This is, perhaps, the dumbest thing I have ever heard ever:
Slovak officials on Wednesday blamed ”a silly and unprofessional mistake” for a failed airport security test that led to a man unwittingly carrying hidden explosives in his bag aboard a flight to Dublin.
Dublin security chiefs said it was foolish for the Slovaks to hide bomb parts in the luggage of innocent passengers under any circumstances.***
Security experts said the episode illustrated the inadequacy of security screening of checked-in luggage — the very point the Slovak authorities had sought to test when they placed real bomb components in nine passengers’ bags Saturday.
”The aim of the training was to keep sniffer dogs in shape and on alert in a real environment,” the ministry said.
Eight items were detected. But one bag had two bomb components in it. The sniffer dog found one but the police officer in charge failed to remove the second, which was not detected by the dog, because he was busy, the ministry said.
That allowed 90 grams (3 ounces) of RDX plastic explosive to travel undetected through security at Poprad-Tatry Airport in central Slovakia onto a Danube Wings aircraft. The Slovak carrier launched services to Dublin last month.
You aren’t misreading that. Slovak authorities placed explosives in the bags of nine passengers (who had no idea the authorities were doing this), eight of them were detected by dogs, but the ninth was allowed to travel all the way to Dublin, the man picked up his bag and went home, and it took three days for the Slovakians (did I just make that word up?) to alert the Irish what had happened.
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From the comments:
Janet Napolitano and Desiree Rogers need to resign so people will understand that this will not be tolerated.
Exactly. And you just know Rahm’s fingerprints were on this, too!