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

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    How about a TSA Nigerian scanner? A machine that identifies Nigerian DNA.

    Hey, it couldn't hurt.
    I think a machine that ID's Muslims would be better.
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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think a machine that ID's Muslims would be better.
    I'd prefer that machine to be more like one of those bug zappers myself. Identifies AND rectifies.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How is this a new threat?

    It could have been a test of difficult it would be to get explosive materials onto the flight deck.

    It's like sending out skirmishers to test the strength of the opposing army's defensive perimeter, looking for weak spots.

    If this guy is just a skirmisher and he found a hole in our system, we may not necessarily know about it, but he does and he'll pass that info along to his comrades. It's not like we can make him talk and gain information from him, or anything.

    Disclaimer: before anyone wets herself and starts demanding documentation, I'm just theorizing.
    And its disconcerting how many of these there holes are. I accidentally managed to smuggle a pen knife through airport security last year (unbeknown to me it had been left in a hidden pocket in my backpack since a camping trip i took when I was about 12) by the time i discovered it it had been through metal detectors several times without a peep.
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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    And its disconcerting how many of these there are. I accidentally managed to smuggle a pen knife through airport security last year (unbeknown to me it had been left in a hidden pocket in by backpack since a camping trip i took when I was about 12) by the time i discovered it it had been through metal detectors several times without a peep.
    I went on a trip to British Columbia last year; a travelling companion had a small pocket knife in his carry on. We flew from Lafayette, to Dallas, to Vancouver, to our destination and the knife wasn't discovered until we were coming back through Vancouver. That bag was checked three times and not until the fourth time was the knife discovered.

    Wanna know what the Canadian security guy did? Mailed it back to Louisiana for him!...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I'd prefer that machine to be more like one of those bug zappers myself. Identifies AND rectifies.
    I couldn't agree more. The smell would be kinda worth the piece of mind.
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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think a machine that ID's Muslims would be better.
    I sure hope they don't start profiling Muslims... it could save lives, catch a few criminals; we wouldn't want that to happen.

    I wonder... when is the next cartoon protest coming.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I sure hope they don't start profiling Muslims... it could save lives, catch a few criminals; we wouldn't want that to happen.

    I wonder... when is the next cartoon protest coming.

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    So you just need to pick out people who look like this. Good luck with that

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Albanian Muslim



    Somalia Muslim



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    So you just need to pick out people who look like this. Good luck with that
    What about guys that look this? Think it would have made a difference if these dudes never got on a commercial aircraft?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What about guys that look this? Think it would have made a difference if these dudes never got on a commercial aircraft?

    Well my point is my practical then anything else. What does a Muslim look like? It would be pretty stupid to just profile vaugley Arab looking people when a Turkish or Albanian terrorist could slip through the net while airport security are busy searching a Lebanese christian. All Al-Qaeda would have to do is focus its recruitment on lighter skinned Muslims.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post

    So you just need to pick out people who look like this. Good luck with that
    No harm in trying. Most bombers haven't looked like 1 & 3... have they? It's not the Albanian or Kazakhs giving us problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Well my point is my practical then anything else. What does a Muslim look like? It would be pretty stupid to just profile vaugley Arab looking people when a Turkish or Albanian terrorist could slip through the net while airport security are busy searching a Lebanese christian. All Al-Qaeda would have to do is focus its recruitment on lighter skinned Muslims.
    It seems they haven't had much success... I'm sure they have tried... or at least sniffed around for opportunities.

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