Airport attacks

  1. wolram

    wolram 3,719
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  3. Evo

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    Sadly there is no shortage of nuts in the world.
     
  4. cristo

    cristo 8,394
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    There was speculation that this was linked with the potential london car-bombings yesterday, due to the similarities (cans of petrol in the cars being one of them). However, I think it's just a coincidence that these two decided to do this today.
     
  5. Evo

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    Could be copycat. It didn't sound like much in common.
     
  6. cristo

    cristo 8,394
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    Yea, it didn't sound too similar to me either. However, I've just checked the BBC website and come across this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6257606.stm. Apparently they were linked, arrests have been made in other parts of the country, and now we're on the highest security level.

    Yesterday, I suspected that the bombs weren't supposed to go off, and that this was meant to unsettle the new government, but now I'm not so sure.
     
  7. ranger

    ranger 1,684
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    They stepped up security in NY airports big time; the same goes for the subways. But the bad part is that all the extra security presence will be gone in a couple months time. Its just a shame that they have to wait for something to happen to take some extra preventative measures.
     
  8. Astronuc

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    There has to be a balance between extra security and the economic costs, including delays or disruption.

    I am sure that these days, intelligence services are working to thwart terrorist attacks.

    Unfortunately, there seems to be no shortage of those who are motivated to commit terrorist acts.
     
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