Comments on: CONTRIBUTION: Has Lebanon Sold Out? The Explosive Detector Scam saga continues http://lbcblogs.com/contribution-has-lebanon-sold-out-the-explosive-detector-scam-saga-continues/ News is Monologue, Contribute & Create the Dialogue. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:45:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.1 By: T.A http://lbcblogs.com/contribution-has-lebanon-sold-out-the-explosive-detector-scam-saga-continues/#comment-1831 T.A Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:45:16 +0000 http://lbcblogs.com/?p=1445#comment-1831 At last someone is writing about this subject. As a private security consultant, I made researches about these "Antenna" detectors or sniffers a few years ago, right after we started seeing them in Lebanon. I can only confirm what Ms. Zod is writing about, and FYI this was also a big scandal involving British Military in Iraq and Afghanistan (you can look it up, it was all over the internet a while back). Of course, in other parts of the world people went to jail for promoting such devices while here, some of our official and government security agencies are using them.... At last someone is writing about this subject.

As a private security consultant, I made researches about these “Antenna” detectors or sniffers a few years ago, right after we started seeing them in Lebanon.

I can only confirm what Ms. Zod is writing about, and FYI this was also a big scandal involving British Military in Iraq and Afghanistan (you can look it up, it was all over the internet a while back). Of course, in other parts of the world people went to jail for promoting such devices while here, some of our official and government security agencies are using them….

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By: Youmna Zod http://lbcblogs.com/contribution-has-lebanon-sold-out-the-explosive-detector-scam-saga-continues/#comment-1822 Youmna Zod Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:12:51 +0000 http://lbcblogs.com/?p=1445#comment-1822 If I talk of a competitor, would my words sound truthful? My intention is not to point fingers, but to spread awareness. If I talk of a competitor, would my words sound truthful? My intention is not to point fingers, but to spread awareness.

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By: Youmna Zod http://lbcblogs.com/contribution-has-lebanon-sold-out-the-explosive-detector-scam-saga-continues/#comment-1821 Youmna Zod Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:10:15 +0000 http://lbcblogs.com/?p=1445#comment-1821 If I am more aware on the matter, it doesn't make me less objective. Here are the sources, for your reference: The US National Institute of Justice study advise against buying what they call "bogus explosive detection equipment" http://www.nij.gov/pubs-sum/178913.htm page 71 Sandia National Laboratories tested the MOLE Programmable System manufactured by Global Technical Ltd. of Kent, UK and found it ineffective. SNIFFEX was the subject of a report by the United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal that concluded "The handheld SNIFFEX explosives detector does not work.” http://s3.amazonaws.com/propublica/assets/docs/NavyReport.pdf Iraq police official charged in bomb device scandal http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/02/17/uk-iraq-britain-explosives-idUKTRE71G3H120110217 Iraq Swears by Bomb Detector U.S. Sees as Useless http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/04/world/middleeast/04sensors.html?_r=2& Tests show bomb scanner ineffective, Thailand says http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/02/16/thailand.bomb.scanner/index.html?eref=rss_topstories&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+rss/cnn_topstories+%28RSS:+Top+Stories%29 http://articles.cnn.com/2010-02-16/world/thailand.bomb.scanner_1_thai-test-results-device?_s=PM:WORLD Faulty Bomb Detectors http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6140709n Boss who sold bomb detectors to Iraq arrested over fraud http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/22/bomb-detectors-iraq-arrest Head of bomb detector company arrested in fraud investigation http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/head-of-bomb-detector-company-arrested-in-fraud-investigation-1876388.html British Man Held for Fraud in Iraq Bomb Detectors http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/world/europe/24scanner.html?hp&ex=&ei=&partner= CNN report over fake bomb detectors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhXa1ewmiEw Dowsing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowsing GT200: Faulty reasoning www.bangkokpost.com/print/303670/ Brits ask DSI to testify on Comstrac Co http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/320893/brits-ask-dsi-to-testify-on-comstrac-co Hundreds jailed by 'fake' bomb detectors in Thai south http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/9/13/reutersworld/1209131209-hundreds-jailed-by-fake-bomb-detectors-&sec=reutersworld UK businessman charged with fraud over bomb detectors sold to Iraq http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/07/12/12696895-uk-businessman-charged-with-fraud-over-bomb-detectors-sold-to-iraq?lite UK warns world about useless 'bomb detectors' http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8481774.stm 'Bomb detector' maker Jim McCormick arrested http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8476381.stm Export ban for useless 'bomb detector' http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8471187.stm Five more charged over 'bogus' bomb detectors http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18816608 'Bomb detector' maker Jim McCormick faces fraud charges http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18795651 If I am more aware on the matter, it doesn’t make me less objective. Here are the sources, for your reference:

