Bloomberg: Race to Prevent Airline Terror Turns to Laptops, Thin Bombs
* U.S considering expanding electronics ban to European airports
* New intelligence has concerned Homeland Security officials
The never-ending race to stay ahead of the terrorists and their obsession with aviation has turned to laptops and other electronic devices.
First it was shoes, after a failed attempt to blow up a jetliner in 2001 with explosives-laden black hightops. Then liquids were banned in 2006 following the discovery of a U.K.-based plot. The nearly successful detonation of a bomb hidden in a passenger’s underwear in 2009 prompted body scanners and aggressive patdowns.
Now, airlines and travelers are girding for one of the most disruptive new security restrictions since Sept. 11, 2001, as the U.S. appears close to expanding a ban on laptops and other large electronics from cabins on flights leaving Europe for America.
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Update: ISIS Laptop Bomb Threat: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Heavy)
WNU Editor: The above post from Heavy is a must read. But many in the main stream media believe banning lap tops will make no sense .... Why extending laptop ban makes no sense (CNN).
Update #2: It is believed that last years bomb explosion on a Somali flight came from a lap-top bomb .... Officials: Laptop bomb likely caused Somali plane explosion (CNN Video).