The TSA would have missed the bomb the CIA found

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, May 8, 2012.

  1. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    TSA seems only able to find things that are "anomalies". I bet if the underwear bomb had just been sent through in the luggage, it probably would have been missed entirely. Of course, I highly doubt the scanners, particularly those with ATR, would've seen this.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Exploratory checkpoint surgery. When they finally admit that the BDO program is hocus pocus, they'll send all the BDOs back to the classroom and make them Certified Checkpoint Surgeons, only takes 7 days of training. :D
     
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  3. That's a good point. What if the underwear bomb is packed neatly in your carry-on? It wouldn't need to be an underwear bomb, though, since the whole point of it being underwear is putting it where no jackass is supposed to stick his hands.
     
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  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    One. The other six days are optional, being the training for anesthesia and reclosing the wound post-exploratory.
     
  5. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Doing that on either of my scars is not going to end well.
     
  6. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Well, it's kinda like how you have to take your shoes off and put them on the belt, not in a bin, so they can get a good, clear look at whether or not you've put a bomb in them.

    But the shoes in your carry-on with all the clutter and everything else that can be used to disguise the bomb you've put in them? They're cool.
     
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  7. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    These are found by TSA security

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    These are not

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    This is found by TSA

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  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Dang i have that same gerber knife in my back hip pocket.

    Maybe its time to post the picture of items I have gotten by the idiots at TSA, and the ones they have claimed were "dangerou" or "prohibited" yet after a good round of brow beating, and a few "your a fracking idiot" went with me. Might cause pissy to :trash: himself.
     
  9. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    But only if the package did NOT resemble a package containing money.
     
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  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    My EDC.

    Gerber makes some decent tools. My go-bag has an old Multi-Lock in it, too.
     
  11. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    They make some good items for the price. My preference is for Benchmade for folders, but I have a mixed bag of gerber, benchmande, kershaw, and 5.11.
     

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