Even Though Pat Down Searches And Body Scans Are Invasive, They Are Needed

There is one thing I know for sure. Those who wish to do America harm are dedicated to our destruction and will not stop at their attempts to maim and kill us. I would compare the fanaticism of the current crop of terrorists to what this country experienced during World War II fighting the Japanese. The Japanese military instilled in their troops a doctrine of no surrender, no matter if it meant your death. During the war there were numerous accounts of Japanese soldiers charging into massive machine gun fire, only to be slaughtered by the hundreds. The only way we were able to defeat the Japanese was by a massive display of weapons and finally technology in the use of two atomic bombs to force a surrender.

So when I read about one person making it a personal mission to try to stop pat down searches and body scans, it makes me wonder. Is it going to take another 9-11 for us to understand how serious the threat is?

One recent article states:

It’s not clear how many people truly sympathize with Tyner’s cause. A USA Today/Gallup poll released last week said that 78 percent of air travelers approve of full-body scanners in airports and 84 percent believe the scanners would prevent explosives from being carried on a plane. Some 98 percent of passengers say they would rather have a full-body scan than a pat-down search.

“We ask the American people to play an important part of our layered defense,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wrote in Monday’s USA Today. “We ask for cooperation, patience and a commitment to vigilance in the face of a determined enemy.”

Believe me when I say I do understand that the body scans and pat down searches are invasive. But the people who are trying to destroy us are smart. Smart enough to get around some of the past security measures. Some say that searching a 90-year-old grandma is dumb. But is it hard to imagine the bad guys using an older woman to sneak a bomb onto a plane?

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Source – VentureBeat

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