First of all, it is already rather pathetic that terrorists in Yemen (you know, the ones we are so afraid of) are resorting to sending parcels through airmail, and that either are security is still so shitty (and this with an 80 billion dollar American intelligence budget last year) that copious amounts of PETN can get through...
... what, no sniffing machines?...
... that would, should or could blow up a plane. No. That alone is not enough to even give it a second thought, or as CNN would like to call it, hey, let's discuss that shit 24/7.
No. All over sudden the media narrative is that those terrorists in Yemen were apparently capable of detonating the bombs via remote detonation, and wait for it, here comes the good part... from whereever they were in Yemen!
I mean, fucking really?
Here's a hint as to why this narrative is bullshit.
If these terrorists were so super-über-awesome that they could detonate the bombs anywhere in the world, be it on the plane, somewhere in the parcel delivery systems, anywhere at any time, without even having to need somebody in relative proximity to it...
...what does that mean, then? Simple. It would have to be a cell phone based device, not unlike the one used in Madrid in 2005. Possible? Yes. Likely? Hell, no.
Because that would mean that these terrorists were capable of detonating any and all of their parcels the fucking minute the story broke, with one of the planes still in mid-air, being escorted by two American fighter jets. And since then more parcels have been discovered! None of which were detonating! Via remote control!
What? There's no CNN International in Yemen? Not in any of the hotels? Or at the airports? Are you trying to tell me that these people were sitting there, somewhere, not watching CNN? And thinking to themselvs, damn, we're blown, let's just do maximum damage and blow up all of the bombs, regardless of where they were?
Three days, kids. They had three days to detonate them, if they were capable of doing so.
They clearly are not capable of doing so.
Kids, you can't have it both ways. You can't tell us the narrative that these terrorists are super-duper-specially-trained operatives on a genius level to hatch such a devious, diabolical plot... they can explode the bombs anywhere, anytime!...and then tell us that they didn't, couldn't, wouldn't... and were easily apprehended within 72 hours.
You people on the news are either lying or so monumentally retarded that you cannot put together 2 + 2. Which is worse? I don't know.