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Old 12-25-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Passenger Attempted To Blow Up Northwest Airlines Flight From Amsterdam To Detroit


According to whats on the net he boarded in Nigeria. He had powder taped to his leg and made a failed attempt to add another ingredient to it.
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Is TSA approved clothing or strip searches on the horizon?
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I can only imagine what this will do to the security lines now. Last one was the shoe bomb guy, and they took our liquids away, well limited them greatly. I think you're right, we should just walk through security naked and make their jobs easier!
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:43 PM
 
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The next time some jihad boy or girl tries this on a passenger jet and is unsuccesful the crew just needs to throw them out the door at 10,000 feet. Make an example and send them on to Allah. Let him sort it out.
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Kudos to the passenger who subdued this individual, and I'm definitely glad he didn't succeed in his plans to bring down the Airbus A330, which incidentally is in the same class of aircraft as the American Airlines and the United Airlines Boeing 767s, that were flown into the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001.

It also sounds like this terrorist got on the aircraft at its point of origin in Nigeria, which I hear has lax security when it comes to screening passengers before boarding.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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I noticed that the TSA has upgraded their ridiculous color coded "threat level" in the wake of this. Is this not typical government hypocrisy and blundering? First of all......if they're really concerned with safety and dedicated to thwarting terrorism, why is security not at the highest level possible 24/7/365? Second....why do they always elevate the threat level immediately AFTER something happens? Like the terrorists won't be expecting that, ya know? Typical.
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Kudos to the passenger who subdued this individual, and I'm definitely glad he didn't succeed in his plans to bring down the Airbus A330, which incidentally is in the same class of aircraft as the American Airlines and the United Airlines Boeing 767s, that were flown into the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001.

It also sounds like this terrorist got on the aircraft at its point of origin in Nigeria, which I hear has lax security when it comes to screening passengers before boarding.
Actually, he flew KLM from Lagos to Amsterdam, and then connected to the Delta/NW flight.
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Actually, he flew KLM from Lagos to Amsterdam, and then connected to the Delta/NW flight.
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.
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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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.
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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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.
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