TSA Planning New, Even More Invasive Security Measures In Response To 'Threat' Of Implanted Bombs
from the security-theater-is-reactionary dept
And, now, for all the talk of the ridiculous new naked scanners and gropings, people have realized that won't do any good if someone has a bomb implanted within them. So... guess what? The TSA is now claiming that they have reports that terrorists are planning to implant bombs inside people to blow up on flights... and that the existing scanners won't spot them. So they may start implementing brand new security procedures which they won't tell anyone about just yet.
Somehow, none of this makes me feel any safer... and my bigger concern here remains the TSA over terrorists. Nothing in what's being done suggests that the TSA is even close to focusing on who is getting on flights, and instead continues to focus on what is being brought on flights, which is a pretty pointless endeavor when you realize that there are always ways to get the next thing on board.
I certainly agree that it would be incredibly tragic if someone had an implanted bomb and it blew up a plane. And, contrary to the claims of some, I'm not advocating that we do away with security altogether. I'd just like to see security that actually focuses on trying to stop a real attacker, not on finding the lady with 4 ounces of liquid in her purse.