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National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter says the failed Christmas Day attempt to bring down a U.S. airliner is the starkest reminder of that threat.
"What's disturbing about this is we're almost nine years after 9/11 and billions of dollars have been spent and we don't have in place a system which can make us safe in the air," Kushner, chair of the school's Criminal Justice Department told The Associated Press. "You'll never be able to harden the targets to rule out terrorist activity. But we need to spend more money and have more concentration on the dangers in the skies."
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Originally posted by OZtracized
I think they should start keeping a closer eye on George "dubya".
Didn't he say, openly in a speech to the world, that our enemies won't stop looking for new ways to hurt us and NEITHER WILL WE!?
divide et impera
Originally posted by DEEZNUTZ
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
There might be some ex-girlfriends out there poking voodoo dolls in my likeness
Safety is an illusion! You can't protect against everything and in trying to do so you strip away all civil liberties in the name of security. I'd rather live free than live under essentially a Police State.
PAPERS! LET ME SEE YOUR PAPERS!
Originally posted by SphinxMontreal
"You'll never be able to harden the targets to rule out terrorist activity. But we need to spend more money and have more concentration on the dangers in the skies."
Yeah, give us some more money and we'll protect you from the big bad terrorists who hate your freedom (what freedom, to be a slave?). Isn't this what the mob calls 'protection money'?
Originally posted by 22-250
Whats the point of air marshals? They have guns? well so do we and we come free. Remember in the 1970's you could carry your gun aboard..