Does anyone here know why Al Qaeda does not attack US as much as it attacks other nations? It is because they make money in the US. When America's economy is hurting so are they. The recent half assed terror attempts were just to prove they are still relevant. The US will not be under Al Qaeda's cross-hairs if we don't do anything to aggravate them in the first place.
When radical Muslims come to America, they love it. They love the freedom and the potential to earn money. They see the strippers and hookers and the ball drops for them and they are posed with an age old question. Why should I wait till I am dead to have 40 virgins when I can stay alive and have 40 whores right now.
As far as the aggressive security on the TSA's part, it is a waste of money. Well, that is to the tax payers, the rich guys who had politicians as friends who sold the machines got a sweet deal. The scanners in some cases can not pick up binary compound explosives and if someone had the intent to blow up a plane, taking his life and along with everyone aboard the said plane, storing the explosive in the anal cavity (As has been done by them in the past) will bypass scanners and pat downs.
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as an ultimate defense and what makes these security measures even more ridiculous is that an estimated 10% of travelers have to go through them. Meaning that 90% do not. I am not big on math or statistics but I am pretty sure the law of averages says that a would-be bomber would have a good chance of not even having to go through the enhanced security.
If someone actually decides to pack some Semtex in his anal cavity and gets on a plane, the next day Janet Napolitano (along with the TSA Admin.) are going to stress the need for anal cavity searches (for your protection mind you). Hanity expressed his outrage about these enhanced security measures yet when Bush was in power he supported the Patriot Act. I am assuming that he would be against water boarding if it were happening under the Obama Administration.
I wonder how many of you would be pro anal cavity search, probably quite a few depending on who the current President is of course.