Every time I go to the airport and have to take off my shoes to pass through security,I really don’t mind. I always remember the Al Qaeda shoe bomber who nearly killed a planeload of passengers by hiding explosives in his shoes. So, if as a result, everyone has to take off their shoes to assure passenger safety, that is fine with me.
As soon as I learned today that there was a new technique Al Qaeda is using to store bomb material inside their body cavity, namely their rectums, to avoid detection at airport security, I now welcome the idea of a full airport body scan for everyone who plans to fly.
Apparently an al Qaeda operative avoided detection by two sets of airport security as he had a pound of high explosives plus a detonator inserted into his rectum.This Al Qaeda operative who was one of the most wanted men in Saudi Arabia, was also able avoid detection by palace security as he detonated a bomb almost killing with Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, head of Saudi Arabia’s counter terrorism operations, was thankfully only slightly wounded.
Security analysts say that on a plane at altitude, the effects of such a bomb could be catastrophic. And there is no current security system that could stop it other than to require people to strip naked at the airport the security analyst reports. So as a result to this recent mishap it is only a matter of time until every airport around the world is equipped with a full body scan machine.
But for those who raise a red flag in terms of having something suspicious in their body in addition to telling behavior and specific body language signals often seen in terrorists , a full body cavity search would no doubt be a must, especially of the evidence needed to be retrieved.
For those who are appalled at the notion of this or who are concerned about their right to privacy, the message is simple- don’t fly! Find another way to do business where you don’t have to fly like teleconferencing. For those who still want to see the world and don’t want to fly, they may have to resort to 3D travel logs.