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Explosive Implants May Be the Latest Form of Terrorism

That attractive, buxom woman you spot at the airport may just be the bomb. Literally.

There is a chance that the implants in her enhanced breasts could be made not of silicone or saline, but rather from the plastic explosive PETN. And that guy who looks like he is packing a few extra pounds in the tummy or tush? It may not be from guzzling too many beers, but instead from agreeing to have a package of the explosive sewn into his abdominal cavity or buttocks.

Slate reports that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert to foreign governments that its intelligence services have picked up Internet chatter between al-Qaida followers about identifying doctors who would perform the necessary surgery for the bomb implantation. It was reported that the U.S. government even has evidence of doctors giving advice on, and offering to do, the operations.

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Explosive Implants May Be the Latest Form of Terrorism

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