Researcher Makes Bombs, Guns Using Airport Gift Shop Items

Never ever pass up an opportunity to point out the failure of the State. Actually, it is much like clubbing baby seals–its pretty easy work since there is such an abundance of material. — jtl, 419

Exploits huge security flaw proving TSA’s ineffectiveness

Adan Salazar

A resourceful researcher has successfully demonstrated how easy it is for anyone to build an arsenal of weapons solely using items found beyond TSA airport checkpoints, proving once again how the bloated federal agency charged with “protecting travelers” is conducting little more than security theater at taxpayer expense.

Security researcher Evan Booth set out this year to answer one question: “Can common items sold in airports after the security screening be used to build lethal weapons?”

“As it turns out, even a marginally ‘MacGyver-esque’ attacker can breeze through terminal gift shops, restaurants, magazine stands and duty-free shops to find everything needed to wage war on an airplane. Just how easy is it to build these weapons?” Booth’s site asks.

Booth’s research proves the answer is that it’s rather easy.

Exploiting gift shop souvenirs and other random objects, Booth spectacularly demonstrates how determined attackers armed with nothing but knowledge can assemble blowguns, firearms and even incendiary devices using common objects regularly found after TSA screening checkpoints.

One improvised explosive device, nicknamed the FRAGGuccino, for instance, is assembled using a stainless steel coffee mug, a double AA battery, a condom and Axe Body Spray, among other materials. As Booth shows, the grenade’s explosion would be enough to cause someone serious bodily injury.

Booth demonstrates FRAGGuccino.

Booth demonstrates FRAGGuccino.

In another demo, Booth brings about the swift demise of a coconut using nunchucks fashioned out of magazines and dental floss.

Other easily assembled, but destructive weapons include remote explosive detonators, spiked clubs and even deadly crossbows.

Booth says he’s not trying to give anyone ideas, but merely wants to demonstrate what “terrorists” could already know. “All of these findings have been reported to the Department of Homeland Security (TSA) to help them better detect these types of threats,” Booth’s site claims.

He also prefaces his discoveries with a disclaimer noting the items were produced in a controlled environment and not in airports.

The security researcher’s work reinforces the popular notion that TSA pat downs and body scanners are effectively futile, there merely to shake down travelers and encourage compliance to authority figures.

By showing how easily pretty much anything can be turned into a weapon, Booth has not only exposed huge flaws in the national security state, but has also proven that the TSA’s presence is unnecessary as anyone determined to create airport chaos can readily do so at a whim.

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4 Responses to Researcher Makes Bombs, Guns Using Airport Gift Shop Items

  1. Gunny G says:

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  3. Mike says:

    TSA is a bunch of paranoid schizophrenic’s along with DHS, are really an independent private service to my knowledge that has never been given police authority to cause or effect an arrest on probable suspicion. I know of no Congressional or Senate laws that have been passed authorizing Law Enforcement capabilities, they are nothing more and have as much authority as a parking lot attendant security officer that walks around and monitors and if there is a “problem” unless their company holds very strong insurance and liability the only power they have is to call for the local police to intervene who are designated and recognized Law Enforcement through appropriate and proper credentialing. Several media out-lets have hired on TSA Agents, that a un-armed security company would not touch with a ten foot pole because of their back-ground check. This is getting so ridiculous, it is easier to show up butt naked to go through Security checks (and that is they do not have a colonoscopy tube handy like in Texas who put a victim through multiple x-rays, digital body cavity searches as well as making them consume a quick-evac. which you better be over a toilet or in this case a bucket when you drink it, then since that produced no evidence of drug smuggling the process continued with two colonoscopies with no results other than the stomach and intestines including the lower large intestines were thoroughly cleaned out still no evidence of drug smuggling. Then the hospital charged the person, not the court or arresting agency for the procedures due to a dog sniffing at the seat of where he was sitting at the time of the stop. The dog was also known to have made previous false alerts on several other occasions.) Why not simply allow nude flights upon reaching the destination put your clothes back on, or issue a cotton robe to cover yourself with until you reach your destination. Is this the means by which the Gov will try and justify taking over the private air-lines. If they assigned health care under the jurisdiction of the IRS, Makes me wonder where they will assign the FAA and air travel to. Maybe the Forest Service Agriculture department? Or sell it out to the Chinese to operate, then obviously the default will be the Muslim Brotherhood.


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