Officials have repeatedly lied claiming new devices do not show genitalia
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, May 7, 2010
The monumental public relations cover-up being run by the TSA and other airport security authorities worldwide in claiming that the naked body scanners do not show crisp images of genitalia has once again been exposed with the story of a TSA worker in Miami who attacked a colleague who had made fun of his small penis after he passed through a scanner device.
“Perhaps the new airport body scanners are a bit too revealing. A TSA worker in Miami was arrested for aggravated battery after police say he attacked a colleague who’d made fun of his small genitalia after he walked through one of the new high-tech security scanners during a recent training session,” reports NBC Miami.
44-year-old Rolando Negrin beat his supervisor with a police baton after he had cracked jokes about Negrin’s small manhood when he walked through a naked scanner as part of a training exercise at Miami International Airport.
“The attack may be the first piece of proof that the new scanners may be leaving too little to the imagination,” states the report.
The most important facet of this story, which once again the corporate media has failed to even mention, just as they failed to highlight it following a similar controversy in March when an airport worker at Heathrow was caught ogling a woman’s breasts, is the fact that, despite a barrage of propaganda on behalf of the government claiming that the images produced do not show sensitive areas of the body in detail, penises and breasts are clearly visible.
The aggressive campaign on behalf of governments and the media to sell the public on invasive body scanners has been accompanied by the reassurance that the devices do not show details of genitals, an obvious attempt to counter the fact that the machines do represent a virtual strip search as well as violating laws against child pornography.
Despite assurances from the TSA that the scanners do not show the shape of genitalia, sample images from their own website clearly display the outline of the penis.
The TSA has also lied in claiming the body scanner systems cannot “store, print, transmit or save the image”. In reality, as Wired News reported, “Contrary to public statements made by the Transportation Security Administration, full-body airport scanners do have the ability to store and transmit images, according to documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.”
As we have exhaustively emphasized, the body scanners do allow airport workers to see intricate details of your body – penis length, breast size, implants, piercings, including crystal clear naked shots of your children. The fact that authorities initially lied and denied this was the case as part of the agenda to hastily install scanners after the staged Christmas bombing incident was clearly a case of mass public deception and one of the primary reasons why the scanners need to be removed now.
The press collaborated in the scam by only ever showing scanner images with sensitive areas blurred out, misleading the public to think that this is what airport screeners also saw. Early images that were used to convince the public that the scanners were not an invasion of privacy included examples such as the following, which is clearly completely unrepresentative of what the scanners really show.
Airport security staff workers are among the least trustworthy people to operate these machines. These individuals are routinely caught abusing their authority for their own ego trip or sexual perversion.
As the video below illustrates, the fact that naked body scanner machines in the U.S. are manned by TSA thugs who are routinely caught abusing their power in treating the public like prison inmates only heightens the danger posed by the use abuse of the new devices.
People in the United States need to lobby for states to pass laws nullifying use of the body scanners as a threat to privacy, health, and a total violation of human dignity, a virtual strip search that wouldn’t even have stopped the Christmas day bomber who was allowed to board the plane as a result of a U.S. State Department directive.
Indeed, Israeli experts in airport securityhave dismissed the devices as “useless” and refused to even consider their introduction.
Idaho is leading the revolt, by passing a law that limits the use of the x-ray scanning devices in airports and government buildings and also forces Homeland Security to disprove health concerns.
Not only have authorities in Europe promised to roll out mobile body scanners on the streets to mass scan crowds of people, but Homeland Security has even gone a step further, developing Orwellian mind-reading devices that are set to be installed as part of unconstitutional checkpoints at public events.
Watch the winning entry of our recent body scanner contest below.
This article was posted: Friday, May 7, 2010 at 8:57 am