TSA Promises More 'Interaction With Passengers,' In Addition To New TechnologyBy Marcia Kramer

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new and insidious twist on terrorist suicide bombs has federal officials issuing new warnings to international and domestic airlines and stepping up security measures here and abroad.

In 2004 al Qaeda tried a shoe bomb to take down an airplane. Five years later their so-called “Christmas surprise” was an underwear bomb on a plane.

In both cases, they failed.

However, new intelligence indicates al Qaeda now wants to surgically implant bombs directly into a suicide bomber’s body, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

“It’s definitely a change. It makes al Qaeda more lethal,” said Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

The Transportation Safety Administration is now warning international and domestic airlines traveling to the United States to be on the lookout for these new suicide bombers and to ramp up security.

“The U.S. government has received information, intelligence about terrorist intent to use this type of concealment and this technique to try to carry out plots to blow up planes,” TSA Director John Pistole said.

The agency said new measures will be taken including:

“Interaction with passengers, in addition to the use of other screening methods such as the pat-down and the use of enhanced tools and technologies,” said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.

Noted New York plastic surgeon Howard Bellin said a bomb could easily be sewed into the body surgically.

“If it’s a woman, breast implants. Put it in a breast implant like this,” Bellin said, demonstrating, “and if it’s a man put it in his buttocks, same kind of thing. Or, put it in his abdomen. Just open him up and it looks like he’s just had his appendix out or his colon resected or something.”

Sources told Kramer al Qaeda puts the explosive PETN into the surgical implant. When the suicide bomber wants to set it off all he or she has to do is use a syringe to inject the chemical TATP and it explodes.

“We’re up against a harsh enemy. This is an enemy that crashed jets into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. We’re talking about suicide bombers,” Rep. King said.

“It’s a wake-up call to some of the American people who don’t realize what a deadly, ongoing threat this is and how evil and diabolical al Qaeda is.”

Unfortunately, travelers told CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez, the latest terror warning is a sign of the times. Most don’t mind any added security to prevent an attack, but they worry about what terrorists could try next.

“Those things, I bet they’re not going to be detectable. They’re going to need more machines to detect them. It’s kind of scary,” Rodrigo Ortiz said.

“I’ll come in two or three hours early, just to be on the safe side,” said Sanka Phagu of Levittown, N.Y.

“Who knows? Could be a baby next time,” another traveler added.

Neither the TSA nor Congressman King would say exactly what the ramped up security measures are. They said they don’t want to tip off the bad guys.

Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below.

Marcia Kramer

Comments (185)
  1. nick NW montana says:

    this is pure nonsense dreamed up by TSA. it will help justify their war on terror which terrorizes american citizens. the tsa is a fear factory that scares you into submission. if you believe this theoretical madness, you are a prime example of how natural selection is not working.

  2. Lisa From Manhattan says:

    IT’S BECAUSE OF IDIOTS LIKE THIS THAT I SUPPORT XRAYS AND BODY SCANNERS AT THE AIRPORT

  3. hahaha says:

    Imagine what would happen if one of these bomb-in=-body terrorists were to ride a bicycle! The horror!

  4. TONE says:

    My first Job ever i was 15 years old wokring as a dishwaser in a resturant called SAMBOS.

  5. AUASS says:

    You are an AUASS (Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences). Listen to the preachings of these Muslim ASTRONAUTS: Sultan Salman Al Saud, Muhammed Faris, Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Anousheh Ansari, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor. Google “Muslim Astronauts”.

  6. MUSLIM ASTRONAUTS says:

    SPACEFLIGHT AND RELIGION:

    “Since Sheikh Muszaphar is a Muslim, and as his time in space coincided with the last part of Ramadan, the Islamic National Fatwa Council drew up the first comprehensive guidebook for Muslims in space.[1][3] The 18-page guidebook is titled “Guidelines for Performing Islamic Rites (Ibadah) at the International Space Station”,

    and details issues such as how to pray in a low-gravity environment, how to locate Mecca from the ISS, how to determine prayer times, and issues surrounding fasting. The orbit of the ISS results in one day/night cycle every 90 minutes,[1][28] so the issues of fasting during Ramadan are also addressed. The guidebook will be translated into Russian, Arabic, and English.[7][29] Anan C. Mohd, from Malaysia’s Department of Islamic Development said that fasting while traveling is optional, so Sheikh Muszaphar could choose what he would like to do, but if he did decide to fast in space, the times would be centered around local time in Baikonur, where the launch takes place.[30][31] Sheikh Muszaphar celebrated Eid ul-Fitr aboard the station, and packed some satay and cookies to hand out to the rest of the crew on October 13, 2007 to mark the end of Ramadan.” source: wikipedia
    websit: drsheikhmuszaphar.multiply.com

    1. Nick says:

      So you’ll be blowing up space shuttles next?

