Rhino horns, the latest threat to aviation security?

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It appears TSA's big catch of the week might now be Rhino horn smugglers ....

    International Business Times (24 Feb 2011): Rhino Crisis Round Up: US Busts Rhino Horn Smuggling Ring & More

    If this is correct, and if the don't really mean CBP instead of TSA, how many additional Rolex watches, gold bars, and diamonds did the TSA folks abscond with with? :D
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Apparently they were grabbing cash again ...

    College Times: Raids target rhino horn trade

    So basically TSA's intrusive, nosy busy-bodies, blew the investigation's cover. Deputy dog complex strikes again. :D
  3. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    That's what happens when amateurs get involved.
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  4. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    It's people like these who voluntarily play into the hands of the TSA that embolden them to be even more intrusive. I'm all for protecting these magnificient animals, but, I'm also all for protecting the U.S. Constitution.
  5. Yes. I hate to see that law abiding citizens have had to become secretive and defensive to transit the checkpoints, locking their bags, keeping their heads down, and demanding procedures be followed, while criminals bumble through and let the TSA count their cash and look at the pictures on their camera. Something's wrong with that.
  6. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I'm sure Gibson would agree. After all, who knows better about foreign law than us.gov? /sarcasm
  7. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Looks all to much like the Orwellian future that I read about in Animal Farm in 7th grade.
  8. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Was Orwell prescient? (Or did the appellation "pig" to mean law enforcement come from 60's readers of Animal Farm?)
  9. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    My recollection is that Animal Farm was from the 40's and predated the 60's use of the word pig as a epithet for police. My guess is that the originator used the Orwell character to characterize his view of the actions of the police in that era.
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