You’re lined up to go to your flight, and some grinning character in white gloves fondles your genitals. That’s when you know the government has gone much too far to protect the rest of you. What is the TSA employee looking for in your pants?
True, a year ago, a nutcase passenger tried to set off a device in his pants while on a commercial flight. It didn’t work, and if it had, probably the only damage would be to change his singing voice from basso profundo to soprano.
Seriously, terrorists have been targeting commercial aircraft in their zeal to die a freaky religious death for decades. Several have been horribly successful, with the ultimate disasters happening on September 11, 2001. It’s no joking matter that every effort should be tried to stop such terror acts before they happen, but the methods are getting to be ridiculous.
The true fact American government experts know, but are never willing to admit, is that a terrorist organization can destroy any aircraft at any time it chooses. It doesn’t really matter what sophisticated screening process is used to search boarding passengers. A ground-to-air missile fired as the aircraft is taking off or landing. A bribed aircraft mechanic can sabotage engines to fail, or attach a timed explosive device.
Terrorists posing as passengers can use small plastic knives, not detected before boarding, to force their way into the cockpit. There are always terrorist bomb-makers creating chemicals that when manually combined can’t be detected by any airport security electronics.
Government interference and hysteria that have turned boarding into such a groping nightmare have also created a booming business in aircraft security. Before 2001, there were a few firms making x-ray devices. Now there are thousands, all clamoring to get lucrative government contracts for manufacturing ever more expensive and sophisticated devices.
Every year, they seem to introduce another generation of scanners. Instead of being used to detect terrorists, they all seem to be aimed at groping passengers. including men, women, children and little old ladies in wheelchairs.
The U.S. government has also created a Federal bureaucracy with hundreds of new jobs in Washington, as well as thousands of entry-level airport security jobs. Do they keep scaring and groping people because they’re fearful that their jobs could be jeopardized if the terrorist threat is reduced or eliminated totally?
As with any government agency, the loss of TSA jobs has become much more important than any potential loss of citizen lives. Who’d want to work in the private sector if a job of fondling privates is offered?