Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bombing at a Moscow airport

My immediate thought about this is the federal government can spend billions of dollar turning every domestic flight into a flying Alcatraz, and terrorists will decide that they don't even need to board a plane to cause mayhem. If your highest priority is to avoid being killed by a terrorist, then perhaps you should stay home, hide in the cellar, and avoid saying anything inflammatory. But please let everyone else live their lives. The world cannot be as safe as we would like it to be. We should not let maniacs dictate national policy. Nail clippers don't hijack planes, people do.

1 comment:

Michael Enders said...

I don't fly often, but when I have I have wondered when a terrorist would hit the softest, most tempting target of all, which is the crowd in the airport that is just before the security checkpoint. Hitting there is easier and does about as much damage both immediately and in the long run in encouraging people to avoid airport as blowing up a plane. There is a lesson here for American airport security, but a lesson that the right people are unlikely to learn. The lesson is that if you leave security to the airlines rather than a federal bureaucracy, they will find ways to make it more efficient and convenient and at least as secure. For example, with a trusted passengers who are frequent flyers or otherwise vetted in advance, the lines at security checkpoints would be shorter and less crowded and would be much less tempting a target. Also, the planes would be just as secure, unless of course a trusted passenger suddenly goes berserk and starts attacking the flight crew with his nail clippers.

Search This Blog

Alfie Evans

1. When a doctor says A and a parent says B, I tend to go with what the doctor says. Usually the doctors are right. After reviewing Alfie...

Blog Archive

Labels


Brgd. General Anthony Wayne US Continental Army

Sitemeter




My blog is worth $11,855.34.
How much is your blog worth?

Followers

About Commenting

Keep it clean and relevant to the post. If you have a question that isn't related to a recent post, email me at enders.robert@gmail.com . You can also email me if you want to make an anonymous comment.

DISCLAIMER

Per the by-laws of the Libertarian Party of Allen County, the Chair is the official spokesperson of LPAC in all public and media matters.

Posts and contributions expressed on this forum, while being libertarian in thought and intent, no official statement of LPAC should be derived or assumed unless specifically stated as such from the Chair, or another Officer of the Party acting in his or her place, and such statements are always subject to review.