GAO: Investigators pass security at 19 airports with bomb parts

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    Nov 15, 2007 4:35 AM GMT
    Investigators with bomb-making components in their luggage and on their person were able to pass through security checkpoints at 19 U.S. airports without detection, according to the Government Accountability Office.

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/11/14/gao.airport.security/index.html

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    Nov 15, 2007 6:52 AM GMT
    Surprised?

    Look at the southern border!

    What a joke.

    Only when a dirty bomb goes off in a major port will folks be screaming about someone should have stopped that.

    10,000 illegals walk across every day, yet, we take tweezers from grandmas at airports.

    Pretty pathetic.
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    Nov 15, 2007 11:28 AM GMT
    Cracks me up...
    a bunch of Saudis get on board of a set of passenger planes with Box Cutters
    and now we have to take off our shoes
    ...can't have shampoo in our carry on
    and have no fly lists to contend with

    ...and knives and bomb parts still get through security

    I feel SO safe
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    Nov 17, 2007 3:21 AM GMT
    Exactly what he said, thats scary. i travel alot.
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    Nov 17, 2007 5:35 AM GMT
    Boysandco,

    You really shouldn't be that scared.

    Between 1990 and 2000, before there was heightened awareness of a terrorist threat (but during a time when there certainly was a threat of terrorism) there were 177 deaths related to bombings in the United States.

    Of those 177 deaths, none were related to an airliner bombing. 168 of those fatalities occurred during the Oklahoma City bombing. None of the other deaths were caused by an airliner bombing.

    Should we be attempting to properly train these employees? Yes, of course. But should this report inspire some sense of fear or nervousness? Absolutely not. People are too fearful about terrorism as it is, considering all the other ways that we're all more likely to be killed.