Diversions: The New "Brave" Face against Terrorism

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by barbell, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Let me be clear, I think people should take bomb threats seriously.

    However, I remember when I started working in the airline call center, which was post-9/11 for those keeping score, we were told if there were a bomb threat to read a script and alert the supervisor. I'm sure more things would've happened behind the scenes, but it honestly was made out to be "no big deal."

    Well now it appears that the cost of inciting terrorism is now no more than a phone call. Congratulations, OBL, you've won.

    B6 Flight Diverted over Phone-in Threat
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    This is one of those damned if you do, damned if you don't situtations.
  3. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Of course it is, but the fact that everybody wants to wet themselves in fear, it's necessary.

    Thanks, TSA! You're doing a bang up job! ^
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  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This is our future. Anybody can create mayhem with just a phone call. And we've proven ("we" meaning the U.S. in general) that we'll jump.

    OBL has totally won, which he knew on 9/11. I've posted and re-posted so many times that quote from the Yemeni newsletter that talks about death by a thousand cuts, bleeding the enemy to death not through violence, but simply through fear. Bankrupting the country. They said it all, and they were right.
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  5. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Except this lacked the mayhem. Was it an exercise? Barbell says this happens often. Are they just not reported, to lessen copycats?
    That's it? If you joke about a bomb at the checkpoint you are hauled off pronto. Something doesn't add up.
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    With friends like that, who needs enemies?

    Hope she wasn't strip-searched.
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  7. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    She probably was, just like Shosana Hebshi. This may not be the last we hear on this story.
  8. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

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