Aug 08, 2003

Comment regarding security alert about electronic gadgets

rRegarding the following announcement:
Travelers may encounter longer lines at U.S. airports as screeners focus extra attention on CD players, cameras, laptops and other electronic gadgets that terrorists might try to use to conceal weapons or bombs.
Among the items that will prompt increased scrutiny at airports are remote door or lock openers, automatic camera flash attachments, cellular phones and multiband or dual-speaker radios.

It's worth remembering that two days before 9/11 Afghan resistance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud was killed by two al Qaeda members posing as reporters who had packed their camera with explosives.