On December 25th, 2009, a Nigerian by the name of Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab boarded a plane in Amsterdam. The plane’s destination was Detroit, Michigan.

According to news reports, the suspect had smuggled a bomb aboard the plane. A bomb that was sewn into his underwear.

Fellow passengers on the plane reported hearing a loud pop, like a firecracker and saw smoke rising from the man’s seat. The detonator that the suspect tried to use was acid in a syringe. Instead of detonating the bomb, the acid melted the syringe and caused a fire. Underwear bomber.

A few days later the media reported that Al Qaeda had taken credit for the attempted bombing. Al qaeda takes credit for underwear bombing.

However there are many problems with this story. Witnesses on the flight saw Mutullab being escorted on to the plane by a sharply dressed Indian man. The man told the people at the ticket gate that Mutallab was from Sudan and he asked if Mutallab could board the plane without a passport saying that “we do this all the time.” Underwear bomber escorted on plane.

After being referred to someone in management, the underwear bomber was allowed to board the plane without a passport.

Later the State Department admitted that the official who helped Mutallab get on the plane worked for the US Government.

“Patrick F. Kennedy, an undersecretary for management at the State Department, said Abdulmutallab’s visa wasn’t taken away because intelligence officials asked his agency not to deny a visa to the suspected terrorist over concerns that a denial would’ve foiled a larger investigation into al-Qaida threats against the United States.

The attempt by Mutullab to ignite his pants was later used as an excuse by the government to install body scanners in all airports. This move was led by Michael Chertoff, former Homeland Security Chief. Naked body scanners.

Since leaving the government, Chertoff has started a security consulting company called The Chertoff Group. One of his clients is a company that makes the full body scanners.

According to news reports :

“Chertoff’s advocacy for the technology dates to his time in the Bush administration. In 2005, Homeland Security ordered the government’s first batch of the scanners – five from California-based Rapiscan Systems. Rapiscan is one of only two companies that make full-body scanners in accordance with current contract specifications required by the federal government.

Currently 40 body scanners are in use among 19 US airports. The number is expected to skyrocket, at least in part because of the Christmas Day incident. The Transportation Security Administration has said it will order 300 more machines.

In the summer, TSA purchased 150 more machines from Rapiscan with $25 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.”

Chertoff and body scanners.

So what is Rapiscan? It is a global privately-held company that specializes in walk-through metal detectors and x-ray machines for airport luggage and cargo screening. The company is owned by OSI Systems. OSI is owned by Indians and based in California. Its CEO is Deepak Chopra. Its president is Ajay Mehra, who is also President of Rapiscan Systems

So what was the underwear bomber scare really all about?

If Al Quaeda claims credit for the underpants bomber, that means that Homeland Security is working with Al Quaeda. Then again, maybe Al Quaeda is Homeland Security.

It also means that the entire episode was manufactured to make money for Chertoff and his Indian clients, to further turn America into a police state, and to humiliate Americans who are treated like cattle at the airports.