Skip to comments.Why the Israeli Airport Authority Doesn't Use Full-Body Scanners
Posted on 11/14/2010 1:53:29 PM PST by hamboy
A leading Israeli airport security expert says the Canadian government has wasted millions of dollars to install "useless" imaging machines at airports across the country.
"I don't know why everybody is running to buy these expensive and useless machines. I can overcome the body scanners with enough explosives to bring down a Boeing 747," Rafi Sela told parliamentarians probing the state of aviation safety in Canada.
"That's why we haven't put them in our airport," Sela said, referring to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport, which has some of the toughest security in the world.
Sela, former chief security officer of the Israel Airport Authority and a 30-year veteran in airport security and defence technology, helped design the security at Ben Gurion.
He told MPs on the House of Commons transport committee via video conference from Kfar Vradim, Israel, that he wouldn't reveal how to get past the virtual strip-search scanners, but said he can provide briefings to officials with security clearance.
The Israelis use the most effective form of airport security possible: profiling with a healthy dose of common sense.
Both of which are forbidden by law in most western countries.
I cannot understand why we cannot profile a suspect because it might cause a loss of self respect, but it is okay to electronically undress me, as my right to privacy is outweighed by his rights. As a flight crew member for many years, I can assure you that profiling has gone on for decades. It worked then, and it works now. It’s the height of stupidity to force crew members to go through these searches, as they wouldn’t need explosives to destroy an aircraft.
All one need do is use body cavities, or several on the same jet do the same, and you beat the system-—easy. They know it. Heck, terrorists even did that during an assassination attempt in Saudi a few years back: body cavity explosives.
So, when a terrorist uses the body cavity technique, we better all get ready fore the ol drop-your-trousers and bend over prison exam.
This is insanity.
Recently, the Metro (subway) in DC was the target of a plot to blow up some trains. More people would be killed during that sort of attack (during rush hour). . .than any aircraft (other than an Airbus 380). Our response, occasional random bag checks.
If TSA and DHS were serious about security, they would install airport-style hardware and procedures at the entrance of every subway. Why don't they? They know it is ineffective and be more of a hassle for the public. The subway traveling public would not stand for it. Why do the public put up with this insanity at the airport? Because they are too ignorant to see the ineffective kabuki dance that it is. I can't tell you how many times I have stood in the airport security line and listened to some once-a-year traveler prattle on about how wonderful the security measures are and how much safer they FEEL.
Argh. . . .rant off.
“The Israelis use the most effective form of airport security possible: profiling with a healthy dose of common sense.”
And there is NOTHING wrong with this! We should do the same.
They also follow the old west saying... "SHOOT FIRST.. ask questions later."
Doesn’t an Obama flunky manufacture the scanning machines.
Never an ingredient in a bureaucratic recipe.
This would cause too many hurt “feelin’s” in America and we don’t want to do that.
“Feelin’s” is way more important than survival. We don’t want to “be dissing” anyone or hurting their “self-esteem”.
“This would cause too many hurt feelins in America and we dont want to do that.”
Our enemy will shove a few pounds of C4 up their wazzoo before they get on the plane,,and detonate their own colon at altitude. And we pass out from fright that we might hurt someone’s feelings. Quite a contrast.
If this war was a sport, the commentator would have to say, “they clearly wanted it more than Team USA did”,,,
Somehow I just can’t picture the current TSA staff as effective profilers with common sense.
You just need to follow the money to find out who is profiting from the sale of the scanners. I’m sure it will lead to big DNC donors.
Big Sis and the administration would rather reward their supporters and follow the PC route by groping the public’s breasts and testicles than go after the most likely terrorism candidates.
Yeah, their comment is usually this one: “Whatever it takes to keep us safe”! “Whatever” it takes???? It’ll be that shortly.
Is profiling, ie statistical use of race and religion actually illegal by statute, or is it a matter of the government sucking up to and not wishing to P/O the muzzie vote at the expense of violating the privacy of Americans?
>> As a flight crew member for many years, I can assure you that profiling has gone on for decades.
With all cops - yes. With German airport police - yes. With Israelis - hell, yes. And a few other others. Certainly NOT in the ranks of the recently retired “You want fries with that?” TSA ranks.
They never look people in the eye. They never engage you in conversation, looking for what EVERY cop looks for in every casual chat with the citizens: Defiance and deception. Duh.
(From a retired major airline B-767 captain - 31 years of airline service with four airlines.)
As other posters have pointed out, the best way to fight against these stupid machines is for everyone to dress like Osama Bin Laden when we fly.
Of course, the cultural Marxists don't want logic and reason because we would dump all of their socialism. That is why reason and logic and science have been thrown out of our school system. The Progressives inserted collectivist feelings (use base instincts) to condition the minds instead of giving them true knowledge so they can't think rationally. That is why we have obamas and oprahs.
Two chief differences between TSA and Isaeli airport security.
