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December 8, 2010

The reports today that al-Qaeda "fanatics" (are there any other kind?!) may be planning horrific "Frankenbomber" suicide attacks by implanting explosives into a human body.

Surprised? I'm not, since it was only a matter of time until these so-called fanatics figured out a way to evade the latest TSA brainstorm.

Yes, I know (or so I'm told), the new & improved Grope-a-Dope and Scan screening methods used at our airports today make it that much harder for fanatics to give way to their fanaticism, while in the meantime, TSA can look for better ways to protect the flying public. Well, that's great except that they, i.e., the fanatics, are always leaps and bounds ahead of us, and we're always focused on the last security breach.

I'm not against using security measures at our airports, I am against using STUPID security measures. Smart security measures would include looking to others for inspiration, like the Israelis - who've been successful in thwarting attempted terrorist attacks for decades now - and incorporating their methods into our system (e.g., focusing on the individual rather than the items they're carrying on board; hiring/training screeners who are capable of exercising some discretion and doing more than robotic pat-downs/scans, etc.).

In fact, a good place to start would be with our military vets, who've just returned from Afghanistan and Iraq. How about hiring/training (and properly paying) these folk to do airport security, since they actually know what an enemy looks/acts like?!

[Posted by R.S.]


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