Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s failed underwear bombing on Christmas of 2009 has fueled the imagination of many a TSA agent. Not that the TSA really did anything to foil him, mind, the underbomber’s explosive parcel managed to start a small fire that burned his genitals pretty bad, but that was about it.
Still, the “next-generation” of exploding britches looms large, officials are pretty sure. Dubbed “our greatest threat,” a “clear and present danger,” and probably some other stuff that sounds like Tom Clancy novels, Underwear 2 was spotted by a double agent.
The menace of Underwear 2 continues to grow in the mind of TSA chief John Pistole, and justify ever more aggressive TSA policies.