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Playing It Safe

Let's talk groping.

The TSA has stated that it has no immediate plans to change its policy on airport screenings. As it stands, would-be travelers have to choose between being subjected to very powerful radiation that essentially depicts them nude, or being groped by agents in very intimate fashion -- all in the name of keeping dangerous items off the planes.

The media, normally the champion of rights to privacy and civil rights and leading the charge against governmental intrusion, are instead cheerfully reveling in their role as Obama administration cheerleaders and lapdogs and telling us to, essentially, lie back and think of England..

We are being told, in the interests of national and individual security, to accept the following as simply "the price of safety:"

A woman having her top ripped down publicly, then being teased and taunted about it.

TSA agents examining the prescriptions of travelers, and asking them very personal questions about the efficacy of certain drugs. Then the TSA agent examined her shopping receipts, and asked her why she was carrying several checks made out to her and her husband.

A cancer survivor being forced to remove her prosthetic breast.

A woman being forced to remove her nipple piercings.

A 71-year-old man with a prosthetic knee being forced to drop trou.

A bladder cancer survivor whose TSA screener refused to listen to the man explain his medical condition and devices -- until the TSA agent ruptured the man's urine collection bag and left him soaked, with no time to change before getting on the plane.

An ABC News producer who said the TSA agent shoved her hands down her underwear, getting to know her better than her gynecologist.

Not to mention all the videos and stories we're hearing about children having their shirts removed, diapers examined, private parts patted, and the like.

On the flip side, we're hearing that the new screenings are equally unpopular with the people on the other side of the latex gloves. TSA agents are complaining about being insulted and feeling degraded and humiliated at having to perform them at all.

So, we don't like it and they don't like it. That makes it fair, right? We should just suck it up, in the name of safety and security? It's unpleasant, but it's necessary, right?

Fuck, no.

Here are a few things to keep in mind.

In its nine years of existence, the TSA has not apprehended a single would-be terrorist. Not one. Zero. None. Nada. Oh, sure, they can talk about how their presence has deterred attacks, but that's just as unverifiable as the "jobs saved" claims the Obama administration puts out.

Further, the TSA is looking for the weapons the terrorists have already used or tried to use. Thing is, the terrorists have never tried to repeat a tactic or re-use a weapon.

These screenings are utterly pointless and worthless, and a gross insult on the traveling public.

So the TSA agents don't like them, either, but do it anyway because they're professionals. So we should cut them some slack because they're not the ones who set the policy, just the poor schlubs who get stuck with enforcing it?

Hell, no.

When a private business institutes a policy I don't like, I don't take it out on the cashiers. (Cue the Radio Shack's "give me your ZIP code" policy.) I just take my business elsewhere -- after telling the cashier just why I'm doing so, so they can pass along my displeasure. I've been in that position before, so I know how it can suck to enforce bad policies.

But that's not an option with the TSA. They have no competitors. Further, I'm already paying their wages, as a taxpayer. So I feel entitled to express my displeasure to my employees.

But they don't like it, either! Big deal. I bet there were plenty of Redcoats who didn't want to be in the Colonies, and even some who sympathized with the American rebels. Didn't matter. We couldn't get at the policy-makers, so we took it out on the policy-makers' lackeys who carried out the policies we didn't like. The country hasn't changed that much. Perhaps, if we put enough pressure on the TSA agents, they'll be more encouraged to push back against their bosses -- who we're also pushing back against, too.

What's really amazing is how many people who were outrageously outraged at some of the Bush administration's anti-terrorism policies, such as listening in on the phone calls of people getting calls from known terrorists abroad, are now demanding that we forfeit the very privacy of our persons and simply trust the federal government to act in our best interests and respect our privacy in exchange for the privilege of getting on an airliner and traveling freely about the country and abroad.

No more. This far, and no further.

I've made it clear, many times, that I'm a proud citizen of New Hampshire. One element that captures why I'm so proud of being a Granite Stater is this excerpt from our Constitution -- Article I, Section 10:

Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.

Let me repeat that last sentence:

The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.

Go ahead, make the arguments that the current TSA screenings don't fit that to a tee.

Make my day.


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You know, I don't swear oft... (Below threshold)

You know, I don't swear often- but you are spot on ~F NO...We need to stop this insanity now. It sure feels like we are being pushed into a corner, and I am fed up with the government bully tactics, security my foot.

