Skip to comments.Slovak man takes hidden explosive on Dublin flight
Posted on 01/05/2010 12:15:13 PM PST by Kartographer
Irish authorities say a Slovak man unwittingly carried hidden explosives on board a weekend flight to Dublin after a Slovakian airport-security test went awry. The 49-year-old electrician was arrested Tuesday, but released without charge after Slovak security officials alerted their Dublin counterparts to the screw-up.
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Give them the top TSA job at Detroit. They’re naturals.
The system worked...............
Benny Hill used to say that the chances of there being a bomb on a plane were a million to one. And the chances that there are TWO bombs on a plane are a million TIMES a million to one.
So do what he does, and always being a bomb along... < /sarc >
If Slovak security runs field tests with LIVE explosives, much less loses track of the stuff and the “mule” until they both get to a foreign destination, it’s gone clear past Bad.
In fact, it’s almost approaching another TSA moment.
The point that something can be added to a patsy’s luggage at the airport means that we could face false leads on future attacks.
After 9/11 when we could no longer lock out luggage, there were reports of items being stolen somewhere in transit.
Now we know where the Newark Liberty screener has been transferred.
“Officials had surreptitiously placed different bomb components in the check-in luggage of nine passengers to see if security screeners would spot the contraband.”
Catch the ball Johnny, oooppps, oooppps, ooopps....
LOL!!!...God rest his soul..................
Or it’s his Irish cousin..............
Does that mean without the passenger's knowledge?
If the passenger knew about it why didn't he let somebody know that he still had the test stuff in his bag before leaving the security area?
If he didn't know about it...how the Freak is that legal?
We're all going to stop flying soon if the idiots "in charge" don't step up.
I guess this is like the old coffee commercial. "We've secretly switched Bob's regular coffee with C4. Let's see if he notices the difference". What's next, planting cocaine in the luggage?
Yes, the authorities placed the stuff in the luggage as a test of the system...............I guess in Janet Incompetano’s world, the system worked............
I wonder if CCW Airlines would “take off”?
You’re only allowed on if you’re armed and have been prescreened.
What? They put his nationality in the lede? I thought it was crucial to avoid the ethnicity/nationality of the suspect when...oh...wait...THIS guy was Slovak...
This crap after the CHARLEY FOXTROT we’ve had out of “our” gummint since Christmas really tears it for me.
I don’t have to fly much but local, so TSA et al to this point has been only an occasional annoyance, but I’ve got a neighbor who’s totally switched to a little aircharter service for all of his trips and I’m going to do the same. Especially if I’ve got to worry about my family being safe and/or not harassed at every step.
Those pompous little amateur night rent-a-doorshaker creeps can kiss my butt.
People should be issued guns before they board...........
Sounded like they were setting up patsies. Just like terrorists may do one day.
Very worrisome when you think about it. That they would put stuff in your luggage without you knowing.
Was it in Czeched baggage?
And if you just don't take any luggage, figuring to buy what you need at your destination, then you're a person of interest for not having any. I guess a mostly-empty suitcase is the answer.
whats Slovak for ‘my bad’?
I hope to God this isn't permitted in the USA and if it is, that it be stopped immediately.
This is getting to be a bit CRAZY!
I love that idea.
Does that mean without the passenger’s knowledge?
If the passenger knew about it why didn’t he let somebody know that he still had the test stuff in his bag before leaving the security area?
If he didn’t know about it...how the Freak is that legal?
We’re all going to stop flying soon if the idiots “in charge” don’t step up. <<
Carry on luggage only is the solution... Oh they hate that too...
And, then they arrest the unwitting passenger??? How twisted is that?
Ahahaha I bet theyre feeling pretty stupid right about now.
Its only a small step from there, to “The System was made by George Bush”! Bush’s Fault!
Instead of treating everybody like a criminal, including senators, congressmen and most ludicrously... The pilots... Imagine the sheer stupidity of searching pilots for bombs... These dumb Ass TSA types need to quit letting Muslims into the country... Real simple... If they are here, then kick them out. Leave everybody else pretty much alone. Myself, I would rather drive unless it’s over a 12 hour drive... I used to use a 6 hour rule but all the security, the hassle, the time changed the 6 hour to a 12 hour. I’m not alone so it has to affect the passenger miles flown equation for airline profitability. But this is such a silly country, used to be something I was proud of. But all great countries die when the citizens no longer feel it’s worth saving.
A cousin, I believe..
The more hassle there is in flying (and more 3-10 hour delays in flights), the easier it is to commit to driving anywhere within a 12 hour drive.
12 hour rule can even be expanded for a large enough group and a long enough stay (like 3 people going somewhere for the better part of a week, even a 24 hour drive is managable and the creature comforts can be brought on the trip).
The stewardesses have been goading the airlines into limiting and prohibiting carry ons for decades now.
And in the wake of the Detroit bomb plot, we are being told that access and quantity of carry ons may be further reduced.
Meanwhile the Islamic political theocracy continues to spread around the globe.
“We’re just two wild and crazy terrorists!”
That's been happening since ummmm, forever.
Samsonite locks may use a standard key but you were permitted to use it (same with the simple combination lock on some older luggage).
Now you can’t protect against the grubby hands of some who have sworn to protect you but violate that code.