Michael Totten

Stupid, Obnoxious, and Intrusive

Jack Wheeler, quoted by Joe Katzman at Winds of Change, says, “After traveling around the world – and through airport security in 18 countries – over the past few months, then returning to the US, I can confirm that no country I know of on earth has airport security as stupid, obnoxious, and intrusive as the US. And yes, that includes North Korea.”

Perhaps you think that’s a bit much, an exagerration, or maybe even hysterical. I don’t. I’ve been through airport security in more than 18 countries, including police states, and have never experienced airport security as strict and as useless. The Israeli system is also very strict and unpleasant (in a different way), but at least it’s effective.

I don’t pretend to know the best way to prevent terrorists from getting on airplanes, but I’m damn sure what you see in the following video is not it.