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An act of God?

I needed a good LOL moment this morning:

A suicide bomber planning an attack in Moscow on New Year's Eve was killed in her apartment when her bomb was prematurely detonated by an unexpected text message.

According to Russian security sources, the text message -- a remote trigger for a cell phone belt bomb -- wished her a happy new year, accidentally setting off the blast. The accident may have saved hundreds of lives, these officials believe, as the woman intended to use the bomb in a suicide attack near Red Square later that night.

The woman is believed to be part of the same group that struck Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday, killing at least 35 people and wounding another 100. Officials haven't directly said who they believe is behind the terrorist attacks, but anonymous sources have pointed to Islamic North Caucasus rebels, which have been in conflict with the Russian state for over a decade.

Cell phones have become a remote detonator of choice for terrorist groups the world over.

Memo to would-be bombers -- keep the detonator (i.e. phone) off or disconnected until the device has been planted.  Sheesh.

(h/t Gateway Pundit)

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Comments (9)

Shame to waste a good ipod ... (Below threshold)
Don L:

Shame to waste a good ipod like that.

Let's send text messages of... (Below threshold)

Let's send text messages of good cheer to all our terrorist friends! Often!

No 72 virgins for Her.... (Below threshold)

No 72 virgins for Her.

No, no, no, Michael! It HA... (Below threshold)

No, no, no, Michael! It HAS to be on when you connect it, otherwise you won't have a good circuit!

And immediately afterward, you should set it for 2/3rds volume and make sure you got it right. 2/3rds shouldn't set off the detonator, and if it does, well, it's the will of Allah, right?

So don't be afraid, make sure your bomb will go off as it should!

And test it several times, ... (Below threshold)

And test it several times, too! Don't want a fizzle on the big day!

The feel-good story of the ... (Below threshold)

The feel-good story of the week.

It would be ever sweeter if... (Below threshold)

It would be ever sweeter if the text was a wrong number from a telemarketer.

"I think she's mad at me. I... (Below threshold)

"I think she's mad at me. I called her to say 'Happy New Year' and she just blew up."

terrorist bomb: $100... (Below threshold)

terrorist bomb: $100
cheap armenian cell phone: $20
unexpected text message: priceless






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