Has anyone sat down and thought about air travel security? America is under attack. Airplanes can be used as potential bombs. One mad bomber person can ruin the day. We all understand that. Why are we doing such idiotic things to make flights safer? Why indeed do we not do something smart? Think about it.
A shoe bomber gets caught. Our reaction: Everybody take off your shoes for inspection. All millions and millions of air travellers.
A few deranged terrorists use box cutters to intimidate passengers and gain control of their aircraft. Our reaction: Ban box cutters, knives, fingernail clippers and all other small sharp instruments. Millions and millions of air travellers now have to empty their pockets and walk through a metal detector.
Another brainwashed Muslim idiot sewed explosive powders into his undertwear and boarded an aircraft. It wasn't in his shoes. It wasn't metal so was't detected in the metal detector. It was discovered (too late) on board and in flight when the dufus was caught trying to light the fuse.
Now some bright guy has invented a fast action, full body x-ray machine to be installed at every airport all over the world . . . . at 2.5 million dollars each. The thing is supposedly engineered to illuminate abnormalities in clothed or naked people. It might even show a very minor shading of an unusual mass of something extra in your underpants. Maybe.
Reading these detection machines is a skill not unllike reading a lie detector. It requires close attention, carefull and sophisticated interpretation. To find people to do the job our Homeland Security Flop hires minimum wage workers, trains them for 12 hours, gives them a uniform, and puts them to work. With some luck they will be right as often as wrong.
Now that we've hired all of these security people, purchased all of the metal detectors and full body x-ray machines, what do you suppose the enemy terrorists have been doing? If you don't know, I'll tell you. They have been figuring ways around our security system faster than we can install one.
Doesn't anyone in our government understand that all of the security non-sense performed by airline customers before boarding an aircraft is worthless? Why does our Homeland Security Flop refuse to listen to experts that run the safest airline in the world? The Israeli's have been living under terrorist attacks for decades. They have systems proven to work. They are more than willing to share them with the entire world.
But Americans are sold on 200 person lines at the ticket counter, metal detectors, shoe inspectors, and full body x-rays. Who needs a security system that works?
Attention: The latest example of how to get around our stupid [punish every flyer] security systems is BREAST IMPLANTS. You heard me right. They have found that by implanting explosives in women's breasts they have a real winner. Whose going to check? What doctor is going to surgically take a look inside when, if it is an explosive, it might take his head off. What security supervisor is going to squeeze hard to determine whether or not what is squeezed is real, plastic, or boom!
Part of the El Al system involves intelligence interviews, backgorund checks, verification of identity, no-fly lists, racial profiling, terrorist profiling, and more. They generally don't make 80 year old ladies or 2 month old babies stand in line for 4 housr and then take off their shoes and underwear.
Homeland Security is unfortunately a joke. It's assignment of duties could have easily been discharged by the F.B.I. whose infrastructure was already in place within America. For assignment of the same type duties off-shore we had a C.I.A. already in place. These two established security agencies are not as politically sensitive to whatever current administration is in power, and in both cases it would not be necessary to appoint an entirely new infrastructure of pork barrel bureaucrats.