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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Worst Argument Ever Against TSA Screening

From the "How do they think this stuff up?" files comes the absolutely worst argument ever against TSA screening procedures at airports:
All things considered, though, I’d still rather just put less emphasis on airport security. Actually preventing terrorist attacks is a valuable thing to do, but it seems to me that very intensity security at airports doesn’t so much eliminate attacks as encourage people to set off bombs on crowded city streets instead. That doesn’t strike me as a particularly high-value undertaking.
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7 comments:

  1. The posting does bring up an interesting point. Terrorists MO are generally targets of opportunity rather than all out frontal assaults with a specific aim. So if you make it hard to get to the planes, blowing yourself up at the ticket counters at the airport are just as effective. Sick but true.

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  2. @Tucanae - there is no cause and effect. One can blow oneself up in shopping malls regardless of the vigilence of the TSA at airports. The fact that there may be other targets of opportunity is not an argument for making airplanes vulnerable.

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  3. I'd rather see cargo getting checked than nuns, elderly travelers, and small children having their private parts groped.

    I still say we need to be learning from the Israelis about airline security. They've been doing it accurately and efficiently for decades, without strip-searches and groping of passengers who've given security no actual probable cause for such molestation.

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  4. Having just "endured" two weeks of being checked as I embarked and disembarked from a ship, plus going through metal detectors at two airports, I am very much against the useless TSA screening.

    Here in Australia we do not need to remove our shoes. That is a waste of time, yet there are some people who do it automatically. I saw 2 girls at Sydney airport remove their shoes when it was unnecessary.

    Now I had my own experience when going through the metal detector at Canberra airport but it was my fault, I screwed up and placed my embroidery scissors in the wrong bag!! Needless to say, I do think that it is silly that I cannot have embroidery scissors in my carry on bag that gets placed in a locker whilst we have a 30 minute trip to Sydney.

    In New Zealand each time we disembarked we were checked and at Dunedin and then Auckland sniffer dogs were used. They were looking for food, not bombs. Everything was fine except for the young dog that was finding "food" when there was nothing in the bag!!!

    Metal detectors are necessary. The rest of the screening is an unnecessary invasion of privacy.

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  5. Only one reason we are being held hostage at the airports. Political Correctness. Most Americans know it's Muslims that want to blow up planes.

    We are now being lead by a Muslim ass licker in the White House, with a Communist for an Attorney General, and a Democratic party that hell bent on taking away more and more of our freedoms while forcing more government control down our throats.

    Perhaps if on 9/11 it wasn't the Twin towers that were destroyed with so many innocent lives, and instead the capital building with hundreds of libtard politicians, then maybe just maybe we wouldn't be profiling little boys with leg braces at the airports.

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  6. I don't know what's more disturbing. That schmuckface (Yglesias) believes this, or that his minion of shmeckles all agree with him.

    Just wow.

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  7. This thought comes to mind:
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on health care: “We’ll go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, we’ll go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole vault in. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in but we're going to get health care reform passed for the America people." Notice how leftists seem to think similarily with jihadists? They are just doing what they do for our own good using any means neccessary.

    I like the idea of someone inventing an explosion proof booth for security screening that detonates any explosive it finds.

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