Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Terrorists using cheese in attack dry runs

In a blatant display of disregard for the welfare of perfectly good cheese, terrorist splodeydopes are using hunks of fine cheddar and brie cheeses in the place of, say, C4 on 9/11 style dry runs.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Police across the country should be on the lookout for what could be "dry runs" for a terrorist attack, the Transportation Security Administration advised after series of suspicious incidents occurred at U.S. airports.

An unclassified advisory, sent July 20 from TSA to law enforcement agencies, raised the possibility that recent activity could be "pre-attack security probes."

[...] The advisory details four incidents from the past 11 months in which screeners found unusual objects with items that could mimic bomb components in passengers' checked or carry-on bags.

In one case last September, a couple in Baltimore, Maryland, checked a plastic bag with a block of processed cheese taped to another plastic bag containing a cell phone charger. Earlier this month in San Diego, California, a passenger checked a bag containing two ice packs covered in duct tape. The ice packs had clay in them instead of the normal blue gel.

In the name of all good cheeses everywhere, contact your elected officials! Something must be done to prevent further harm to the fine cheeses of this great nation!

Oh, and the people too... hate to see something bad happen to them either...

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