The fancy scanners that show you naked… even their manufacturer admits they wouldn’t have caught the underwear bomber.
And those pictures they delete right after you clear security… they don’t delete them.
Do you think a dedicated Muslim terrorist would mind cutting his “junk off” and replacing it with a bomb shaped to look eerily similar? Or would a dedicated Jihadist that got a job in ground systems at a major airport, gradually, day by day, smuggle in small amounts of a bomb or other weapon in quantities too small to notice? Or how about this idea… they spend 10 years and have a mole go through flight school, and eventually end up in the side-seat of a jet, and then chloroform the other pilot and do as he or she wants. Or maybe just by-pass the TSA… steal a private jumbo-jet, perhaps from Travolta’s house.
Whatever security you do, if you let people on planes, or let people work at the airport, the jihadists will figure out a way to do something nasty.
And I could sit down and in the next 1/2 hour think of DOZENS of ideas that the TSA could never stop. Assuming I had a terrorist that was willing to die.
The KEY is to keep them from having comfortable bases here. That means limiting Muslim immigrations to virtually nil.
The next KEY is to keep killing them, and especially their leaders, abroad. With Predators, smart bombs, and troops.
The final KEY is to NOT LET THEM WIN by ruining our travel sector in foolish, CYA, security measures and approaches that only a mindless idiotic bureaucrat could love.
Fortunately, Bush started doing the 2nd key, and Obama hasn’t stopped that yet. Neither have done a good job keeping Muslims out. And both failed the last key – the terrorists win every time somebody is patted down, or when security lines stretch to Disneylandesque distances.
One for three… not bad in baseball – terrible for anti-terrorism.
Update… something is going to have to change.