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10-21-2003, 01:49 PM
Why has Bush failed so horribly to protect our airports?
10-21-2003, 03:07 PM
He should ask Israel how they do it. If you've ever been there it looks like utter and complete chaos cause the people there wouldn't know a straight line from a riot but somehow nothing ever happens. It's the ground public transportation that worries them...
10-21-2003, 03:32 PM
My kids were practically stripped searched in Puerto Rico this summer. We had to go through 3 secure areas in Vancouver yesterday.
In the US, they checked my shoes and made me take off my Redskins hat. Everything else was scanned.
I think in the US they're afraid of lawsuits
10-21-2003, 04:01 PM
There is a reason no one hijacks El Al--they make it damn near hijack-proof and they do it by putting enormous amounts of treasure and energy into it. We don't. Homeland security in this country is a joke and everyone [of all political stripes] who has studied the subject knows it.
10-21-2003, 04:22 PM
I think we need to compare how the airport security was before to now.
We are 10 times more strict than we were. Keep in mind that people (some even on this site when this subject came up months and months ago) CAN'T STAND the new precautions. They get pissed off about the shoes / belt etc. It's "infringing on their rights" so they say.
Bush has done a WONDERFUL job at our airports. Just try to remember what the security was for years BEFORE Sept. 11th, and you'll understand what I'm saying.
Since 9/11 I've taken a trip 4 times. Every time the people in line bitched. And every time I made sure to thank the security guards and people checking. They get grief all day long, but they do a good job. WHat more do you want from them?
10-22-2003, 02:13 PM
I don't mind the precautions, I gladly take my shoes off and I never hear anyone complain, and I've flown many many times since 9-11, but I hated what they did to my 11 year old in PR,
they could at least have used a screen. He had to take his pants down a little bit because there was a metal button on his boxers.
When you're 11 and in a very crowded airport with everyone looking at you, and you have to drop your drawers, even a little...
I swear I almost cried!
The most scary BUT SECURE I've felt going through security...Buffalo!
The most lax...Dulles in VA.
10-22-2003, 04:53 PM
Boston was my most secure area. I had to wait in line for 2 hours. Man that was a thorough screening.
The most lax was El Paso International. I walked in, and they just used the detector and everything was fine. 5 minutes max wait. (of course I wear sandals every time I fly, that way I can be confortable AND I don't get stopped.)
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