Encouraging corruption

Greece
November 6, 2015 4:20am CST
This morning I listened to a man speaking on TV about how he had bribed a security officer at Sharm el Sheikh airport to allow him to jump the queue with his bags and luggage. He avoided all security checks either to his luggage or his person, and all this for a £20 bribe. What he hoped to achieve by making this public knowledge I have no idea. What he did achieve was to encourage a security officer to ignore his duties and put people's lives at risk. He should be ashamed of himself.
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@mom210 (5312)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Nov 15
I always wonder about these people, you got away with something, now why tell everybody? to brag, maybe?
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• Greece
7 Nov 15
Or to be on TV, do they pay people for interviews I wonder...
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@mom210 (5312)
• Atlanta, Georgia
13 Nov 15
@41CombedaleRoad I think sometimes they do, I seem to rememebr them talking about paying the woman they called Octomom, she was the single mom of octuplets.
@topffer (25177)
• France
6 Nov 15
It is not something new, I don't know a country in North-Africa where corruption does not rules. It is never good to show a vulnerability that might be exploited by others, especially when it can put lives in danger.
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• Greece
9 Nov 15
If people need to make some extra money, wherever they may live, it can make them vulnerable to exploitation.
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@boiboing (11502)
• Northampton, England
6 Nov 15
I believe that completely. I've been to Sharm several times and there's not a Russian on earth who queues for anything these days. It's horrible what happened to that plane but every person who's waited patiently in line one after another the Russians walk straight to the front will not be surprised about the corruption and the lax systems at Sharm airport. It once took me 2 hours to get through immigration because of all the pushing and shoving.
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@salonga (26942)
• Philippines
7 Nov 15
He should really be ashamed! But I doubt if he has any shame left on him for it looks like he even bragged about his wrong action
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@sofssu (14909)
6 Nov 15
Could also get himself into trouble. He is plain stupid, if he thinks this is anything to brag about.
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@1hopefulman (13124)
• Canada
8 Nov 15
That is an incredible revelation that tells us so much. What he also proved is why disasters will continue to happen and and why man will never be able to solve mankind's problems, as just a few of the same evil minded individuals could actually unleash forces that could destroy mankind. Thank goodness God exists and that is why we are still here!
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• Greece
9 Nov 15
That's right, we believe that He will stop things getting out of hand, one way or another. Then I am reminded of some of the ways he did this - Babel, the Flood the 40 years in the wilderness. We ignore His acts of justice at our own expense.
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@valmnz (10742)
• New Zealand
6 Nov 15
I fel sorry for the naive security guard who obviously needed the money. What an arrogant person the passenger was, to think he was so much more important than other people.
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• Greece
7 Nov 15
I don't feel any sympathy for the guard, he was wearing a uniform which marked him out as someone to be trusted. He accepted the bribe, let's not assume he was poor, he was employed and corrupt.
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@just4him (62689)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Nov 15
The security officer should have known better. He must have known how easy it would be to bribe someone at the airport.
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• Greece
7 Nov 15
Of course he did and from others comments we know he was not the only one open to bribes,
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@marlina (47846)
• Canada
6 Nov 15
OMG, this is so scary! So the airport security is not at all what we think it is then.
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• Greece
7 Nov 15
I agree, it is scary and it is a pity that people have to die before those who have responsibility take due care.
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@allknowing (48844)
• India
7 Nov 15
Out of context this would seem ridiculous and therefore it would be interesting to know what prompted him to publicly make this announcement.
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@LadyDuck (81432)
• Switzerland
6 Nov 15
I know that this happens all the time in some countries and this is the reason why those airports are not sure at all.
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@Auntylou (4453)
• Oxford, England
8 Nov 15
This is so worrying, especially since it is now thought that the plane was brought down by a bomb
• Greece
9 Nov 15
He spoke out too late, but maybe sounding the warning on the Tv has made others aware of the dangers of bribery.
@epiffanie (7419)
• Australia
9 Nov 15
That is just absolutely irresponsible to be boasting about how he corrupt the system.. But then, maybe it will reach the authorities and hopefully they will investigate ..
@Auntylou (4453)
• Oxford, England
8 Nov 15
It is actually very good that this man spoke out; systems need changing