As I said, I'm OK with the current screening processes.
ExPatriatePen wrote:However, I'm OK with the current screening process as long as it prevents even one more 9/11 type act.
Maybe you should then insist these airlines actually protect baggage areas because, as it's been shown on various news shows and such, people can often just walk in and place a bag with a bomb in it either on a delivery cart or directly on the airplane. I guarantee it that if 'terrorists' wanted to blow up a plane, they would have. Same goes for a bridge or something. I honestly don't think you can truly prevent this sort of stuff if some people want to do it. Best plan, imo, is to get the hell out of Middle East and stop pissing those people off.
I personally worry about home-grown acts of terrorism at a workplace or school a lot more than an airplane attack.
I'm have no desire to raise my profile with HLS/TSA by becoming an activist.
I will say that it would be hard to sneak a bag onto an airplane without it going through TSA. That is, unless your're an airline employee or a TSA employee. (See also the recent events at Wichita airport)
I am not OK with making me walk around barefoot like a child, I am not OK with having my girl get felt up by some pervert, and I am not OK with a machine that can flash my dick to another pervert. All while a 'terrorist' can dress up, sneak in, and put a bomb on a delivery cart.
Please tell me you don't believe that the sole reason there was no other attack since 9/11 is because of such screenings. I think they just didn't try hard enough and that is only because they didn't want to. They could attack something else, a loosely protected nuclear plant for one or a bridge or a movie theater, if they really want. Maybe it is a sad thing to say, but I think we're sort of at their mercy as far as all the terrorist activity goes. It's no different than the domestic stuff. We can try and catch some, but we can't stop it all.
You and I are on the same page as far as the Middle East goes and you know that it would probably be a good idea not to piss those people off as we've been doing for decades. You want to stop that kind of terrorist, let's start there.