Sunday, December 27, 2009

On Underwear Bombs and Airport Security: Cui Bono?

No mention of this little dandy in the media (emphasis added to quotations):

"A passenger who boarded Northwest Airlines Flight 253 in Amsterdam with attempted plane bomber Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab says the would-be terrorist had no passport and was aided by a sharp-dressed man who claimed Mutallab was a Sudanese refugee, just one of a plethora of startling inconsistencies surrounding an incident that has led to ramped up security and increased levels of harassment in airports."

Yes, I'm ready to call this one an inside job. By whom? I don't know, you take a wild guess.

"I am grateful to the passengers and crew aboard Northwest Flight 253 who reacted quickly and heroically to an incident that could have had tragic results. The Department of Homeland Security immediately put additional screening measures into place- for all domestic and international flights- to ensure the continued safety of the traveling public. We are also working closely with federal, state and local law enforcement on additional security measures, as well as our international partners on enhanced security at airports and on flights." ~Janet Napolitano

Since Richard "the Shoe-Bomber" Reid brought us "sockfeet security" at airports, what will Umar "Flammable Underwear" Mutallab add to the TSA's constantly updated repertoire of screening devices? I'm sure it will involve those highly controversial yet oh-so necessary x-ray machines which allow airport security to view your naked body, thus violating your 4th Amendment right to be secure in your persons. No, nothing is sacred in the post-9/11 world, or had you forgotten?

Cui bono? Who stands to gain from this? You're all smart, every one of you; who do you think stands to gain from underwear attacks?

A hint: it's not Umar.


The Rattler said...

It's interesting that the Israelis don't have a problem. If it looks duck...

It is not out of the realm that the next suicide... homicide bomber will have the explosives surgically implanted and he could walk butt naked through any scanner with a good to go from our security. I do not fly for this reason.

Son3 said...

Ah, but it is also for this reason that we need more and more and more security measures... and fewer and fewer and fewer freedoms, apparently.

Thanks for the comment!

The Rattler said...

So what's your solution? Mine... hand everyone a box cutter as they get on board. Better yet, keep these AH's from coming here in the first place. Let the cesspools of London and the like enjoy their tolerance freedoms.

Son3 said...

Seems to me the attacks would stop if the men who promote and fund them were kicked out of the United States Congress, DHS, CIA, FBI, SS, BATFE, DOJ, DOD, the British MI5, MI6, JTAC, etc.

Johann Van De Leeuw said...

What is the official story anyhow? I saw a bit at my Grandma's over the weekend, but didn't hear much other than that there was an "attempted terrorist attack", blah bl-bl-blah, blah.
Sounds intriguing.
BTW, I am currently available to chat, if you have time. Do you know who else voted for the Four Corners Post besides me? (You can answer via email, if you wish.)

Son3 said...

Yeah, I dunno what the official tale is this time.

Sure, I'll chat!

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