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Old Oct 16, 07, 12:49 pm
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ralfp
 
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Originally Posted by Bart View Post
But I cannot rule out the possibility that she was told the cause of the alarm was a jar of peanut butter, tubes of toothpaste, etc. which would take the wind out of her sails if the purpose of her story is to portray airport security as absurd.
Why would that not be absurd? Even if it's not one of the "99.999999999% of the cases" where it's easy to determine that it's peanut butter or toothpaste, the terminal dump was still absurd.

What percentage of TSA screened bags have had bombs in them? Something like 0% (at least detected). Even if the bag was not easily cleared, the terminal dump is still an example of absurd airport security. As far as most of the public, including myself, are concerned, LEOs are part of airport security, even if they aren't part of the TSA.

Terminal dumps are a bigger security threat than the unidentified item in the bag. If you are going to bomb an airport, a great way to do it would be to first initiate a terminal dump (fake bomb, abandoned bag, etc.) and then get everyone in the big crowd outside.

BTW: Welcome back Bart!
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