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Geez the security blunders continue. After the bodyguard who left their gun in a starbucks toilet and another spy who sold his computer over Ebay with classified documents on the hard drive, this...

Mod's, don't know if this is considered poilitics..delete if necessary

Tony Blair bodyguard fires gun in Israeli airport

Tony Blair had to be rushed on to his plane at an Israeli airport after one of his British bodyguards accidentally fired his gun causing a security scare.

By Tim Butcher in Jerusalem

Last Updated: 3:28PM GMT 11 Nov 2008

Nobody was hurt in the incident at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport and Mr Blair's spokesman said the former Prime Minister had not heard the gunshot.

But an Israeli police spokesman said that in the confusion Mr Blair was hurried on to his plane.

Accidental firings are taken extremely seriously in Israel and its Airports Authority has launched an inquiry.

"One of his bodyguards accidentally fired his gun, and the bullet hit the ground," said, Maayan Malkin, an IAA spokesman.

The incident took place as Mr Blair was leaving Ben Gurion, the main international airport in Israel, after spending a few days in the country in his capacity as international envoy for Palestinian development.

Since being appointed as Middle East representative for the Quartet - the diplomatic grouping of America, Russia, the United Nations and European Union - Mr Blair has visited many times using commercial and private flights.

Earlier this year Israeli fighter planes intercepted a private jet carrying Mr Blair after the plane failed to identify itself adequately as it approached Israeli airspace.

In June an official farewell on the tarmac at Ben Gurion for Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, ended in chaos after an Israeli policeman guarding the event shot himself dead.

In September another of Mr Blair's bodyguards left their gun in the lavatory of a Starbuck's coffee shop near his London home.

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That must have been a wild time. Flying into Ben Gurion there's almost no pressure - you kinda just walk off your plane and go grab a cab. They knew EVERYTHING about you and what you had with you before you ever got on the plane. Flying out of there is a bit of a different story

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That must have been a wild time. Flying into Ben Gurion there's almost no pressure - you kinda just walk off your plane and go grab a cab. They knew EVERYTHING about you and what you had with you before you ever got on the plane. Flying out of there is a bit of a different story

You'd think it would be the other way around.

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You'd think it would be the other way around.

It's like I said TJ - by the time youre on the tarmac at Ben Gurion the "authorities" know everything about you and know everything you have with you so you're not a risk. These folk don't play and don't wait till you're already in the terminal to start asking questions about entering their country.

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Geez the security blunders continue. After the bodyguard who left their gun in a starbucks toilet and another spy who sold his computer over Ebay with classified documents on the hard drive, this...

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Maybe he was doing this to help the soldiers stay awake?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/3450765/Israeli-soldier-jailed-for-three-weeks-for-yawning-at-ceremony.html

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Oh man, there's a nasty story on the sidebar ..

click on link at own risk for a pic.. :puke:

Cosmetic surgery addict injected cooking oil into her own face

A Korean woman addicted to plastic surgery has been left unrecognisable after her obsession led her to inject cooking oil into her face.

Hang Mioku, now 48, had her first plastic surgery procedure when she was 28; hooked from the beginning she moved to Japan where she had further operations - mostly to her face.

Following operation after operation, her face was eventually left enlarged and disfigured, but she would still look at herself in the mirror and think she was beautiful.

Eventually the surgeons she visited refused to carry out any more work on her and one suggested that her obsession could be a sign of a psychological disorder.

When she returned home to Korea the surgery meant Hang's features had changed so much that her own parents didn't recognise her.

After realising that the girl with the grossly swollen face was indeed their daughter her horrified parents took her to a doctor. Once again the possibility that Hang had a mental disorder was raised and she started treatment.

However, this treatment was too expensive for her to keep up and she soon fell back into old ways.

Amazingly, she found a doctor who was willing to give her silicone injects and, what's more, he then gave her a syringe and silicone of her own so she could self-inject.

When her supply of silicone ran out Hang resorted to injecting cooking oil into her face.

Her face became so grotesquely large that she was called "standing fan" by children in her neighbourhood - due to her large face and small body.

As Hang's notoriety spread she was featured on Korean TV. Viewers seeing the report took mercy on her and sent in enough donations to enable her to have surgery to reduce the size of her face.

During the first procedure surgeons removed 60g of foreign substance from Hang's face and 200g from her neck.

After several other sessions her face was left greatly reduced but still scarred and disfigured.

And it would seem that even Hang can now see the damage she has done; she now says that she would simply like her original face back

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