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Are you supposed to shoot a bomb?

Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihXtbB-4GWw

You can google "Lily Sussman" for text articles, I'm just posting this because it's what I was shown. In short, somebody crossing from Egypt to Israel had her computer shot because apparently they thought it was "suspicious" and gave no more details.

If they really thought this was a bomb they wouldn't have shot it, surely?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Bombs are normally detonated instead of defused. Shooting it might be a crude and dangerous way, but it gets the same result.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They clearly wanted an excuse to destroy the laptop. Most modern explosives won't detonate if shot.
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    Whowhere wrote: »
    Bombs are normally detonated instead of defused. Shooting it might be a crude and dangerous way, but it gets the same result.
    But in a safe environment, no?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    But in a safe environment, no?

    That's why I said it was a crude and dangerous way of doing it :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    most bomb disposal robots shoot the suspect item
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