Monday, January 24, 2011

Moscow Airport Bombing Could Happen in US Tomorrow

The terrorist suicide bombing at the Domododevo Airport near Moscow could happen tomorrow at any major US airport.

Anyone can walk into an airport and stand in the pre-security screening areas where hundreds of people congregate and set off an explosive.

While TSA security at airports has focused on groping children and women unlikely to commit any act of sabotage, the real problems remain unaddressed. It is only sheer luck and the lack of effort that the Moscow attack hasn't already happened in Washington DC, New York, Chicago, or any other major city.

Jesse Ventura has now sued DHS and TSA over their pat-downs.

A significant impediment remains the head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, a politician more concerned with political battles than national security.

As experts love to point out, there is no such thing as perfect security. But there is no excuse for the current absurd situation, either. Not only are we a long way from perfect, but we are far from implementing necessary precautions that would mitigate the chances of the Moscow attack happening over here.

The talk of TSA's behavioral observation at airports as some sort of answer is as ridiculous as their invasive personal searches on unlikely suspects at the security checkpoints.

News articles all indicate increased security checks at the world's major airports as a result of this terrorist attack, but that is another indication of how wrong things are. Seriousness after the crisis, rather than before.

1 comment:

Julie K. said...

I agree.

There is always a spike in security AFTER something happens and then it just slowly falls back on its original level.

I am just really thankful / bewildered, that no one realized that the gathering area could be used for a terrorism purposes as well before, or on some US airport. I guess it's because blowing up a plane guarantees the kills...