The United States has warned all airlines of a possible new way for terrorist groups to get on planes without detection and blow up the aircrafts. The way they may be able to accomplish this feat without detection is to have bombs implanted under the skins of terrorists who pretend to be regular passengers. They have stressed that this is not linked to any specific threat but just a general warning of what could happen.
Any passengers that are flying into the United States could see different and tougher screening procedures. The measures that they are designing to use will not be predictable and at each international airport no one will see the same security techniques at each international airport. At this time there are no existing methods of detecting under your skin whether you have plastic explosives or not.
Although there is no immediate threat of such a terrorist act happening there has been new intelligence about a possible technique that could make this happen according to a United States security official. Some terrorist groups have publicly indicated an interest in wanting to pursue new ways to conceal explosives so the United States is just trying to stay one step ahead of the terrorist groups.
Al-Qaida considering bomb implants, officials say
Newton Daily News, on Thu, 07 Jul 2011 08:59:51 -0700
The potential for terrorists to surgically implant bombs has been examined by intelligence agencies in the past — Britain’s MI5 agency issued a report on the possibility last year. But new information suggests that the Qaida branch in the Arabian …
Are Terrorists organisations really trying to surgically implant bombs?
International Business Times, on Thu, 07 Jul 2011 08:05:41 -0700
Existing airport screening methods cannot detect plastic explosives under the skin, TSA spokesman Nicholas Kimball told the Los Angeles Times. The Associated Press obtained the memo which was sent to security officials and quoted it saying that “body …
The new terrorist threat: undetectable, surgically implanted bombs.
Slate Magazine, on Thu, 07 Jul 2011 05:46:30 -0700
In a woman, it could be a breast implant. Give the bomber a syringe to inject TATP, which will detonate the bomb. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has already used the PETN-TATP formula in the underwear bombing and a similar operation in Somalia. …