So I hear there's a giant terrorism alert. Everybody's panicking. The British government has identified some 20-odd people who were supposedly going to take chemical bombs concealed in Gatorade bottles and detonate them on planes.
First off, these guys weren't even in the airport. These guys hadn't even BOUGHT plane tickets yet. When they raided them or whatever these guys were simply online browsing ticket prices. This threat never made it anywhere NEAR the airport.
Secondly, it's been repeated and repeated that they were going to use a chemical bomb in a gatorade bottle, but nobody can quite say what kind of chemical it was, and there's been 50 different reports as to whether they were going to detonate it with a flash from a disposable camera, a battery, an iPod, a radio or what. Do you know what this means? It means there was no working Gatorade bomb. I can say with 99% certainty just from all the conflicting news reports that these guys never finished creating a working bomb.
Thirdly (if that's a word), if there WAS an actual threat from explosive chemicals, airport security would not be making everyone dump their liquids out in a big vat in the middle of a crowded airport terminal. Seriously, would we really have big vats of poisonous or explosives chemicals in the airports? No.
I'm not saying there wasn't a terror plot, but their chances of succeeding were slim at best. The authorities nipped it in the bud (which these guys have apparently been under investigation for months), and there is no actual threat. All this airport security bullshit is un-needed and simply for show. I don't know if it's just to keep the whiney babies and overprotective mothers happy, so that they think the government is being pro-active to keep us all safe or if this is just playing up the terror, so everyone will vote Republican, but it's bullshit. There's no need for security to be putting everyone who's travelling this week through total Hell just for show.