December 29, 2009

AN “I TOLD YOU SO” on air security, from Stewart Baker.

Plus, six uncomfortable answers. And note this: “Since border measures were strengthened after 9/11, al Qaeda has tried three separate plots using the same basic technique — get on a transatlantic flight and blow it up before it lands and before the terrorists are put through our border screening process. Every plot has failed. But if this doesn’t remind you of the successive World Trade Center attacks, you’re not paying attention. They’ve got a schtick, and they’re going to keep using it until it works.”

Meanwhile, Bruce Schneier comments: “Only one carry on? No electronics for the first hour of flight? I wish that, just once, some terrorist would try something that you can only foil by upgrading the passengers to first class and giving them free drinks.”

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