These steps are not making us safer. They are just changing where the danger might be greatest, but the danger society at large faces is not removed, or even minimized in the slightest.
Their purpose is to terrorize, not to blow up a plane. So you shut up already. If you want people fondling your privates, go to public restrooms and ask for it, but leave the rest of us out of it.
After 9/11 I wanted the government to recognize their culpability in 9/11. It was them who wouldn’t allow airlines to have armed pilots on the plane. It was them that said private organizations can’t profile. Instead, they ignored their blame in it and implemented a draconian response to appease simpletons.
Even if the third plane was successful, we have learned our lesson. The cat is out of the bag. The plane transformed into a missile thing is not happening again. They will find another method of terrorizing us.Besides, we got lucky to discover the other hijacked planes. Why? Because the hijackers didn't quite know how to turn off interior PA systems, transponders or the plane's communications system between themselves and air traffic control towers. If it weren't for those misteps, the FAA may not have known what was going on until more damage had been done.