Teen Arrested For Terror Plot That Included Training Kamikaze Kangaroos

By 06.30.16
Kangaroo Bombs


With some of the recent stories in the news involving animals attacking people it shouldn’t come as a shock that some terrorists are considering enlisting the help of non-humans for their war on civilians.

This plan, however, a little bit too Dr. Doolittle.

An Australian teenager has pleaded guilty to plotting to run over and behead a police officer during Anzac Day commemorations. Sevdet Besim, 19, pleaded guilty in the Melbourne court to one charge of planning a terrorist act.

Court documents said he and a British accomplice also discussed using a kangaroo packed with explosives to attack police officers. They allegedly said they would paint the animal with symbol of the so-called Islamic State and set it loose.

OK let’s work through this idea — these guys were going to capture or buy a kangaroo (can you just buy a kangaroo in Australia? Are they like dogs? Does the pet store carry kangaroos?) make it sit still long enough to strap explosives on it, train it to run into a crowd and set the bomb off? Or did they just assume a kangaroo would run into a crowd? I’m assuming a kangaroo — like 89% of animals — would run AWAY from humans.

The plot was uncovered when police in Britain found messages on the phone of a teenager in Blackburn.

He could figure out how to train kamikaze kangaroo and build explosives but not how to delete phone messages.

Besim faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. Plenty of time to figure out animal training.

[via BBC]

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