Re: How MAny of You Were Late to Work Yesterday.
- From: "Glenn Greenstein" <glen.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 13:52:02 GMT
<john.vampatella@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Feb 1, 11:08 pm, "Sullman" <sullman%99%.nos...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:<Another huge snip>
OK you two. It's time to take the Holier Than Thou tutde down a few notches.
First off, theses things look no more threatening in the day time than they
would at night. If you can't tell it is a piece of billboard with a bunch of
lightbulbs on it, I feel sorry for you. And as far as them being real bombs,
terrorist have been using much more clever methods of blowing up Isralies
for decades than putting a sign up with lights that will attract attention.
The most common is a suicide bomber or car bombs, but terrorist have also
left bombs in paper bags filled with nails or ball bearings (much more
effective than just a plain explosion from what looks like a sign) in
schools lunchrooms and cafes as well as lobbing the random handgranade into
a pack of people. The problem I see with the way Boston reacted is it should
have been easy for police to spot this was not a bomb, and announcement
should have been made that no real bombs were found (this includes the
simulated pipe bombs that were supposedly found, that no pictures were taken
of so the police could actually show the public how good they are at
protecting them). You also can't tell me all these news outlets got this
story wrong and you are the only one who has it right. Did I imagine people
running around screaming?
not at all, I just figured police were shutting down street after street and
stopping anyone who looked like a terrorist which would cause extensive
delays. The fact is, a terrorist is more likely to hide a bomb behind a sign
that has been there for years then actually put a sign up that is covered in
lights and has electronics hanging out of them. A little common sense could
have gone a long way in light of all this. Also, if you still feel this was
a legitimate threat, be on the look out for anyone who hangs a new sign on a
highway, when you see someone throw a bag of garbage out, when the guy that
is playing basketball in the park leaves a bottle of Gatorade behind, or
someone parks a car outside you have never seen. My point is, you can't live
your life in constant fear. You have to use what brains you have (as well as
the police) to determine if this really is worth reporting.