Airport Security Alert: Radio-Controlled Toys May Trigger Remote Bombs!

by 1389 on October 7, 2007

in airlines and aviation, al-Qaeda, American South, e-jihad, Florida, Islamic terrorism, PSA, taqiyya, tech tips, terrorism, video and film, YouTube

Smiley on toy motorboat

That radio-controlled toy may not be what it seems!

1389 Blog recently ran an article, They’re talking about a how-to video that you will NOT find on this blog! about the infamous Goose Creek Pipe Bomb Boys. One of them, Ahmed Mohamed, had made a terrorist-training video showing how to use a radio-controlled toy boat to make a remote-controlled bomb. This article connected some dots to let you know what you need to look for to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe.

Recently, the folks at Global Incident Map posted a notice, USA Airport Security Alert for Toys with Remotes. In a nutshell, although radio-controlled toys are not prohibited on aircraft at this time, passengers carrying such toys will be subject to additional screening:

Citing ‘credible specific information’ about terror tactics, Transportation Security Administration officers nationwide on Monday stepped up their scrutiny of passengers carrying remote-control toys aboard airplanes…

Do you enjoy RC toys? Here’s what you need to know to stay safe!

Radio-controlled toys should be good, safe fun for both children and adults. While it is disgusting enough that anybody would set off bombs as an act of terrorism, it is truly sick to put a bomb into a toy.

According to the article in The Coloradoan, an innocent person’s remote controller could accidentally trigger a remote bomb planted by a terrorist.

Remote controls on toys and items such as garage-door openers transmit radio waves and can be converted to crude detonators, though sophisticated terrorists shun them, said aviation security consultant Rich Roth, a former Secret Service agent. Such a bomb could be detonated prematurely, thus defeating a terrorist’s plans, he said.

“The problem has always been that there are so many kids with toys out there that if some kid fires up a toy and sets off a (terrorist) bomb, that’s not good,” Roth said.

So here are the take-home lessons for EVERYONE:

  • Do not turn on the remote controller for any of your own radio-controlled toys in a public place. This is especially important in and around airports, train stations, buses, and other transportation facilities. You don’t want to affect anything else that might be using the same frequency.
  • If you notice anything that looks like a radio-controlled toy left unattended outdoors or in a public place – use caution. Radio-controlled toys are fairly expensive and people normally don’t abandon them. Ask around to see if anybody knows whose it is and how it got there. If there isn’t a good reason for it being there, consider it a suspicious object and call the local authorities to check it out. Don’t just absent-mindedly touch it or push it aside. Take care not to step on it or run over it with your vehicle!
  • If you see something, say something! Keep your eyes open for any type of terrorist-training or jihadist-recruitment videos when you’re exploring YouTube or other Internet video hosting services. Notify the video hosting service and the appropriate authorities. See the Reference Material resource page on 1389 Blog for specific information about where to report suspicious activities.

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1 Michael Bailey October 7, 2007 at 9:40 am

Interesting post – I was just thinking that perhaps what should happen is that the airports setup some transmitters that blanket the entire area with signals from every common remote control frequency – I’d rather have them blow up way out in the parking lot, instead of in the airport –

Of course, like any idea, there’s a way to circumvent – simply don’t turn on the receiver until you’re ready to use it.

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