posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 08:27 AM
But this is exactly the problem. We aren't as afraid of what's coming out of Japan, as much as what went in, and then out. This is why our current
security at the airports is ridiculous, costly, and ineffective. Until we can manage to control all security at every airport that does business with
the United States, and this would of course have to include multi-city trips such as Johannesburg - Amsterdam - London - United States for example,
there is no point to any of this. If the security isn't as good in Johannesburg as London, or vice-versa, it's futile.
Bombs and suicide bombers aren't, at least for now, flying from Tennessee to NYC. Rather, they are shuffling their people and/or packages all over
Further, what happens when a terrorist realizes he can blow-up a cruise ship and kill 4500 in one shot? How about a regular Greyhound bus going from
NJ to NY that they blow-up over the GWB? How about a small, regular USPS pre-paid shipment box that blows up the post office whilst being sorted?
Until we can firmly control every aspect of travel and shipments -- buses, USPS, UPS, Fed-Ex, cargo planes, private planes, Ebay shipments, cruises,
public transportation routes, ports, etc. -- we are doing nothing more than placing tiny band-aides that cost us a whole bunch of money to stick! And
for the record, I think even trying to control all of that would be pointless. The "terrorists" are trying not only to kill us, but disrupt us,
kill the idea of freedom and democracy, and bankrupt us -- and frankly they are succeeding quite nicely in my opinion.
Lastly, within the article it even says that they will allow packages from Japan exceeding this limit if the sender utilizes the "pay upon delivery"
option instead of pre-paying. Let me guess -- terrorists won't send bombs that haven't yet been paid for through the mail? Seriously? A tad
sarcastic, but yet true enough.
Once again, we are inconvenienced by new rules and regulations that are completely ineffective.