      Note, muslims don’t have the IQ to build planes nor space shuttles. They just hitch a ride, like rats on ships.

  7. AHKMED says:

    WHY DO YOU INFIDELS KEEP ERASE MY WORDS?
    ALL YOU INFIDELS DO IS LIE!
    ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE!
    WE NEVER DID NO TERROR!
    STOP LYING ABOUT ISLAM!
    WE WILL KILL YOU FAITHLESS INFIDELS!
    ALLAH IS MERCIFUL!

  8. AHKMED says:

    WHY ARE YOU INFIDELS ERASING MY WORDS?
    ALL YOU DO IS LIE ABOUT ISLAM!
    ISLAM IS A PEACEFUL RELIGION!
    WE NEVER DID ANY TERROR!
    STOP LYING!
    WE WILL KILL YOU FILTHY INFIDELS!
    ALLAH IS MERCIFUL!

  9. Steve Scanner says:

    Rumor is that the terrorists have enlisted the help of some TSA officers, current and former employees to carry their body bombs. They figure they can slip under the radar this way, as TSA people never get searched. Bribery works wonders with little people!
    I couldn’t think of a better plan myself!

  10. jack says:

    turn up the power on the scanners, wouldn’t think of profiling, let’s toast every 6 year old and grandmother/grandfather and anyone wanting to fly.

  11. rob grant says:

    Wonder if Obamacare will cover this surgery for them?

  12. JeddMcHead says:

    Surgically implanted bombs… if these people aren’t the craziest whack jobs ever produced I don’t know who is. I’m sure this is what Allah had in mind — crazy, weird-beards!

  13. GumbyPokey says:

    Somehow a lot of comments seem to be missing the mark of the article. Please take your squandering somewhere else.

    The only real solution to security is not in expensive body scanning machines and relying on new technologies, it is in hiring the right people.
    The TSA basically hires useless idiots.

    Take a flight in or out of Israel and you will see what real flight security/safety looks like. Yes people get profiled and asked questions that at times I think are none of their business. But the bottom line is that it works.

  14. Que says:

    First of all, anyone who does the research knows that 9/11 was an inside job so the dangerous people are the ones who are saying they will protect you.

    Putting bomb materials in one’s body will not make one look or feel good. That peron would get very sick. That person would not be able to walk straight. Have you ever seen a person after a surgery where you cut a person open? It takes time to recover. During that recovery the bomb materials would kill that person. How dumb do you think we are?

    I am ashamed of being human.

  15. Oberon123 says:

    More garbage from the US government to make us afraid enough to sacrifice what few freedoms we have left.

  16. Kelly says:

    This is F*cking BS, nothing but propaganda to keep the sale of porno scanners profits coming and the TSA to continue molesting us all. The threat of a terrorist getting through “normal” airport security is about as real as Obama really killing Osama Bin Laden. Its all for show to keep the War On Terror profiteers keeping the cash flow coming.

    In fact the so called “underwear bomber” was allowed to get on the airplane by a government official when he didn’t have his passport and the airline staff had already refused to let him on, but the govt official insisted on getting him on the plane. This scenario was witnessed by over a dozen people and 2 lawyers (Kurt & Lori Haskell) who were on the very same plane who have been telling this story to everyone that will listen.

    There’s no question there are some terrorists in this world but what the TSA does is a joke, a crime, and a shame. If you want to keep people from becoming terrorists and wanting to kill us, stop occupying their country and killing them for starters!

  17. Martin Luther 2010 says:

    A Q WANTs to ..do this or they WANT to do THAT. Yes, they WANT TO. Detroit WANTs to win a superbowl, but wanting and doing are not the same. A Q WANTs to use a nuke..but they don’t.. because (at least right now) they CAN’T.
    Everyone, please please take a deep breath… The SKY is not falling… World wide, last year, less that 20,000 people were killed by terrorst (and that is COUNTING Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan). Yet the world gets all jellie legged about terrorism. More people die from lightening strikes. Or killed by snakebites. The entire strategy behind terrorism is to instill FEAR. If we refuse to stampede….their strategy is larglely muted. THEY LOSE WE WIN. IF we keep stampeding, they win and will continue to use terrorism.. I am NOT a sheep..and neither are most of you!!!

