January 9, 2010
Drudge hit the nail right on the head. It headlined a Reuters story as follows: “Big Sis Wants to See Under Your Clothes.” The website put up a montage of Janet Napolitano, boss of the Department of Homeland Security, staring at the now infamous Bild photographic recreation of a young woman rendered naked by a full body scanner.
Obama and crew are determined to install these expensive and dangerous machines in airports across the nation. Napolitano said “she will travel to Spain this month to meet with her international counterparts to seek tougher international aviation security measures,” i.e., she will peddle full naked scanners to “international counterparts.”
Obama’s “two-pronged approach Obama outlined Thursday will have little effect on domestic airline passengers and will involve many behind-the-scenes changes aimed at keeping suspected terrorists off U.S.-bound international flights,” including naked body scanning machines, according to USA Today.
“The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) bought 150 scanners in September for $25 million, but none has been installed. The machines create vivid images of passengers underneath their clothing. They would improve the detection of weapons such as the explosive powder a Nigerian passenger got through a metal detector in Amsterdam and allegedly tried to use to detonate on Dec. 25 in an airliner over Detroit, Napolitano said at a briefing after Obama addressed the nation.”
In fact, according to scientists, full naked body scanners will not detect chemicals and liquids of the sort supposedly used by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
Last week it was reported that these intrusive machines are being promoted by former DHS boss Michael Chertoff.
“Mr. Chertoff should not be allowed to abuse the trust the public has placed in him as a former public servant to privately gain from the sale of full-body scanners under the pretense that the scanners would have detected this particular type of explosive,’’ said Kate Hanni, founder of FlyersRights.org, which opposes the use of the scanners.
Talk about a communication breakdown. It should be obvious by now that the federal government is a revolving door of corruption where former officials “retire” to work for defense contractors and other corporations that do business at taxpayer expense.
Mr. Chertoff is merely doing what is expected of him.
This article was posted: Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 5:19 am