Monday, December 28, 2009

Dangerous Myths

By Arnold Ahlert

For many people, especially those on the left side of the aisle, there is nothing more disturbing than a reality which reveals the fraudulence of one's ideology. The latest terrorist wannabe, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is yet another proverbial poke in the eye with a sharp stick for the dewy-eyed among us. To wit:

  • Airport security is effective. Time-consuming, annoying, muddle-headed and oh-so politically correct? Absolutely. Effective? Abdulmutallab was one faulty fuse away from blowing a jetliner filled with three hundred passengers out of the sky. His "bomb?" A condom filled with an explosive compound sewn into his pants. Question: what airport security system is ready to start patting down peoples' genital areas? Answer: none. Al Qaeda one, airport security, zero."
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1 comment:

Marc C. said...

There never should have been a need for a pat down. From what I saw reported in news, this guy was on a terror watchlist, not the no-fly list, but a terror watchlist. He was also granted a visa, a necessity to enter the US. Why in the h*ll was he granted a visa when he was on a terror watchlist? He never should have had the ability to get on the plane in the first place.