November 16, 2010

The Problem With This Logic On Airport Searches

I understand the need for airport security, and to try to stop various and sundry jihadis as they attempt to kill the rest of us for daring to live contrary to the pernicious doctrines of Muhammad's Big Book of Blasphemy. But I get really disturbed when I see "logic" like this from allegedly intelligent commentators.

Groin checks or not, tight security is what we need now, unless you want another angry Al Qaeda kid with plastic explosives in his tighty whities sitting next to you on the way to Miami.

Hey, you don't want to get checked, don't fly.

I can't imagine most TSA agents enjoy zapping you or feeling around your privates. They don't want to touch your junk. They just want it to arrive safely at its destination.

Of course, this ignores the minor questions of propriety, human dignity, and the Bill of Rights, which includes this:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

I still have a right to be secure in my person, and there has been no warrant issued based upon probable cause to search me, so explain to me what authority the government has to make me submit to naked pictures and having my penis and testicles felt up by some government employee. Where is the reasonableness in such a search? Where is the reasonableness in this?


Excuse me, but why is Sister Mary Agnes (not her real name, but the name of my favorite nun) getting felt up? Does anyone really believe that she's got a bomb in her panties under her habit?

Given what we know about the terrorists who are trying to destroy planes and murder innocents in favor of the Islamo-fascist death cult, may I offer a different procedure that is much more likely to screen out the terrorists while leaving the rest of us unmolested?

Require all fliers to eat a slice of bacon as they pass into the secure zone.

Don't want to eat a slice of bacon, because of religious, objections, a rejection of meat, or food allergies? Fine, just read from the handy-dandy little script that TSA agents will have on hand for your sort -- "The Quran is a book of lies and Muhammad is a false prophet."

Don't want to do that? In the words of Joanna Molloy in the excerpt above, "don't fly."

After all, this is much less intrusive on the right and dignity of many fewer people than the current screening regime -- and no would-be shaheed is going to sully his/her martyrdom with an act that will send him/her straight to hell. You provide everyone with safety and security without the sort of outrages that the government is imposing upon us today.

And to those who raise a First Amendment objection to my proposal while supporting the current naked picture/feel-up system currently in place, why is that amendment is more sacred to you than the Fourth?

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This would be too simple and have CAIR calling for heads to roll. (sorry, couldn't resist)

|| Posted by T F Stern, November 16, 2010 08:52 AM ||

El-Al has been flying under threat of terrorist attack for decades and has successfully thwarted them, with none of this foolishness.

Years ago and Israeli security expert said "America does not have a system for airport security, they have a system for pestering people." This has escalated into a system of public humiliation.

|| Posted by Ronsonic, November 16, 2010 05:08 PM ||

All of which proves, Someone, that you know not-a-damn-thing about Islam and the jihadi mindset. Yes, they are preparing to kill millions -- to please Allah and receive great rewards after becoming a shaheed (martyr). Making themselves ritually impure by munching down on the meat of an unclean animal or by uttering blasphemy would render them unfit for that paradise, and instead lead (according to their warped religion) to an eternity in Hell. Without the reward, they will not engage in their suicidal mission of murder and mayhem.

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, November 16, 2010 05:26 PM ||

And by the way, Someone, are you familiar with the word "satire"?

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, November 16, 2010 09:24 PM ||

OK.. so you DEFEND your argument and then claim it is satire. I don't think you know what "satire" is.

|| Posted by Someone, November 17, 2010 08:35 AM ||

Then you are an idiot. Your plan would stop zero terrorists. Learn about the behaviour of the 911 terrorists. Indeed suicide bombers in general are not especially pious. A good read is Talking To The Enemy. I can't recall the author's name but it is an informative look st the subject.

|| Posted by someone, November 18, 2010 01:03 AM ||

And crotch-grabbing has resulted in how many arrests?

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, November 18, 2010 04:37 AM ||
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