Here we go again. Yet another threat to airline security that the U.S. Government (DHS/TSA) will make top priority in order to take away more of your freedoms in the name of security. “Travelers may find themselves subjected to more scrutiny when flying in the heart of summer vacation season, especially to the U.S. from abroad” (source). In a memo sent to security officials, the “tactic” is called body packing. Officials say this could have “possible terrorist implications.”
Possible? So our the official statement from our government is suspect at best. There is no hard information or known cases in the U.S. where a suspected terrorist has explosives surgically implanted with the intent to blow up an airline. “People-scanning machines in airports aren’t able to detect explosives hidden inside humans” (source). This will be another round of the TSA/DHS vs The People when it comes to just how many freedoms we are willing to give up in order to travel.
It will give manufacturers of scanning machines more contracts and more money in order to develop a next generation machine that not only scans what’s under your clothes but what is possibly implanted in your body. I am sure Mike Chertoff will benefit from yet another contract with the U.S. Government.
With the increase in security at check points it’s becoming nearly impossible to travel with any sort of carry-ons. You are limited in the amount of any substance you can carry through security. You are still not allow to bring many items, once common into a sterile corridor (terminal) and onto an airplane. Even bottles of water are not allowed due to the fact they could contain a liquid explosive.
“Due to the significant advances in global aviation security in recent years, terrorist groups have repeatedly and publicly indicated interest in pursuing ways to further conceal explosives,” TSA spokesman Nick Kimball said, adding that passengers flying into the U.S. may notice additional security (source). Additional security is NOT needed! Less intrusive procedures are needed, not more enhanced techniques to allegedly deter terrorists from down commercial airliners were explosives.
This is just another potential “false flag” being hoisted by the alphabet agencies and the U.S. Government. In the end the level of security at airports will not be better, but remain much the same. More “interaction” between agents and passengers will result in more outcries of injustice, more videos on YouTube and more articles about how we are being treated like terrorists. All in the name of security, just to fly.
News source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=14007673