  18. bob2 says:

    Conspiracy theorists have a LOT to learn about waking people up. Way to wake people up by putting them back to sleep with your all-caps ranting and fringe ‘truths’. You might be right, you might not… but You. Are. Not. Helping.

  19. bob bob says:

    Whichever institution you attack or defend, the question is the same for everyone:

    When your media overlords dole out pitiful articles like this, are you to think that they respect your intelligence?

    If you are indeed under threat of death, would you rather die free? Or die enslaved, with a TSA hand up your ass?

    Quit arguing with each other and recognise the common enemies for goodness’ sake. Start with the media and other trolls that herd you into these ridiculous debates.

  20. JoeJoe says:

    Can you imagine the idiots that believe in Islam and who would implant bombs to blow up a plane, and believing the jerk Moe Hammed would reward them with young virgins. There isn’t a religion or belief this stupid in the entire human history, and look at the morons who believe it.

  21. LizardLips says:

    We’re held hostage by neanderthals in towels and nincompoops in our government and it’s the nincompoops I fear the most.

  22. Bill_B50 says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Janet Napoleon has authorized TSA to search passengers by cutting them open with box cutters. According to her: “killing a few innocent Americans by the TSA is acceptable to make sure she keeps her job”.

  23. Peter Stier Jr says:

    Why are we allowing this sleazy ambling tyranny the pleasure of slowly herding us into a panic-stricken state of fear and timid anxiety? Because we’re a bunch of domesticated bozos and rubes, that’s why. The “underwear’ bomber was basically ushered onto the plane, Chertoff Group made a fine dime or two on the naked-radiation scanners and now like prison-inductees we bend over when the TSA says so. What terrifies you more: (a) men in caves that have magical powers to make NORAD stand down, building 7 defy earthly laws of physics, and a fiercely “proud to be free” people nonchalantly fork over their dignity and liberty, or (b) an ever-encroaching totalitarian regime that has the potential to make Stalin, Hitler and Mao blush with envy… If you answered (a) prepare for (b). Ye have been warned.

  24. Ob1 says:

    This is all BS! Their just trying to scare us so they can distroy our Bill of Rights and invade more coutries. Bush had a list of 12 he wanted to invade, he only got 2. Barak Osama is just finishing what Bush started. All the Bush suporters should LOVE this current president his policies are identical to Bush’s. Your more likely to die from a bee sting that from a terrorist attack, thats according to the gov’nts own statistics.

  25. Mike says:

    Man, there sure are a lot of sheeple on here. Most of the mainstream media influenced folks posting here are so clueless ti’s scary. Turn off the tv set and do some research. When you do (if you can break the habbit and stop watching sports and drinking buds) you will discover that our government is who you need to fear. Want the real news? go to infowars.com or question911.com or activistpost.com etc. etc. Really, wake up folks. Do you want to see how you are being poisoned right now, look up at the jet trails that spread out. Want to know why. Go to youtube and search for” what in the world are they spraying?” Really sheeple, time to wake from your slumber or you are going to be caught way off guard and it will be much to late!

  26. YOU WON'T WIN WITH HATRED says:

    CONSPIRACISTS ARE LIKE THOSE
    WHO STILL BELIEVE IN BIGFOOT AND THE TOOTH FAIRY.

  27. Tim says:

    The enemy is succeeding in bringing down the U.S. We can’t continue to protect ourselves, police the world, provide cradle to grave entitlements, waste taxpayer dollars on corrupt policies (e.g., the stimulus, GM bailout, Fanny/Freddie), etc. We’re quickly facing bankruptcy and then it’s down with the West, just as al Qaeda has counted on. Get to a Christian church and learn about Jesus. Following Him is the only way out of this mess.

  28. YOU WON'T WIN WITH HATRED says:

    AHKMED,

    JESUS CHRIST WAS THE ONLY PERFECT CREATED BEING.
    HE LET PEOPLE HATE HIM AND KILL HIM, AND STILL HE LOVES THEM.

