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In NJ demonstration, TSA shows even smallest terrorist devices pack a wallop

In NJ demonstration, TSA shows even smallest terrorist devices pack a wallop

Old Mar 29, 12, 10:56 pm
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In NJ demonstration, TSA shows even smallest terrorist devices pack a wallop

http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/2...sey=nav%7Chead

There's been too much negative publicity for the TSA lately, so let the fear-ratcheting begin.

Similar to the laptop that travelers have to take out of backpacks and bags at the airport, one of the most forceful explosions came from what was called “an electronic device with artfully concealed explosive,” by Michael Walsh, supervisory transportation security specialist-explosive at Newark Airport.

Walsh, who’s worked for the Transportation Security Administration for the past five years after retiring from the New York City Police Department, gave students a first hand feel of how much explosive power the smallest article could pack, including replicas of improvised explosive devices such as the “Richard Reid” shoe bomb, the failed underwear bomb and a letter bomb.

Noting that the threat of terrorism extends to many different modes of transportation, Walsh said the idea is to give many levels of law enforcement officers knowledge about recognizing explosives and the potential for damage.

One of the points officials hope the demonstrations made was why travelers are restricted to bringing liquids and gels on aircraft in 2-ounce increments.

“The larger the container, the more harm can be done, so we discourage them,” Farbstein said.
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Old Mar 30, 12, 8:42 am
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Yes, C-4 goes BOOM !

Amateur-constituted 'powder' not so much, assuming it does anything.
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Old Mar 30, 12, 1:20 pm
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Someone should FOIA how much of our money they are pissing away for their fireworks displays.
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Old Mar 30, 12, 1:30 pm
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Someone should FOIA how much of our money they are pissing away for their fireworks displays.
Depends on the brand of sneakers they blew up
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Old Mar 30, 12, 2:08 pm
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One of the points officials hope the demonstrations made was why travelers are restricted to bringing liquids and gels on aircraft in 2-ounce increments.

“The larger the container, the more harm can be done, so we discourage them,” Farbstein said.
No wonder they're so vigilant about empty water bottles!

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Old Mar 30, 12, 2:16 pm
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In NJ demonstration, TSA shows even smallest terrorist devices pack a wallop
Just more fear mongering to keep the <I can't say what type of leisure travelers I want to refer to here> happy on the part of the TSA
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Old Mar 30, 12, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by saulblum View Post
http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/2...sey=nav%7Chead

There's been too much negative publicity for the TSA lately, so let the fear-ratcheting begin.
When they walk their whole setup through a WTMD (I'm sure it's no problem getting it through a nude-o-scope) I'll be scared.
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