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    • Jason
    • 16.12.09 | 07:30 (IST)

    Someone asked why they would shoot a laptop. Here is the answer. A contained explosion is far cheaper, instantaneous and easier than trying to find out of the laptop has a bomb in it. Obviously, she had a number of cards playing against her from the beginning (single white female, with single male friends from Arab countries, living in an Arab country, visiting several Muslim nations) but these are not enough to merit the treatment she received. The border patrol are trained quite well and they are very methodical in how they treat people and that treatment various based upon the person's responses. They obviously didn't like some of her responses which put her into the high threat category. She probably said something like, no my bags were under the bus and not in my control the entire time. As a result, they would have search her bags extensively etc... In any case, she will get her laptop replaced and in the future, perhaps learn that in the ME wisdom is more important that zeal.

    from the article: Police shoot U.S. student's laptop upon entry to Israel
    First published 18:30 15.12.09 | Last updated 17:37 16.12.09
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