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December 29th, 2009
07:16 AM ET

Sound Off: Your Comments 12/28/09

Editor's Note: The feedback we heard from you last night was mainly about the man who allegedly lit an explosive during a U.S.-bound flight, and the airport security concerns you have as a result. Many of you wanted to let us know how much you enjoy Erica Hill filling in for Anderson.
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I am honestly frustrated with everybody blaming the system, airport security, screeners and so on, but my only question remain to be when this kid's father made the US embassy aware of his son's activities why didn't the embassy suspend this kid's entry visa that would have prevented him from boarding the aircraft in the first place, as of matter fact DID ANY ONE IN THE EMBASSY BOTHER TO CHECK AND SEE IF THIS KID EVEN HAS A VISA AND WHAT WAS THE STATUS OF IT. I think someone at that embassy should be held liable. After all the system works and works great I travel on international flight all the time, that's how I know it works.

A while ago there was a story on CNN about some new enhanced scanners but some did not like due to them revealing peoples private parts etc. The moment I saw that story, I thought to myself, I bet within a short time there will be some guy who goes through the airport and straps a bomb near his private parts and this new enhanced scanner will be put into every airport. Sure enough that is exactly what happened! Conspiracy theory? Perhaps but then how do you explain how that guy got as far as he did?

Please show what is happening in Iran. They are killing innocent unarmed people. All I see is news about a terror subject. We count on you CNN to cover the issues. Tx

First time serious watcher: very impressed with your reporter: Erica Hill - very professional, strong eye contact that supports the oral presentations; excellent oral communication skills, just right amount of emotion for each of the different stories presented; great representation of the CNN brand......... great job

I like Erica Hill. I like her professionalism, her sense of humor, and I think she needs to be shown more.

I've been watching the coverage of the "failed" terrorist attack. The fact remains that a terrorist was able to detonate an explosive device on board an aircraft nearing the end of its flight. It appears to be proactive passengers and a lack of explosive training that saved the flight. That doesn't negate the fact that the airport security system failed to protect the flight. We've all seen airport security stop water bottles, pocket knives, etc... But has the system ever stopped an actual explosive device intended to be used in a terrorist attack?

Think you are giving out TOO MUCH INFO on this airline terrorist and his bomb. It is too tempting for all the kooks we have in the world.


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  1. Clint from Virginia

    Unfortunately the World in which we live in has changed. What was once unthinkable has now become a reality. We must be proactive and implement any/all security measures possible to address these new threats. At the end of the day I'd rather be scanned than dead!

    December 29, 2009 at 5:05 pm |