Iraq Green Zone checkpoint by smm1257
These are a few security solutions, some Sri Lanka specific, some general. One annoying thing in Sri Lanka is the LTTE, and another annoying thing is that all the high value LTTE targets are right in the middle of someone else. When they tried to suicide bomb Douglas Devananda it exploded in the Galle Road police station. When they tried to kill Gen Fonseka it was near Galle Face. And now they’re using claymores on fucking Dickman’s Road. These are all places I hang out and it’s getting old. I don’t think the LTTE is going to change any sooner than Al Qaida, but there are some precautions we could take. One would be to simply quarantine the politicians in a green zone where they A) wouldn’t blow up and, more importantly B) wouldn’t blow up around me. I have also tossed in my recommendations for airline security.
Right now Bauddhaloka Mawatha is partially closed because a couple military (I think) people live there. This means I have to drive like half a mile out of the way to get to Thumulla junction, from whence I can get to Dickman’s or Barefoot. It used to be a straight shot. Also Douglas Dave lives on Dickman’s Road (I’m pretty sure) and I have to see his convoy full of the glove pointing buggers all the time. Not only that, if there is a bomb around there there are at least two schools and a fuckload of residential traffic.
Furthermore, at night the close the Galle Road lane that runs past Temple Trees (President’s Residence) with no signage or particular warning. If you don’t know what’s going on you’d be unpleasantly surprised to find oncoming traffic in your legitimate lane. They’ve also closed the backend of Crescat/Cinnamon Grand to protect Temple Trees, which means I can’t get to the parking lot that way and adds at least 5 minutes. Furtherfurthermore, I got my car towed by the bomb squad and similar has happened to friends. It’s just a large amount of ass pain for minimal gain.
We should take all these high security buggers and bundle them into the Fort. Preferably Galle Fort. All we ever see of them is their military escort shoving us off the roads, so it’s not like they’d get more disconnected from the people. Just make something like the American Green Zone in Iraq, fortify the shit out of it and leave everyone else alone. Something like the current military compound, oh wait.
um, and that’s all I got locally. The next one is an airport solution me and Tha came up with over lunch. Now when you get on a plane they make you take off your belt, shoes, everything. What I was thinking is that you should just take off all your clothes, change into a jumpsuit and board the plane. In the extreme version you’d just ride the plane naked, but then you’d have to hose the seats off and whatnot. And airplanes get cold. In this case you just get issued a jumpsuit and you can pick your clothes up at the end of the flight. Of course, this would cost a lotta money for all the travellers, so you could make the jumpsuits paperish and cover them with advertising. Like, a paper jumpsuit with NOKIA all over it. And there’s your airport security.
And those are all the security ideas I have today.