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Bypassing security at airports

• The Atlantic Monthly
Airport security in America is a sham—"security theater" designed to make travelers feel better and catch stupid terrorists. Smart ones can get through security with fake boarding passes and all manner of prohibited items—as our corresponde

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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What this author fails to get is the futility of these checks, not because the procedures or personnel are incompetent --- they may be, but that is besides the point.

This shows a reasonably smart and dedicated person can ALWAYS get around security.

The only way to stop most terrorist incidents is to prevent their planning. If they "hate us for our freedoms," well then they should love us now because most of our freedoms are long gone at the point of a government gun.

If they hate us because we occupy their lands, steal their property, mistreat their relatives, drop bombs and rain missiles upon them from safe distances, overthrow their governments . . . then perhaps we should cease such activities if we wish to stop terrorist planning before it occurs.

Unless you believe people wake up one morning with the urge to kill Americans without the slightest motive to bother with the effort.