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TSA Terrorists

November 19, 2010

I just don’t even know what to SAY about the recent “safety measures” TSA agents are taking. If you’re sitting at your computer thinking “What TSA Safety Measures?”, dude, you really need to get offa farmville.

Before I get too far into it, I just want to remind you all that With THIS administration, it’s critical to remember that while all focus is on ONE hand, who is keeping an eye on the other? Everyone is wigging out over this, and rightfully so – this is MORE than an invasion of privacy. This is borderline sexual assault. But, with all focus on the TSA issue, what else is going on?

This video will explain everything you need to know. It might be a LITTLE “long”, but totally worth the watch:

Ah. Anyways. One of the very first things we learned in law school was “probable cause” and “reasonable suspicion”. Without probable cause or reasonable suspicion, a proper search cannot be conducted. And you don’t even have to GO to law school to know that. That does, however, open the door for “profiling”, but screw that. “Profiling” is a loaded word. What is “profiling”? Associating certain character traits, race, religion, etc… with various activities? Stereotyping? No, really, if anyone can tell me why “profiling” is a bad thing, I’m totally open to listening.

Seriously, does that kid look like a goddamn terrorist? Would it be a safe bet to “profile” the kid and assume that there is no reason to sweat it? (aside from the obvious inconveniences of flying with a child, like puke and crying)

Well – it’s clear that the government does “profile”. Only in their favour. Because it totes makes sense that a three-year-old child would have to go through a TSA molestation session; but some twat in a burka (or hijab) is exempt.

Muslims seek special treatment to elude TSA groping
Article: Washington Times

The Department of Homeland Security reportedly is giving special exemptions to their “enhanced pat-down” policy to Muslim women wearing the hijab or other form-concealing garments.

Last week, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a “travel advisory” noting that women who are patted down “should remind the TSA officer that they are only supposed to pat down the area in question, in this scenario, your head and neck. They SHOULD NOT subject you to a full-body or partial-body pat-down.” It’s unclear why CAIR believes TSA frisking must be Shariah-compliant.

Good thing I’ve GOT me a hijab – just in case I decide to travel. I can wear that thing on my face, look like a total douchebag, and save myself a lot of trouble and time! All with one magical piece of cloth!

If you happen to be one of the MANY MANY MANY people in America who plan to travel this holiday season, might be something to either… plan around to avoid massive holdups, or participate in to avoid a public groping and molestation.

What say you, loyal readers?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2010 5:59 pm

    I hope my titanium alloy skeleton won’t be a problem.

  2. anarchotoads permalink
    November 20, 2010 1:39 am

    I actually have to agree with you that the TSA measures are offensively invasive and incomphrehensibly stupid. Although I do think that profiling can be done negatively, I don’t think that a pseudo-democratic system of molestation is a step up. As for the bowing to Sharia law, I think it’s completely stupid, though I wouldn’t recognise that the State has any more right to legislate than an old book. It would, however, be hard for Muslim Americans to make any stand on this themselves, because right-wing polemic will skewer any popular Muslim movement against the TSA policies, while acceding and allowing the searches to show solidarity with the rest of the public will only show acceptance of the system.

    • November 21, 2010 12:26 pm

      Profiling COULD be done negatively, but when it comes to American safety, I’m willing to take that chance. If you go back and look at all of the recent terror attacks; both successful and failed(panty-bomber), I’m sure you can make a connection. As a nation, we’re not at war with little three-year-olds or little old Nuns.

      The thing about Muslim Americans, or “moderate Muslims” is they rarely speak out against any terror acts, any extremist Islamic threats, or anything to do with terrorists. By sitting down and remaining silent, it’s clear who is afraid of who.

      Know who is exempt from this full-body imagine and extreme patdowns? If you guessed “MUSLIMS!” You guessed correctly. Now where’s the sense in that?

  3. Sarah Baram permalink
    November 21, 2010 3:23 am

    I was hoping you would bring this up at some point. It’s been ALL over the news, mostly complaints. But I have to say, I’m all for it and then some. If it’s between an intrusive body scan or being on a plane with a terrorist with a mission…. Guess who is willing to get naked? I am. It’s a security measure, and I’m not so sure why so many are complaining. Wouldn’t you rather know you are completely safe? I’m not one for taking chances so high up in the sky.

    • November 21, 2010 12:20 pm

      Well, feel free to be naked all you want, but it’s already been proven that searches like this would not have stopped or caught the 9/11 hijackers or the panty-bomber. The best “defense” is not causing more chaos for Americans while they fly – invading their personal privacy, and putting people through screening procedures like extreme patdowns and full body scanning. Explosive sniffing dogs would be much more efficient, far less intrusive, and a heck of a lot less expensive.

      So, even with these “procedures”, the likelihood of a determined terrorist cramming explosives in their body cavity or even attempting a second “underwear” style bomb isn’t decreased at all. This is in NO way making anyone safer. Some people may FEEL safe, but it’s a pretty safe bet to say that on September 10th, 2001, we all felt just a little safe.

  4. steve permalink
    November 27, 2010 5:36 pm

    It took two or three TSA people to “examine” the little boy. Jeez, the stupidity of those in charge of this folly is staggering.
    Spending billions for this foolishness while keeping the borders open …

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