    HE EVEN LOVES YOU.

    ONE DAY YOU’LL KNOW THIS FOR A FACT,
    BUT I HOPE YOU FIND OUT BEFORE YOUR LIFE ENDS.

    GOD CAN STILL USE YOU IF YOU LET HIM.
    YOU JUST HAVE TO KNOW HIM FIRST.

  29. YOU WON'T WIN WITH HATRED says:

    GOD IS LOVE.
    GOD IS TRUTH.
    GOD IS HOLY.

    NOBODY NEEDS TO DEFEND OR SPEAK UP FOR GOD.
    HE IS ABLE TO SPEAK FOR HIMSELF.

    KILLING OTHERS AND YOURSELF IS JUST A WASTE OF LIFE.
    IT JUST SHOWS YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU SAY.

  30. YOU WON'T WIN WITH HATRED says:

    ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION OF PEACE, AND
    ALLAH IS NOT MERCIFUL.

    IT’S ALL A LIE AND YOU NEED ANGER MANAGEMENT.
    YOUR HATRED HAS CONSUMED YOUR INTELLIGENCE.

  31. john says:

    There is only one scanner in the world that will detect a cavity or implant bomb. It is a new ultra-low radiation scanner from a small American company, Valley Forge Composite Technologies. It actually works for what a scanner is for and obsoletes all the other scanners . Of course the TSA isn’t using it.

    BTW, the real hole in homeland security is cargo containers. They are basically brought in on “good faith” of the sender and could contain 60,000 pounds of PETN or a nuke.

  32. Deb says:

    Are you kidding me? How can anyone take you seriously?

  33. Great Idea says:

    All they need is a small detonating cubicle. Everyone walks through this box that is a detonator, if you don’t have a bomb then you’re good, if you have a bomb on you you just blow up right on the spot and solves the problem.

    1. YOU WON'T WIN WITH HATRED says:

      I LOVE IT.

  34. SLIDINGINTOIT says:

    911 was a con job.

    RESEARCH WHO OWNS AND RUNS THE “NEWS” MEDIA ….

    ALL MEDIA.

    RESEARCH.

    START WITH BUILDING 7.

  35. Topher says:

    Great. Now we don’t even get attacked and we lose more of our freedom. We are told it is for our protection. They are winning. Every time we give in to fear and “improve” security measures they win. When we act terrified and impose on the freedom of our own citizens flying in our own country, they win.

    This is propaganda, and our government legitimized it by responding to it. We are truly led by fools.

    They managed to attack us 1 time with box cutters…. like we would stand by for that again. We took the fight to them and killed many, but they eek out a victory every time we give up more freedom for “security.”

    I like the dog idea. I have no problem with a dog sniffing my stuff. I’d rather have that than another persons hands in my pants, or a computer generated naked picture of my kids made from radiation. Dogs have helped protect humans from our enemies for thousands of years.

  36. DirtyD says:

    Pure fear-mongering and blatant propaganda to counter increasing backlash against the TSA’s gross, unconstitutional powers.

    “I bet they’re not going to be detectable. THEY’RE GOING TO NEED MORE MACHINES TO DETECT THEM.”

    “Who knows? COULD BE A BABY NEXT TIME.”

    This folks, is real terrorism – the use of violence and INTIMIDATION IN THE PURSUIT OF POLITICAL AIMS. This is absolutely disgusting.

  37. John says:

    LET’S SEE, THE QUOTE IS “ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE!”
    “I WILL KILL YOU INFIDELS!”

    MAN, THAT”S PERFECT. SAYS IT ALL DOESN’T IT? THAT’S ALL YOU SICK
    TWISTED PEOPLE KNOW. KILLING. THAT’S HOW YOU HANDLE THINGS? KILL EVERYBODY. WHAT CENTURY ARE YOU IN? WELL, YOU’RE GETTING WHAT YOU DESERVE NOW IN AFGHANISTAN.

    1. SLIDININTOIT says:

      R E S E A R C H

      If you cant see, research more.

      Start with Building 7.

      Its 10 years later, about time to start getting the FACTS STRAIGHT.

