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Old 12-27-2009, 02:28 PM
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by Magnum Mike View Post
I stand corrected, thanks. I wish they'd increase security in Lagos, Nigeria, and do a more thorough scanning on passengers, like the TSA does here.

I also heard the watch lists of individuals who board flights are not consistent from one nation to another, and they need to be kept up to date. I hope the necessary steps are taken to keep these lists updated, and prevent dangerous individuals from boarding an aircraft anywhere in the world.
Totally agree.

What I find mind-boggling is the fact that the suspects own Father notified U.S. authorities some time ago about his son. He was so afraid something like this may occur.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:39 PM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Originally Posted by Crew Chief View Post
I believe the lesson for we Americans is this: Terrorism has been around forever and will be around forever. The methods of terrorism are limited only by the human mind. There's no way the government (or anyone else) can ensure our total safety. The rest of the world acknowledges this, takes reasonable precautions and goes on with life. Perhaps we should, too.
I had the opportunity to visit a restricted area in the 1980s. I was questioned twice, frisked twice, bags checked multiple times and guards with automatic weapons and dogs patrolled the area. It was standard procedure. Still, things happened, but probably not very often.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:42 PM
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Originally Posted by lifelongMOgal View Post
The government cannot keep you safe. The information coming out about this is disturbing. He never should have been allowed on a US bound flight.
AMEN!! The no-fly list, from what I understand, represents only A FRACTION of the potential terrorists out there. The system needs a MAJOR review and overhaul.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:51 AM
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Someone in the CIA knew in advance. But with 500,000 names on the list, I guess the servers would go into overload trying to compare it to every international flight every minute of every day.

BBC News - US aware 'Nigerian' prepared for terror attack
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