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Video emerges of 9/11 security checks

The BBC reports on the emergence of video footage of the 9/11 hijackers being security checked at Dulles airport, after they set off metal detectors before the flight which ended – terminally – at the Pentagon. It’s absolutely no surprise to anyone who travelled by air in the US before 2001 that the hijackers could set off metal detectors and yet not be caught, given the woeful state of security at the vast majority of US airports. It always astounded me, coming from a country which has always terrorism seriously because of our own experiences with the IRA, how lax the US was.

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