Most of these efforts end in failure (failure for the jihadis; success for their would-be victims in that they get to live to tell the tale) and thereafter elicit much mirth. There is nothing funny, however, about the latest jihadi gimmick--the Schweppes bomb. Unlike earlier gimmickry, this one succeeded in detonating on a Russian airliner, killing all on board.
And if it hadn't worked--you know we'd be making jokes about the goofy bomb-in-a-soda-pop can (just as we laughed at that bomb-like disassembled LED clock school project).
|These bits of junk, along with some TNT, brought down an airplane.|