posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 03:05 AM
The threat is obviously not as intense as they would have us believe!
On a recent business trip to Russia, I flew from Terminal 1 at London Heathrow and fully expected the full body scanner. There were none!
So, if there really were such a huge threat, shouldn't every terminal have these in place? Are potential hijackers only expected to fly certain
airlines from specific terminals? Of course not!
The threats we are presented with by the government and hysterical media just do not exist, except in the minds of the "security" apparatus and
certain agencies who stand to gain increased budgets, or the manufacturers who will see an upswell in their order intake and share price. Not
forgetting of course any current and previous members of the government security apparatus with a tidy shareholding in this technology. As someone
well versed in risk assessment and security, the glaring holes in pre-flight security and the obvious vulnerabilities I can identify could potentially
enable a small group to effectively shut down an entire country's flight system, without ever having to set foot on a plane or martyr themselves in
Now, I am sure the government and the airlines have people on much higher pay-grades than me advising them, so if they cannot see it as a risk, then
they are either blind or secretly know there is no real threat.
[edit on 31-8-2010 by Britguy]