ABC News has released photos of the Underwear Bomber’s [is that what we are calling him now?] briefs.
From ABC News:
In the second photo (below), the packet of actual explosive powder has been removed from the underpants and displayed separately.
It is a six-inch long packet of the high explosive chemical called PETN, less than a half cup in volume, weighing about 80 grams.
A government test with 50 grams of PETN blew a hole in the side of an airliner. That was the amount in the bomb carried by the so-called shoe bomber Richard Reid over Christmas 2001.
The underpants bomb would have been one and a half times as powerful.
I have been reading here and there about the left side of the web how some people think Abdulmutallab was not a threat because he was basically a f--- up. I would like to point out that any man willing to place a high explosive like PETN that close to his family jewels is serious as a heart attack about what he wants to accomplish. I certainly would not put an explosive anything anywhere near my manhood, nor would 99.9% of men across the globe. So any man willing to do something like this should be taken seriously.
Another thought that we all should be keenly aware of in the aftermath of the Underpants Bomber is that the Naked Scanner is coming to an airport near you!
Via: ABC News