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Originally posted by ThePrankMonkey
hmmm well that DOES seem odd and what makes me uneasy is they went unchallenged, noone said a damn word to them.
this country is screwed! everyone is walking around like zombies and paying very little attention still.
seven guys get up at the same time and head to the bathrooms and this isnt seen an unusual behavior????
good god, expect more planes to be used as weapons, the crews of these flights obviously dont have a clue or seem to care.
Originally posted by ThunderCloud
The airline industry, and the government regulation of it, are all run by idiots. Seriously. Besides these obvious security lapses, how else do you explain the fact that in 50+ years no airline has been able to be profitable without being on government welfare?
I think Seanbaby's discussion on terrorism and airline security best sums up my feelings:
"...Maybe it's wrong to discriminate against a people just because they occasionally blow up a plane, but I'm going to try to talk you into it. Say, for example, you're an Arab at the airport. First of all, welcome to one of my country's beautiful airports, suspicious traveller from afar. You'll notice that security searches everyone in the airport including you. That means you have to wait in line for three to four hours while they go through the luggage of all the old ladies ahead of you for no good reason other than try to not hurt you and and your people's feelings. Now imagine how nice it would be if they ignored everyone else and went straight for your luggage. You just saved four hours of standing in line, and all you have to do to get on the plane is not carry a bomb. I want to make it clear that no one is accusing you of being a highjacking murderer, we're only accusing you of being of the only race that has a CHANCE of being a highjacking murderer..."
He has a lot more to say, and he's hilarious. But what he says makes sense...
I respect your feelings towards security and in a real world your promptness and awareness would get you auplause. However, if these guys were just waiting to use the bathroom and you started to cause a ruckus you, not them would be in trouble especially if they cleared further investagation.
Originally posted by elevatedone
I DID fully read the article and I still say, BULLSH.... if I'm on a plane with my family and notice things like that around me and can open my mouth and say something before the plane takes off, I'm going to.
Call me stupid, racist, whatever, you just never know and I'm not taking any chances.
Besides.. as it says in the article...
As boarding continued, we watched as, one by one, most of the Middle Eastern men made eye contact with each other. They continued to look at each other and nod, as if they were all in agreement about something. I could tell that my husband was beginning to feel anxious.
yeah, I know that just nodding could mean nothing, but even the husband started to feel anxious...
I'm just saying, watch out, you don't know when or where they could attack, I'm not taking any chances.
Originally posted by elevatedone
no no no.... I'm not saying I would cause "trouble",
I would simply inform the flight attendants of my "feelings" and probably ask to be put on another flight,
I wouldn't jump up and down and yell.... terrorist.... terrorist
Originally posted by SoaringFalcon
I have as much capability as the next arab to hijack a plane. All of us do. Security should be across the board regardless of race or ethnic backround.