[Merged] Attack on NW253 / Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab / New TSA Regulations

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    ModNote: Since the Community discussion thread has become predominantly about the same things as the PRSI thread, I went ahead and merged these. Hope that's okay --mkrishnan

    For your daily dose of WTF:


    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34592031/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    not the brightest bulb in the room. i wonder if he had a little foresight into what would happen once he did this?

    wonder how old he was, 16?

    this shouldnt be taken lightly imo
     
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    Simply more proof that fireworks should NOT be sold to the general public - most people are simply way too stupid! :(
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Apparently the man with the fireworks was coming from Nigeria by route of Amsterdam. So you can take your pick and write it off as the ganja or as a 419 scam gone horribly wrong. :D
     
  5. harperjones99 macrumors 6502

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    So one guy lights fireworks on a plane and this means the massively overwhelming majority of the rest of us should not be allowed to by them? Interesting view.
     
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    I'd love to know how someone makes it through multiple security checkpoints in two separate countries with firecrackers.
     
  7. trule macrumors 6502

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    airport security is a placebo ... feel safer now?
     
  8. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I can think of a place you can hide them where they'll go undetected by security ;)
     
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    socks, jean pockets, body cavities lol
     
  10. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    That'll be the TSA's next move....full body cavity searches for each passenger.
     
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    free physicals! gotta make sure I am in good health;)
     
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    I'm just going to make sure I eat plenty of Taco Bell before any TSA agents have to go looking up there.
     
  13. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    He deserves to go to jail for this IMO. That said there is little you can do to stop this happening occasionally.
     
  14. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    I was thinking more along the lines of what types of excuses will be offered by the security department at Schiphol as to how this slipped through.
     
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    It would get so hot up there, you may inadvertently set off the fireworks!
     
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    Agreed. Fortunately, it wasn't anything more serious.
     
  17. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Are you kidding me? Of course he deserves to go to jail. Jesus Christ. How is that even something that needs to be said? He deserves 40 years AT LEAST for that ****.
     
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    seriously?
     
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    Well I think Richard Reid got life in prison at Supermax. Now just about everyone in the world has to take off their shoes while going thru the security check point at the airport. I wonder BS we'll have to do now after they detail how this guy got these explosives onboard.
     
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    Unfortunately I can't find the link to the article that I read. Sorry.

    But the article indicated a binary type device. Part A was strapped to his leg (which was a powder). He was in the process of introducing Part B (which was a liquid). The article also indicated that it was more of an incendiary type device rather than an explosive type device. Additionally, they mentioned something along the lines that it was an advance device.
     
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    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/12/26/airline.attack.london/index.html
     
  22. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting... so this is progressing towards terrorism and away from mere stupidity.
     
  23. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The reports I heard last night were saying this was terrorism.
     
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    Likewise.

    The articles that I first read were terrorism related.

    Edit: An example article

     
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    They should just tie this guy up with the shoebomber with a stick of dyno between both and letem go at it. Lets face it both should be locked up for life or better yet made into food/fertilizer for pigs. Both a waste of human flesh.
     

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