Try living a mere 40 plus miles from the southern border. We can register to vote with no ID's, and drive through border patrol checkpoints with no inspection...my family is a minority and could most likely not be American citizens based on skin color and proximity, yet we never are asked to produce ID's...when truth be told I would ask-

I seem to wonder what happened to sanity and common sense in this nation.

It is not about traveler sa... (Below threshold)

It is not about traveler safety. It is about the TSA Chief, Pinochle or something, and Napolitano, and through them the Obama Administrations flexing their muscle. It is there way of saying "See what we can do to you."

When the Clinton Administation wanted to show they were tough on Crime they sent Janet Reno and the BATF to Texas to murder innocent Men, Women and Children.

Paul Craig Robers had something to say about this today.

I also think about what kin... (Below threshold)

I also think about what kind of person would do that for a living and will take it out on them. Make their job harder than it has to be. Make them hate it. TSA gets no sympathy from me.

In commenting on this story... (Below threshold)

In commenting on this story in my local paper yesterday I predicted that this is the dealbreaker for this administration. The total failure of the TSA to use common sense and make an effort to keep terrorists off our airplanes instead concentrating on abusing and humiliating honest Americans is going to accomplish something no amout of Tea Parties could do. Watch the polls now.

It is well past the point w... (Below threshold)

It is well past the point where it matters if the screenings and pat downs work or not.

The TSA bureaucrats see this as an affront to their authority.

I will maintain that this i... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I will maintain that this is like some real-life Milgram experiment where the government tells the TSA to continually turn up the dial on infringing the rights of the public and humiliating citizens.

First it was "No nail clippers", then it was "Take off your shoes", then it was "No liquids". Now we have "Let me see you naked" and "Let me sexually molest your wife/child/self". Oh, and if you refuse it's, "Pay me $10,000 for refusing to let me humiliate you."

What we already know is that the TSA will continue to turn up the dial until they are imprisoning people for refusing to submit. These people are not questioning authority. And unlike Milgram's subjects they are dependent upon that authority for their income.

I do not weep for the TSA agents. No more that I would for an SS death camp guard. No. I am not comparing the TSA to the Nazis. They are not remotely in the same league. But they have demonstrated a willingness to go there.

Eugene Robinson had a piece... (Below threshold)

Eugene Robinson had a piece in the paper today. Essentially saying 'live with it'. He goes on to say that "profiling" would be wrong as it would violate 'civil liberties'.


Discovery Channel's Mike Ro... (Below threshold)

Discovery Channel's Mike Rowe - Dirty Jobs: TSA Edition

So, what are we doing today?
Looking for bombs, weapons and chemical agents.
OK, where are we looking?
Behind testicles, under sagging boobs, and up assholes.
Uh, and how are we looking?
With full body scanners, or by touch.
Who decides the "or" part?
Everyday airline passengers. Every single one.
Wait, wait, wait - why is this a job?
It's to ensure the safety of the passengers.
What about idiocy?
I do not understand.
What protects the passengers from idiocy?
Apparently nothing, sir.

First I think Obama is a po... (Below threshold)

First I think Obama is a political animal and is using this for his campaign onn 2012. How he ramped up security in our airports. Also, this also seems like busy work.

If we go back to 2001, the terrorists gained access to the cockpit and then used the aircraft as a weapon. I think the cockpits are very secure now so I am willing to risk flying. Come on. I am an occassional flyer and the lines for security are too long and slow. I have a fake knee and I always get flagged for a "wand" and pat down. But not to this point. This is definitely an unlawful search. Just when I think Obama cannot act more incompetent, this happens. The bottom line is: our government is out of control ww

"TSA agents are complaining... (Below threshold)

"TSA agents are complaining about being insulted and feeling degraded and humiliated at having to perform them at all."

That has my BS meter buzzing, shaking, and generally ready to explode. I don't believe it for a minute.

From Cool Hand Luke, "Calling it your job don't make it right, Boss."

If these screeners are really that upset, they can quit their job and join the ranks of the rest of us. At least that way, it'll be easier to identify the pedophiles and rapists that the TSA doesn't want to find. (Hint, they'll be the ones left.)

