Wonder what cartridges they were, Sonic?, Streets Of Rage 2?.....Bomberman?Al Qaeda extremists plotted terrorist attacks in 2002 using explosives and detonators hidden in SEGA cartridges, according to a new Wikileaks report.
Guantánamo Bay inmate assessment documents dug up by the infamous whistle-blowing website and published by the New York Times explain how alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed had stockpiled bombs hidden in "black SEGA videogame cassette cartridges".
"Detainee discussed remote-controlled firing devices (RCFDS) which were found during raids in Karachi in September 2002," read the record, spotted by Game Set Watch.
"These RCFDS were built inside black Sega videogame cassette cartridges to protect the RCFDS and to make them appear innocuous."
Another Guantánamo inmate Hassan Mohammed Ali Bin Attash was apparently shown how to make remote detonators out of the game cartridges.
"The detainee stated he traveled from Karachi, Pakistan to Quetta with three to five Sega cartridges made into remote detonators," reads his assessment. "The detainee stated he delivered the cartridges to two Afghan males."
There's no indication in the reports as to whether devices such as those mentioned were ever used in an Al Qaeda attack or what any possible targets may have been.
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They were planning on putting bombs in Megadrive carts? In 2002? Wow, they could have taken out every retro-gaming nerd on the continent. Might have been better putting them in PS2s if they actually wanted to endanger large numbers of people, mind.
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That's nothing, an original Xbox could have taken out most of the continent! An Atari 5200 would have finished it off.
and a megadrive 1 hooked up to a megacd 1 and a 33x ?Liamh1982 wrote:That's nothing, an original Xbox could have taken out most of the continent! An Atari 5200 would have finished it off.
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That's exactly what I thought!killbot wrote:They were planning on putting bombs in Megadrive carts? In 2002? Wow, they could have taken out every retro-gaming nerd on the continent. Might have been better putting them in PS2s if they actually wanted to endanger large numbers of people, mind.
Imagine the News headlines on BBC News 24?
"Hundreds of Retro Nerds were killed by Terrorist bombs in old Megadrive carts in the United Kingdom today. A Spokesperson from ELSPA said they fully support the act of violence, since now all the Nerds are panic-stricken and they'll all have to buy new games for full price at retail instead."
"The spokesperson then went on to compare Global Piracy to AIDS and told this News correspondent that only gays download MP3s."
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