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    • Joe Kazura
    • 16.12.09 | 14:59 (IST)

    Chanawashdc - Thank You! I agree completely - others have touched on this point, but with less neutrality. As an IT support person, I can even see a hypothetical situation as simple as the guards not being able to turn on and/or log into the Mac laptop (because it was a Mac & not Windows), got frustrated and shot the thing! (think about it) Sure, they could have asked the woman to do it, BUT from a male oriented region, that would imply a woman knew more than a man which would be slight to the guard's ego. AND (my point) "she could activate the bomb" if there actually was one hidden in the laptop and she was a suicide bomber, having just left the countries her passport indicated.

    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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