A little note
The American security forces said that the Belgian police was the best of the world. I heard some comments on this from the Belgian police, and I’d agree with the Belgian police. However the coments that follow remain, and do not mean that the Belgian police would not be good.
Some out of the box personnel security coments on Bushes visit.
There will be of course things I missed or didn’t think about. After all I am human and I its not my speciality. I just seem to be good about finding holes in systems. Furhter more like all other human beings on this planet I do not know everything, never have, never will, never want to. That would be rather boring. But then there is no one who does know everything. Correct me if I’m wrong.
What about infrared ?
Infrared can’t be seen by the human eyes, so as far as my knowledge goes,
that does mean that if someone would light up any building Mr bush is in, no body would know. Further more the police choppers only see normal vision, so they would not see infrared. And they are not armed, so they can not intercept a rocket.
Theoretically that means that if someone would then launch a ground to ground missile, that homes up on a infrared spot, no body would know it until they see it, or it hits.
These could be launched form a nearby park, the roof of a building, or if it would be one terrorist build themselves, it could be launched from a truck. If I were them, because that would be the least suspicious. A truck riding around in Brussels or any other city for that instance wouldn’t be seen as suspicious.
Very unlikely, but it would be stupid not to think about it. See usage of
Usage of ambasades
For communication and security. Although hotels are more then well trained for security situations [that is what they say]there are certain situations that are hard to deal with for everyone. Purely hypothetical, suppose there would be a sleeper within the presidential entourage, he/she would have a lot harder time poisoning the president our somebody else inside the ambassador while in a hotel this could be perhaps easier done. Who would e.g. think to check the shower gel on poison, if there is no apparent reason to do so ? He would also be easier to be reached in case of a emergency. And a ambasade is perhaps easier to secure and defend. It is also a symbol to the people fighting in Iraq, that there president in this war on terror does not always sleep comfortable, but shares part of the discomfort with them.
Could UAV’s be hijacked and used against there former owners ?
Just a thought, but it might be well worth consideration. Could someone build a uav like model plane and use it as a flying bomb ? To my opinion and knowledge this is very well possible. It isn’t that expensive. Is it currently been done ? No idea.
Personally i have been trying to work out some airship designs, and if they would be filled with hydrogen, they could be classified as flying bombs, for the simple reason, that as with the Hindenburg, on little flame can let the hole airship explode. Therefore I’d prefer to use helium. That doesn’t burn. As for my model aircraft design tryouts, they still have to be build and fly of course.
Rather than to stop those citizens who want to prove that is possible, one should better take this possibility into account, and seek for ways to deal with it. Like the person in new zeeland who is trying to build a cruise missile, one should better learn from him, then to try and stop him, otherwise a security concern is left open. And arresting everyone who builds, designs or wants to design model planes is not a option.
The train station.
Although it was closed and no trains stopped, that doesn’t rule out possible danger. A bomb, and it doesn’t have to be a big one, could be smuggled aboard a freight train or personnel train, and be remotely detonated once it arrives at the station. Depending on the explosives used the damage could be form local to extensive. I can think of one explosive of which if possible I do not want to hear the name anymore [the stuff of nightmares], that by using a very low volume can bring extensive radioactive destruction.
The only way to counteract, cost much money. It would be some kind of European system, that logs and send every time when the containers are accessed or not, and that shows were they are at certain moment in time. One day or another we might want to consider the implementation on a European scale of such a scheme. But for now ?
Not the most likely place, but still in a city like e.g. Brussels, one could move trough the sewers virtually unseen, and get very close to a building, or perhaps in a building. Although that the only ones that I’m aware of that are trained in that are French special forces. Its unlikely, but perhaps there exist some kind of remote sensing machine that could that job, instead of sending people down. They are sewers after all.