So did you read the news today about how undercover investigators smuggled bomb-making components through security checkpoints at 19 different airports throughout the United States?
Right? Just in case you’re still a bit unclear about how exactly you can pull this off yourself, the Government
Are-You-Trying-To-Get-Us-All-Killed? Accountability Office put together this report of helpful tips:
- The bomb-making components used by the investigators are widely available at local stores! And online! And cost less than $150!
- The bomb-making components can be smuggled in your luggage and on your body. Even the obligatory security checkpoint hand-wand and pat-down won’t detect the items!
- A simple Internet search will provide all the instructions you need to assemble these smuggled components into two different types of devices once onboard the aircraft! One bomb can be fashioned of liquid explosives, and one bomb by combining everyday products contained in your carry-on bag!
Easy peasy, huh? Although the Government Accountability Office issues one word of caution: don’t even dream of packing an unlabeled container of medicated shampoo, because that will be removed from your luggage at the security checkpoint and may arouse suspicion.
All set? You can probably learn more later today when officials testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Oversight, indeed.