November 24, 2010
Written by Trupiano · Filed Under Featured, Op/Ed
2 Responses to “American Travelers Fear And Outrage At The Breaking Point”
Per Declan McCullagh of CNET:
The list of folks who are exempt from screening includes:
- private jet passengers
- state, local and tribal police officers (who can fly armed)
- Cargo loaders, baggage handlers, fuelers, cabin cleaners, caterers
- TSA screeners
- Any member of Congress or administration official with a security detail
Cites: (sent via email sicne the aniut=spam filter won’t let me post them here)
This is likely considered an enormous win for terrorism. Not unlike 911 which was an emotional earthquake for America, this new invasive procedure is sending seismic shockwaves around the country. And the terrorist leaders (perhaps even nations) with hand-wringing glee rejoice that, without firing a shot, they have reduced the “Great Satan” to a quivering bowl jello filled with fear and confusion, wasted incalculable amounts of resources in time and money, and weakened confidence in the government. I say stop the extreme reactions – whether the extreme new processes imposed by HSA and TSA, or the extreme responses of the American people. Dial it all down, and let’s think-tank some logical changes. Let frequent fliers submit to a voluntary profile that allows for a quick lane in the airport security check. Provide random checks. And, yes, (hate to say it) profile using some horse sense. Let’s invest the money we save in better intelligence operations. And, for heaven’s sake, look at the wider gaps in our national security including our borders, illegal immigration, and freight transport by air and sea. Just my opinion!
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