Three years years ago I published on Backscatter, a full-body scanner technology, and recommended its implementation. More recently, I promoted the same on Swiftspeech.
When jihadist nuts are willing to place explosives in their own body cavities, the time for this technology has arrived. It should not be voluntary.
The failed Christmas Day attack aboard a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner has created congressional calls for greater use of body scanners that advocates say would have detected non-metallic items such as the explosives an Islamic militant from Nigeria is accused of smuggling on board.
Obama should get ahead of the curve on this one, (if no where else,) and push for full body scanning at all major airports in the USA.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) don’t need legislation from Congress to start using the devices at any of the 560 U.S. airports with scheduled airline service.
Dutch authorities said on Wednesday Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, where the Nigerian suspect made a connection, will begin using full-body scanners within three weeks.
The devices detect objects concealed under clothes and can produce detailed images of the body. Operators in a separate room view images that blur the face and genitalia.
Because ceramic knives and explosive powders and liquids can pass through standard metal detectors without setting off alarms, authorities might consider forcing passengers to pass through whole-body imaging machines.
Please let the ACLU wail and roll over. But just let us get on with the terms of living in the 21st Century?
Sean Spicer’s Meltdown - It’s a great segment with Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. Also, digging the casual look that Joe is wearing today on television.
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