I don't think the TSA should exist. That said, if we ARE going to screen anybody we need to screen everybody. As soon as the enemy finds out children, or nuns, or Rabbis or whatever are exempt, who do you think will have the bomb? They are already using children to deliver bombs in SWA.
Nah, can't say that - that'd be profiling. ;-)
That's the thing, their stated purpose might be fighting terrorism, but that's not why the TSA does what they do.
It is not about fighting terrorists. It is about finding prohibited items. That is how the TSA gets rewarded. That is why the list is so long and why the are looking even harder to find them.
TSA is not fighting terror, they are CAUSING terror in young children... As far as I'm concerned, THEY are pedophiles...
If the TSA wants to see terrorists, they can look in the mirror.Jim
they really need to start profiling...but not the kind of profiling everyone immediately thinks of when they hear/read the word.i mean behavior profiling. it's NOT THAT HARD to figure out when someone's going to do something they shouldn't. if these jackwagons would learn to read people's behavior there wouldn't be any need for all of this crap.see: Ben Gurion Airport for a perfect example.
Behavior profiling via brief interviews works very well for the Israelis. Has nothing to do with appearance, a cornfed white southern born American gets interviewed just like anyone else... because, again, as soon as teh enemy discovers that some identifiable group is exempt or given lip service, that's who they will imitate.
If someone on the street touched my little boy or my wife that way, I'd hit the pervert repeatedly in the face until there was so much blood you couldn't tell it was a face. So how is it OK if the government does it?The TSA MUST change. We will NOT allow things to continue this way.
I guess the terrorists have won this particular battle. I am officially afraid to fly anywere with my daughters. If I saw a stranger groping them I'm not so sure I could resist the urge to beat that person. Yes yes, I know, some say "it's better than getting blowed up", but really; 1)I think I would rather take my chances and 2) I don't think this is going to help.All of that and I'm afraid that the next step is body cavity serches. Just wait till they start doing THAT to children.s
i mean behavior profiling. it's NOT THAT HARD to figure out when someone's going to do something they shouldn't. if these jackwagons would learn to read people's behavior there wouldn't be any need for all of this crap.Agreed Laura, but that would require intelligence and competence. Good luck getting either from a typical government agency full of mouthbreathers.
I think that we ... because it will all come to the Great White North, too ... are between a rock and a hard place. The Israeli approach appeals to the intelligent segment ... but frankly, their flight totals are a fraction of our larger North American hub airports. And ... that approach requires training, experience, participation by the "good guys" and it's only an intermediate layer of security.There's no point in having a "hard" security level in the bowels of the airport. A terrorist can just as easily drag a duffel bag full of explosives through the concourse of the airport. In some I've seen in the US, s/he could drive a van through the doors and detonate there just as they tried in Scotland.To create and build an interviewing and profile proficient force would be time consuming and expensive. Even then, there is still the argument that whatever is done to one must be done to all. Personally, I think that's a fallacious argument but I don't live with your constitutional guarantees.Still ... as the example of the cancer survivor with a "bag" illustrates, the TSA personnel have no appreciation for, nor probably any training in, sensitivity to an individual's needs, conditions or requirements.We have the same security provisions re: content searches of carry-ons, metal detectors all operated by hourly paid security guards. (We also have the body scan machines ... but so far, they're just sitting there.)I am very, very distraught by the thought of youngsters being patted down and can fully empathize with a parent wishing to deck one of these ham-fisted idiots out. That video of the three year old girl screaming, "Stop touching me!" is something I won't forget.An incredibly big and difficult to resolve problem, Folks. But this situation cannot continue.Regards,George
Oh, f*** no, TSA...f*** no.What really irritates me is that when my 2LT husband and I fly home for Christmas, they'll do the same to him, a man who is resonably well-trained in weapons, unarmed combat, explosives, and has a security clearance. Oh yeah, and he did swear to defend the United States a couple a months ago, so that SOOOO makes him a threat...
You know, even the technique shown in the photo that accompanies this post is wrong, at least as I see it. I have searched thousands of people in my 31 plus year career. I have never gotten down in front of one of them, in the I want to give you oral pleasure position, to search the private parts of anyone. You patdown from the rear for many reasons one of those reasons is to intimidate and embarrass less. Why anyone would want to place a big brutish looking guy like this in front of the child, so the child can be even further terrorized beyond just seeing and feeling his hands but now seeing his huge ogre like persona is absolutely mind boggling. You can bet that is how the child saw him too. Of course, why anyone would want to search the child in this manner is beyond mind boggling it is crazy. Sure, I can see searching children in this situation but only if everyone is searched or if there is reasonable suspicion that the child is carrying something illegal. Of course any such searches should be done in private so people who take photos cannot further destroy the child's privacy and peace of mind by posting such photos on the Internet.
I disagree...I contend that the man on the right in the second photo is clearly a terrorist, terrorizing a small child.
This has got to change...aka-stop!At first I was thinking over how much the tsa is hindering my ability to come and GO where I please... Friends in New Mexico? I may never see them again, unless I get an EXTRA week off work. Can anyone spell Russian provences (or whatever they were called).Then I realized yet another aspect of the trajety (excuse my spelling), and it's right out of the movie Brave Heart!!! My daughter just got engaged and on July 3rd will be honeymooning in St. Martins. On the first day of her wedded life, she may be violated, maybe even deflowered, by a TSA rapist!!!
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