Archive for February, 2010

Accused Christmas Bomber Listened to Music, Slept

February 17, 2010

A Michigan college student who sat next to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a Detroit-bound flight on Christmas Day says the accused terrorist’s actions suggested he was in over his head. Jay Howard says that Abdulmutallab mostly slept and listened to music during the flight and seemed surprised when asked about the smoke that apparently came from under his blanket.

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State Department Admits: Detroit Christmas Bomber Was Deliberately Allowed to Keep US Entry Visa, Board His Flight

February 11, 2010

The Detroit Christmas bomber was deliberately and intentionally allowed to keep his US entry visa as the result of a national security override issued by an as yet unknown US intelligence or law-enforcement agency with the goal of blocking the State Department’s planned revocation of that visa.

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Scannergate: Facts Contradict Heathrow Claim That Naked Images Can’t Be Printed

February 10, 2010

Leaked government documents, as well as actual print outs, prove naked scanner devices can save and distribute images

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Body Scanner Images Of Film Star Printed, Circulated By Airport Staff

February 9, 2010

Authorities’ claim that virtual strip search pictures immediately destroyed proven fraudulent – use of devices needs to be halted now.

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Airport Body Scanning Raises Radiation Exposure, Committee Says

February 5, 2010

Frequent exposure to low doses of radiation can lead to cancer and birth defects, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Radiation Safety Group Says Naked Body Scanners Increase Risk Of Cancer

February 5, 2010

Children and pregnant women should not be subject to scan says influential body, urging governments to ditch backscatter x-ray devices

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Passengers who refuse scanner face flying ban in UK

February 1, 2010

All passengers, even children, face potential selection, the Department for Transport said.

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