First we had the Shoe Bomber, then the Baby-Bottle Bomber, then the Underpants Bomber… and just when you thought it was safe to go back in the air, the Printer Cartridge Bomber! However was this just another load of media BS? Is the Pope a paedophile-enabler? Read on.
As I’ve often said, it’s the initial news stories that are the most important; they’re the ones which get released before the news services have settled down into the cover-story. EG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmA5tHzOR0U&feature=player_embedded . I heard when the incident hit the headlines that a device had been found on board a cargo plane in a printer’s toner cartridge that consisted of “white powder” and “wires sticking out”. I expected them to come out with another anthrax plot line, after the monumental cock-up of the last one. Then later broadcasts adapted it into a “bomb designed to explode in the air.” The plot was that they would be detonated while the aircraft was flying over major Western cities like London and New York bring the aircraft down into the streets. However the alternative media, like Russia Today and Davidicke.com (See links) has been saying that at the time this supposedly-deadly cargo had been stowed on board the plane nobody knew exactly what route the plane was going to take. Also what if it had been delayed? Seems a pretty poor plot really. However the lurid scare-fests were all over the weekend’s media.
I’m not surprised that the finger is pointing at Yemen again. This happened with the Y-Fronts Bomber at Christmas. The American interest in the area is suspicious. There are several theories why, from the usual economic and geopolitical ones to stories about a Stargate in the cityport of Aden.