Upon Further Investigation...

Sayyid could tell that the soldiers were on edge; five of their bomb-sniffing dogs had been killed by snipers in in the first few months of 2008.  And now they were getting sloppy, afraid to spend too much time searching each vehicle by hand.  With no sniffer-dogs in sight, Sayyid was testing them; beneath his truck, he’d hidden some small packets of gunpowder.

The line of cars funneled into a blast area the size of an Olympic swimming pool, its six foot high concrete walls designed to contain any explosions.  Just as Sayyid was about to enter into the point of no return, the hair on the back of his neck stood up.
He saw one of the checkpoint guards walk with a swiveling antenna pointed at the trunk of a little Fiat.  The driver of the car suddenly jumped out and attempted to escape on foot but was quickly tackled.  Sayyid turned his wheel hard and drove off while he still had a chance.  Until he got his hands on one of these new sensors, there’d be no more attempts.

It didn’t take Sayyid long to figure out that the new bomb-detecting technology being used by the Iraqi soldiers was no threat to his schemes.  After all, it was simply a piece of metal in a plastic grip.  “It looks to be a dowsing rod,” he laughingly told his coconspirators, “They’ve basically spent $85,000,000 for a crate of magic wands...”

On July 11, 2012, British authorities charged the makers of the ADE651 with fraud.  The question remains why it took them 30 months of “scientific testing” to figure it out.

The question also remains as to why 20 nations around the world, including Iraq, Pakistan, Mexico, Thailand, and the Philippines, continue to use similar “molecular detectors” to this day.

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