First and most important, they use Professional security/military people in their screening area vs TSA (HS dropout or unemployable moron)
The second is they are trained to look for deception.
The fastest way out of Israel is to try and outwit a security officer. Your visa will be revoked and you will be immediately deported.
Another thing we do wrong is we don’t secure our airports farther out. Any terrorist could do major damage just walking in the doors. A bunch at a time and we would have hundreds of deaths or injuries.
We don’t want to expend the time and effort needed to do security. The argument is that Israel is so small so it’s easier for them.
Instead we use such stupid methods and it’s getting worse.
I don’t know.
We don’t want an innocent person who happens to be Muslim to “get a bad feeling” if we profile him because some of his co-religionists have done evil and we are trying to prevent them doing more.
But it’s OK to grope and Xray our Grandmas’ and little kids’ crotches.
WHERE IS ANY SENSE OF RIGHT AND WRONG HERE???
Political correctness is not, actually, a god. We need to stop worshipping it.
Stop putting political correctness, or what it actually is, the fear of being called a racist, at the pinnacle of the government’s priorities. It screams “We are patsies. Take our planes and blow them up!”
Related (TSA ejects man from airport):
It’s effective. That’s why CAIR tried suing civilians for reporting the suspicious BEHAVIOR of the “flying imams”. The only effective safeguard is when people are looking for TERRORISTS rather than just looking for devices. You can always hide a device, but to change human nature and instinct is much harder. The Milennium Plot was foiled because one woman felt something was not right. It works.
That’s why the Muzzies have to threaten us all with bankrupting lawsuits if we report suspicious BEHAVIOR. But if we ever get to a point where we can’t discriminate on the basis of BEHAVIOR, then we need to empty all the jails and just give up on this whole civilization thing.
Which is precisely what CAIR and the Muzzies are trying to get us to do. If we don’t figure out a way to say no to them, we can kiss civilization good-bye.
This guy should be the hero that starts the ball rolling. My hat is off to him. (OK; I don’t wear a hat. But I wave my hair to him, for sure.)
My wife and I returned from a Holy Land tour last June. We had to pass through something like 12 or 13 possible screening points. The very first was being stopped on the airport roadway at a toll booth-like checkpoint. Our bus was sent to the side of the road where an IDF soldier with AK47 entered the bus, spoke to the driver and tour guide, then walked down the aisle looking at every single face.
Next we entered the airport. There are plain clothes security at the entrances watching everyone entering. You can only begin the check-in procedure 2 hours before your flight. You proceed to an area where your checked bags will be run through the X-ray machine while you stand by. While waiting you are interviewed by an IDF person, your passport is reviewed, and its photo is held up next to your face. Lots of questions, and everyone is questioned here. If answers not right, you are pulled out of the line. Then your bags go through the X-ray machine. If the inspector is not comfortable you and your bags are taken aside and you have to open your bags for inspection.
After that, you get to walk over to the airline counter and check your bags in and turn in your ticket. You are not done yet. You have to pass through metal detectors and have your carry-on bags checked out. Then there is immigration to review your passport and stamp it with an exit visa. It just keeps going on and on. Even at the gate, you are questioned and may again have your carry-on bags searched. I have missed some of the other checkpoints. As I recall, I counted a total of 12 or 13 possible points at which a passenger could be screened but may not have be selected to be screened. Believe me, they profile to the hilt. They know what to ask and how to put you on the spot.
BECAUSE IT IS THE FLIPPING BRAIN OF THESE IDIOTS THAT ARE DANGEROUS!!!!!
Sheesh! It’s almost like the TSA is staffed by absolute idiots!
“We dont want an innocent person who happens to be Muslim to get a bad feeling
I do. I want them to get such a bad feeling that they get out of my country.
In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
One other thing that Ferdinand and Isabella did that year was to expel the last of the mooselimbs from Spain.
Ten years ago I told a limey acquaintance that they would bitterly regret not expelling the mooselimbs from Great Britain. He became furious.
I wonder what he thinks about that now.
“TSA (HS dropout or unemployable moron)”
I think “human resources” doctrine is partly to blame for that. Low wages, of course, are the primary cause, but if someone with impressive credentials applies, he is rejected for being “overqualified.” So, they end up giving the job to someone for whom that low wage is appropriate: as you said, a dropout or a moron.
Actually, these were some of Old George’s flunkies, specifically a Republican from NY, Senator D’Amato.
“If you’ve seen one of these scanners at an airport, there’s a good chance it was made by L-3 Communications, a major contractor with the Department of Homeland Security. L-3 employs three different lobbying firms including Park Strategies, where former Sen. Al D’Amato, R-N.Y., plumps on the company’s behalf. Back in 1989, President George H.W. Bush appointed D’Amato to the President’s Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism following the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Also on Park’s L-3 account is former Appropriations staffer Kraig Siracuse.”
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/_Naked-scanners__-Lobbyists-join-the-war-on-terror-1540901-107548388.html#ixzz15SmVrs3C
Crooks everywhere you look
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