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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:12 am

Wow. Not that you should ever do this, but if there is one place in this world I don’t want to, it is TLV. To this day, I tell the story about the interrogation I got departing out of there with a bottle of wine that had friends name written on it. It. Was. Intense. To say the least.
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:15 am

I remember when we went on a battlefields tour of France and Belgium in school (a long time ago). The farmers would still be digging up unexploded bombs and would leave them on the side of the road for the bomb disposal people to deal with.. We were warned not to go near them and told that occasionally tourists would go up to them and kick them or try and pick them up..
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 2:34 pm

this is why we can't have nice things....
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:02 pm

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
this is why we can't have nice things....


Ha!
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:11 pm

Just exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:19 pm

VolvoBus wrote:
Just exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.

on foreign territory, in violation of international law and US law, etc... Jokes aside, what would they have done with it once home? Show-and-tell from vacation?
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:34 pm

gadFly wrote:
VolvoBus wrote:
Just exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.

on foreign territory, in violation of international law and US law, etc... Jokes aside, what would they have done with it once home? Show-and-tell from vacation?


Well thats the one thing that is actually culturally israeli lool.
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:35 pm

Wow. Seems like the gene pool needs some extra chlorine.
 
travaz
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:09 pm

gadFly wrote:
VolvoBus wrote:
Just exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.

on foreign territory, in violation of international law and US law, etc... Jokes aside, what would they have done with it once home? Show-and-tell from vacation?


No doubt that Johnnies 3rd grade class would have enjoyed seeing the BOMB! I swear people have no common sense,
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:11 pm

I don't see the problem, our kids always brought shells home with them from family holidays.
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:22 pm

scbriml wrote:
I don't see the problem, our kids always brought shells home with them from family holidays.


:rotfl:

Ok, you win! Close the thread down. Nothing else can be said.
 
hrc773
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:23 pm

They were questioned and didn't even miss their flight!
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:28 pm

You can't legislate against stupidity. :banghead:
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:17 pm

Are they filming Airplane Redux in TLV?
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:24 pm

More like National Lampoon's Vacation in the Golan Heights... :bomb: :duck: :spin:
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:27 pm

Cant teach stupid.
 
FlyThiz
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:28 pm

As an American, I can say I'm not surprised. Some of us are just not bright.
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:46 pm

Sems a whole family was hard working on the Darwin award. Still they have failed, to erase their part of the genepool,

Have I seen it correctly? There were the run marks on the two rings on the shell, so it has moved through the barrel? So it is not just an unused rotted shell, no it is a dud? So something, which can (regarding the reason, why it has failed), already explode on slightest movement? Which will likely explode, when it is dropped? So with a slightly damaged detonator on the top?

Hard working family, to get the Darwin award....notabe notation status reached...
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:52 pm

One more thing not to take to the airport!
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:29 pm

Doesn't everyone look for that one unique memento of their big family vacation?
Darwin is feeling cheated...
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:37 pm

This must have been a real bombshell for the security people at the airport.
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:45 pm

Looking at the video posted to twitter in the JPost article, I think TLV needs to review their evacuation procedure. That evacuation looked chaotic and probably more dangerous than the shell itself.

I'm curious why they didn't just trigger the fire alarm. It is something that people are a bit more used to, and still gets them out of the building. That is what my middle school did when we had a bomb threat, although it was a bit weird because they herded us off to a soccer field that was further than our usual assembly point.
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:45 am

Murrca!!!

What on earth?
 
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Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

Sat Apr 30, 2022 5:12 am

USAirKid wrote:
Looking at the video posted to twitter in the JPost article, I think TLV needs to review their evacuation procedure. That evacuation looked chaotic and probably more dangerous than the shell itself.

I'm curious why they didn't just trigger the fire alarm. It is something that people are a bit more used to, and still gets them out of the building. That is what my middle school did when we had a bomb threat, although it was a bit weird because they herded us off to a soccer field that was further than our usual assembly point.


Activating the fire alarm is a great thought, but it would be ineffective in the US. At my local airport, when the fire alarm goes off and the recorded announcement tells people to evacuate the building, everyone just goes about their normal business. No one reacts. People seem to take things more seriously in other countries.

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