March 22, 2006, - 11:46 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Don’t get caught wearing a Casio watch. And be on the lookout for suspicious acting people who wear one. Especially at the airport.
Not because it’s cheap or not expensive looking (we’re not snobs). But because it’s the new official watch–and explosive device–of Islamic terrorists.
Casios are used as timers in bombs. Those equipped with altermeteres can double as butane lighters. While other cheap watches can also be used, Homeland Security and other agencies are looking for Casios because they are cheap and the watch of choice by terrorists.
That’s why wearing a Casio is cited as evidence against 8 of the terrorist prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. The prisoners claim they just wear Casios because they needed cheap watches to tell time. Just like potential terrorists tried to buy a gazillion disposable cellphones at Southern U.S. Target Stores. They just wanted a cheap cellphone to call Mommy back in the Middle East . . . and use the phones in bombing devices to kill Americans.
Casios have been used in several bombs, including one used by Ramzi Yousef, architect of the ’93 World Trade Center bombing. (Yousef is the nephew of 9/11 Al-Qaeda mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.) Yousef’s Casio was used as a timing device on a 9-volt battery, killing a passenger on a Philippine Airlines Flight. He used this as a dry run for his “Operation Bojinka” (Terror in the Skies) that he was planning.
Ahmed Ressam, the “Millenium Bomber,” bought two Casios (model 1663) to use as timers.
Here’s a tip: Lookout for passengers wearing cheap $30 Casios on your flight. Apparently, all it takes is a quick trip to the airplane bathroom by someone technologically inclined. And voila . . . BOOM!
Did Brian Moskowitz a/k/a “Abu Moskowitz” and his Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents look for Casios when they were “monitoring” this year’s Super Bowl in Detroit? Naturally, they did not. Instead, only dangerous fake NFL jerseys and t-shirts were on their agenda.
For your own protection, look out for the watches. Because they did not and probably aren’t now, either.
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