New TSA Rules

I don’t think I will be flying again unless I absolutely have to. There’s more here. It’s a very difficult thing for government bureaucrats to accept, but you can’t defend against this level of threat. If someone wants to bring down a plane, over a long enough period of time, they are going to succeed, and there’s little in the way of security measures that will work that don’t involve profiling, interviews, and various other highly intrusive security measures that the Israelis use.

But despite the fact that the bureaucrats are claiming the system worked, and then turning around saying it didn’t, one thing still worked, and that’s the citizen militia. That’s not the first time that’s worked for us either. But the bureaucrat cannot acknowledge that, because it means we don’t need them. No, they will ratchet up the security theater until we all feel well protected.

6 Responses to “New TSA Rules”

  1. NJSoldier says:

    I’ll give this round to the terrorists. Flying is now prohibitively inconvenient. Congrats guys.

  2. Jeff says:

    Great point, NJ Soldier.
    They win every time something like this happens.

  3. Dann says:

    What? Let’s increase security measures at airports and maybe start a terrorist watch list – been their, done that. Reminds me of a movie from the 70s…

    “But Delta’s already on probation.”
    “They are? Well, as of this moment, they’re on DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION!”

    If Animal House were a government operation, the fed’s would start a TRIPLE SECRET PROBATION program.

  4. Caleb says:

    So, the links aren’t really correct – for domestic flights, there are not any additional screening measures. No additional pat downs, no forbidding electronic devices, etc. As of right now, the additional security mentioned in the links applies only to international flights headed for the US. Which means that if you’re in a foreign country and headed home, prepare for some shenanigans, but otherwise it’s business as usual for domestic travel.

    In other words, chill out.

  5. Bitter says:

    And who says we aren’t looking at international flights?

  6. Ian Argent says:

    The thing is, Caleb, there’s no justifiable security reason to only limit these new rules to international flights.

    (I will have to give a lightbulb award to the Scott eVest folks – they seized the opportunity to market their multiple-pocket vests & jackets as a way to have more stuff in the cabin without violating carry-on limits.)