Saturday, October 30, 2010

Multilateral Cooperation Foils Terror Plot

That should probably be the headline re: the discovery of two packages with explosives wired to explode yesterday. However, I'm going to pick on the British Home Secretary, who said this:
She added, "We do not believe that the perpetrators of the attack would have known the location of the device when it was planned to explode."
The bombs were shipped via UPS, which provides a tracking number that tells a client where their package is and if it has been delivered. The combination of this type of intelligence and a remotely triggered bomb (authorities have confirmed that at least one bomb was attached to a cell-phone detonator) provides for the capability to launch cheap, relatively precise global attacks. Maybe she means that they have asked UPS, who said that they didn't give out a tracking number for this package, but I think giving tracking numbers is SOP for UPS.

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