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http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/02/uk-usa-security-airports-idUKKBN0F724N20140702

The United States said on Wednesday it would increase security at overseas airports with nonstop flights to the country and U.S. officials cited concerns al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen were developing bombs that could be smuggled onto planes.

The new security measures would be required at airports in Europe, Africa and the Middle East that have direct flights, the U.S. officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The Department of Homeland Security said "enhanced security measures" would be implemented in the next few days at "certain overseas airports with direct flights into the United States."

It did not specify which airports or what countries would be affected, nor did it say what triggered the extra precautions.

Hardly surprising the prize is to down an airline and they only need to bypass the system once to potentially be successful. Getting past security is only the first problem the second is to make sure the bomb is reliable to go off. The shoe bomber and pant bomber found out that getting past security does not make a successful mission.

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http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/02/uk-usa-security-airports-idUKKBN0F724N20140702

Hardly surprising the prize is to down an airline and they only need to bypass the system once to potentially be successful. Getting past security is only the first problem the second is to make sure the bomb is reliable to go off. The shoe bomber and pant bomber found out that getting past security does not make a successful mission.

Why get on the plane at all? This is all theatre. Fred Reed had it right. Take your suitcase full of HE and nails onto the airport concourse, walk away and thirty seconds later BOOM. Airport closed, and probably all the others in the country too whilst they check. Major mayhem.

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Why get on the plane at all? This is all theatre. Fred Reed had it right. Take your suitcase full of HE and nails onto the airport concourse, walk away and thirty seconds later BOOM. Airport closed, and probably all the others in the country too whilst they check. Major mayhem.

Just down facebook and 90% of the population of the world will be gibbering wrecks by the end of the week.

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Or we are being softened up for another military intervention somewhere.

Another news story suggests Al Quaida need a 'success' as they are getting upstaged by IS, the Terrorists Formerly Known as ISIS.

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Or we are being softened up for another military intervention somewhere.

Another news story suggests Al Quaida need a 'success' as they are getting upstaged by IS, the Terrorists Formerly Known as ISIS.

Tom Ridge, ex Homeland Security chief...

Ridge said he wanted to "debunk the myth" that his agency was responsible for repeatedly raising the alert under a color-coded system he unveiled in 2002.

"More often than not we were the least inclined to raise it," Ridge told reporters. "Sometimes we disagreed with the intelligence assessment. Sometimes we thought even if the intelligence was good, you don't necessarily put the country on (alert). ... There were times when some people were really aggressive about raising it, and we said, 'For that?' "

edit: Dick Cheney's been doing the rounds predicting a nuclear attack on the US before the end of the decade...

Dick Cheney predicts US will suffer a terrorist attack 'far deadlier' than 9/11 before the decade is over

though obviously there's nothing wrong with the policies Cheney and his buds helped to initiate. They're going great. We just need more of the same, lots more.

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Why get on the plane at all? This is all theatre. Fred Reed had it right. Take your suitcase full of HE and nails onto the airport concourse, walk away and thirty seconds later BOOM. Airport closed, and probably all the others in the country too whilst they check. Major mayhem.

Indeed.... Will the next "attack" be on an airport queue?

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/long-security-queues-at-airports-could-tempt-terrorists-claims-expert-9582527.html

Airport security: Long queues could tempt terrorists, claims expert
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Philip Baum says long queues of cautious travellers could provide easy targets

Travel Correspondent

Thursday 03 July 2014

British airline passengers who react to heightened security checks by turning up early at airports could be unwitting victims of a terrorist attack, a leading security expert has warned. Philip Baum, editor of Aviation Security International, said queues like those seen today at Manchester airport present an obvious target for bombers.

“It is not good security to create crowds of people gathering in one place," he said.

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Why get on the plane at all? This is all theatre. Fred Reed had it right. Take your suitcase full of HE and nails onto the airport concourse, walk away and thirty seconds later BOOM. Airport closed, and probably all the others in the country too whilst they check. Major mayhem.

Aye, that's before the security checks! :ph34r:

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billions spent we reading all the US emails and phone calls, them reading ours and everyone else in the World, and they cant catch a cold.

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Long queue for security at Manchester airport yesterday, apparently some people missed their flight earlier in the day. I too was wondering what the obsession with aircraft was. An attack on the queue would have the same effect.

