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Editorial: Stopping the airline bombers

作者:酆孽票    发布时间:2019-03-02 06:08:06    

Chaos descended on air travellers last week after authorities in the UK revealed allegations that terrorists planned to blow as many as 12 airliners out of the sky. Revelations that the plotters intended to use explosives made from liquids led to bans on liquids and hand luggage. Beefed-up security at airports created long queues, desperate delays and flight cancellations. It also provoked questioning of what more can be done to safeguard aircraft from terrorist attacks. After 9/11, sharp objects were banned from hand luggage. Shortly afterwards, following Richard Reid’s thwarted attempt to detonate a shoe bomb,

 

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