Coulter: Please have your genitalia out and ready to be fondled (3)

After the 9/11 attacks, when 19 Muslim terrorists — 15 from Saudi Arabia, two from the United Arab Emirates and one each from Egypt and Lebanon, 14 with "al" in their names — took over commercial aircraft with box-cutters, the government banned sharp objects from planes.
Airport security began confiscating little old ladies' knitting needles and breaking the mouse-sized nail files off of passengers' nail clippers. Surprisingly, no decrease in the number of hijacking attempts by little old ladies and manicurists was noted.
After another Muslim terrorist, Richard Reid, AKA Tariq Raja, AKA Abdel Rahim, AKA Abdul Raheem, AKA Abu Ibrahim, AKA Sammy Cohen (which was only his eHarmony alias), tried to blow up a commercial aircraft with explosive-laden sneakers, the government prohibited more than 3 ounces of liquid from being carried on airplanes.

All passengers were required to take off their shoes for special security screening, which did not thwart a single terrorist attack, but made airport security checkpoints a lot smellier.
After Muslim terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab of Nigeria tried to detonate explosive material in his underwear over Detroit last Christmas, the government began requiring nude body scans at airports.
The machines, which cannot detect chemicals or plastic, would not have caught the diaper bomber. So, again, no hijackers were stopped, but being able to see passengers in the nude boosted the morale of airport security personnel by 22 percent.
After explosives were inserted in two ink cartridges and placed on a plane headed to the United States from the Muslim nation of Yemen, the government banned printer cartridges from all domestic flights, resulting in no improvement in airport security, while requiring ink cartridges who traveled to take Amtrak.



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  • nomdeblog

    This is like the gun registry fiasco that the progressives keep pounding away at as a cure for gun crimes. It isn’t the gun that’s dangerous; it’s the person carrying it that determines the danger. Ditto with getting on a plane, we are wasting time looking for liquids when all we need to know is “who” is getting on the plane.

  • Jack

    I had a “Ron Paul” video up earlier but on re-checking it has disappeared and others have taken it’s place so I killed it.

    Basically he said that he has introduced a new bill of one paragraph that will stop all the stupidity and he is not amused by what is going on at US airports.

    True enough — nobody is and as he has said “It needs to stop”.


  • beentheredonethat

    Janet Napolitano is being referred to in some media now as Janet Incompetano.  Wear it proudly Ma'me, you've earned it.  LOL

    • Jack

      Actually, BTDT — Janet is the tip of the iceburg and the reason why Sarah said yesterday “I think I can beat him (referring to Obama).

      The truth is this — DONALD DUCK could beat Obama in the next election and that is no lie.

      Sarah knows this as do many others.

      Let the race begin.

  • beentheredonethat

    Oh what a wicked web we weave….or not.  Judge for yourself.  
    Michael Chertoff, while he was the Head of Homeland Security under Bush, advocated and pushed for installation and implementation of these new full-body scanners at our airports. Once he was out of "public service", Chertoff's consulting company (Read: Lobbying Company) landed as a client (Surprise!), Rapsican, the company that makes the scanners. He is now a much richer person, I'm sure. There are multiple links to info about Chertoff and the scanner company. Below is a bit from rightpundits:

    • Jack

      “Quelle surprise?’

      Who knew?

  • beentheredonethat

    Just picked this link up on FOX, good 'ol Shepard Smith is slaying the procedure with common sense.  This bloody ridiculousness isn't going to be allowed to die down anytime soon…….some 'action' photographs to look at taken at Denver International Airport…..  
    Controversy over pat-downs, body scans lands at DIA

    • Jack

      Re: “”I’m not going to change those policies,” he declared to lawmakers.”

      Oh yes, he is.

      Wait for it.

  • stageleft

    Obama did it and Harper will do it Jack …. surely you are not unaware that the Canadian government has ordered 44 of the full body scanner units they plan to sprinkle about at Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, and Halifax, airports.
    What do you think the Canadian government mandated procedure is going to be when Canadians refuse a digital strip search?
    Yup, that's right – Canadians will be subjected to the same crap Americans are being subjected to because our government will not  have the balls to say no when the Americans demand it.

    • Jack

      Re: “Yup, that’s right – Canadians will be subjected to the same crap Americans are being subjected to because our government will not have the balls to say no when the Americans demand it.”

      And why would Canadians want to fly to America under these conditions? It seems to me that if Americans canceled their flights entirely for even one day to protest this stupidity it would end as all the planes stayed on the ground and US airlines lost millions in fees.

      Remember Israel’s “80-15-5” rule and how safe their flights are. There is no reason why the US should be any different and “yes” — it’s called profiling.

      That is what Ann is saying and she is correct.

      “Tear their wings off and make them walk.”

      That will end that.

      • stageleft

        Heh, Canadians won't have to fly to America Jack, we'll get it right here on home soil as soon as the full body scanners are installed – and you can bet that it won't just be for flights going to or through America either.
        As far as our government is concerned, they lead, we follow – they say, we do.

  • Pragmatist

    Seems to me that if more and more people stop flying because of the TSA, the AGW people will be happier and happier. I wonder if this is just a coincidence?

    • Jack

      There is no reason for people to stop flying. There IS reason to start profiling the passengers and a simple “chit-chat” with most will end the problem.

      No need to humiliate everyone because of a few.

      • Pragmatist

        I agree, but as McCardle points out, some people are going to stop flying until this is addressed. If the global warming crowd is running the government, they've got one more big reason not to do anything about this. I'm sorry if I'm straying off topic, just trying to point out the potential interrelationships.

  • Jack

    Obama did it!

    “Nuff said.”