The TSA, what can one say?
Al Qaeda’s English language Inspire magazine provides information to assist people going on solo jihad. By assist I mean advice on how to kill Westerners in the West. Advice includes bomb making instructions, advice on what to wear and how to avoid detection. Nice.
Global Guerillas points the return on investment approach of terrorists citing the recent cargo bomb:
Returns on Investment (ROIs)
Part of effective systems disruption is a focus on ROI (return on investment) calculations. As paraphrased in Inspire: it is such a good bargain for us to spread fear amongst the enemy and keep him on his toes in exchange of a few months of work and a few thousand bucks. We knew that cargo planes are staffed by only a pilot and a co-pilot, so our objective was not to cause maximum casualties but to cause maximum losses to the American economy. (this shift is a clear attempt to avoid limitations of blood and guts terrorism by adopting systems disruption as outlined in this article)
To demonstrate this ROI, Inspire listed the costs of the investment in the operation:
- Printers: $300 each
- Nokia mobile phones: $150 each
- Shipping and transportation: short $$
- TOTAL COST: $4,200
It’s pretty clear that the security costs inflicted as a result of this operation are counted in the millions of dollars, making for an impressive return on investment for the operation. ROIs from systems disruption can reach one million to one.
Given this successful demonstration attack, we should expect to se many more attacks that employ systems disruption in the future as open source jihadis adopt the method.
No prize for guessing where I am going with this. How much has a small amount of explosives in some underpants cost the US? Even in direct costs, let alone indirect. How many people will be killed or maimed driving instead of flying. How many people must suffer before the US drops its politically correct refusal to profile? The terrorists adopt measures to get around the scanners, be it land based anti aircraft missile launchers. If airplanes are secured they will move onto trains, buses, cars or pedestrians. An Army of Davids is a better approach than harassing invalids and stealing children.
Well of course anything is better than stealing children and harassing amputees, even the TSA knows that:
“According to the Transportation Security Administration website, “We will not ask you to do anything that will separate you from your child or children.” “
Of course, we still get:
My worst nightmare took place yesterday. Worse than events that have taken place and that I have survived in my short 28 years of living. Worse than my wildest of dreams could conjure.
My son was taken from me.
My son was taken from me by the TSA agents at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport yesterday.
He was taken away from me and OUT OF MY SIGHT because his pacifier clip went off when I carried him through the metal detector.
According to the Transportation Security Administration website, “We will not ask you to do anything that will separate you from your child or children.”
You took my son. MY SON.
Here’s what took place… minute by terrifying minute…
Your taxes being put to good use by your government. How about this:
“I had just been put in the Plexiglas screening booth,” said Peggy. “My 4-year-old son was made to sit across from me, crying because they would not let him touch me. Everyone was looking at us. Then the TSA agent asked for my prosthetic leg. I knew they could wand my leg, but he insisted on taking it from me. And if that wasn’t humiliating enough, he asked for the liner sock that covers my residual limb, saying I had to give it to him. I felt pressured to give him my liner even though it is critical to keep it sanitary. I was embarrassed to have my residual limb exposed in public.”
Hat tip Boing Boing
So the TSA is harassing Americans and helping to bankrupt America. Any increase in feeling of security is being undermined by fear of sexual assault. The US needs foreign currency, but must be driving tourists away.
The very spirit of America is being destroyed. The fact that people are sovereign is being undermined. The rule of law is being undermined. The US needs to reclaim its inheritance. It needs to look to its past to create a great and glorious future. Copying Europe will result in European stagnation and death.
In case you are unclear about what the TSA pictures reveal:
The second image is when the picture is inverted. Or at least that is what some posts are claiming. I’ve no specialist knowledge.