Monday, November 22, 2010


With all the uproar over those pat-downs at our airports, no one seems to be aware of the fact that explosives can be hidden on the body where they will not be detected by the groping hands of those TSA screeners. The only things those pat-downs will detect, provided they’re done meticulously, are weapons like firearms or box cutters that can be used to commandeer an airliner.
As a former narcotics officer I am well aware that a substantial quantity of explosives – as much as the underwear bomber had – can be concealed inside body cavities. I have personally retrieved bags of heroin from the butts of men and female officers have retrieved them from the vaginas and butts of women.
The only way to detect these vaginal and kiester explosive stashes is with those full-body scanners that so many travelers refuse to go through. By opting for a pat-down the suicide bomber with a vaginal or kiester stash will be able to board an aircraft undetected. Once in flight, he or she can go to the toilet where they will be able to set off the concealed explosives.
Israel doesn’t have that problem even though its airliners are prime targets for Muslim militants. For it’s security, Israel relies on the extensive use of profiling at its airport and on thorough background checks of all air travelers. In the United States we cannot use profiling because, heaven forbid, it’s not politically correct.
If we are so worried about suicide bombers getting on our airliners but won’t use the Israeli screening system, we should require every air traveler to go through those full-body scanners, any concerns with privacy issues and radiation exposure notwithstanding.

Actually, our airport screening system would be laughable if it were not for the fact that so many travelers are being inconvenienced unnecessarily. 99.99 percent of the flying public is subjected to the indignities of pat-downs or full-body scans in the cause of political correctness. If we relied on profiling like the Israelis have done so successfully, there would be little if any need for pat-downs and full-body scans.

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