It would only take ONE successful attack to kill hundreds of people, disrupt our transportation infrastructure (costing billions), and cause significant harm to our economy. These measures have been successful at deterring attacks. And yet, you want to use that as the justification for why they aren't needed. Pretty stupid.And in any case, these sort of plots are so vanishingly rare that it just isn't worth the hassle anyway. There have been only two terror attempts aboard aircraft in the past 9 years (neither of which were stopped by airport security, and neither of which occurred on a flight originating in the US.) If you want to include this liquid plot which never made it out of the planning phase, wasn't stopped by airport security, and didn't originate in the US either...then that's a total of three terror attempts in the past 9 years. Out of hundreds of millions of flights.
Oh noes! Someone might see your IMAGE!!! How horrifying!!! See? That tactic works the same directed back at you.But oh noes, if we don't have nudie booths in the airports than planes will start dropping out of the sky left and right.
A woman committed an act of terror in a subway station in Russia. Thus, it is likely that if greater profiling is used, more women will be utilized more often to attack transportation infrastructure as a way of circumventing that profiling. Jihad Jane, for instance, was very active in recruiting "caucasian appearing" muslims for attacks.I didn't ask if there have ever been any women in the history of the world who did something bad. I asked when a woman or child has ever tried to commit an act of terror on an airline. Let's not pretend that terrorists are indistinguishable from everyone else, when this is patently false.