This Week's Attack in Yemen Should Make Us Doubly Grateful for TSA Pat-Downs

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, May 23, 2012.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    More TSA pandering by Frommer. What is with this pervert?

  2. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Is he serious?

    With that kind of logic we might as well shut down all air travel altogether.
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  3. saulblum

    saulblum Original Member

    Mr. Frommer sells travel products. Mr. Frommer has an inherent conflict of interest in wanting passengers to feel that the TSA is keeping them safe from the evil Yemenis who want to attack us good old Americans.
  4. saulblum

    saulblum Original Member

    I just added the following comment.

  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    We're working on it.

    Gone from 30 round trips x 2 people annually to AMEX.

    My spending has shifted to Hilton Amex. For those everyday occasions that don't take AMEX, I still put $5-600 monthly on a UA card.

    My wife is shifting her spending now from her Southwest card to a non-airline card.

    We've both cancelled Delta AMEX recently. Next to go is one of my UA cards.

    Who needs airlines?
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Frommer's head is so far up his (expletive deleted) he's lucky he can see, let alone breathe.

    Business Week: Yemen Says Soldier Carried Parade Suicide Bomb

    Now if we want to learn from this, how about if we cancel Pre-Check for the military? As far as terrorism is concerned, don't forget Major Nidal Malik Hasan.

    Unfortunately, I don't expect a retard like Arthur Frommer to care about the real details. For example, this was an inside job, not a bomb smuggled through security ...

    Associated Press: Death toll in Yemen bombing rises to 38 soldiers

    I can't find any details on the bomb itself other than that it was hidden in his uniform, but given the carnage it is mostly unlikely to have been sheet explosives formed into underwear -- much more likely that it was a heavier charge (several pounds of explosive) underneath projectiles such as ball bearings or nails.

    Sorry, Arther Frommer, but you're a knee-jerk (expletive deleted) & a fool.
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  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Definitely not an underwear bomb. Many articles have cited a suicide belt but don't mention any additional details.

    Two other soldiers wearing suicide belts were arrested shortly after the bombing.
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Here's a good clue ...

    AFP: Police arrest two after deadly suicide bombing

    Yemeni authorities arrested two men hiding explosive belts under their military uniforms hours after a soldier blew himself up in the middle of a battalion killing 96 troops, an official said Tuesday.

    The two men, "wearing explosives belts each packed with 13 kilograms (28.6 pounds)" were arrested in Sanaa on Monday soon after the deadly bombing at Sabeen Square, the security official said on condition of anonymity.
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I left a comment at his column; now heading over to the other ones to do likewise.
  10. Doober

    Doober Original Member

  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Sounds to me like he's suffering from American Exceptionalism.

    And idiocy.
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  12. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Nice takedown of Frommer:

    Game Theory – Applied
    by WENDY THOMSON on MAY 24, 2012
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  13. RB

    RB Founding Member

    People like Fommer are so entrenched in their beliefs that it would take something almost life changing to change their mind. I suspect he is pro-TSA in the same manner that I am anti-TSA. Wasting time on him is a waste of available resources that can be used to move those who are more towards the middle of the issue.

    Posting comments to his twisted sense of what is good articles shows those people who reads his material that not all are on his AFS train ride.
  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yes, it's important to post comments at as many articles, by anyone, that we can find. You never know who's reading. You never know how many people you're reaching. This is vitally important. Every political activist throughout history will tell you that education is the first, most vital step. You can't change anything if people don't even realize what needs changing.

    Even though I've been opposed to the TSA for years, I've still learned a lot from comments, from other people's arguments, other points of view.
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  15. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Sounds to me like he's decided that investing in fear is going to pay off better than investing in travel. Any bets on how much money he's got tied up in "security" stocks, like L3 or Rapiscan?
  16. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Ha ha ha!

    He's probably never heard of L3 or Rapiscan. He doesn't strike me as someone who's interested in educating himself on the issue. He's operating from the lizard part of his brain.
  17. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    He's managed to turn around from being a failure as an attorney to making some serious coin selling sub-par "travel guides." He's therefore not a complete idiot - he's at least smarter than the idiots buying his "travel guides."
  18. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Great comment.
  19. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    saul wrote a FANTASTIC rejoinder...skewered the fellow pretty good.

    Alas, I don't do facebook.
  20. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach


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