Sources: U.S. District Court for D.C. via Wired, Wired
quote: Then there are pilots and stewardesses with armed guns that any well trained militant could potentially disarm? Even without that, if not screening someone will get weapons on the damn planes and turn it into a giant 600mph cruise missile ala 9/11.
quote: If the terrorists know the flight crew has weapons, then they will hatch a plot to disarm them.
quote: You also have to randomly inspect old ladies and babies to make sure the nutjubs arent using old ladies and babies to smuggle in weapons.
quote: Even if the guy had a gun, you can only shoot so many people before you're overwhelmed.
quote: They only need too shoot down one person, and all the rest will stay quiet.
quote: Take for instance bank robberies: how many have you heard of that the average person in line fought back, disarmed the criminals and took care of the situation?
quote: "1. Start profiling, it's politically incorrect but it will target the people that are more likely to cause incidents or acts of terrorism." That doesnt work. The minute they are aware we arent looking at everyone for everything , then a John Walker type that isnt the stereotype will be the one called on to do the deed.
quote: Then the FBI, CIA or NSA will have to deal with the same sisues as the TSA faces. You cant find every nutcase via links to terrorists, gangs, or histories of violence. There are new young people joining the nutbags every day.
quote: "It is mindboggling for us Israelis to look at what happens in North America, because we went through this 50 years ago," said Rafi Sela, the president of AR Challenges, a global transportation security consultancy. He's worked with the RCMP, the U.S. Navy Seals and airports around the world. "Israelis, unlike Canadians and Americans, don't take s--- from anybody. When the security agency in Israel (the ISA) started to tighten security and we had to wait in line for — not for hours — but 30 or 40 minutes, all hell broke loose here. We said, 'We're not going to do this. You're going to find a way that will take care of security without touching the efficiency of the airport." That, in a nutshell is "Israelification" - a system that protects life and limb without annoying you to death.