February 15th, 2012
03:22 PM ET

How al Qaeda builds a bomb

CNN gives viewers a firsthand look at how a terrorist mastermind builds two bombs. Nic Robertson reports.  This report is based on a one-year investigation by CNN into air cargo security in light of a thwarted plot by al Qaeda in October 2010 to blow up cargo jets over the United States. "Deadly Cargo" airs on CNN Presents, Saturday and Sunday February 18, 19 at 8 p.m. ET.

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  1. Donte Kruckenberg

    Hey, you used to write excellent, but the last few posts have been kinda boring… I miss your tremendous writings. Past few posts are just a little bit out of track! come on!


    March 6, 2021 at 2:10 pm | Reply
  2. J

    Great CNN, lets tell everyone how to make a bomb...morons.

    April 8, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Reply

    Great idea...put information on bomb building out to the public! I know you can find it elsewhere, but I expected much more from CNN. You just gave a disturbed person a great idea....great job CNN!

    March 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Reply
  4. Jeff

    The "cargo bomb" using toner cartridges was found out using foreign intelligence. It has never been confirmed the bombs were working. Nonetheless, we have had no cargo bomb incidents on US flights, despite the fact not all cargo is screend on pasenger planes. The threat of a cargo bomb on our domestic passenger flights is apparently not a big deal based on:

    – they allow cargo without screening
    – there are no incidents for a couple of decades

    So, this is a non-risk....a vulnerability? Sure. A risk that is more than mechanical failure events? No.

    March 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Reply
  5. Drew Peacock

    get ready for a little war there Bennie. Iran situation is heating up.–Hope you filled your gas tanks up last week. $140 oil coming ur way

    February 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Reply
  6. ben

    just a little bit more propaganda to fuel the war mongering fear mongers. 3/4 of the foiled terror attacks in the US have been in cooperation with the FBI, essentially baiting muslims who hate the US into doing these things. just like that guy in oregon, they gave the guy everything, and a fake detonator ..

    February 17, 2012 at 2:26 am | Reply

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