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Monday, December 27, 2010

Ignoring the Man Behind The Curtain

I’m a bit late on this story:

An anonymous 50-year-old airline pilot is in hot water with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) after posting on YouTube a behind-the-scenes tour of what he says are security flaws at San Francisco International Airport.

While airplane passengers go through security screening—such as with metal detectors, full body scanners and pat downs—the pilot shows in one of several video clips, recorded with his cell phone, that airport employees at SFO simply swipe a card to go through an unmanned door.

The response of the Feds was to confiscate the pilots handgun.

This is yet another illustration—if any other were needed—that our TSA security is, in fact, security theater.  It is designed to create the illusion of security, not its reality.  Because the reality of security would just be too damned hard.  It would involve using our brains and being selective in whom we examine closely.  It would involve using the best technology rather than that which has the most powerful political backers.

This pilot committed one of the greater sins—he showed that our security theater is just that.  Time to get him to shut up.  The man behind the curtain will not tolerate exposure.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 12/27/10 at 04:46 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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