While I'm not surprised at any of this with Big Sis running the show, I am infuriated with the airline industry. If anyone should be raising Hell right now, it should be them. The silence is deafening. I'm done with all of them. If I can't travel by other means, I won't travel.

Just had a meeting in Baton... (Below threshold)

Just had a meeting in Baton Rouge last week, down and back. At the Newark, NJ airport, terminal B, I counted at least 20 TSA agents standing around with only one metal detector open. Line was long. During my wait I saw two elderly women who had to submit to pat downs. These silver haired terrorists surly flagged those sharp TSA agents. Just after I went through, with no pat down, came a man from the Middle East wearing a turbine. He was not asked to remove it - just sailed right through the metal detector without a second glance from TSA. I'm not a fan of profiling but a silver haired granny versus a man with a turbine - I think I would have asked to see what's under that turbine before making one of those ladies lift their sweatshirt up in front of a bunch of strangers.

Obama's approval rating is sinking again - down to 39% - let's see Nancy, Harry, Michelle, and the One go through one of these TSA enhanced pant downs - maybe they just might wake up! Nay! Not in a million years will they wake up!

Glad you conservative bedwe... (Below threshold)
Cool Hand Puke:

Glad you conservative bedwetters have something new to whine about. What an amazing display of immaturity and sillilness.

Since none of you minimum wage mouth breathers can afford to fly on your WalMart and Burger King wages it's particularly amusing.

CHP: "Since none of you min... (Below threshold)

CHP: "Since none of you minimum wage mouth breathers can afford to fly on your WalMart and Burger King wages it's particularly amusing."

Tell the truth lefty, the idea of feeling up 3 yr olds has you all excited, doesn't it?

With official unemployment at 9.6%, and the more accurate number of unemployed approaching 18%, I'd say that thanks to our delicate diversity hire obambi and his rootin-tootin-ist shootin' deputy li'l sheriff joey B., it looks like more and more folks won't be flying.

9.6% unemployment.

The left told us it would never go over 8%.

I guess the Left lied.

The Left lied, jobs died...

I believe the TSA-Holes cam... (Below threshold)

I believe the TSA-Holes came up with this grope policy with the explicit intention to make "opting out" so uncomfortable as to steer everyone into Chertoff's RAPEiScan Genital Measuring Devices.

There's no other logical reason for their mistreatment of frequent fliers and airline staff.

Airports need to get rid of TSA-Holes and go with private screeners ASAP.

Stop the government welfare jobs of the TSA-Hole NOW!

Please, no one respond to c... (Below threshold)

Please, no one respond to comment #12. It's not nice to speak ill of the recently departed.

It's not like I didn't tell "Cool Hand Puke," alias Dane, alias Skrill, alias KShrill, alias Russ, alias TRex, alias jmc, that we didn't put up with people constantly changing their user names here, but he just wouldn't listen.


JAT0, I think you mean "tur... (Below threshold)

JAT0, I think you mean "turban."

Unless the guy had a windmill on his head or something...


Wizbang never seemed undul... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Wizbang never seemed unduly worried about indivudual liberties when weighed against security concerns, including at the airport check-in, in the war on terror when Bush was president? The answer was 9/11 and you are too liberal. What has changed?

But I too wonder if all these rather 'personal invasive measures' are worthwhile?

Unintended consequences of strict security. One notable criticism of TSA airport security measures is that they result in loss of lives from an increased rate of car accident fatalities due to the unintended consequence of passengers choosing to avoid flying altogether and drive to their destination instead. A 2007 study by researchers at Cornell attempted to quantify this effect, and found that a change in security practices instituted by the TSA in late 2002 caused a 6% reduction in passengers. The authors of the study estimate that this lead to 129 added driving fatalities in the fourth quarter of 2002. Extrapolating this rate of fatalities, New York Times contributor Nate Silver remarked that this is equivalent to "four fully-loaded Boeing 737s crashing each year."
JT, I enjoyed picturing thi... (Below threshold)

JT, I enjoyed picturing this guy with a turbine on his head. Funny! ww

fool hand puke,<br... (Below threshold)

fool hand puke,

How'd you like them mid-terms turd brain?

Must have been a relative s... (Below threshold)

Must have been a relative small turbine... either that or he was bringing along a spare in case one of the engines on the plane had problems...

