Terrorists Used Sega Cartridges As Weapons?!

Sonic and Tails were accessories to terror!

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Oh, terrorists… the things they’ll do for, well, terror. While creating make-shift weapons is never something we condone here at Crave, we can’t help but acknowledge Al-Qaeda’s innovative, outside-the-box thinking on this one.

Apparently, GameSetWatch got their hands on some Detainee Assessment records for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, released via WikiLeaks, which detail Al-Qaeda’s attempt to hide and secretly transport remote-controlled firing devices (RCPDs) inside old Sega Genesis game cartridges.

"Detainee discussed remote-controlled firing devices (RCFDs) which were found during raids in Karachi in September 2002. These RCFDs were built inside black Sega videogame cassette cartridges to protect the RCFDs and to make them appear innocuous."

It seems the terrorist organization finally found something to do with all those copies of Shaq Fu they had lying around. Listen, they had a lot of capital invested in that franchise, and that just did not pan out. So, instead of having that heap of junk eyesore cluttering up their nefarious base of operations, Al-Qaeda decided to make something of it. This plan also did not pan out. Oh for two, it would seem.

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