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This is all about control of the sheeple through fear. The newspapers this morning are full of hysteria about the brilliant Saudi chemist who invented an undetectable explosive and who wants to blow up the West. How do western security services know it works? - presumably because they actually manufactured it and gave it to the Jihadi.

This is cut from the same cloth as the "underwear bomber" incident on a plane to Chicago in 2009. The man was on board without a passport or visa - something that can't be done by you or me, only by people who are being helped by agencies like CIA.

What was the result? More hysteria and the introduction of the TSA 'porno scanners' and TSA groping of private parts, all things which the sheeple now accept.

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Long queue for security at Manchester airport yesterday, apparently some people missed their flight earlier in the day. I too was wondering what the obsession with aircraft was. An attack on the queue would have the same effect.

We have a precedent with the attack on Glasgow airport back in 2007.

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Attack on the Munich Airport, February 10, 1970: Three terrorists attacked El Al passengers in a bus at the Munich Airport with guns and grenades. One passenger was killed and 11 were injured. All three terrorists were captured by airport police. The Action Organization for the Liberation of Palestine and the Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack.

Attack and Hijacking at the Rome Airport, December 17, 1973: Five terrorists pulled weapons from their luggage in the terminal lounge at the Rome airport, killing two persons. They then attacked a Pan American 707 bound for Beirut and Tehran, destroying it with incendiary grenades and killing 29 persons, including 4 senior Moroccan officials and 14 American employees of ARAMCO. They then herded 5 Italian hostages into a Lufthansa airliner and killed an Italian customs agent as he tried to escape, after which they forced the pilot to fly to Beirut. After Lebanese authorities refused to let the plane land, it landed in Athens, where the terrorists demanded the release of 2 Arab terrorists. In order to make Greek authorities comply with their demands, the terrorists killed a hostage and threw his body onto the tarmac. The plane then flew to Damascus, where it stopped for two hours to obtain fuel and food. It then flew to Kuwait, where the terrorists released their hostages in return for passage to an unknown destination. The Palestine Liberation Organization disavowed the attack, and no group claimed responsibility for it.

Airport Attacks in Rome and Vienna, December 27, 1985: Four gunmen belonging to the Abu Nidal Organization attacked the El Al and Trans World Airlines ticket counters at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport with grenades and automatic rifles. Thirteen persons were killed and 75 were wounded before Italian police and Israeli security guards killed three of the gunmen and captured the fourth. Three more Abu Nidal gunmen attacked the El Al ticket counter at Vienna's Schwechat Airport, killing three persons and wounding 30. Austrian police killed one of the gunmen and captured the others.

Edit: if you want to go by bus instead, there have been terrorist attacks at bus stops too. Better stay indoors.

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I vaguely remember the airport attacks in the 70's 80's. I guess the the point I am reluctant to take in is that for these people the disruption is secondary. They want to kill as many as possible to achieve credibility. Goes to show if they ever got off nukes they would use them. I might add that my experience of getting hold of nuclear materials legally (for research purposes) nowadays is incredibly difficult. When I started in academia 20 years ago, a colleague found a lump of weapons grade uranium in an abandoned cupboard and calmly asked the tearoom occupants what he should do with it!

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We have a precedent with the attack on Glasgow airport back in 2007.

Those terrorists should have done a bit of googling on Glasgow before trying that. :)

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Only in Glasgow would a man on fire get kicked in the head :)

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That makes me smile.

It is embarrassing and genius at the same time.

He is right though - if you are looking for trouble the Weedge is one place to avoid :)

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There is no "autism threat" at airports in the UK, athough a man kept nodding at me furiously once, as Stantstead!

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John Smeaton - we'll set about ye:

I followe that Youtube link and ended up after a few random links seeing Billy Connolly doing a routine on Islam. How odd is that?!

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I followe that Youtube link and ended up after a few random links seeing Billy Connolly doing a routine on Islam. How odd is that?!

Is that the Billy Connolly vid where he is taking the slash about the 72 virgins in paradise, which he thinks is a punishment and would prefer have a red hot hooker instead?

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It is embarrassing and genius at the same time.

He is right though - if you are looking for trouble the Weedge is one place to avoid :)

aye nee problem

we got armies of neds to deal wi ye,armed wi sawn off deep fried mars bars and buckie bazookas.Neds.jpg

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