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Thwarting Airport Full Body Scans

Already, an industry has sprung up to thwart the invasive “full body scans” being rolled out at airports worldwide. The new technology allows TSA workers to “see” beneath your clothing to scan for bombs and an even “newer” technology will “blind” the scanners.

Of course, anyone that flies a lot is well aware that, in their zeal to avoid profiling, the TSA avoids anyone who looks Middle Eastern or, Heaven forbid, a radical Muslim. You know, the ones that have vowed to kill us?

Not really much of a surprise from an Administration that is unable to see Jihad as a bad thing.

Other Airlines use profiling and common sense to find potential terrorists, along with random checks. Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano eschews common sense and profiling and goes right for the groin with the “naked” scans. Or opt out and be subjected to a full body grope by someone of the same sex. Ok, I refuse to go down the “don’t ask, don’ t tell” road here. But you are free to think about the implications of same sex grouping to anyone interested in the same sex. Just saying!

How insensitive is this?

Well, in the words of a rape victim:

“I flew to Chicago with no problems.  Everything was the same as before.  It was when I attempted to fly back to Minnesota that I found out about TSA’s new rules.  What they did to me, in full view of everyone else in line, was like being sexually assaulted all over again.  I was in shock.  I hate myself that I allowed them to do this to me.  I haven’t been able to stop crying since.”

Have the terrorists won?

That is the question Drudge has been asking as a caption along with the photo of a Nun being groped by a TSA employee.

We are all lamenting this horrible loss of freedom and invasive bodily government intrusion ironically performed at the behest of the left wing liberals who demand “hands off our bodies” when it comes to abortion, yet think a “hands on” approach in a public airport is fine. Logic is never the strong suit of liberals, though.

Meanwhile, the terrorists are putting 2 and 2 together. Virginia Right! did a post the other day on this same topic and one point was the countermeasures available from Flying Pasties, a company that makes a product to hide the sensitive areas.

they are reusable – and can obscure your private areas AND block radiation when you pass through airport scanners. No adhesive necessary as they simply slip into your clothing!
Now with five layers of protection, our second generation Flying Pasties work in both Millimeter Wave and Backscatter Airport Full-Body Scanners. Offering you Maximum Protection and the ultimate way to keep your privacy at any airport.

So, if it is possible to use a 5 layer piece of material to cover up “private parts”, how long will it take before terrorists figure out that they can hide anything they want under a similarly designed garment? Perhaps the next “underwear”  bomber will simply cut off a wet suit to cover the bomb material and hide the threat from the billions of dollars in invasive technology we are deploying.
Has TSA even considered this inevitability? With the false sense of security that we have done a virtual “strip search” of every man, woman and child, how much egg will be on the face of an agency that has, indeed, allowed the terrorists to win?

This technology does not make us any safer and may, indeed, lead to a false sense of safety that allows the true threats to slip by. Not to mention the massive exposure to radiation that will lead to law suits down the road against the companies making this Government sanctioned Peeping Tom machine. (Can you say asbestos?)

The TSA needs to stop wasting this money and trading our freedom for a false sense of security and get to tactics that actually work. Like profiling.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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