Former Homeland Security Chief Argues for Whole-Body Imaging

by Michael Chertoff, Washington Post, January 1, 2010
Published here: Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 8:49 AM

An employee of the Netherlands' Schiphol Airport demonstrates the use of a whole-body scanner at a news briefing on Monday. (Cynthia Boll/associated Press)

[Problem-Reaction-Solution again. It is all staged so they can reduce our liberties and increase their control. All by maintaining terror and trigger fear. Wes Penre’s comment]

(Washington Post, January 1, 2009): Since the uncomfortably close attempted attack on Northwest Flight 253 last week, many have focused on why the alleged terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was not placed on a watch list that would have prevented him from flying, even though the government had received information that he was a potential extremist. We should focus on a more fundamental question: How can we keep explosive materials off planes?

Most airport security checkpoints use metal detectors. Al-Qaeda has shown that it knows how to avoid detection by using an explosive device that contains little or no metal, such as PETN, or pentaerythritol tetranitrate, used by Abdulmutallab and “shoe bomber” Richard Reid in 2001.

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