And…Consumer Traveler says the devices planted “up their anus” cannot be seen with a full body scanner. Now what? See a video below. Another thought is former
CIA, Michael Schueur’s warning that an event, just like this one, may
be used to “clog” the intelligence pipeline. See links to that discussion below.
Charlie Leocha’s article was posted on November 27th, before the Christmas Day Underwear Bomb attack:
There is no need to have passengers march through security naked.
The controls already in place are doing their job. Real security is a
series of layers — the airport security checkpoint is one of the last.
Back in the early 2000s, after the attack on the 9/11 World Trade
Center and the institution of enhanced security checks at airport
security posts, my friends and I used to joke about walking through
security naked. Today, it clearly is no longer a joke.
The Transportation Security Administration said this
week that it plans to expand its controversial “whole body imaging”
program, which takes a black-and-white image of people’s naked bodies
at airport security checkpoints. Critics have likened it to “digital
TSA spokesman Dwayne Baird said the agency plans to buy an additional 150 such imaging units with stimulus funds …
In fact, these new machines have already been rendered obsolete by
terrorists who are packing explosives up their anus. Don’t laugh. This
technique has already been tested with lethal effect in the
assassination a Saudi prince. The whole-body scanners can not detect
that kind of hidden explosive. I only worry about TSA’s coming
anus-scanning system. I’m sure it is in the works.
I agree with the writer’s pre-Christmas Day assessment that effective security is a layer of parameters – and a lot of good, common sense. First, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab should have been on the No-Fly list, but he was not. The next layer should have kicked in, and certainly the young man should have been fully patted-down, and/or strip-searched (not sure the official meaning of either). He is a 23 year-old Muslim – coming from a 50% Muslim-populated country…and paying cash…and had no luggage.
Even without background, airport security must have the authority to use their heads to find crotch-hidden weapons. This is what it has come to.
Is this what America is facing? Will there be lawsuits filed against
numerous airlines for taking disruptive Muslims off of flights? As Larwyn
(with some of my thoughts woven in) says: “Pregnant/and/or/Pious
Females in Burkas…Religious Conferences couched as vacations,
transgendered Arabs looking for a way to 72 virgins through their
underpants…is this the new normal?
Other recent airline “events:”
Muhammad Abu Tahir disrespected on AirTran Flight 39
AirTran Flight 175 Muslim Family Removed – lawsuit alert
Related and Background:
Noteworthy News on Abdulmutallab: Eric Holder’s Federal not Military Court
Other Airline Terrorists:
Shoe Bomber Richard Reid Wins: Terrorism and Jihad wins