The Corner

Who Needs Terrorists?

. . . when the government puts bombs on your plane:

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) – A failed airport security test ended up with a Slovak man unwittingly carrying hidden explosives in his luggage on a flight to Dublin, Slovak officials admitted Wednesday—a mistake that enraged Irish authorities and shocked aviation experts worldwide.

While the Slovaks blamed the incident on “a silly and unprofessional mistake,” Irish officials and security experts said it was foolish for the Slovaks to hide actual bomb parts in the luggage of innocent passengers under any circumstances.

Hey, at least they didn’t put ‘em in his underwear. And it didn’t delay the flight, either:

The Irish were also angry that it took the Slovaks three days to tell them about the Saturday mistake and that the pilot of the airplane decided to fly to Dublin anyway even after being told that an explosive was in his aircraft’s checked luggage.

That’s the spirit! It’s not like it’s a pair of tweezers or a snowglobe or anything dangerous.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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