Cell phone carrier: 1, Terrorists: 0
Of course terrorism and suicide bombers aren’t funny, but I can’t help but chuckle at this:
The would-be suicide bomber was planning to detonate a suicide belt bomb near Red Square, a plan that was foiled when her wireless carrier sent her an SMS while she was still at a safe house, setting off the bomb and killing her. The message reportedly wished her a Happy New Years. Cell phones are often used as makeshift detonators by terrorist and insurgent groups.
If true, the SMS might be the only time that a wireless carrier’s SMS message has ever been useful.