"But I too wonder if all... (Below threshold)

"But I too wonder if all these rather 'personal invasive measures' are worthwhile?"

Think of it as a tipping point, Steve, with 101 being the point where a signficant number of people start to go "Screw this, I'm driving."

Back before 9/11, airline security went from 0 in the 70s to about 15 when they started doing the magnetometer checks. Then the Lockerby bombing - and X-rays were added... to about 35. Then 9/11 hit - and things went to about 60 or so.

But it was understandable, and tolerable enough.

The Shoebomber did his thing - and with the addition of sneakerchecks we were up to about 75-80. Getting a bit aggravating, but still understandable.

Crotchbomber fizzled... but that ended up with little new investigation, so that kept the status relatively quo.

These new investigations are designed to supposedly prevent a repeat... so why did they wait 11 months to roll 'em out?

With the new backscatter machines alone (and the 'nude' shots) the annoyance factor might have hit about 95, and then gone down over time. But the new agressive patdowns that came along with it has pushed the whole pissed-off flyer factor up well over the tipping point. I'd say it's about at 120 or so.

Eventually, you the passenger hit a point where you go "I'll only fly if I've got absolutely no other way to get there." And this has pushed a lot of people over the edge.

I remember when it used to be fun to fly. Now it's like going to a minimum security prision and being stuffed into a bus with less leg room and less comfortable seating.

Like a lot of others, I'll only fly if there's no other reasonable way to get there. (And spending 3 days on the train to go from the East to the West Coast doesn't quite stack up as 'reasonable'.)

Not only have TSA screening... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Not only have TSA screenings never prevented a terrorist from boarding a plane, but neither has the TSA ever screened their own applicants psychologically. They do a criminal background check but if you pass that, you're in.

We need a more comprehensive "trusted traveler" program people can clear in advance of arrival at the airport, and then adopt an Israeli-like threat assessment for the rest.

Grandmothers of five, working moms, businessmen, and toddlers have not attempted to bring down our planes, at least not yet. Until they try, we should target those who have.

If that "profiling" offends Eugene Robinson or CAIR, they can either get over it or die trying.


Crickmore puts forth the proposition that once we accept one sort of security screening, we must therefore accept them all. Of course it is a stupid and illogical premise, but Crickmore always starts with a false premise.

He has to - otherwise none of his arguments would even have the appearance of making sense.

Wizbang never seem... (Below threshold)
Wizbang never seemed unduly worried about indivudual liberties when weighed against security concerns, including at the airport check-in, in the war on terror when Bush was president?

That's because during the Bush presidency, the TSA wasn't groping my junk.

Honestly Steve, you need to at least think about the cut-n-paste talking points you're cribbing from the Kos kiddies before you post them.

Turbine? I don't know that'... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Turbine? I don't know that's wrong, Jay. My wife (the Upset Old Gal) has a ball cap with a turbine. She insists on wearing it every time I take her out for a ride in our old sportscar (Triumph Spitfire). The turbine has red and blue vanes. Kinda' clashes with the car which is BRG.

I always enjoy the obscure ... (Below threshold)

I always enjoy the obscure 'studies' Stevie brings up. Instead of 'facts', the studies always appear to have estimates.

Hey Stevie. A study I commissioned estimates that 99.9% of your brain resides in your ass.

Yeah Steve, we wanted stric... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Yeah Steve, we wanted stricter security measures to be put in place. BUt we wanted a rational behavioral profiling method to be used not this PC one-size-fits-all BS approach that treats grandma, the neighbor's 3 year old and the Catholic nun the same as a 30 YO muslim who just arrived from Yemen.

We asked for security and instead we got charades.

Nobody on the right has been saying that this is OK and we just need to shut up and accept it. We have been demanding real, usable measures that might actually increase our security not just try to foil the attempt that almost succeeded last time. The only thing so far preventing an airline bombing so far has been the passengers themselves and foreign intel.

The whole TSA is still gove... (Below threshold)

The whole TSA is still government welfare. I still have to fly at least one more time this year which will put me at 100,000 miles.

I'm going to take a picture of every old TSA-Hole I see and create a collage to post on the net. Freeking blue hairs in blue shirts, and blue latex gloves with a badge.

Janet Incompetano needs to be fired along with her Pistole friend.

