By David P. Smith
As is the usual case, as soon as the Department of Homeland Security decides the next way that everyone who has to fly will be further treated like criminals, those bomb-the-infidels Muslims come up with another way to get around it all. While there can’t seem to be any agreement that there should be a better way, like profiling those who are most likely to try to kill other people, our government’s plans on preventing the next bomb are already behind the times again. It’s almost like trying to buy a new computer; as soon as you get it, there’s another one better already on the way.
Now, they are trying to figure out ways to implant bombs within people, called “Frankenbombers” in the New York Daily News. That certainly won’t be within the reach of those patter-downers and naked body scanners. What is there to stop these folks from coming up with the next idea, like the suppository bomb? There are certainly other bodily spaces where things can be hidden and then pulled out when desired later—just ask anyone who has been in prison very long. We all know how they check out prisoners for these types of items. Transportation Security Agency agents better get ready to check for new wounds or recent scars from surgery. Are strip searches the next idea that we’ll be forced to accept if we want to fly, along with rectal and pelvic exams? I am amazed at what so few can force so many into having to tolerate.