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Terrorism dry run?
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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/11/int...latestnews


Quote:Security experts for a major airline's pilot's union have warned members that potential terrorists conducted apparent "dry runs" aboard domestic flights in recent weeks, and urged flight crews not to be pressured into taking to the skies if they are fearful.

A memo from the U.S. Airline Pilots Association, which represents more than 5,000 pilots who fly for US Airways, cites "several cases recently throughout the (airline) industry of what appear to be probes, or dry runs, to test our procedures and reaction to an in-flight threat."

"Bringing down an airliner continues to be the Gold Standard of terrorism," states the undated memo, first reported by WTSP-TVin Tampa-St. Petersburg. "If anyone thinks that our enemies have “been there, done that” and are not targeting U.S. commercial aviation -- think again."

"Bringing down an airliner continues to be the Gold Standard of terrorism."
- Memo from pilots' union

On a Sept. 2 flight from Reagan National Airport in Washington to Orlando, a "Middle Eastern" man rose from his seat and sprinted toward the cockpit, before veering sharply to go into the forward restroom, according to the memo. While he was in there, sever other men moved about the cabin, changing seats and going into overhead bins, it says.

US Airways and the Transportation Security Administration confirmed the incident. Four passengers aboard the flight were detained by local law enforcement authorities upon arrival in Orlando due to suspicious behavior during the flight, according to a statement by Michelle Mohr, a spokeswoman for US Airways.

The TSA said in a statement the incident was checked out thoroughly.

"The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) takes all reports of suspicious activity on board aircraft seriously,” TSA spokesman Ross Feinstein told the station in a statement. “Working collaboratively with local law enforcement, it was determined that the matter required no further investigation at this time. Additionally, due to the critical mission of TSA’s Office of Law Enforcement, TSA does not confirm the presence or identity of Federal Air Marshals.”

According to the memo, the pilot of a subsequent, return flight bearing the same flight number, 1880, ordered an inspection of the plane after eight women in burkas showed up at the boarding gate. The memo claims that "evidence of tampering was found," though it does not elaborate.

One expert speculated that the efforts may have been aimed at sizing up security procedures and spotting air marshals aboard flights.

Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., has since called for an investigation into the “suspicious” incident............
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Let's get on with it already. Time for another war.. I await the hundreds of planes thar are about to fall from the skys. Or the new anal probe the tsa will implement now.
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ExcelToExcel;121609 Wrote:Let's get on with it already. Time for another war.. I await the hundreds of planes thar are about to fall from the skys. Or the new anal probe the tsa will implement now.

Didn't the old anal probe work. Also there will be better groping techniques implemented.
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The article basically said that terrorist attacks can't fully be prevented. Which is something the TSA needs to understand.
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RugerGirl;121641 Wrote:The article basically said that terrorist attacks can't fully be prevented. Which is something the TSA needs to understand.

In a truely free society, there will always be terrorist attacks. That is the price we must pay to afford our freedoms. Ben Franklin summed it up perfectly, "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
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We've already had at least 3 Terrorist attacks under Obama, whats one more?
"As I lay rubber down the street I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God, protect my sweet ride."
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ByblosHex;121735 Wrote:We've already had at least 3 Terrorist attacks under Obama, whats one more?

I guess that answer depends whether or not you are on the airplane. Tongue
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Related: Dry ice explosions at airport

http://www.webpronews.com/dry-ice-explos...se-2013-10

Quote:While some people were quick to assume that the dry ice bomb was an act of terrorism, LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Downing says that Bennett is a “prankster.” “He thought it was funny,” Downing said. “There is no terrorism here. This is one man involved who made very poor choices. There is nothing funny about what he did.”
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