This video outraged me.
The TSA continues to pat down and drug test random children. What’s the point? What ever happened to critical thinking in this country?
There is no logical security reason to pat down children unless one has reasonable suspicion that a terrorist planted a bomb on them. Rather than following the security procedures of El Al, the Israeli airline that has not had a terrorist hijacking since 1968, the TSA’s agents blindly follow a crude algorithm like stiff automotons.
According to an Israeli security expert, almost nothing slips through El Al’s security. If anything does, the company fires screeners on the spot. Yet, in the United States in 2002, screeners failed to identify 70% of knives and 60% of false explosives that testers placed on the X-Ray belt. I would not be at all surprised if the TSA employees who misssed these items are still employed.
The reason for El Al’s success is the firm focuses more on the passengers and less on the baggage. By asking simple questions, they can quickly root out potential terrorist threats and act accordingly.
In the United States, all a terrorist need do is beat the manual.