Was The Christmas Jihad Al-Qaeda’s First Use Of PETN?

December 31, 2009

Before the testicle bomber, there was the anus bomber (seriously).

In Summer of 2009, a Yemeni Jihadi nearly assassinated Saudi Deputy Interior Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. The attacker hid the explosives in his ass, and was able to slip past security and board the Prince’s airplane!

Gulf Daily News: KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia has tightened security at oil facilities after the country’s anti-terror chief, Deputy Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, escaped a suicide attack, guards at Abqaiq, the world’s biggest oil processing plant, said yesterday….

Al Qaeda, meanwhile, claimed responsibility for the suicide attack and said that the bomber, Abdullah Hassan Taleh Al Asiri, had managed to pass security checkpoints and board a private aircraft, Site Intelligence said yesterday…Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV said Asiri was a 23-year-old Saudi whose brother Ibrahim was also on the wanted list.

It said the attacker concealed the explosives in his anus, allowing him to evade detection.

The network also quoted an expert as saying that the method of concealment aimed the blast away from the target, while blowing the bomber to bits…. [Read More...]

Now there is some question as to possibility that the same PETN explosive used in the failed Christmas Jihad, was used in the earlier attack:

Airline Plot Method Matches Yemen Al Qaeda Attack on Prince Naif

Was the Anus Jihad a dry run, to see if they could get past various security protocols?

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3 Responses to Was The Christmas Jihad Al-Qaeda’s First Use Of PETN?

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  2. Gateway Pundit on December 31, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    [...] Jihadi nearly assassinated Saudi Deputy Interior Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. The attacker hid the explosives in his a$$. Comments [...]

  3. mcnorman on January 1, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Happy New Year Founding Bloggers. It’s 2010, time to make some changes in the House.

    Dry run or not, the clowns must get kicked to the curb and we must set our country back on track.

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