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Spooks swap bomb instructions for cupcake recipe

#3
Good drills? Playing a prank on AQ?

Good drills would have been to change the bomb recipe to a highly unstable one to take out the bomb-makers, and then not announcing it in the press. I thought the task of the spooks was to covertly destroy our enemies, not to publicly play practical jokes on them.
 
#4
the problem with the plan is if a wannabe jihadist tries mixing it up in a house next door kaboom successful terrorist bomb if not in exactly the right place:(
 
#5
Might making the composition *that* unstable not slightly inconvenience the neighbours? "I heard a noise, Harold!" *Bang*

Edit to add: Damnit, pipped by a Brighton hippy. The shame!
 
#8
Good drills? Playing a prank on AQ? Good drills would have been to change the bomb recipe to a highly unstable one to take out the bomb-makers, and then not announcing it in the press. I thought the task of the spooks was to covertly destroy our enemies, not to publicly play practical jokes on them.
Trouble is: half of AQ, if the authorities are to be believed, is already in the UK, so getting them to blow themselves up .... Well - the implication is obvious.

But, generally speaking, I like the idea!
 

TheIronDuke

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#10
I don't think a cupcake-recipe prank is going to do much to erode the morale of people happy to blow themselves to bits.
As has been pointed out, might make them think that if someone can hack their website, someone can key-log them or track them down where they walk their pets? Either way, nice one. About time Cheltenham put down their Frappuchino and took the online fight to the zombies.
 
#11
As has been pointed out, might make them think that if someone can hack their website, someone can key-log them or track them down where they walk their pets?
Oh, right. And then they'd give up being terrorists and take up flower arranging, I understand now. They obviously wouldn't be spurred on to great efforts to beef up their security, change their patterns of behaviour etc.This brilliant idea can be extended - surveillance cameras can have a big waving sign on top that says "WE CAN SEE YOU"; infiltration agents can wear yellow suits and revolving bow ties. Counter-terrorist agents can have squirty flowers in their lapels, and squib the naughty terrorists when they least expect it. That will do the trick.

I wonder which part of 'Secret Intelligence Service' the employees of this organisation, are failing fully to grasp.
 
#12
tbf I doubt really serious terrorists are getting hints off a web site or even going anywhere near it.
but just cause their waltish loons does'nt mean they are not dangerous.
the guys who are trying to do the next 9/11 are dangerous but suffer a lot of disadvantages.
abdul whos pissed at the infidel and wants to strike at the local mcdonalds is dangerous and almost untraceable so denying him access to a home made bomb and putting the shit up him might work.
 
#13
I suppose anything is worth a try. I just always sort of thought that if you breach your opponent's security, pretty much the last thing you want to do is rush up to him, flick his tie in his face and scream "I'VE BREACHED YOUR ******* SECURITY, I HAVE!"
 
#15
whoever was in charge of the content to be placed on the site most certainly did not have a sence of humour, it should have been a recipe for a pork sausage or a bacon sarnie.
 
#16
I think that's enough talk about ties. Let's just leave them out of it. First it revolving ones and now this tie flicking business. I think we alkl know that Al Queda are not big tie wearers anyway. Not even at weddings. Job interviews maybe...
Ahh Good Morning Mr Abu Abdul, I see you have come for the interview to be a suicide bomber.
Yeth thir
Tell me in your own words why you wish to be a suicide bomber
I want to meet allah and then the 72 virgins thir.
You do know this is a job interview and yet you are not wearing a tie Mr Abdul. You cannot possibly be a terrorist or suicide bomber if you don’t wear a tie, dont ‘y know.
Now go away and learn how to tie a Windsor knot and reapply.
Duh!!!
 
#19
OK then, a non-viable explosive.

I don't think a cupcake-recipe prank is going to do much to erode the morale of people happy to blow themselves to bits.
It probably won't, but it will make the jihadis look incompetent and slightly foolish. That's not something any young Muslim lad looking for a meaning in life (and death) would want to be associated with. Creating that distance between him and the fundamentalists is the first step to marginalising them.

Right from the beginning of the Xinjiang insurgency, the PRC focussed more effort on discrediting the insurgents in the eyes of the general population - making them look like fools was one of the ways they did this. Theirs has been one of the more successful anti-jihad campaigns and it's not all down to brutal suppression as some would have it.
 
#20
Presumably the producers of the Koran keep the text on computer. Hack that and edit the text. I'm sure much fun could be had.

The 72 virgins could be replaced with, say, alcoholic pig-herders, etc.
 

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