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Yet critics say that these, too, are highly fallible, and are incapable of revealing explosives hidden in body cavities—an age-old method for smuggling contraband. If that’s the case, a terrorist could hide the entire bomb works within his or her body, and breeze through the virtual strip search undetected. Yesterday, the London Independent reported on "authoritative claims that officials at the [UK] Department for Transport and the Home Office have already tested the scanners and were not persuaded that they would work comprehensively against terrorist threats to aviation." A British de
Originally posted by PsykoOps
Just wait and see. One or two attacks or failed attacks to be staged against trains, busses and metro and you'll have those scanners in their terminals too. Might be a good time to invest to the companies that make them.
Originally posted by nydsdan
I'd really like to know what companies make these scanners and how much they cost. Yes, great investment if one were so inclined... but also, it may paint a picture as to who sponsors such terror events. Remember folks, FOLLOW THE MONEY.
These scanners won't prevent a darn thing. Bombs will still make it on planes - just look at drug mules. Instead, they will be bomb mules.
Riddle me this: When was the last time an airliner coming to or from the USA was successfully bombed?
What he has made little mention of is that the Chertoff Group, his security consulting agency, includes a client that manufactures the machines. The relationship drew attention after Chertoff disclosed it on a CNN program Wednesday, in response to a question.