Jason Ditz


Jason Ditz, managing news editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the many suspicious details in the Yemen printer bomb plot, Obama’s declaration of war on al-Qaeda’s Arabian Peninsula franchise, a recent-history lesson on Yemeni civilian casualties from US drone strikes and why the somewhat decentralized and anarchic state of Yemen may be another nation-building candidate.

MP3 here. (17:22)

Jason Ditz is the managing news editor at Antiwar.com.

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  1. Back in the day when there used to be real analysts who actually thought about the problem & did research, I read a report about why no self-respecting terrorist would ever use any shipping service. The crux of the argument is that if a terrorist had something as valuable as explosives & knew how to use them, he would not trust it to a shipping service where so much could go awry. And the more valuable the weapon, like material for a dirty bomb, the less likely it would be to be trusted to a shipping service.

    Me, I think it was a CIA false flag op, which was carried off with all the usual panache of CIA operations.

  2. All I will say is that to transport cargo freight through current security channels in airport cargo terminals is fairly easy if you have government approval. The mechanism to cause the printer cartridge to explode is no high-tech gadget. Any metal detector or scanning device should have picked up those metal wires of the mechanism, particularly in a box which is different from the actual manufacturers printer box. This incident appears very much similar to the "underpants bomber," and if you have read the eye-witness accounts of passengers before and after boarding the plane, something is very wrong.

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