Once again... the arguments that if we do it at airports we should do it at schools are not relevant. These procedures are already active and have gotten results... a lot of results? Nah, but some? Sure. Have they discouraged terrorists? Sure.
And once again all it takes is a cell to use a kid to carry their contraband and then he will be allowed to go scott free. It's not hard to understand I have said this 100x already.
With new technology that allows terrorists to implant bombs in boobs and teeth, I really don't think searching Grandma's diaper is going to make us any safer.
I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.
I know stories of plenty of drug dealers who hid drugs and/or guns in a babies diaper. I know of a cop who didnt check and was shot and killed by a gun from a babies diaper. Whats the difference????? TSA was following procedure. If they didnt check and a hijacker was hiding something there....how many of us would be up in arms because they let that slip by????
Did I fall asleep for a while and miss out on a huge influx of Arab terrorist acts in the US? I only know of one. Nearly ALL the others were committed by Americans, usually by white Americans. Profiling Timothy McVeigh types would be more useful in actually deterring terrorism. And, of course, the fact that airplanes are incredibly safe.
There were two big changes after 9/11 that closed all the loopholes. Improved screening of passengers was not one of them. What did make a difference was locking the cockpit door, so that no one could take the pilots by surprise, and the other was simply a change in terrorism etiquette. It used to be that the passengers calmly stayed in their seats while the plane landed in Cuba and they were ransomed back. Now, the passengers expect that they are likely to die if they don't stop the hijackers. Since the hijackers have a locked door to get through, they will get noticed, and an entire plane full of people will grab their luggage and kill them. There will not be another 9/11, and it has nothing to do with security. It has to do with people having more knowledge.
All this airport security does not make us safer. At all.
All this security is a lot of fear mongering. There are no boogeymen to be afraid of. There is no enemy at the gates. There's maybe a hundred or so Al Qaeda in the world. The score is terrorists - 1, good guys - lots. And if the bad guys do ever get a second point, it will not come in an airport.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.