al-Qaida Terrorism UK US

The Evil We Face…….

The shoe bomb of Brit Richard Reid, would have had a devastating effect on the American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami in 2001. According to FBI who detonated a similar shoe bomb in a simulation of a plane in flight, the explosion would have cut the plane in half.

“The film was shot at the US Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia. It was supplied to us to prove just how deadly and effective even the smallest of explosive devices developed by al-Qaeda are. The shoe-bomb was constructed from exactly the same ingredients and to the same dimensions as the one Reid possessed. Once detonated, the video shows the jet exploding from every angle as the shoe — with just ounces of PETN, a military explosive and TATP — triacetone triperoxide — blows a hole in the fuselage. The blast rips the plane in half, its tail snaps off and sheets of reinforced metal from the outside of the plane disintegrate. This is what Reid’s bomb would have done to a plane full of passengers flying at 30,000ft, if the detonator had not been faulty.

Chilling. More here. *L* KGS

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