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    With this new 'underpants bomb' threat and the fact that the full body scanners give off radiation, (the jury is still out on wether the radiation is dangerous) I am seriously worried about the future of air travel. My concerns are not about being blown up as the chances are negligible, no my concern is that every time I want to go on a plane I'm going to have strip naked first in a que of hundreds of others. I think I may well stick with driving every where in the future.


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    if some lunatic wants to commit suicide on a plane by setting his crotch on fire
    or
    if some lunatic wants to text while driving
    or
    some lunatic wants to start a war
    i really don't see that there is a lot i can do about it
    and i hate being treated rudely------so i do not like the over regulated TSA
    as for the rest
    I'd rather live free than live long as a person without freedom
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    Who needs healthcare. Go to the airport and get a free xray and breast exam. If you mention any of the "trigger words" they throw in a free prostate or gynecological exam. Yea Obamacare
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    The War on Terror is an abject Farce, bogus, a canard, there is no well organized terror group, its fake.

    Real Terrorists would not dick around with explosive underpants on the most secure link in the chain, that's nonsense.

    You have thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants getting in the US every year for the past 10 years, drugs and weapons being smuggled, if you even needed those to be smuggled in, but you dont. Theres millions of tourists getting in the US every year, where theres more than enough of anything you need right there to cause chaos an mayhem, even disparaged kids in a highschool have a better terrorist track record than post 911 Fake terror.
    I dont want to give anyone bad ideas, but its easy if you have anything close to the IRA, fanaticized like we're told muslims are, theres everything you need in the US to cause mass mayhem on a WEEKLY BASIS.

    And its so fake they need to use operatives and insiders to coax imbeciles into attempting to attempt act so they can be cought and paraded as the latest Terror threat.

    Dont get me wrong, Im glad its fake terror and not the real thing, but it annoys me we're being taken for cretins.
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    We're getting stories on the news now that the guy wasn't even a terrorist but actually a british agent instead. Well I've watched james bond films and the nifty gadgets but I never once saw q give him a pair of exploding underpands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icewendigo View Post
    Real Terrorists would not dick around with explosive underpants on the most secure link in the chain, that's nonsense.
    I think you are confusing terrorism with criminal activity. There is a well documented history of terrorists using civilian passenger aircraft as a means to instill terror.

    Illegal immigration and drug trafficking is largely an issue of commerce mostly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMojo1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by icewendigo View Post
    Real Terrorists would not dick around with explosive underpants on the most secure link in the chain, that's nonsense.
    I think you are confusing terrorism with criminal activity. There is a well documented history of terrorists using civilian passenger aircraft as a means to instill terror.

    Illegal immigration and drug trafficking is largely an issue of commerce mostly.
    I think you are missing the point


    (and also, Denny's or some other food chain probably kills more people by *Accidental Incompetence* with Ecoli than people die from underpants bomb, and Afghan farmers with pots and pans also probably kill more US "Soldiers" with IEDs than underpant bombers. Imagine in mainland US with civilian soft targets all over the place by the millions, come on, give me a break, even kids members of gang can kill more people with a simple drive by shooting than the quacky tabbaky shoe bomber or underpant kamikazee. A single crazy guy with a kid and a rifle in a car caused more terror,and thats just one crazy guy, not even a real fireteam, not even one cell, let alone an organization. The idea that an organized group of people, presumably with agents that have military training, including snipers, would not have the capacity to kill people by the hundreds on a weekly basis because they would want to bend over backwards to follow a bad hollywood movie-of-the-week script is simply preposterous)
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    Didn't someone predict that after the end of cold war that respective governments would try to keep us in fear, first with trrorism then from astroids and finally from aliens.
    I also think this whole terrorism thing is becoming a bit ridiculous. Just how many things are we at risk from, anyway you have to figure terrorism is pretty low on the list. If you ask me though after the cold war they kept this terrorism thing hyped so that all the spy agencies could keep their huge budgets.
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    osama bin laden won that round
    it cost him 1/2 million dollars to cost us trillions

    and the kill ratio of his suicide comandos would be the envy of any military
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    perspective matters
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    there is nothing patriotic about the patriot act
    repeal the damned thing(yesterday)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMojo1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by icewendigo View Post
    Real Terrorists would not dick around with explosive underpants on the most secure link in the chain, that's nonsense.
    I think you are confusing terrorism with criminal activity. There is a well documented history of terrorists using civilian passenger aircraft as a means to instill terror.
    That's what makes it believable. But wouldn't it be really dumb of terrorists to continue using passenger aircraft now that it's the most difficult target to attack?

    If they had the least shred of intelligence, they'd start targeting other fear centers, like hospitals, or buses, or shopping malls. All easier targets.



    Illegal immigration and drug trafficking is largely an issue of commerce mostly.
    Yeah. Those things are not terror themselves, but they show how easy it would be. If you can smuggle a kilo of crack over the border, then you could just as easily smuggle a kilo of C4 over the same border.

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    If you ask me though after the cold war they kept this terrorism thing hyped so that all the spy agencies could keep their huge budgets.
    Yeah. This. And security personnel at an airport have a vested interest in seeing the passengers undergo ever more and more invasive searches, because it will increase the number of personnel the airport hires, making them more valuable. Higher wages, and likely the existing security people will be the ones who get promoted to be supervisors over the newcomers who get hired after them.

    You should never underestimate the human capacity to simply be greedy and not care about the truth behind it very much. How do you think the major religions survive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
    osama bin laden won that round
    it cost him 1/2 million dollars to cost us trillions
    But who did it really cost? and who really made a packet out of it?

    It cost tax payers in money and lives but it made some already very rich people richer, thanks to all the weapons that arms manufacturers managed to sell to restock coalition supplies. Also how many politians have links to weapons companies, you have to figure that they make more money when the companies they work for sell more weapons.
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    Are you talking about shoving a grenade up your ass, well Ive never heard of a underpants bomber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Japith View Post
    Are you talking about shoving a grenade up your ass, well Ive never heard of a underpants bomber.
    It was initially reported as a terrorist, then british spy then someone working for the CIA, see link below for story:

    Al-Qaeda 'underpants' bomber was working for CIA - Telegraph
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