This Bomb Plot

OK, so these guys are alleged to have been plotting to blow up airliners. Here\’s how the bombs were supposed to work.

Is that the same bomb making method that was so compehensively shown to not work those couple of years ago? Or a different one?

Doesn\’t matter all that much to the court case of course: that their bombs might not have worked is no bar to their conspiring to make them so.

But anyone know?

8 thoughts on “This Bomb Plot”

  1. “Is that the same bomb making method that was so compehensively shown to not work those couple of years ago?”

    Yes – the impetus for people showing that it didn’t work was the massive OMFG We’re All Going To Die terror hype (and onboard liquid bans that, insanely, still exist) when these guys were first caught.

    Here.

  2. I had a google around to see how sugar and hydrogen peroxide could make a bomb. Two things:

    1. It can, but it’s highly unstable and virtually impossible to mix up on an aircraft and deploy properly. A case of evil-but-numpty terrorists (c.f. “bomb” made of petrol at Glasgow airport).

    2. I wonder if I’m now going to get a visit from MI5 for googling “hydrogen peroxide sugar bomb”? Or, even worse, if BT/Phorm will try and feed me ads for hair bleaching products and Lucozade?

  3. re: “evil but numpty”

    The ringleader planned to place a pornographic magazine and a condom in his luggage to distract attention from the explosives.

  4. I’d love to know just how the defence plans to handle this:

    “The jury at Woolwich Crown Court was played parts of one of the martyrdom videos featuring a man said to be defendant Umar Islam, who was shown speaking of a desire to kill non-Muslims.

    “We are doing this in order to gain the pleasure of our Lord, and Allah loves us to die and kill in his fires,” he was heard saying. “

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