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Testing, testing ... 1, 2, 3
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Reading this bizarre story about the Iraqi national with magnets and wires up his rear left me wondering if this couldn't have been some sort of test of our airport security:
An Iraqi national wearing wires and concealing a magnet inside his rectum triggered a security scare at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday but officials said he posed no apparent threat.

The man, identified by law enforcement officials as Fadhel al-Maliki, 35, set off an alarm during passenger screening at the airport early on Tuesday morning.

A police bomb squad was called to examine what was deemed a suspicious item found during a body cavity search of the man. Local media reports said a magnet was found in his rectum.

"He was secreting these items in a body cavity and that was a great concern because there were also some electric wires associated with that body cavity," Larry Fetters, security director for the Transportation Security Administration at the airport, told reporters.
At altitude, it doesn't take a big bomb or a big explosion at all to take down an aircraft. An al Qaeda security probe (ok, no bad puns please)?
 
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An al Qaeda security probe (ok, no bad puns please)?
Too late. TDP, ml, msl, & pfpp
 
Written By: Tom Perkins
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How about good puns boss?
 
Written By: looker
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OK, the possibility of artificial breasts filled with liquid explosives was bad enough, now we need to worry a "booty bombs?"

Given the TSA’s historical response to things like explosive shoes, I may never fly again.

Of course, if they got certified proctologists to do the searches, they could solve that whole "lack of prostate screening problem" and probably get BC/BS to pay for airport security at the same time.

If we’re gonna have a nanny state, then they should be the most efficient nanny state possible, right?
 
Written By: Terry
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Our new health care providers—TSA. Who would have thunk it? Now is a good time to invest in the companies that manufacture latex gloves. Of course with the combination airport/health security, we will still have to be there an hour or so before the flight, but now the flights will all run late. And the paperwork! OY!
 
Written By: timactual
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Given the TSA’s historical response to things like explosive shoes, I may never fly again.
Heck, they obviously found this package so, no change required?
OR
we’re only searching blue haired grannies from Missouri

And hey, surely, there has to be some kind of Koranic law against stuffing things up your butt. I mean, come on.
 
Written By: looker
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left me with wondering if this couldn’t have been some sort of test of our airport security
Maybe it could have been assembled in the plane’s restroom to look like a bomb in order to hijack the plane in flight.
 
Written By: Aldo
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wait wait wait, how do you write a story like this and not explain...WHY THE HELL DOES SOMEONE "INNOCENTLY" SHOVE A MAGNET IS THEIR ASS AND WALK INTO AIRPORT SECURITY?!?!?!?!
 
Written By: josh b
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WHY THE HELL DOES SOMEONE "INNOCENTLY" SHOVE A MAGNET IS THEIR ASS


Maybe he wanted people to think his butt was attractive?
 
Written By: looker
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SHOVE A MAGNET IS THEIR ASS
Begs the question... ’does this make my butt look big?’

 
Written By: meagain
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Very troubling indeed. Now, if it were somehow attached to his dangly bits in the front I could see him passing it off as a chick magnet...butt that’s not the case here.
:-0
 
Written By: markm
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hem hem....Well, it is California -

"just sayin.....ya know?"
"Not that there’s anything wrong with that"
"we used to do that all the time on the playground"
 
Written By: looker
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Maybe he wanted people to think his butt was attractive?

That was HORRID, I’m sending several folks to your house to perform a cavity search on you for that one....


 
Written By: Joe
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That was HORRID, I’m sending several folks to your house to perform a cavity search on you for that one....
Hah, sounds like grounds for a warrantless search!
 
Written By: looker
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Hah, sounds like grounds for a warrantless search!

Warrantless YES, but Groundless, NO! Sometimes, in service of the greater good, the law must be bent...and in light of that dirty crack you made, well many will understand...."...butt attractive", indeed...on the hole that was just foul.

All this remind me of Breaker Morant,
"There once was a man from Australia
Who painted his @rse like a dahlia
The colour was fine, likewise the design...
but the odour, Ugh that was a failure!"
 
Written By: Joe
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All this remind me of Breaker Morant
Good flick.
 
Written By: looker
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LOL about the magnet comments but deadly serious about the true issue here. Security at all of our transportation hubs as well as arenas and shopping malls is terrible.

We need more sensitive and faster screening capabilities, and that’s why I refer you to this company.

http://www.as-e.com/

I cannot understand why we don’t have this technology everywhere!
 
Written By: Mark in Dallas
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Terrorist to Osama Bin Laden:

I wish I knew how to quit you...

And on a serious note, if I were to speculate as to why it was done, I would wager the guess that it was to see if a magnet could counter act the metal detector.

A magnet to counter the field produced by the detector, to allow them to carry other items through without setting it off, perhaps?
 
Written By: Scott
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I have to admit that as far as a dry run/probe at our security goes, that’s -exactly- what I though when I read the article yesterday. I’m not sure -why- they thought it would work, though: As I understand it, metal detectors go off -based- on the detection of a magnetic field by a built-in magnetometer (usually after the magnetic field is induced by eddy currents from the other half of the apparatus). Five minutes on the internet (and we know plenty of terrorist groups have internet access) should’ve warned them off trying to use a magnet to fool a metal detector.
 
Written By: Lysenko
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I have to admit that as far as a dry run/probe at our security goes
That sounds REALLY painful, the dry run probe...thing I think there is something that you can get for that...@nal Ease or something...
 
Written By: Joe
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1 less jihadi for Allah.

I can hardly wait to hear his lawyers explanation as to what those parts were doing in....those parts.
 
Written By: looker
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As I understand it, Metal Detectors sense the change in magnetic field caused by a metallic object passing through an established field.

So a standing field is effected by an outside metalic body. That suggests logically that you should be able to counteract the field change my introducing another field. Unfortunately, that degree of control would have to instant and perfect...

I don’t think anyone can do it, let alone by way of a butt-plug electromagnet...
 
Written By: Scott
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First a man tries to sneak a bomb onto a plane using his shoe

Result: They check our shoes

A group tries to use carry-on liquids to get explosive agents past security

Result: They chuck your liqiuds, or check them very carefully...

A man tries to sneak something onto a plane by shoving it up his ass

Result: Hey wait a second... I don’t think I like where this is going...
 
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