So presumably you won't mind when your plane is blown up by a body-cavity bomb which none of this will detect (maybe it can be disguised by adding packets of cocaine?), or a bomb carried by a Muslim under her burka somewhere below her shoulders where Obama says she cannot be patted down, right?You did NOT read what I wrote and you PRESUME to know what I think.
I wrote that I KNOW the scanners won't find everything but I want as much anti-bomb technology as I can get.
That does NOT mean I'd be happy with someone who figures out a way of thwarting that technology.
And I SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED that I am totally and completely opposed to any kind of exemption for muzzies.
So please read what I write before commenting on what you THINK I said.
I won't say what I think of people who are so very happy with incomplete and easily circumvented solutions that in the end do nothing but make life difficult for the rest of us.
I understand where you're coming from but in a scheme that has *ALREADY been circumvented*, imposing that "protection" is exactly what Bruce Schneier (look him up) calls "security theater." Utterly worthless.
Question: Do you believe the laws preventing ex-convicts from owning guns actually prevent ex-cons bent on committing more crimes from acquiring the guns they need to commit more crimes? Do you think those laws make us safer?
(Hint: only the ex-cons who want to go straight forgo gun ownership. The only folks who suffer from these laws are law-abiding citizens who willingly tie themselves in ever-increasing knots jumping through hoops to make ever more difficult legal purchases.)
Yah I read your subsequent post, thou-who-likest-to-call-names. I am not impressed, neither with your position on this issue or on treatment of fellow FReepers (though on the Muslim issue -- accepted: I saw that later; my bad).
But I ask you: a technology that is invasive and easily bypassed... why are we using it? We could be forced to fly completely nude and would still not be one bit the safer for it; the technology is there. Would you still "feel" safer? Would you "be" safer?
I think not.