Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, May 7, 2012.
89.3 KPCC: Would airports be safer without the TSA?
Quite a discussion going on there. I left several comments. But it's impossible to counter every goon and naysayer and (obvious) TSA shill there. I'm sure DHS has a full-time staff of PR shills posting all over the blabbosphere, including here.
Interesting that the poll starts with the premise that the TSA is broken, given the two choices of "fix it" or "scrap it." That's promising.
I'm certainly no mathematician but what are the odds of a terrorist attack on commercial aviation assets? I'm sure the number would start with a decimal and several zeros. I find it hard to justify the bloated TSA budget just to improve (supposedly) the chance of an attack not succeeding. I don't think TSA is up to the task and if they did stop something I think it would be more luck than purpose. We already know that the vast majority of people flying present no risk and screening could easily be structured to accommodate the majority if TSA had people with minimal skills.
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