Cellphone in bomb: What does the assembly say about the maker?

I have no sympathy at all for those who built a bomb into a printer but do
the photos show how ignorant they were about correctly assembling
equipment.
CNN showed a close up photo of the cellphone's circuit board used in the
bomb. It looked bady mounted. What sort of person would bodge the assembly
like that?
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nightbird
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On a sunny day (Sat, 30 Oct 2010 19:39:26 +0100) it happened nightbird wrote in :
Probably a reader of this newsgroup ;-)
Reply to
Jan Panteltje
From the Netherlands, no doubt.
Reply to
Michael A. Terrell
Obama's people of course. This is a clear case of "Wag the Dog". The Dems are down in the polls and election day is fast approaching. They needed to do something to try and make themselves look good.
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Rich.
They could shit solid gold bars and they would still look bad.
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Michael A. Terrell
"Rich." a écrit dans le message de news: snipped-for-privacy@news5.newsguy.com...
down in the polls and election day is
That looks like a reasonable possibility to me.
I usually dont believe in conspiration and paranoid stuff but the fact is George Bush II The Dumb benefited a lot from the September 11 event politically speaking.
In addition this event had been an opportunity to reduce individual liberty and increase citizen surveillance (and not only in USA).
Terrorists are usually not very clever people but I dont think they could make such a poorly designed bomb.
This bomb seems to be made to really look like an amateur work to as much people as possible.
Reply to
PovTruffe
This newspaper quotes someone saying it was constructed in a "profesional manner"!
The device contained a highly explosive combination of PETN and lead azide and "was prepared in a professional manner and equipped with an electrical circuit linked to a mobile telephone (SIM) card concealed in the printer."
Reply to
nightbird
Are you guys trying to help them to do better? Hell, to make a point and show the world how smart you are, do it for them.
Bill
Reply to
Salmon Egg
That bomb looks like an idiot made it. I suspect Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnel, or Sharon Angle. I'm not ruling out Sean Hanity or Bill O'Reilly.
Reply to
miso
Yawn....................................
Reply to
Michael A. Terrell
And Miso can't even spell ;-) ...Jim Thompson
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Jim Thompson
snipped-for-privacy@news5.newsguy.com...
down in the polls and election day is
Insignificant people, anonymous people... I'm being kind... Plonk. ...Jim Thompson
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Jim Thompson
Really? Maybe bad advise on how Too! was given? Like what is found in here, many times! :)
Reply to
Jamie
So, they took your advice? I wouldn't brag, like you.
Reply to
Michael A. Terrell
It should have set red flags from the start--who ships a low end laser printer to the USA? The shipping cost alone was more than the printer was even remotely worth.
Reply to
PeterD
I wouldn't be a bit surprised to find that this and the underpants bomber were phony setups for the specific purpose of whipping up anti-Islam hysteria so that the Washington DC paranoids have an excuse to further restrict American's freedoms.
The "terrorists" must be rolling on the floor laughing out loud as they watch America tie itself up in knots "protecting" itself.
America lost the "war on terror"[1] the day the Federal Government started strip-searching American Citizens.
Thanks, Rich
[1] Yea, verily, went over to the other side.
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Rich Grise
Absolutely true on the loss of the 'war on terror'...
Reply to
PeterD
I won't go so far as to claim or suggest that. If there weren't already plenty of evidence that there *are* anti-American interests in some countries overseas who are using these sorts of bombing tactics on their own turf (or in neighboring countries) I might tend to believe you... but I think that Occam's Razor suggests that these bombing attempts are just a continuation of tactics that are already widely acknowledged to be in use.
More likely, in my opionion, is the idea that these were actual (real) attempts, but that the people setting them up knew that these would have a substantial negative effect on American interests regardless of whether the bombs were effective or not. The mere fact that the bombs got onto planes, causes all sort of a ruckus, which ties up expensive resources in the U.S. and elsewhere. They also whip up anti-Islam sentiments, as you point out... which (from the point of view of radical Islamists) isn't a bad thing, since it simply further polarizes the situation and pushes America more in the direction of behaving like an "Enemy of Islam".
For a rather light-hearted (but still very relevant) look at this sort of tactic, dig up a copy of Eric Frank Russell's "WASP" science-fiction novel (1957). In it, a single well-disguised infiltrator, trained in propaganda and sabotage techniques, is dropped on an enemy planet with orders to create as much confusion and chaos as he possibly can, by creating the *appearance* of an anti-government underground movement.
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Dave Platt
Morons, both.
Reply to
hifi-tek
I presume you mean Miso and Jamie?
You are obviously a gentleman and a very observant scholar ;-) ...Jim Thompson
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Jim Thompson

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