Sunday, January 03, 2010

Are We Safe Yet?

All travelers flying into the U.S. from foreign countries will receive tightened random screening, and 100 percent of passengers from 14 terrorism-prone countries will be patted down and have their carry-ons searched, the Obama administration was notifying airlines on Sunday.


Yeah? Who gets to fondle passenger crotches to prevent another incident? A pat-down wouldn’t have located the underwear bomber’s device.

All passengers from countries on the State Department’s “State Sponsors of Terrorism” list – plus all passengers from other "countries of interest" such as Nigeria, Pakistan and Yemen — will receive “full body pat-down and physical inspection of property,” the official said.

The countries on the State Department list are Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria. Other countries covered by the TSA directive include Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia. A complete list was not released.

Maybe we could strip ‘em, x-ray ‘em, dowse ‘em with chemical detoxicants, and give ‘em a hospital gown to board the plane in. Clothes returned at final destination. Only then will I feel safe in the air.

And only then if we add all Muslims and Arabs originating in the US, too.

And, oh yeah…

The measures apply to all “passengers with passports from or itineraries through State Sponsors of Terrorism and ‘countries of interest.”

Initial reports said the Underwear Bomber didn’t have a passport.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.


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