Terrorism Paradox

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From Ambiguous:

"I think someone should try to blow up a plane with a piece of ID, just to watch the TSA's mind implode.

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I'd rather see it done with Tom's MI1 red gum/green gum.

Posted by: Nate at September 5, 2006 9:40 AM

The funny thing, though, is that if the IDs were explosive and the TSA responded the same way they did with the liquids, then the TSA would immediately ban all ID's - which would mess things up quite a bit at security. It just points out how banning everything that can be made to explode isn't a real solution to security.

Posted by: DJP3 at September 5, 2006 9:45 AM

No, but it's a necessary element. I'm all for profiling a la Ben Gurion.

Posted by: Nate at September 6, 2006 5:56 AM

Well if 99% of the terrorists are young Arab men and young white men (TImothy McVeigh), it does seem silly to search grandma in the name of non-discrimination. After all we are explicitly trying to discriminate against terrorists.

Posted by: DJP3 at September 6, 2006 9:37 AM

My grandmom always gets searched. It happens EVERY single time. She's like 87 years old and carries 1 tiny purse on the airplane and I don't think she's got coke condoms up her butt.

Posted by: Growly-Pants at April 23, 2007 7:51 PM

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