12 August 2006

Airline security?

Is it just me?

Yes, it is great that the latest plot was foiled. But it was due to intelligence and not something detected at security. So now, after the cow is out of the barn, the TSA institutes new regulations prohibiting liquid carry-ons.

Sept 11 was attributed to a "Failure of the imagination". Supposedly no-one imagined that suicide hijackers would attempt something like that. That's not really true, but let bygones be bygones. You would think we'd learn out lesson.

The capability of liquid explosives has been around for a long time. An attempt was partly successful many years ago using liquid explosives and resulted in a fatality, I believe somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. A large plot was even foiled several years ago (Manila?). So why does it take a new, luckily failed attempt at destruction, to clamp down?

What other security exposures are there just waiting to be exploited?

Disappointed Baal Habos.

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    At August 13, 2006 3:05 AM, Blogger Irviner Chasid said...

    Briton clamped down because they did not know for sure if they had the entire ring or not.

    America isn't allowed to do racial profiling so they do insane stuff to get the public to ask for racial profiling :P

     
    At August 13, 2006 10:05 AM, Blogger Baal Habos said...

    IC, It sounds like the US restrictions on Liquid and cosmetics is permanent. But you do have an interesting theory.

     
    At August 13, 2006 1:14 PM, Blogger happywithhislot said...

    Soon they wont allow passengers on the planes. Too dangerous

     
    At August 13, 2006 7:52 PM, Blogger Enigma4U said...

    What's even more frustrating is the fact that the Bush administration was lobbying to divert a measly $6 million, funds which were earmarked for the implementation of new technology to detect explosives on airplanes.

    When you keep in mind that the war in Iraq has cost the American taxpayer over three hundred billion dollars (with no exit plan in sight), you start realizing that a 10-year-old could do a better job of running the country.

     
    At August 13, 2006 10:18 PM, Blogger Baal Habos said...

    Bush is very disappointing. He may be a friend of Israel, but he's a doofus

     
    At August 14, 2006 1:17 PM, Blogger Irviner Chasid said...

    Umm, bush has nothing to do with Airport security.

    You throw numbers around about earmarks, but that also, is not the truth. First of all, was it 56 out of 800? whas it 56 out of 57? Had they allready discovered the technologies and therefore no longer needed more money?

    I mean "bomb sniffing" devices allready exist. They even have scanners that can see through a person's clothing to find everything underneeth. (like those xray glasses in movies) I have seen them and they work, however privacy advocates, for good reason won't let them be used.

    The level of ignorance being spouted back at people is disturbing.

     
    At August 14, 2006 1:19 PM, Blogger Irviner Chasid said...

    >IC, It sounds like the US restrictions on Liquid and cosmetics is permanent.

    Ofcourse its pernament. You think the american public is going to accept them turning up and down security every few months based on what threats thier intelgence has discovered?

    If they started letting the liquids through again, people would complain. Everyone knows that airport security is about the illusion of security vs the reality of catching the copycat nutjobs, and has little to do with stopping the big guys.

    But with the rules our society has about things, its the only way to go about doing it legally.

     
    At August 14, 2006 1:58 PM, Blogger Avi said...

    I mean "bomb sniffing" devices allready exist. They even have scanners that can see through a person's clothing to find everything underneeth. (like those xray glasses in movies) I


    Where do I get one?

     
    At August 14, 2006 4:01 PM, Blogger Irviner Chasid said...

    http://www.rapiscansystems.com/sec1000.html

    Here.

    I don't know how much they cost though.

    Apparently, they installed one at heathrow allready.

     
    At August 14, 2006 4:59 PM, Blogger Avi said...

    Apparently, they installed one at heathrow allready.

    You think that I can get a job there. All men that line, all women to age 35 this line. Smile please.

     
    At August 14, 2006 5:43 PM, Blogger Lakewood Venter said...

    The only thing that will make the airlines safe is "profiling". Until the Politically corect idiots get that right, we will be in danger of attacks!

     
    At August 14, 2006 5:56 PM, Blogger Baal Habos said...

    >Umm, bush has nothing to do with Airport security.

    true, but he's still a doofus.

     
    At August 14, 2006 6:28 PM, Blogger Irviner Chasid said...

    >true, but he's still a doofus.

    Ok, you become President. Have fun.

     
    At August 15, 2006 9:32 AM, Blogger Baal Habos said...

    IC. LOL. No thanks, I've got my own Tsoris.

     

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