Mass hysteria over full body scanners reaches new heights
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010
The rampant delirium over the proposed implementation of full-body security scanners in airports reached new heights today as a former EU minister suggested that all passengers need to have their insides scanned to make sure they are not concealing bombs.
The former European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom & Security, Franco Frattini, made the comments in an interview with European radio station Radio 24.
The scanners could detect “if a terrorist has swallowed a capsule full of explosives and could become a human bomb,” which would escape a metal detector, Frattini said.
“It is the most reliable instrument,” Frattini, now the Italian Foreign Minister said, as he defended full-body scanners, adding that security concerns outweigh privacy.
The “right to security is essential for all other freedoms,” he said, even if that means a “sacrifice” for the privacy of passengers.
In an incredibly Orwellian statement, Frattini equated liberty with security.
“Privacy is an inviolable right, but if a person does not have the confidence to take a plane because she fears that she could be sitting next to a man carrying explosives, that is a negation of liberty.”
The minister also said that despite increased security in the wake of 9/11, we “cannot define as a collective psychosis the legitimate worries of millions and millions of citizens of the world”.
Calls for across the board implementation of the machines come as the Netherlands announced that Schiphol airport in Amsterdam has acquired 60 new full-body scanners in the wake of the failed bombing incident on December 25.
Despite the fact that the machines violate child pornography laws, and would not have prevented the Christmas Day bomber from boarding Flight 253, according to their designers, the aviation industry is being strong armed by the British government into installing body scanners at every major airport terminal in the UK.
Faced with the choice between draconian security measures or massive queues and delays inside airports, the industry is opting for the scanners.
In addition to moves already taken to impose “enhanced” security on flights from 14 “terror prone” nations, as well as random checks being carried out on all planes landing at a US airport, President Barack Obama is also due to unveil an “initial series of security reforms” later today.
European representatives will meet in Brussels on Thursday to discuss a co-ordinated response across the European Union, which will most likely involve implementing the scanners in all airports.
“There has to be a clear transatlantic partnership when it comes to introducing these sorts of measures,” an EU justice official said. “We are of course observing what is going on.”
Alex Jones has called for mass resistance to the efforts to implement the body scanners, and any other technology that represents a total violation of privacy, a health risk, and the next wave of tyranny being metered out against the American people and the people of the world under the phony pretext of fighting terrorism.
Watch the video below in which Alex outlines how the body scanners represent the latest salvo in pursuit of the totalitarian takeover of our society.
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 10:56 am