ISIS Teen Arrested For Looney Tunes-Inspired Terror Plot To Unleash Bomb Filled Kangaroos In Australia
Hoppity hop hop KABLAM goes the Kanga-rerrorist (that’s a portmanteau of kangaroo and terrorist, in case you couldn’t tell) (it was the best I could do).
That was expected to be the scene in Melbourne one day, with exploding kangaroos bouncing and blowing up throughout the city.
Fortunately (or, unfortunately, depending on how humorous you find this all), the plot to Kanga-Boom Australia’s second largest city was foiled by police.
It was the far-fetched dream of 19-year-old Sevdet Besim, who is about to go on trial for (no, really) trying to pack kangaroos full of C-4.
Besim was arrested last year on four charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism, partly thanks to intercepted communications about his (wacky) plot, which were just released.
Communications resume in the early hours of Thursday 20 March 2015 with an image being sent by BESIM with a comment of ‘look what I got ahaha’,” the court documents said.
“The conversation continues with BESIM detailing what he did that day and they have a general discussion around animals and wildlife in Australia including a suggestion that a kangaroo could be packed with C4 explosive, painted with the IS [Islamic State] symbol and set loose on police officers.”
How… how would you train the explosive-laden kangaroos to specifically track down police officers? What if they were too heavy to hop? Are kangaroos so prevalent in Australia that hordes of them running through an urban area wouldn’t arise suspicions? Are police in Australia allowed to shoot kangaroos on sight?
I have so many questions. So many.
Besim has pled not guilty to the charges. His trial begins February 3rd.
[Via The Washington Post]