Terrorists, Lipstick and Lieberman
The New York Times writes today that Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut seized on the reports of a terror plot yesterday to attack Ned Lamont, his Democratic opponent for re-election, saying that Mr. Lamont’s goal of withdrawing American troops from Iraq by a fixed date would constitute a “victory” for extremists.
“If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do, get out by a date certain, it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in this plot hatched in England,” Mr. Lieberman said at a campaign event in Waterbury, Conn. “It will strengthen them, and they will strike again.”
As for me, I start disliking Lieberman more and more. As if it isn't enough to have the Republicans go crazy with joy that there was another foiled terrorist attack they can use for political gain, now we have people like Lieberman abusing the situation the same way.
And don't get me going on air travel. It used to be a pain and something to be dreaded, however, looking at the pictures in the newspapers today with images of confiscated lipsticks, security officials have now gone officially insane.
And of course, they have known for the last ten years, according to NY Times, that liquid explosives could be used. But didn't do anything. And now they're confiscating lipsticks.
I don't know if I should cry or just shut up.
Reality is that the whole airline safety thing is a big joke. I've traveled all over the world, when I still did that on business, and security precautions varied widely based on which airport, which country, whatever. The security net was completely filled with holes and clearly put in place more to placate the general public than to actually be effective.
U.S. security was a pain, and European ones, outside of the UK, often behaved like nothing had changed. Point is, if the net has holes, it is wholly ineffective.
And now we have to board flights with bare essentials in a see through plastic bag.
I wonder how long it will take until we all have to stand in line naked, the way things are going, not too long.
Give me a break.
No wonder private jets is a business growing like crazy, the rich people don't want to put up with this idiocy anymore.
I'm all for security, but lets be reasonable and have the same guidelines around the world. Not just make believe security, the way we do it now.
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