Friday, August 31, 2007

Bomb Squad

Awwww, this is so sweet. Despite the enormous advances in the field of skyscraper-explosion, Mexicans are still doing it the old fashioned, artesanal way, with small individually-handcrafted devices:

More than 10,000 people have been evacuated from a skyscraper in Mexico after police found a handmade explosive device in a car parked in the building....

The bomb was made with three gunpowder-filled metal tubes, cables, a mobile phone and tied together with tape.

But if it had exploded, damage from the blast would probably have been limited to the car, Mexico City's Public Security Department said.

Gunpowder! Just like his father used - and his father before him, and so on. It's like stepping back in time, to a gentler, simpler, happier era.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now if they had been hanging around with a graduate student/teaching assistant at the U of South Florida at Tampa, (story in today's Times), it could have been more meaningful.

Burro Hall said...

Uncle Sam hasn't had great luck with USF-related terror prosecutions. Those guys will be plying their trade in Mexico by the end of 2008.