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  •  I don't think you need to worry. (0+ / 0-)

    The level of intrusive searches would never be allowed to reach that far. But it could raise a pretty serious question: isn't the whole body patdown/scan thing a charade if an obvious and effective method of smuggling explosives aboard will always remain?

    •  no..because they have to now find a diff way (0+ / 0-)

      which takes time to design and test.  Which hopefully gives us time to figure out how to stop them before, or disrupt their plans.

      It also would be foolhardy in the extreme to not scan/patdown since that would ensure they use the same method again.

      It really isn't a case of closing the barn door after the horse escaped, it has practical and meaningful safeguards but many of them aren't talked about bc we think of it as how it affects us rather than what sort of disruption it can cause.

      Remember, this guy was never meant to survive..or the plane.  The govt would be searching/trying/looking to see what method was used and who bombed it.

      "I know we will have differences. Put them aside. It is so easy to focus on where we don't agree and to lose the big picture. Fight until we win" -Kwickkick

      by vc2 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 at 10:29:37 AM PST

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