Archive for June 2015

Does Airport Safety make us more secure?


Airports have become much more than merely transportation hubs in the 21st century. They are crossroads of culture, citizenship, immigrant control, as well as being strategic military objects. Airports themselves are obvious terrorist targets: a large number of innocent people are gathered together in one place, they are more or less helpless, and mass media coverage is guaranteed.

It is a fact, however that most terrorist attacks on airports are headed off by forewarning, through intelligence. Only building airports in the shape and size of armoured buildings would prevent terrorist attacks, and this is not certain. It also seems unlikely that security measures can actually stop a determined terrorist from smuggling weapons on board an aircraft. In short, we need to relook at the whole issue of airport security.

Des Ross talks to Radio Sputnik on why we need to relook at the whole area of Airport Safety here.

Monday, 22 June 2015
Posted by Des Ross

Too much speculation on MH17



Des Ross is interviewed by Radio Sputnik. Recent weeks have seen much speculation about MH17, some of it increasingly far fetched.

 'There is too much speculation on the issue. The Investigation is still under way. People, including journalists and some politicians are talking about things they know nothing about. I think that if they say things that are untrue, they should be prosecuted the same way as the others.'

Listen to the interview here.
Sunday, 7 June 2015
Posted by Des Ross

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