And...Consumer Traveler says the devices planted "up their anus" cannot be seen with a full body scanner. Now what? See a video below. Another thought is former
CIA, Michael Schueur's warning that an event, just like this one, may
be used to "clog" the intelligence pipeline. See links to that discussion below.
Charlie Leocha's article was posted on November 27th, before the Christmas Day Underwear Bomb attack:
There is no need to have passengers march through security naked. The controls already in place are doing their job. Real security is a series of layers — the airport security checkpoint is one of the last.I agree with the writer's pre-Christmas Day assessment that effective security is a layer of parameters - and a lot of good, common sense. First, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab should have been on the No-Fly list, but he was not. The next layer should have kicked in, and certainly the young man should have been fully patted-down, and/or strip-searched (not sure the official meaning of either). He is a 23 year-old Muslim - coming from a 50% Muslim-populated country...and paying cash...and had no luggage.
Back in the early 2000s, after the attack on the 9/11 World Trade Center and the institution of enhanced security checks at airport security posts, my friends and I used to joke about walking through security naked. Today, it clearly is no longer a joke.
The Transportation Security Administration said this week that it plans to expand its controversial “whole body imaging” program, which takes a black-and-white image of people’s naked bodies at airport security checkpoints. Critics have likened it to “digital strip searches.”In fact, these new machines have already been rendered obsolete by terrorists who are packing explosives up their anus. Don’t laugh. This technique has already been tested with lethal effect in the assassination a Saudi prince. The whole-body scanners can not detect that kind of hidden explosive. I only worry about TSA’s coming anus-scanning system. I’m sure it is in the works.
TSA spokesman Dwayne Baird said the agency plans to buy an additional 150 such imaging units with stimulus funds …
Even without background, airport security must have the authority to use their heads to find crotch-hidden weapons. This is what it has come to.
Clogging the Intelligence Pipeline
Is this what America is facing? Will there be lawsuits filed against numerous airlines for taking disruptive Muslims off of flights? As Larwyn (with some of my thoughts woven in) says: "Pregnant/and/or/Pious Females in Burkas...Religious Conferences couched as vacations, transgendered Arabs looking for a way to 72 virgins through their underpants...is this the new normal?Other recent airline "events:"
Muhammad Abu Tahir disrespected on AirTran Flight 39
Muhammad Abu Tahir is AirTran Flight 39 Passenger Threw Shoes
AirTran Flight 297 - Muslim Men Disrupt - Disturbing Ride for Passengers lawsuit alert
AirTran Flight 175 Muslim Family Removed - lawsuit alert
Mansor Mohammad Asad - Delta Disrupter. Son Blames it on other passengers
Related and Background:
Noteworthy News on Abdulmutallab: Eric Holder's Federal not Military Court
Gloria Borger grills John Brennan (video)
John Brennan Briefed about Yemen Bombs in Briefs last October
Travel Blog says Terrorists Plant Explosives Up their Anus!
Michael Leiter Sidesteps Christmas Day Bomb Attempt: Dennis blair's DNI CIA Turf War
Obama's Pre-Christmas Security Briefing: Authorities Lie About Second Man Detained
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attended Islamic school in Houston
Michael Leiter NW Flt 253: CIA sent Abdulmutallab info to Leiter's Counterterrorism Center
Abdulmutallab and al-Qaeda in Saudia Arabia: Claims Christmas Day Attack
Jaspar Schuringa is Flight 253 hero: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab - son of prominent Nigerian banker
Amsterdam and the al-Qaeda threat is a Homeland Security Failure
Abdul Mudallad is Nigerian NW Flt. 253 Bomber - al-Qaeda failed in airline bomb attempt
Other Airline Terrorists:
Shoe Bomber Richard Reid Wins: Terrorism and Jihad wins