Airport Safety: Can We Be Too Safe?

November 23, 2010


3 Responses to “Airport Safety: Can We Be Too Safe?”

  1. Waytogosafe on November 23rd, 2010 12:11 pm

    I don’t care the way they check me out !
    It’s all for my safety!!!

  2. Old Man Dotes on November 23rd, 2010 12:44 pm

    We are already “too safe.” A determined suicide terrorist can just stand in line and blow him (or her) self up in the middle of the security checkpoint waiting area; or he can have the bomb inserted internally, where it won’t be detected by either scanners or a pat-down. It doesn’t take a very large explosives charge to breach the skin of a commercial airliner, and once that is done, airspeed will tear the plane apart.

    The entire purpose of the TSA is to accustom the sheep to giving up their Fourth Amendment rights without a struggle. This is why we have the Second Amendment.

    I suggest that “Waytogosafe” stay at home with the doors locked and the shades closed instead of risking herself outside the house, where those dangerous terrorists live.

  3. fwmyork on November 24th, 2010 10:08 am

    We can most definitely go too far in trying to ensure our safety. With pre 9/11 security, not one US plane was bombed or hijacked in the 13 years prior to 2001. In the 9 years between 9/11 and the introduction of “enhanced security”, not one US plane was bombed or hijacked. And this despite the fact that US airlines schedule over half a million flights per month.

    The old “un-enhanced” security procedures already made flying safer than any other means of transport by a factor of thousands. As far as the underwear bomber is concerned, that someone might try to hide explosives inside their clothing or body cavities was hardly a great surprise. If it taught us anything, it was that intelligence officers ought to have been more proactive about stopping someone who was already known to be a risk, from boarding a plane carrying explosives.

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