How did this fool get on the plane in the first place? Just two days after the “crotch bomber” (who was on a list of suspicious persons) and on the same flight number another Nigerian man locked himself in the plane’s bathroom.
One thing we can be sure of is that all the little old ladies on the flight were put under the same intense scrutiny as the Islamic males.
There are limited security resources and thus it would seem logical that the group that has a history of terrorist threats and actions should have the highest level of pre-boarding screening. Treat airline passengers using Triage methods developed in battle fields and in Hospital Emergency rooms. The individuals who might pose security threat due to the known profile of groups who have demonstrated that just really hate the West (that would be everyone who is not a radical Islamic like themselves). More than likely a whole lot of innocent people will be targeted for additional security checks. This is the price one pays for being a member of a fundamentalist religion that does nothing to end the reign of terror of a small radical wing of this religion.
But we aren’t going to see anything sensible or logical from the current politicians in charge of security. Flying is already a miserable experience and a vast waste of time. Plus we will probably now be subjected to increased fees to continue the business as usual of the TSA etc.
The no-fly list was used by the previous administration to harass individuals who dared to speak out against the GWB administration — obviously the no-fly list hasn’t been improved to target the real security risks. The two most recent actions by individuals on two different planes, on the same flight number, taking the same route — should be a warning to change security screening methods.
Targeting every person, who has the damned nerve to buy an airline ticket, as potential terrorists continues to be a huge waste of time and resources.
Phyllis Chesler asks: What next Body Cavity Searches at Airports?
For some individuals, the more abuse they are subject to while traveling, the safer they feel. Apparently these individuals don’t understand that the abuse of passengers is merely a show for ignorant fools. When security is but a show, as it is now, then the real terrorists are able to walk right through the loop holes. As long a frail little old ladies are subjected to the same level of security as the ones who really could be a threat, the real bad guys are going to continue to keep breaching airport security games.
Personally I see a connection between the extreme misogynistic Islamic individuals who turn women into objects of hatred and then move on to other groups to hate target. Once one group becomes a hate object, it becomes so much easier to classify other groups as hate objects. The enemy becomes a non-person. Serial Killers, we are told, begin by killing small animals and then move to humans (most usually female humans).