"If that "profiling" offend... (Below threshold)

"If that "profiling" offends Eugene Robinson or CAIR, they can either get over it or die trying."

Or, as many TSA people have so helpfully pointed out, they can simply choose not to fly.

What bett... (Below threshold)
gaius piconius:

What better focus than this TSA situation itself to ferociously confront the irrational denial of Security Profiling to the point that 'all' general anti-profiling is lawfully rusticated. Until very recent years the world managed itself quite well, not perfectly but quite well, without the obligation for wider society to have its hands tied behind its back by 'hyper-sensive' liberals...a sensitity that had been met with completely passive acceptance. Every reasonable person will, to a great degree,accept that Political Correctness is very destructive and very dangerous. It enables the nations enemies, and general mischief makers,like the ACLU, to disassemble the common-sense means and methods that once aided the security of the USA. For this latter read also, EUROPE...an entity that invented the concept in the first place. Oh! The expression...lawful rustication...if I am allowed to slip flawlessly into the barracks room language that I love so much, means...'Grab it by the fucking neck, thrash it's scrawny ass and send it back to Europe for further refinement'.

If that "profiling... (Below threshold)
If that "profiling" offends Eugene Robinson or CAIR, they can either get over it or die trying.

Heh. If "profiling" offends Eugene Robinson or CAIR, that means it's probably a good idea.

Can you imagine if every... (Below threshold)
Tina S:

Can you imagine if everytime you flew you were the subjected to enhanced screening techniques, and to make it worse, everytime you were the only person on your plane subjected to it. That's what profiling makes people feel. Just something to think about.

"being subjected to very po... (Below threshold)
Natty Dark:

"being subjected to very powerful radiation"

I would not call .01 mrem very powerful radiation. In fact, I would call it insignificant.

Although it may not be insignificant to the TSA agents ... .01 mrem times hundreds per day times five days a week, 50 weeks a year ... that could add up to dangerous levels of long term exposure.

I'm thinking about it, Tina... (Below threshold)

I'm thinking about it, Tina... and I'm still less bothered by it than I am by "at least everyone has to put up with it."

I don't rejoice in knowing others have it rotten, too. I don't get satisfaction from knowing that my sucky fate is shared by millions of others. I don't get people who get consolation from sharing their misery, seeing that others are suffering too.

Actually, I kind it slightly sick. It shows a lack of empathy and a touch of sadism.

It depends on what you consider the greater "sin," Tina. To you, apparently, it's "discrimination." But you call "discrimination" I call "discriminating." That used to be a good wood. "Discriminating taste" was a compliment.

It's one more place where the PC language police ruined things. "Profiling" was a good thing, and then some assholes started referring to prejudice and bias and racism as "profiling," with appropriate modifiers -- "racial profiling," "babe profiling," and the like.

The "profiling" talked about here is a combination of behavioral and yes, racial, and other types. It's the whole package.

It might have escaped your overly-PC notice, but the terrorists and would-be terrorists have fit a certain ethnic profile. To use that as a sole basis is not acceptable, but dammit it's a good starting point. As long as it's not the only one.


TinaS, by your comment, you... (Below threshold)

TinaS, by your comment, you seem to be implying that the only way to profile is by race or national origin. You really should read up on the many ways of profiling based on a myriad of other factors.

For instance, which would you profile, a grandmother of any race in a wheelchair heading for Orlando or a 19 year old of any race who paid cash for a one-way ticket from Yemen to NY and checked no luggage.

Now, how often is this 19 year old going to do the above that he would be subjected to enhanced screening techniques "everytime"?

Who would you profile, a 3 year old girl with her parents and two other siblings loaded up with luggage smiling and laughing on their cell phones telling grandma, "We'll be there at 5:00!", or the lone guy in a heavy jacket in July looking nervous?

No one is saying that every Middle Eastern looking person should be subjected to extra pat downs and hour long questioning.

Tina S., the FBI actually h... (Below threshold)

Tina S., the FBI actually has a profile department. Everytime there is a serial killer they say "White, 30-40, no job" etc. But look how that worked in Atlanta and the D.C. area, but yet they still profile. So, they get it wrong once in awhile, but the terror war we are fighting is with Muslims. When they start using kids and granny's then we target them.

