Further to my post about how security all boils down to "the people who implement it", rather that to "the systems themselves":
The pope was attacked at the start of the midnight Christmas mass, and someone set off firecrackers aboard a US transatlantic plane..
Lunatics in both cases, I am sure. But what if the intent was more serious?
It seems the fire cracker guy was serious, and it was an attempt to blow up the plane. To make everyone feel comfortable: US officials confirmed he was on a terrorist watchlist.
Cartoon courtesy Bob Englehart/The Hartford Courant (via The Moderate Voice)