View Full Version : Explosive Gel Was to Be Concealed in Sports Drink

Mr Zabe
08-10-2006, 04:08 PM
This news story is serious and deserves serious attention. Does any one think the beverage industry will attempt to change the design of the cans used for sports drinks and soft drinks?

Explosive Gel Was to Be Concealed in Sports Drink
August 10, 2006 1:56 PM

Richard Esposito Reports:

The suspected terror plotters arrested in Britain had planned to conceal their liquid or gel explosives inside a modified sports beverage drink container and trigger the device with the flash from a disposable camera.

ABC News has learned exclusively that the plotters planned to leave the top of the bottle sealed and filled with the original beverage but add a false bottom, filled with a liquid or gel explosive. The terrorists planned to dye the explosive mixture red to match the sports drink sealed in the top half of the container.

This, they thought, would ensure that they would be able to pass through security -- even if they were asked to unseal and drink the beverage.

The flash in a disposable camera has enough electrical power, they apparently believed, to set off the homemade explosive.

There are any number of homemade or modified commercial liquids that would have made effective explosives, with enough energy to damage or destroy a plane.

[ 08-10-2006, 03:09 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

08-10-2006, 06:46 PM
Unfortunately, I doubt that whether the beverage industry changes the design of the can will make any difference or not - these terrorists (lunatics in my opinion) will simply come up with another device or manner in which to carry out their terror plots - it's sad, but these are the times we live in.

the saint
08-11-2006, 12:37 AM
The flash on a disposable camera can easily be made into a stungun. It has to be one of the cameras with a button you press to "charge" up the flash. All you do is open up the camera, unhook the wires from the flash bulb and strip the ends and leave outside case when you close camera back. Press the button to charge then place wires against something and press the button to take a picture.