Fake Bomb Detectors

I still can’t wrap my head around this, had the story broke three weeks ago I would have assumed it to be an April Fools joke.  If you haven’t heard, the British Army have been using fake bomb detectors in Iraq.  As shocking as it is to think that apparently hundreds will have been killed due to our troops letting bombs through check points because of these literally empty boxes, I can’t help but laugh a little.

I am absolutely gobsmacked that at no point someone has thought to themselves “this isn’t working, i’ll open it up and see if i can fix it…”.  I’m even more gobsmacked that these were sold to our army claiming to be able to detect bombs up to 5km away when on an air plane.  While McCormick deserves to be jailed for his complete lack of caring for other people’s lives like this, I think he needs some sort of reward for his salesman skills.  I wonder how some of the people who let this sort of thing happen get their jobs and remain in them.


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