Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff benefiting from scanner sales

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  • Bob Downs
    Jan. 3, 2010 5:09 p.m.

    Where is the outrage that a former U.S. offical
    is enriching himself over this situation?

    Is it because that has become normal behavior for

    It may not be illegal, but it should be, it is
    certainly immoral.

  • JACK
    Jan. 2, 2010 4:26 p.m.

    As for the bomb itself, it was PETN, or rather Pentaerythritol, which is a building block for PETN. To make PETN, Pentaerythritol must be mixed with concentrated nitric and sulfuric acids. It is assumed that these acids were in the syringe that the knicker bomber was attempting to inject, under the cover of a blanket, into his underpants. He then attempted to ignite the newly prepared PETN with some kind of a fuse. He was apparently unaware that PETN requires a shock wave rather than heat or flame to detonate, and a shock wave is best provided by an initiator explosive.In short, the whole enterprise was doomed to failure from the beginning. Since the bomber and his smartly-dressed handler were able to get to the gate without passports, and are unlikely to have passed through security, we are left to ponder why the bomber didn't carry an explosive that required much less preparation, like a half a stick of dynamite for example - note: scanners cannot detect malleable explosives sewn into clothing - this is the latest page in the rolling black-op/psy-op that is the GLOBAL WAR OF TERROR.

  • Cosmo
    Jan. 2, 2010 7:02 a.m.

    Chertoff can strip naked if he wants, but remember he is making millions, off the new porno machines, electronically stripping your daughters, under the guise of security.

    P.S. How interesting that there is a big push to force this violation of constitutional rights, and human dignity,upon decent people, after the great governmental bureaucracy, that was created after 911, on top of the already bloated bureaucracy, that existed, Failed Again!