Scratch - small hidden quantities of explosives like those used in the two cases above These quantities are so low that even if they had gone off

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bombs used by both the shoe bomber and underwear bomber were not able to be found through the regular process but will not get past the full body scanners. This is actually very true. The quantity of the material explosive was too low for the scanners to recognize it, and they were hidden in locations that did not allow for them to be easily spotted. However, those who make this argument fail to see the main purpose of the TSA. They are there to try and prevent mass casualties. If any of the two bombers mentioned above had success in detonating their explosives, the damage done would have been minimal. The TSA scanners were made to find the
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Unformatted text preview: small hidden quantities of explosives like those used in the two cases above. These quantities are so low that even if they had gone off, the most damage would have been to the person carrying the explosive. The shoe bomber would have most likely only blown his foot off and if lucky made a small hole in the airplane causing the cabin pressure to drop. The person sitting next to him might have been injured, but that would be it. The same applies to the underwear bomber. Therefore, the scanners are not needed for what their purpose is....
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Mills during the Spring '11 term at CSU Pueblo.

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