International media reports today that 2 bombs went off in BRU airport, just outside of Brussels, Belgium, and Islamic State has claimed responsibility. How did they get these bombs past security? They didn’t…
Passengers queuing at terminal counters described sudden panic and mayhem as the explosions turned the departure area into a death trap with flames, smoke, flying glass and shrapnel.
This is far from the first time such attacks have happened. For example, just 5 years ago terrorists bombed DME outside Moscow, Russia, killing 37 people.
As passengers flying from US airports this year have been told to gear up for longer wait times, largely due to the additional time added to screening by body scanners that don’t actually stop threats, they should realize what this means is that the security queues are getting longer. It sounds an awful lot to me like the TSA is creating a target rather than protecting one. Would it make less of a terroristic statement for ISIS to blow up a TSA checkpoint with 150 people than to blow up a 737 with 150 people? Of course not.
This mess brought to the taxpayer at a cost of $8B per year.
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