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Extra travel security

One carryon rather than two for flights to US, same size but weight limit 6kg, baggage search just before boarding: inconvenient but understandable (means I will probably leave the big camera at home). Though I do wonder how long the policy will last in the face of lost duty free revenues. But suggestions of making passengers stay in their seats for an hour before landing? I won't quibble with things that increase security but why are we always restricting things based on what attackers did last rather than what they might do next? Because they're not likely to *do* the same thing again...

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sethop
27th Dec, 2009 12:11 (UTC)
Such is the nature of security theater.
The important thing is that the public fooled into thinking the government is doing something to protect them, or at least ensuring that the fearmonger faction hasn't got much of a stick to beat the current administration with about their failure to spend more billions of dollars on measures that achieve almost nothing from a security perspective but *do* remind the public that (a) it's a dangerous world and they should (b) vote republican and (c) ensure their politicians spend as much money as possible on the pentagon, homeland security and the associated industries.
autopope
27th Dec, 2009 12:14 (UTC)
You know the answer to this question, citizen-unit. Why make trouble? Be compliant. You know we have your best interests in mind.

(I am particularly peeved because I have two non-refundable tickets to the USA in mid-February, flying from Schiphol. Which is going to be a special flavour of hell ... )
therealdrhyde
8th Jan, 2010 11:22 (UTC)
We must be seen to do something. This is something. Therefore we must do it.
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