We will not even profile middle eastern men at the airports, (PC over the survival of air travelers), so there is zero chance that we will subject any of our known terrorists in custody to "tactical interrogation", (possibly learning of and stopping the next 9-11).
America is still not serious about battling terrorism within its borders.
The Devil's Workshop.
And dozens of passports too.
9/11 should have been, if not prevented, much attenuated. And we should be taking this shoe-bomber, the Hamas connections, and AA587 much more seriously. It isn't over.
Yousef, Murad confessed, had indeed been responsible for the blast aboard the Philippine airliner, which was actually a dry run to test the terrorists' new generation of nitroglycerin explosive, known as a "Mark II" bomb.
Yousef had deposited his device - lethal liquid concealed in a contact lens solution bottle with cotton-ball stabilizing agents and a harmless-looking wristwatch wrapped around it - under seat 27F on the Manila-to-Cebu leg of the flight to Tokyo.
He had gotten off in Cebu after setting the watch's timer for four hours later. The same plan was to be repeated on the 11 U.S. commercial jetliners. U.S. federal prosecutors later estimated that 4,000 passengers would have died had the plot been successful.
Another file found on Yousef's computer consisted of a printout of U.S. airline schedules, which initially baffled investigators.
The file, named Bojinka, listed the travel itineraries of 11 long-haul flights between Asia and the United States, mostly on United and American airlines.
All the flights had several legs, and were grouped under five headings bearing code names of accomplices such as Zyed, Majbos or Obaid. Each accomplice would leave the bombs on the first leg of the flight, and then eventually return to locations like Lahore, Pakistan.
Huh, I think the CIA/FBI needs less "experts" and more folks like this cop in the PI. Having the National Guard (God luv'em), running 'round airports isn't going to do squat. Do airlines do a thorough search of planes between legs of journeys? I think not. The "bad guys" are in it to "win" it. So far we're going to federalize the screeners and smell every third passengers foot until the next "bojinka" comes along. Sheesh. /rant