Some passengers opt out of the full-body scan, concerned about the low doses of radiation emitted by the high-tech body scanners that are being put in place in many terminals. The machines also are able to see beneath clothes, creating a photo-realistic picture of the passenger’s body.
The US Covert War: Provoking Yemeni Terrorism
Counterpunch | U.S. forces have been conducting a covert war on the people of Yemen for almost 10 years.
Pentagon Denies Report of Plan for US Military Teams in Yemen
VOANews | The apparent attempt to bring down planes with mail bombs last week has added urgency to a review that could lead to expanded U.S. military operations in Yemen.
Yemen President: Foreign Forces Not Welcome
The Hindu | Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh stressed that Sana’a would not permit foreign forces to undertake counter-terrorism operations on Yemeni soil.
Solving the issue of alleged cargo bombs... hardened containers. They have been around since before 2002
The FAA seems to like them:
Tare weight is an issue, but not an exclusive one.
The feasibility of blast-resistant baggage containers has been demonstrated under the prototype effort and subsequent FAA solicitation resulting in the successful testing and certification of a unit developed by private industry. This unit is capable of mitigating an explosive threat in excess of the current explosives detection system certification criteria. The development of hardened container design criteria has been completed, resulting in a draft specification for LD-3-type hardened baggage containers. This draft specification provides a vehicle by which the FAA could mandate the use of hardened containers if they are proven to be operationally viable and ensure that these containers will meet or exceed required blast resistance and airworthiness requirements.
Prototype containers will continue to be developed and tested in order to refine existing design requirements and address airline operational issues. Analysis of the operational considerations is being initiated. This includes assessing those factors with which the airlines are most concerned; i.e., container cost, tare weight, repair, operability, and maintainability. This analysis will ensure that specifications for a hardened container can meet a reasonable life-cycle cost. Further work with industry will help ensure that the existing specification is appropriate.
Blast resistant and blast directing containers and methods of making
Blast resistant and blast directing containers, as well as doors and closures therefor, for receiving explosive articles and preventing or minimizing damage in the event of an explosion. The container comprises at least three nested bands of material wherein the bands are oriented relative to one another to substantially enclose a volume and to form a container wall having a thickness substantially equivalent to the sum of the thicknesses of at least two of the bands. The containers have utility as cargo holders, particularly in aircraft where weight is an important consideration, and as transport devices for hazardous materials such as gunpowder and explosives, e.g., bombs and grenades.
Video: US airlines study blast-proof cargo containers as threat of terrorist bombs in hold increases
BlastGard International, Inc., incorporated on September 26, 2003, through its wholly owned subsidiary, BlastGard Technologies, Inc., develops and designs blast mitigation materials. Its core product, BlastWrap, has been designed to mitigate blasts and suppress flash fires resulting from explosions, regardless of the material or compound causing the explosion. BlastWrap is a concept for assemblies (not a chemical compound), from which blast protection products are built to save lives and reduce damage to assets from explosions. BlastWrap is designed to not only substantially reduce blast impulse and pressure (including reflected pressure and impulse), but quenches fireballs and suppresses post-blast fires. Lethal fragments may be captured by adding anti-ballistic armor layers on the product surface away from a blast.
Obama Changes The Story To Exploit Terror Scare - Monday, November 01, 2010
Youtube Nov 1, 2010 - Obama lies about the Bomb at Midlands UK airport, BBC don’t even try to hide it. As the producer in V for Vendetta says “It’s not our job to make up the news, that’s the governments” The FAKE bomb attack comes 4 days before the Midterms, and 3 days after British Airways said security was to tight and that naked body scanners were too intrusive, how convenient for those America scanner makers that this story would break.Toner Bomb Plot Used to Empower CIA - Monday, November 01, 2010
Evidence screams “false flag” as authorities seek to crush resistance against invasive airport security measures, while Obama exploits event for domestic and geopolitical gain.Yemeni mail bombs suspect ‘had identity stolen’ - Monday, November 01, 2010
The young Yemeni woman arrested on suspicion of mailing powerful bombs to U.S. synagogues was released on bail yesterday as officials said authorities believed her identity had been stolen.
Yemen Insists No Packages Sent 48 Hours Prior to Toner Bomb Hysteria
As usual, the government has not done a very good job of making the latest al-CIA-duh plot credible.
October 31, 2010
Once again, according to the government and the compliant corporate media, Muslim cave dwellers are attempting to kill us because they hate our freedom.
Last week the airwaves and internet were besieged with a fabulous story of al-Qaeda miscreants in Yemen attempting to send toner cartridge bombs to synagogues in Chicago.
“The packages from Yemen contained chemical explosives camouflaged as printer cartridges and wired to be detonated by a cell phone, and were found in Dubai and England on Friday only after the U.S. received a tip from Saudi Arabia,” reported the Los Angeles Times.
In response, bureaucrats said we’ll have to get used to more obtrusive airport “pat-downs” and screening of incoming foreign parcels using a network of government-certified private screeners and companies as well as its own inspectors at about 18 gateway airports around the country, according to the Transportation Security Administration. Terror is a growth industry, undoubtedly.
But wait a minute. There is a problem with all of this and as usual the government has not done a very good job of making the latest al-CIA-duh plot credible, at least not for people who bother to pay attention.
According to Mohammed al-Shaibah, Air Cargo Director for Yemenia Airways, “there is no evidence to prove that this package came through Yemen.” He said there were no UPS or DHL cargo flights from Yemen within a 48 hour period prior to the supposed terror attack.
Naturally, a news search using the term Mohammed al-Shaibah produces no results from the New York Times, the Washington Post, or the rest of the corporate Mockingbird media.
Never mind. Nothing to see here. Please move along.