Over the weekend, WikiLeaks began releasing files on Gitmo detainees. Among the mounds of paperwork was a file on Abu Farajal Libi, the supposed operational chief of al-Qaeda. According to the files, Libi directed operations against US and coalition forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
On the gaming front, Libi was the mastermind behind turning Sega cartridges into bombs to take out the opposition, according to the release. It’s not clear whether they were Genesis or Master System cartridges, but the documentation did reveal that they would be packed with explosives and detonated via cell phone.
During raids conducted between 9 and 11 September 2002 in Karachi, PK, over 20 radio-type detonating devices were discovered in the Tariq Road Safe House, which was one of the other residences raided the same day … The devices were built inside of black “Sega” videogame cartridges and were designed for remote activation through use of a cell phone.
It’s safest to take this news as conjecture, however probable, as you may well know that Gitmo has been a hotbed of questionable interrogation practices, tattle-telling deals in exchange for freedom, et al. Although, it does leave one wondering what might have happened if one decided to take a trip down memory lane, ordered a Master System on eBay, then …