You didn’t seriously think an agency that can’t keep bombers off planes can keep your nude pictures off the internet, did you?

Isn’t it ironic that groups like the Taliban hide their women in head-to-toe burkkas but a jihadist tries to take out a flight into Detroit and now all our women must be exposed to stranger’s eyes?  James Carville jokes about the TSA measuring his penis, but if he was the father of a ten year old girl, how would he feel about the TSA measuring parts of her body?

More than the indignity and invasion of privacy, there’s no indication that these things will actually make us safer.  There are reports that alQaeda trains jihadists in how to evade detection by using the same type of body scanners as a training tool.  Many reports say that someone with explosives sewn into their underwear (like the so-called Underwear Bomber) would not have been detected by full body scanning.

Before readers think that the creators of President Suit are over-reacting, here’s a few links to well-respected websites that have addressed these privacy concerns:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/01/airport-scanners/

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/01/11/body.scanners/

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/30/us/30privacy.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/027914_TSA_full-body_scanners.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/03/AR2010010301826.html

http://wcbstv.com/local/full.body.scan.2.1397295.html

http://blogs.abcnews.com/theworldnewser/2009/12/whole-body-scan-vs-your-privacy-how-far-is-too-far.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics/AP/story/1402274.html

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5 responses to “You didn’t seriously think an agency that can’t keep bombers off planes can keep your nude pictures off the internet, did you?

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  4. No big concern. In practice. I think TSA screeners will get so used to scanning an endless parade of human bodies, they’ll just do their job, to look for dangerous things. TSA can have women screen women, men screen men. It’s a small trade-off compared to a plane going down.

    • I’ll agree with you as soon as you can convince me that a TSA agent looking at my 10-year old daughter’s privates and my grandmother’s breasts will somehow magically make you safer in an airplane. The only security protocol that works is the Israeli model, with 30+ years of no incidents, but it involves profiling and the politicians will not do it. Al Qaeda trains jihadists to game the full body scanners and there are plenty of places they can hide bomb-making equipment in a human body that only an autopsy could find. Swallowing PETN in plastic bags like drug mules, then regurgitating them in the lavatory with an emetic would easily evade full body scanners and even cavity searches.
      Everything the TSA is doing is ‘Security Theater”, from x-raying your shoes to x-raying your underwear to having lots of people standing around looking serious. It’s all show and no substance. Don’t kid yourself, finkey, you are not much safer in an airplane today than you were on September 10, 2001.

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