[funsec] Bomb parts passed US airport screenings: report
drsollyp at drsolly.com
Thu Nov 15 17:44:42 CST 2007
I've often wondered what "bomb-making materials" are.
- a pound of nails?
- a bag of sugar?
- an alarm clock?
Unless they get a bit more specific about what they "smuggled" through,
I'm not getting excited.
** historical note **
At the time of the Great British Sugar Shortage in 1976, I brought ten
kilos of sugar from Germany in my baggage. Sugar, as you probably know, is
a useful ingredient in alcohol fermentation, as well as one of the
ingredients in a sugar-weedkiller explosive.
On Thu, 15 Nov 2007, Paul Ferguson wrote:
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> - -- Juha-Matti Laurio <juha-matti.laurio at netti.fi> wrote:
> >"US undercover investigators successfully carried bomb-making material
> >across security checkpoints during tests at 19 US airports earlier this
> >year, a government report said Wednesday.
> ..and this is even after the TSA earlier tipped-off airport screeners
> about security tests. :-)
> - - ferg
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