  38. Black Talon says:

    Well hell , I guess the TSA will have to open a few folks up with scalpels, granny, the kids, the wife. If it is this F’n dangerous why not just ground all flights? no more air traffic at all. I mean if it makes America safer we got to do it, right SHEEP? Remember after 9/11 things changed. You are guilty of being a terrorist until you are radiated, groped, and or, opened up with probes or or surgical steal. You might get to fly from point A to point B, but never forget as they are groping your genitals slaves , Al Qaeda won. For all you freaks that think Al Qaeda is lurking in grannys diaper Mexican trucks are set to roll into the USA unabated thru all the states. Just think how many Al Qaeda warriors and bombs will be all around you. I mean wouldn’t it be easier to just drive a bomb across the border than go thru a grope fest at the airport?Better set up the TSA at the truck stops, right cowards? You all are absolutely pitifull !

  39. dave says:

    You’re smart and not a troll! btw I’m being sarcastic!

  40. tfb says:

    the k0ran has hundreds of comands to hook kill slay burn rape molest mutilate the KUFIR which is their “N” word for nonmuslims

    see A.Z.’s bump on his forehead? That’s his Zebibah, a bony callous from grinding his skull ilnto the floor 5 times a day to “pray” (what they really do is curse the kufir and vow to kill them off). When you see a nutball muzzie with a bony bump, watchout, they’re SUPER nutball

  41. tfb says:

    I bought a teddy bear for $5 and named it Muhammad and sold it on eBay for $15. I made a prophet.

    1. Ronald says:

      all the while the bankers keep devaluing your dollars, and your dumb ass thinks that al qaeda can hurt u. No, they cannot. But the bankers are ass raping u right now. As u sit there reading this.

      1. Simon Leigh says:

        Good point. These urban myths only distract frightened Americans from the fact that the number of terrorists who have blown up a plane on American soil since the unrepeatable horror of 9-11 remains the same: zero.

  42. dote says:

    here comes the anal probing

    1. tfb says:

      just need pigs and dogs, they can easily detect residue and metabolites of residue through the skin, together, it would be hilarious the muslims scream in fear over these 2 animals, especially at the idea of being busted by them

      1. vendicar decarian says:

        “just need pigs and dogs” – TFB

        Cause TFB thinks a cold nose would have proved that 911 was an Illuminati conspiracy.

      2. tfb says:

        huh? you don’t even make sense
        we deal in the sanity plane, you must’ve used too much henna on your beard, and your goat misses you — well, no, it doesn’t

      3. vendicar decarian says:

        “you don’t even make sense” – TFB

        A compliment coming from a 911 Birther.

      4. tfb says:

        911 birther? who is that, you? you’re going on about some dancing jews or some such and you are a proven enemy

        so nobody cares what you say

    2. Muslim Astronauts says:

      You are an AUASS (Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences). Follow the teachings of these Muslim ASTRONAUTS: Sultan Salman Al Saud, Muhammed Faris, Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Anousheh Ansari, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor. Google “Muslim Astronauts”.

  43. tfb says:

    The only real radical muslim is one who stands up to the genocide, slavery, pederasty, pedophilia, abuse, misogyny, mutilation, honor killing…

    of islam

    the rest love it, it’s licensed barbarianism

    1. vendicar decarian says:

      Gosh, I thought you were talking about Radical Republians of the Waco faith.

      1. SLID says:

        you are mixed up.

      2. tfb says:

        ha ha habib, your hadiths are so perverted, just like you

  44. vendicar decarian says:

    If Alqueda is as dumb as Conservative Americans say they are, then why are they winning the war in Afghanistan, and why are they gaining ground in Iraq?

    And why is America promoting the growth of Opium poppies in Afghanistan?

    1. tfb says:

      Obama’s suicidal rules of engagement, but you Vendicar as the enemy know and love that.
      Just go back to your goat.

      1. vendicar decarian says:

        And how many American Hero’s gave their lives for their country?

      2. Tony says:

        I have a solution, why not just check middle easterners really well and have them sniffed by dogs and pigs. Let me and my wife go about our business without harassment.

    2. MorganGray says:

      Simple, for the same reason we won the battles, and lost he war in Vietnam. You cowardly lefties would not allow us to win.
      No one wins a war by being nice to the enemy, you win by killing them and by destroying their property.
      Lookit… only ONE westerner ever won a war against the musselman, and today, we use his name to denote a monster.
      The only way to win against an enemy who wants to completely destroy your culture is to destroy him first, not by placating him, or caving in to him, or understanding his viewpoint. You kill him.
      Period.

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