The Pepto Bombers: Trail Run or Exploitation?

Two men were arrested trying to travel with cell phones taped to a bottle of Pepto Bismol, box knives, other knives and watches and cell phones all taped together.

There seems to be more to this. Is it a simple trial run – which they would have been victorious in as they were cleared to galavant across the U.S. skies – or is this a simple exploitation of the holes in the security system?

Both. They got away to a certain extent because of the holes, and it only takes one security checkpoint officer to clear these two to be able to board the planes with others at risk.

FoxNews | Two Men Arrested on Terror Suspicion on Flight From Chicago to Amsterdam

Two men from the Detroit area were arrested in Amsterdam on a flight arriving from Chicago, reportedly suspected of assessing the aviation system for a potential future terror attack.

The two men did not have prohibited items on them, a law enforcement official told Fox News, saying that although knives were found in their checked luggage, such checked items aren’t prohibited. Law enforcement officials also found several non-functioning cell phones taped together, a phone taped to a Pepto Bismol bottle and a knife and box cutter in checked luggage connected with the men.

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