Friday, July 29, 2005

What Next If Backpacks Are Banned?

They are considering random backpack checks around public transport in Sydney. On the news last night they said that the Western Australian government was seriously thinking about banning backpacks on public transport.

Where will that leave the terrorist? I'm sure they won't revert to using suitcases as that would be too obvious.

Here's my tip. The terrorists are going to buy iPods and gut them and then fill the body with explosives. Anybody walking around with white earplugs and leads is a suspect , at least in my book. Mark my words. iPods are ubiquitous and unobtrusive. Nobody takes a second glance or suspects iPod users to be terrorists.

6 comments:

ben said...

When they will start to hit with strapped bomb under their clothes, we will be banning clothes too... transparent clothes: that's where security lies.

Anonymous said...

I've just skim through the article, I don’t see how random backpack search will eliminate the threat of suicide bombers.

Imagine the scenario:
The search dog seems agitated as it approaches a man with an apparently heavy backpack.

"Excuse me sir, can we have a look at your backpack", says the policeman.

The man with the backpack looks around for a few seconds and then a big explosion happens.

The search dog, the police officers, and every one who happens to be around are victims.

Hammy said...

I don't think the pollies have thought through the logistics of the operation too well. And that is why the terrorists use guerilla warfare as it takes too many resources to fully combat it.

Sniffer dogs will help and police that can shoot as straight as the Brits that took out Jean Charles de Menezes are a better idea.

I still reckon getting a stamp to put on your head indicating that you are a terrorist is a more effective plan.

ben said...

I hope we don't shoot people carrying chocolate because the sniffer dog was wrongly trained to look out for chocolate, as was on the news a few months ago.

Anonymous said...

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/indexes/2005/pm_archive_2005_05_Friday20May2005.htm
Vic sniffer dogs trained to detect talc instead of cocaine
Police in Victoria have discovered an unusual problem with their latest batch of sniffer dogs. Some of them are better able to track down a freshly bathed baby than a packet of drugs. The reason is that their training has taught them how to detect talcum powder instead of cocaine. Routine tests belatedly revealed that a bag of cocaine used to train the sniffer dogs had actually been full of talcum powder. An investigation is now underway.

ben said...

I meant, I hope they don't shoot people carrying babies because the sniffer dog was wrongly trained to look out for talcum powder.