April 25, 2011 6:00 AM | Eric Caoili
Wikileaks' release today of documents relating to Guantanamo Bay and its prisoners has a curious video game-related note in the Detainee Assessment record for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the high-profile Al Qaeda and alleged "principal architect of the 9/11 attacks".
His profile, which was put together by the Department of Defense, detailed operations intended to strike at the U.S. and its allies around the world, like assassination plots against Bill Clinton and Pope John Paul II, plans to detonate explosive-laden ships crossing the Panama Canal, and attacks on London's Heathrow Airport.
The Detainee Assessment record also mentioned this strategem involving Sega 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."Hopefully, they were all recovered and aren't floating around somewhere. These are probably the only rare Sega cartridges that a collector wouldn't want to own!