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"Nearly 540 radiation portal monitors, which cost approximately $250,000 each and are federally funded, are being used at seaports and border crossings nationwide, officials said. "

It ain't no accident that we haven't been attacked since 9/11. Thank you President Bush

1 posted on 07/23/2005 7:14:30 PM PDT by bayourod
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"It ain't no accident that we haven't been attacked since 9/11. Thank you President Bush"

Whom shall we thank for the shoddy border policy that enabled 10,000,000 illegals and countless moles and terrorist operatives to entrench themselves since 9/11?

2 posted on 07/23/2005 7:20:31 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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I heard a blurb today that the LA Port was encouraging ships to come through on 'off peak' times by charging less for processing than during 'peak times'...maybe this security story was related...of course I also heard that the Union was upset that this would create more work during the evening hours for 'less pay'...I probably heard this on FoxNews, but I have not sought out the specific weblink for the story...


3 posted on 07/23/2005 7:51:06 PM PDT by flixxx
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The head of U.S Border Patrol on Wednesday unveiled radiation detectors to scan incoming ocean cargo for nuclear weapons and dirty bombs, a measure he says will not choke the flow of trade at the nation’s busiest port complex.

Lets see, we have a 600 billion dollar trade deficite with China and we are worried about slowing the flow of trade?

Perhaps we should hire a couple of senior citizens to examine every single item coming in from China--one item at a time. Being seniors, we would naturally have to give them frequent breaks. Straighten out the balance of trade real quick!

No bombs or illegals would get through either.

4 posted on 07/23/2005 8:27:42 PM PDT by onewhowatches
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Is it just me, or does scanning a container once it is already on American soil, in a busy, economically important port, seem a tad ineffectual?

It would seem a terrorist's best bet would be to detonate at sea, or just before unloading.

Oddly, the main deterrent here, for a terrorist, would be in the event of detonation failure. The likelihood of the failed bomb being recovered goes up dramatically if the package is scanned.
6 posted on 07/23/2005 8:39:27 PM PDT by Wiseghy ("Sometimes you're windshield, sometimes you' re the bug")
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It ain't no accident that we haven't been attacked since 9/11. Thank you President Bush

How would you possibly know this? What if plans are in effect for an attack sometime in the near future.

If the President is so security minded, why are millions entering our country illegally, completely undetected?

7 posted on 07/23/2005 8:40:06 PM PDT by Black Tooth
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The longshoreman's union is the only thing that chokes the ports to death, another monopoly situation.


8 posted on 07/23/2005 8:45:13 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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