The US National Institute of Justice study advise against buying what they call “bogus explosive detection equipment”
http://www.nij.gov/pubs-sum/178913.htm page 71

Sandia National Laboratories tested the MOLE Programmable System manufactured by Global Technical Ltd. of Kent, UK and found it ineffective.

SNIFFEX was the subject of a report by the United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal that concluded “The handheld SNIFFEX explosives detector does not work.”
http://s3.amazonaws.com/propublica/assets/docs/NavyReport.pdf

Iraq police official charged in bomb device scandal http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/02/17/uk-iraq-britain-explosives-idUKTRE71G3H120110217

Iraq Swears by Bomb Detector U.S. Sees as Useless
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/04/world/middleeast/04sensors.html?_r=2&

Tests show bomb scanner ineffective, Thailand says
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/02/16/thailand.bomb.scanner/index.html?eref=rss_topstories&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+rss/cnn_topstories+%28RSS:+Top+Stories%29

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-02-16/world/thailand.bomb.scanner_1_thai-test-results-device?_s=PM:WORLD

Faulty Bomb Detectors
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6140709n

Boss who sold bomb detectors to Iraq arrested over fraud
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/22/bomb-detectors-iraq-arrest

Head of bomb detector company arrested in fraud investigation
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/head-of-bomb-detector-company-arrested-in-fraud-investigation-1876388.html

British Man Held for Fraud in Iraq Bomb Detectors
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/world/europe/24scanner.html?hp&ex=&ei=&partner=

CNN report over fake bomb detectors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhXa1ewmiEw

Dowsing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowsing

GT200: Faulty reasoning
http://www.bangkokpost.com/print/303670/

Brits ask DSI to testify on Comstrac Co
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/320893/brits-ask-dsi-to-testify-on-comstrac-co

Hundreds jailed by ‘fake’ bomb detectors in Thai south
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/9/13/reutersworld/1209131209-hundreds-jailed-by-fake-bomb-detectors-&sec=reutersworld

UK businessman charged with fraud over bomb detectors sold to Iraq
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/07/12/12696895-uk-businessman-charged-with-fraud-over-bomb-detectors-sold-to-iraq?lite

UK warns world about useless ‘bomb detectors’
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8481774.stm

‘Bomb detector’ maker Jim McCormick arrested
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8476381.stm

Export ban for useless ‘bomb detector’
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8471187.stm

Five more charged over ‘bogus’ bomb detectors
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18816608

‘Bomb detector’ maker Jim McCormick faces fraud charges
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18795651

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By: M. http://lbcblogs.com/contribution-has-lebanon-sold-out-the-explosive-detector-scam-saga-continues/#comment-1819 M. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:03:45 +0000 http://lbcblogs.com/?p=1445#comment-1819 "I was quite revolted reading this claim found on a Lebanese based company’s website (I refrain from mentioning its name for ethical purposes):" For ethical purposes you should stop being afraid of retaliation and not only name and shame the website, but provide a link to it. Otherwise, you're just protecting liars and contributing to the lack of transparency in this country. “I was quite revolted reading this claim found on a Lebanese based company’s website (I refrain from mentioning its name for ethical purposes):”

For ethical purposes you should stop being afraid of retaliation and not only name and shame the website, but provide a link to it. Otherwise, you’re just protecting liars and contributing to the lack of transparency in this country.

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By: bobo http://lbcblogs.com/contribution-has-lebanon-sold-out-the-explosive-detector-scam-saga-continues/#comment-1818 bobo Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:01:00 +0000 http://lbcblogs.com/?p=1445#comment-1818 Youmna Zod of Zod Security. Hello objectivity! Youmna Zod of Zod Security. Hello objectivity!

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