The cockpit is secure now, so I don't think the big name terrorists want to just blow up a plane. They would rather use the plane as a weapon as they did on 9/11. I say profile or reduce the screening. ww

.... Jennifer wonders what... (Below threshold)

.... Jennifer wonders what happened to sanity and common sense in our beloved fraternal republic.

And if, only for emphasis, all y'all understand, I may borrow from Mr T: Fucking "Democrats," is what happened. And too many RINOs.

And we will root those fascist basta*ds out from the every obscure corner and vital cog they occupy and/or represent in every level of our nation's every government. Or, with the thirty-five millions strong criminal alien army whose invasion they have treasonously facilitated at their shoulder and their several hundred thousand strong Trojan Horsed islamanazi hordes waiting their signal to de-horse and to maraud, they will incrementally turn our most blessed-ever of Judeo-Christian/Western/Human Civilization vanguarding nations into yet another abjectly Euro-peon-ized depraved and degenerate and dying tyranny.

Live FRee or Die, indeed!

"They who can give up essen... (Below threshold)
The Other Jay:

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Bejamin Franklin 1775

Tina S -Dial back ... (Below threshold)

Tina S -

Dial back the emotional response, and consider this -

You're essentially saying that EVERYONE HAS to be considered guilty until proven (via nude-beams and groping) innocent.

And that it's apparently far more important to be FAIR (as in spreading the misery around) than to be EFFECTIVE (as in focusing efforts on making sure we've got a security system that works efficiently.)

TSA's been chewing up between 5 and 10 billion a year for the last 9 years. That's the rough equivalent of between 120 and 250 Airbus A380s.

(And let's not count the number of $1 million life insurance policies that money could have bought. It's about $16 a head for an international flight.)

And what has all that expense bought? What good has come from it?

They've not caught a single terrorist - that we know of, and considering how things are going with their popularity, they'd be telling us if they WERE effective. I do know that personally they've gotten two pocketknives and a screwdriver from me over the last 9 years - when I had to get into a secure area to take care of my travelling parents. And no give-backs on the the confiscated goods, either, even if you'd gone through the same gate with the same agent a half hour before... (Real pisser, losing some of the specialty tips with that screwdriver, too... )

Yeah, I was a real threat - just trying to be with my folks when they were in wheelchairs to get them on the plane. Or maybe I could have given that screwdriver to some jihadi wannabe and he'd have gone into the lav and disassembed a smoke detector to make a laser to cut his way into the cockpit. Good thing he didn't notice my mother's nail file - who knows what havoc an 85 year old woman can cause with one of those!

Everyone's a terrorist - as far as the TSA's concerned. Let's start profiling - why make EVERYONE pay the price?

JLawson says that as far as... (Below threshold)

JLawson says that as far as the TSA's jackbooted thugs are concerned, everyone's a terrorist and that those Brownshirt barstewards make EVERYONE pay the price of their 50-65 IQs.

That quite well known anglo-American, Winston Leonard Spencer Jerome-Churchill, probably referring to the mentality of those at the helm of the vast RICO-racketeering organized criminal enterprises that prefer to be called by their street name, the "Democratic" National Socialist Mobbed-Up Unionized Workers' and Gangsters' Fascist Party, said: "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel or envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."

And, while on the subject of the TSA and its fascistic masters, Mr Churchill also said that: "They are the most disagreeable of people ... Their insincerity? Can you not feel a sense of disgust at the arrogant presumption of superiority of these people? Superiority of intellect! Then, when it comes to practice, down they fall with a wallop not only to the level of ordinary human beings but to a level which is even far below the average" and that;

"A TSA appeaser is one who feeds the Islamic crocodile hoping it will eat him last" and that;

"When airport security is strong, it is not always just -- but when all it wishes is to appear to be just, it is neither just -- nor strong."

Of the enemy, of course, Mr Churchill said:

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property‹either as a child, a wife, or a concubine ‹must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that (Judeo-Christian/American/Human Civilization) is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science (the Europeons have already surrendered to the enemy) - (Judeo-Christian/American/Human Civilization might fall, as fell already the civilisation of modern Europe) and as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."

Seems likely that well known anglo-American, Mr Churchill, shed more knowledge in his fingernail clippings than is to be found, top to bottom, in the entire TSA.






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