" really means.:rolleyes:

    Sure, its a tragedy for some, and costs lots when stupid people go bat crap crazy trying to stop them by hiring TONS of needless security and instituting ridiculous "safety" measures, but realistically...it's an utter waste.

    I don't even think Allah feels like they did anything worthwhile.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Bamaboy

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    I had to smile when I heard the "Terrorist" passenger was on fire and sucked out the blast hole, guess all that praying doesn't give one much of a chance to learn basic physics or watch any Tom and Jerry cartoons.

    The JV team hasn't won and the war is still on no matter what happened on American Idol or the Bachelor these guys haven't stopped.