Americans are outraged to be treated like cattle and subjected to humiliation by airport security screeners of the TSA. Many see these TSA employees as nothing more than glorified security guards who feel it is their right to treat people poorly. Without making any judgments about that aspect, I would like to discuss this topic with you for a moment.
You see, there was an interesting article in Homeland Security Newswire recently on November 22, 2010 titled; “TSA to Make Airport Screenings Minimally Invasive” in which the Transportation Security Administration was countering the onslaught of anger from the American People over the electronic strip searchers and too close for comfort pat downs. One line of this article was rather mystifying to me;
“Although he gave no indication that screening changes were imminent; still, he pointed to the alleged attempt by a Nigerian with explosives in his underwear to try to bring down an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight last Christmas. “We all wish we lived in a world where security procedures at airports weren’t necessary,” Pistole said, “but that just isn’t the case”
The problem with that excuse for these programs, which in essence take away our dignity, liberty, and freedoms guaranteed to us in the Constitution, is that the “Christmas Bomber” in my opinion was a staged event, perhaps by some rogue groups within the intelligence community wishing to assist in getting the contract for these electronic screeners with the TSA or spreading fear amongst the American People to keep their game going.
Some say we should let the airlines deal with it and take the government out of the picture. In fact, there was an interesting feature on this recently on November 22, 2010 titled; “Privatize Airport Security” segment on “Power Lunch” on CNBC. However, one guest suggested “it wouldn’t change anything as you are still going to put momma through that radiation machine like a cheap frozen entre.”
Apparently, folks are upset and even the President and Congress has been asked to intervene, as lots of statements and chatter are flying around with accusations, and somewhere, Al Qaeda is probably laughing at us. As in reality we are letting the terrorists win this round. Please consider all this.
Contributing article by Lance Winslow
World News US