It's The Bomb
This is why I will not bitch about anyone checking my bag when I get on the LIRR.
Shocking new images have emerged of unexploded bombs, some packed around with nails, which were found in a car left behind by the July 7 London bombers.
The presence of nailbombs graphically illustrates that the bombing cell wanted to inflict the maximum possible pain, injury and risk of death on innocent London commuters, security analysts say.
"You see what is bulging on the sides of the bottle are nails. Many, many nails," said Robert Ayers, a security expert who was shown the pictures by the American ABC News channel last night."And the nails are put there so that when the bomb goes off, the nails will tear tissue and kill people in the area. Bombs don't kill by concussion. Small bombs, they kill by the blast effects of fragments of glass or metal, and this is designed to kill people.
Anyone protesting the checking of bags can kiss my ass. Oh, there are prices I am not willing to pay to fight terrorism, but having my backpack looked through before I hop on the LIRR is not something I'm going to fight.
If you want to fight civil liberties battles, more power to you. There's a lot you can be doing. But keeping the police from making sure that no one getting on my train is carrying the item pictured above? I'm totally down with that.