Saturday, 13 November 2010
Security on Planes
Posted by Taufiq Rahim | 12:33 pm
a bomb plot originating in Yemen, was foiled in the last moments. One of the packages was intercepted on a UPS cargo flight. Another was discovered on a Fedex carrier. The idea was to blow-up cargo flights either en route or in mid-air. After the attempted attacks, large cargo carriers have prohibited shipments originating from Yemen. Yet, this will not solve the problem but only shift it downstream to even smaller companies. Below you will find a comment piece in the UAE newspaper, The National, written with my colleague and friend Ted Karasik.