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Tighter security ordered for
some U.S.-bound flights

CNN, by Jim Sciutto and Evan Perez

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/2/2014 5:22:49 PM

The Obama administration is stepping up security for some flights headed to the United States from Europe and the Middle East, reflecting heightened concern that terrorists are developing more sophisticated explosives designed to avoid airport screening. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement that he has directed the Transportation Security Administration to "implement enhanced security measures in the coming days" at selected overseas airports. "We will work to ensure these necessary steps pose as few disruptions to travelers as possible," Johnson said in a statement. "We are sharing recent and relevant information with our foreign allies and are consulting the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/2/2014 5:25:24 PM     (No. 9908798)

Read article. This has to do with intelligence re certain types of IEDs that are harder to detect.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 7/2/2014 5:45:27 PM     (No. 9908816)

How about delousing of planes used to relocate Central American refugees? Less consequence to our citizens, perhaps, but much greater probability.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 7/2/2014 6:08:49 PM     (No. 9908838)

Dittos, #2! Commercial airlines and public transportation have been infected with lice and who knows what else. We´re overloading the medical system, and haven´t even begun to deal with the unconscionable treatment of our vets. Yet 70 percent of our border patrol is apparently minding unaccompanied, illegal minors.

Our borders are not being secured, and our national security and sovereignty is being deliberately threatened by our President. This is pure and simple treason.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 7/2/2014 6:20:48 PM     (No. 9908846)

This is a collaborative effort between al nusra and al qaeda in yemen. The yemenese bombmakers have supposedly developed something that can´t detected. al nusra fighters with American and European passports will be used to test them out. Zippy sure does have these guys on the run.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: athina, 7/2/2014 11:04:34 PM     (No. 9909088)

Pray for all who travel overseas. I am sick with worry because my son is going to Europe next week.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/3/2014 5:53:06 AM     (No. 9909247)

I´d prefer that any muzzie be prevented from boarding an airplane and NO MORE be imported into the country. We already have 26 or 27 jihadist training camps for which the FBI says that can´t do anything about them.

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