Sitting Duck Syndrome.

D.L. Hammack
With all of the hoopla regarding the new TSA security screening procedures, perhaps it would be wise for us to focus on the results of these intrusive actions? No, I am not referring to the "successes" shown by the TSA's aggressive new methods. Consider this: Based on everything I've read, it would appear that the TSA has NEVER thwarted any attempt by any passenger trying to get through their security with a device or intent to do harm on an airplane. Therefore, I can assume that they have not had any successes in regards to stopping an actual event. Their perceived success lies simply in the fact that many folks seem to "feel better and safer" witnessing all of the precautionary acts taking place prior to a flight.

While folks may feel safer on the plane, my concern is with the opportunities now given to do damage prior to even getting on the plane. With each of the new, incremental, procedures that our benevolent government deems necessary to keep us safe, we create massive throngs of people standing in line-each waiting to pass through security. Here is where I find great concern. I call it the "Sitting Duck Syndrome." Here, in an un-secured area of airports, stand hundreds-perhaps even thousands- of passengers. It is here that we should focus on the potential harm that could be caused by those who no longer need to disguise a bomb in their underwear or their shoe-but merely strap it to their chest, or load it into a rolling suitcase, stand in line, and detonate the device just mere feet away from a screening process that has promised to keep Americans safe from the same.

Our attempt to create the impression of safety has accomplished only one thing: It has exposed our underbelly to those who desire to kill all infidels. We have created a juggernaut of passengers that will allow the opportunity to take out more Americans on the ground than with several jumbo jets in the air. Way to go TSA!!

 


With all of the hoopla regarding the new TSA security screening procedures, perhaps it would be wise for us to focus on the results of these intrusive actions? No, I am not referring to the "successes" shown by the TSA's aggressive new methods.

Consider this: Based on everything I've read, it would appear that the TSA has NEVER thwarted any attempt by any passenger trying to get through their security with a device or intent to do harm on an airplane. Therefore, I can assume that they have not had any successes in regards to stopping an actual event. Their perceived success lies simply in the fact that many folks seem to "feel better and safer" witnessing all of the precautionary acts taking place prior to a flight.

While folks may feel safer on the plane, my concern is with the opportunities now given to do damage prior to even getting on the plane. With each of the new, incremental, procedures that our benevolent government deems necessary to keep us safe, we create massive throngs of people standing in line-each waiting to pass through security. Here is where I find great concern. I call it the "Sitting Duck Syndrome." Here, in an un-secured area of airports, stand hundreds-perhaps even thousands- of passengers. It is here that we should focus on the potential harm that could be caused by those who no longer need to disguise a bomb in their underwear or their shoe-but merely strap it to their chest, or load it into a rolling suitcase, stand in line, and detonate the device just mere feet away from a screening process that has promised to keep Americans safe from the same.

Our attempt to create the impression of safety has accomplished only one thing: It has exposed our underbelly to those who desire to kill all infidels. We have created a juggernaut of passengers that will allow the opportunity to take out more Americans on the ground than with several jumbo jets in the air. Way to go TSA!!