Monday, October 01, 2007

Toy Story 2

I'll admit to being one of those people who thinks remote-control toys are cool and to loading up on these cheesy wares when abroad, so I read with some trepidation that I might be subject to more security checks at airports after stories like "Airport Security Alert for Toys with Remotes" appeared in today's press. I'm hesitant to look for the video that started it all, since even the words that you type in a computer screen search box can be considered grounds for arrest, but apparent a twelve-minute YouTube video categorized with"detonator from a distance," "suiciders" and "martyrdoms" that was made by an Egyptian-born graduate student started it all. There are certainly many DIY films on YouTube and many that show things blowing up, but apparently there was an even more incendiary combination when all of this was combined with jihadist ideology and specific instructions about using remote-control toys to trigger a bomb. See Toy Story here for more.

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Blogger bob c said...

I supppose in todays world of global interconectivity this kind of thing may be a bad thing to pass on. Sort of like the fist time (millions of years ago) one human told another that it was possable to bash in some ones head with a rock. Then you could take the food they gathered. Sure glad that secret never got out!

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