Sunday, January 10, 2010

Did The Underwear Bomber Take Off His Shoes Upon Checking In for His Flight?

Did the Underwear Bomber take off his shoes upon checking in for his flight? That’s something to critically think about. After the Shoe Bomber we were all then required to remove our shoes before being allowed on an airplane. The Shampoo or Plastic Bottle Bomber caused us to all to have six ounces or less of our toiletries and cosmetics and now we have the Underwear Bomber. Will we be removing our underwear before being able to board a flight? Darned close now that they are talking about full body scanners. This is one time I actually have to agree with talk show host Mark Levin. He says that the average ordinary citizen is being tortured for the actions of a few and does not support full body scanning. I have to agree. Will we have to strip naked before we can get on an airplane?

It really is getting ridiculous and I can’t imagine too many people actually wanting to fly these days; not to mention having to pay for your luggage. I love the SouthWest Airline ad where the guy says, “I’ll send my bags on vacation and I’ll stay home.” As much as I love to fly, the bulk of my flying will be done with Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X. I just cannot be bothered with taking off my shoes and clothes while my clothing in my luggage is being fondled by security agents all in the name of keeping me safe when in actuality a terrorist is going to strike when he/she good and darn well pleases. Homeland Security is a farce. When the inventor of the full body scanner was asked would that process detect a detonation device that had been swallowed by someone, he answered no. So guess what, we implement full body scans, the terrorists swallow the detonation device, get on the plane and blow it to smithereens. Think about it, terrorists don’t care about suicide bombing anyway, so swallowing a detonator would not faze them. For every so called security measure we put in place, the terrorist figures how to get around it. We remove our shoes; they put the bomb in their underwear. Let’s get real.

One reason terrorists are always one step ahead of us is our seemingly incessant need to broadcast everything we do or are thinking about doing in the media. I am watching the news the other night and there was a segment called Where America Stands and the piece was entitled U.S. Military Goes Hi-Tech in 21st Century. It was a report about a huge Hollywood style military simulator in Virginia that is designed to make a seamless transition from a soldier’s last day here in the United States to his/her first day on the ground in Iraq or Afghanistan. The report showed the facility and even showed some of the simulators and the exercises. It’s amazing how many of our strategies and tactics we give away to the enemy on the evening news. Did you hear anything about the Underwear Bomber’s plans broadcast on the Taliban or Al Qaeda evening news? Exactly. Al Qaeda and the Taliban are not broadcasting their training and techniques to us.

While we are fiddling; Rome is burning and the terrorists are planning. We have become paranoid. Twice this week F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to escort commercial airliners to airports because of “belligerent or “unruly” passengers. Another talk show host Mark Simone said it best concerning the young man who ran under the rope to get “one last kiss” from his girlfriend before she boarded the plane. Mr. Simone jokes that maybe we ought to start screening to see if the passenger is single or a long term veteran married couple. He goes on to say that he would bet the husband in that marriage of some years would not be running under the rope to get one last kiss from his wife and in fact would be glad to see her go. As he said this, I as we would say in text language LMAO. The more torture that is placed upon fliers, the less fliers the airline industry is going to have. Each time something like this happens the airline industry takes a hit. You think they are charging for bags now............just wait.

Lastly before this critical thinker leaves this submission, I will leave this question with you. Did it ever occur to anyone that the bombing of a jet just might be a distraction or a decoy and the planes aren’t really the targets after all? Until the next time. I welcome your thoughts in the comment section.

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