posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 01:02 PM
Originally posted by thesaint
having dealt with explosives in the mil and understanding the fact that if the phone was ringing it was safe im afraid i would have just answered it.
I understand it better to be safe than sorry but this seemed to kick in the ass taking things a little too far.
In my years in the forces i was often the first one on the scene of a suspect device and i would say ALWAYS better safe than sorry. I did'nt give a
damn if it holds the whole country up for hours, unless ATO told me it was safe and they dealt with it then it was going nowhere!
Yes ok i've seen plenty of soldiers take this risk and luckily it worked out ok, but if i had a pound for every soldier i saw seriously injured
because he thought he'd take a chance because he'd "had some explosives experience", i'd have earnt a damn sight more than i did!
I have'nt got an advanced knowledge of the circuitry involved in bombmaking, but i'm sure it's come along way since i was telling people not to use
thier mobiles around a device. I know it's a totaly different method of detonation to compare it with, but an anti-personell mine which is
traditionaly triggered by pressure, can be rigged to be detonated by pressure release. Whats to say that a mobile phone used to trigger a bomb when it
rings, can't be adapted so that the circuit is armed once the phone rings, then detonation is triggered by turning the thing off or answering it?
I'm no electrician though, so i don't know......therefore thats why i leave things alone!
If someone wants to take this risk to avoid all the hassle when it's just them involved then thats cool, but don't do it when theres a load of
people around you.