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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
Light his shoes on fire? Doesn't airport security scan your entire body and all of your items? Now, to me he must be a nut or he know how to hide his bomb in shoes pretty well.
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
Am I missing the quote that he indeed had explosives? I haven't seen confirmation of that, just that he tried to lite his shoe. Can someone point it out?
Unlike the Christmas Day bomb attempt on an Detroit-bound airliner, officials say it is not immediately clear what the man was trying to do — something harmful like start a fire or explosion, or something as innocent as smoke a cigarette.
Officials insisted Wednesday night it was still too early to tell whether the incident was an attempted act of terrorism or a giant misunderstanding.
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
I am wondering if this is a bit of theatre put on by the administration. Air marshalS? More than one on the same flight? How coincidental. It may be legit, who knows yet, but I found that part strange.
Either way, get ready for strip searches and naked scanners everywhere. Maybe this is the Pearl Harbor of the nudie scanners?
Originally posted by Acid_Burn2009
If the man was really attempting to control his nic fit and sneak a smoke in the lavatory, why would he claim diplomatic immunity? It's just a smoke and him being caught is just a fine (I believe, please correct me if I am mistaken)...so why would he be so quick to claim diplomatic immunity? To avoid a fine? Dude, you got caught. Man up and pay the fine because you couldn't wait to land for a smoke.
[edit on 7-4-2010 by Acid_Burn2009]