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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    So....he didn't ignite the explosives...they failed....just say'n.
    I heard he lit them, but all they did is burn his leg and didn't go off.

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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This could be a dry run designed to test the system.
    Dry runs generally do not involve getting captured.

    Of course, as somebody said, Nigerians do not tend to be that bright.... so maybe the guy just failed to understand.

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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Good of you to admit it.

    Riiight. We should just ignore the obvious. Then we could be more like you.

    Actually, there's a wee bit more than that isn't there?

    Islamic terrorists? Yes

    Kill Americans? Yes

    Muslims? Yes

    Now I ask you again, why did the Islamic terrorist in Texas received every liberal apologist on the planet screaming "wait and see" denying what he was while ignoring the evidence we already had while this guy isn't getting a defense for the same action?
    IMO, the differences are pretty obvious.

    In the Ft. Hood case, the rational among us urged restraint in our condemnations because it was unclear whether this killing was related to terrorism. First, the guy's name and background didn't come out for quite some time. Second, it was not immediately clear whether the guy had any radical tendencies. Third, mass shootings happen with relative frequency and only a very small percentage of them are related to terrorism.

    In this case, the rational among us still urged restraint, but information was available much more quickly. First, the guy's name and background came out relatively quickly. Second, it was immediately clear that the guy was on terrorist watch lists. Third, attempted bombings of planes are very rare and are almost always related to terrorism.
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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Dry runs generally do not involve getting captured.

    Of course, as somebody said, Nigerians do not tend to be that bright.... so maybe the guy just failed to understand.
    You wouldn't send you #1 guy on a mission where you know he'll be captured. A wet mission will be an obvious suicide mission, so therefore your dry run guy getting captured is par.

    I mean, what are we going to do to him? Kill him? Torture him? Naw, he's got it made.
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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    The guy was trying to blow up a plane with 220 passengers on it. Of course it was terrorism.

    What isn't know is if this was a plot dictated by a specific terrorist organization or just some crazy guy.
    And it was terrorism at Fort Hood to but you won't hear a liberal politician cal it that......
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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    You know, the TSA's new regulations that came after this incident are outright asinine. I mean, no moving in the aisles 1 hour before landing? Not accessing any baggage for that time? Nothing on your lap at all during landing? With all due respect on the aisle thing, if I'm on a long-ish flight, fall asleep after eating whatever, and I have to pee badly enough, stand aside and let me use the lav, or I'll just piss in my paints in the aisle and let the cleaning crew on the ground deal with it... not my fault you guys tied to keep me from using the bathroom despite pointing out how badly I needed it a dozen++ times.

    I wish I was kidding, but I'm not. The TSA has gone beyond asinine now.
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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    You know, the TSA's new regulations that came after this incident are outright asinine. I mean, no moving in the aisles 1 hour before landing? Not accessing any baggage for that time? Nothing on your lap at all during landing? With all due respect on the aisle thing, if I'm on a long-ish flight, fall asleep after eating whatever, and I have to pee badly enough, stand aside and let me use the lav, or I'll just piss in my paints in the aisle and let the cleaning crew on the ground deal with it... not my fault you guys tied to keep me from using the bathroom despite pointing out how badly I needed it a dozen++ times.

    I wish I was kidding, but I'm not. The TSA has gone beyond asinine now.
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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    My thought process is this: They enforce the rule, they get the immediate result of the rule enforcement.
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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    You know, the TSA's new regulations that came after this incident are outright asinine. I mean, no moving in the aisles 1 hour before landing? Not accessing any baggage for that time? Nothing on your lap at all during landing? With all due respect on the aisle thing, if I'm on a long-ish flight, fall asleep after eating whatever, and I have to pee badly enough, stand aside and let me use the lav, or I'll just piss in my paints in the aisle and let the cleaning crew on the ground deal with it... not my fault you guys tied to keep me from using the bathroom despite pointing out how badly I needed it a dozen++ times.

    I wish I was kidding, but I'm not. The TSA has gone beyond asinine now.
    I could be mistaken, but I believe the rules you're referring to are not applicable to all flights, but only to flights from Canada to the US. I heard that those regulations were from the Canadian version of the TSA, not ours.
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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I could be mistaken, but I believe the rules you're referring to are not applicable to all flights, but only to flights from Canada to the US. I heard that those regulations were from the Canadian version of the TSA, not ours.
    I think it is for domestic US flights as well, I could be wrong, but our agency isn't exactly being clear right now about what is what.
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