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Terror alert in Philly/NY etc.

Did you hear about this yet?   Apparently there is an ongoing bomb plot from Yemen targetting the US through our overseas shipments via UPS etc.  They said it's a known problem because we typically DON'T scan our UPS planes when they come in with cargo.  Why the f don't we scan cargo planes?  Is TSA too busy making me throw out my expensive Jam from Napa to check cargo planes?

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/10/29/security.concern/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1 

Re: Terror alert in Philly/NY etc.

  • My mom called me about 2 hours ago and said that 2 planes were grounded on the runway at PHL and there was all kinds of police/emergency peeps surrounding the planes.
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  • jfk and newark planes were cleared
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    Did you hear about this yet?   Apparently there is an ongoing bomb plot from Yemen targetting the US through our overseas shipments via UPS etc.  They said it's a known problem because we typically DON'T scan our UPS planes when they come in with cargo.  Why the f don't we scan cargo planes?  Is TSA too busy making me throw out my expensive Jam from Napa to check cargo planes?

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/10/29/security.concern/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1 

    I would like to know the answer to this as well. It seems like common sense that everything should be scanned.  I suppose their excuse would be that it's too time consuming and expensive to scan every package.

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  • I just spent two hours looking at a landed plane from three and a half miles away.  But, I'm happy to report Philly has  been cleared as well.  The last I heard is that the 15 packages sent weren't really explosives and this was just a "dry run" for the terrorist to see if they could get them into the country.  Access denied, bitches.

     Anyway, there are two reasons they don't scan every package:  1.  the technology to do it is crazy expensive, and they would have to install it in every single warehouse (and there are A LOT worldwide).

    2. the substance in question (which completely escapes me now) is almost impossible to detect, so even if they did scan every package, the scanners wouldn't pick it up.

    Mrs. JEGs
    est 7.17.10 
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    Hunter Fillmore
    October 1, 2011 

  • Homeland Security - 1   Terrorists - 0.    Booya.  Don't try that again Yemen!
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