March 22, 2006, - 11:46 am

Casio: Official Watch of the Terrorists

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.

Explosive Casio Connection: Ramzi Yousef & Ahmed Ressam

Casios have been used in several bombs, including one used by Ramzi Yousef, architect of the . (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.
, 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 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, .
For your own protection, look out for the watches. Because they did not and probably aren’t now, either.

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2 Responses

Now just a second here….
First, I wear a Casio. I have worn it for about 8 years. It keeps great time and, best of all, it has hands.
As far as I’m concerned, if I get stopped at an airport because of my modest, reliable Casio Forester, then the terrorists have won…

Blaise on March 22, 2006 at 12:50 pm

Is this a serious post or satire? I hope it’s the latter. If Casio’s are the most popular watch for terrorist to make timers out of, it’s because they’re the most common watch in the world, period. Suggesting that we stigmatize Casio watches because 0.00001% of them are used for nefarious purposes is just plain wacky – like suggesting that we stigmatize Boeing planes because they’re the ones that terrorists prefer to fly into buildings, or Nokia cell phones because that’s what they use to communicate with each other.
And the example in this post about a terrorist going to the bathroom on the plane? What?? Why would a terrorist use a timing device for an explosive that’s already on a plane that he can’t exit from? Why would he need a watch???
I REALLY hope this post is satire.

fpc on March 22, 2006 at 10:51 pm

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