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Old 03-17-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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The missing of Malaysia Air Flight MH370 exposes a huge national security hole for every single country around the world. The development of high-tech anti-missile systems by militarily advanced countries and the high-tech anti-terrorism system around world have brought us a sense of immune of mass destructive attack.

However, this time the missing of M370 rings a loud warning bell: we have no control of how other countries select their pilots of civilian air planes, which would NOT be the targets of any anti-missile system, and could carry any dangerous mass destructive weapon on board and fly into every country freely and even with multitude of planes at once!

I believe it is not hard for all of us to evaluate the danger behind this. I guess people around the world might need some serious review of current international air traffic system.
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:29 PM
 
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The other massive security "hole" that was revealed in one of the recent news stories is that only four nations check every passport against the international database of stolen passports! The norm with most countries is to do only spot-checks.

The only countries that fully scrutinize EVERY passport are:
The US
The UK
Israel
The UAE

The article that I read on this topic contained an estimate that--perhaps--as many as 70,000 people annually fly with a stolen passport and an assumed identity. Obviously, not all of those people are terrorists, but this lack of security on the part of almost every country clearly exposes everyone to the threat of increased terrorist acts.

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Old 03-17-2014, 01:02 PM
 
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Default no doubt that is a security hole as well, but

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The other massive security "hole" that was revealed in one of the recent news stories is that only four nations check every passport against the international database of stolen passports! The norm with most countries is to do only spot-checks.

The only countries that fully scrutinize EVERY passport are:
The US
The UK
Israel
The UAE

The article that I read on this topic contained an estimate that--perhaps--as many as 70,000 people annually fly with a stolen passport and an assumed identity. Obviously, not all of those people are terrorists, but this lack of security on the part of almost every country clearly exposes everyone to the threat of increased terrorist acts.

but only pilot and its crew with the help of ground team could load a nuke bomb onto one or multiple planes before it even took off while nobody else knows.....if other people with fake passports hijack the plane and land it to load a nuke bomb then the plane would no doubt be exposed to the national defense system so that it would not cause much thread as a "normal" plane operated by "normal" pilots.....
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:09 PM
 
Location: NJ
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do American companies select their pilots better?
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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Default that is another issue, because

no matter American companies would select pilots better or not, within US it is under the scrutiny of NSA, FBI, CIA, or other agents.....which means that it is kind "under control"......but outside US, it could be completely out of control.....
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:44 PM
 
Location: NJ
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no matter American companies would select pilots better or not, within US it is under the scrutiny of NSA, FBI, CIA, or other agents.....which means that it is kind "under control"......but outside US, it could be completely out of control.....
so it doesn't matter how we select our pilots because we have government law enforcement agencies it is "kind under control." how do you figure that?

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Old 03-17-2014, 02:06 PM
 
Location: The City
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There is another enormous thread on this in the aviation section

This to me gets scary - and even if the plane did crash I think there are aspects we need to consider

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Did the plane have enough fuel to get to East Africa?

Is there any potentially fuel friendly island along the way if this were a much more comprehensive plan?

WAG is the plane is currently in Somalia under cover - Israel is the potential target for a small scale Nuke

I say this again as a WAG but the possibly is excruciatingly scary

An new American Jet delivering a smuggled Russian or N Korean Nuke on Israel is terrifying - I hope am not even close to reality

Scary part is from Somalia this thing could get to Israel over basically unfriendly air space to US defenses

And all this after 2 minutes looking at Google Maps
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Default there are two issues here:

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so it doesn't matter how we select our pilots because we have government law enforcement agencies it is "kind under control." how do you figure that?
1) no matter right now government law enforcement agencies have it under control or not, it is doable once they want to do it....but the current international aviation sector make it impossible for them to do anything;

2) if government law enforcement agencies could intercept many terrorist communication as reported in the past, it is technically doable for them if they want to do it......
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: NJ
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what if they are doing to the passengers what they did to the people in that mall in Africa that the government doesn't seem to want people to know too much about?
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:16 PM
 
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Default what you are saying here is support my point...

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what if they are doing to the passengers what they did to the people in that mall in Africa that the government doesn't seem to want people to know too much about?
considering the possibility that the government might even behind some plots, it would make the international aviation section more dangerous than we have discussed so far...
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