Furthermore, Americans are apparently unwilling to take a stand against the TSA. Rather, we are willing to sacrifice both our rights to our own body space and our personal safety in exchange for convenience of travel.
From The Blaze (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance):
A new peer-reviewed journal article by a pair of University of California-San Francisco researchers reveals that the TSA’s new x-ray body scanners may not be as safe as the government agency wants the public to think. In fact, the scanners might not even detect pancake-sized bombs containing PETN, the explosive used in the failed “underwear bomb” last Christmas.Read the rest HERE. Worth your time.
According to Leon Kaufman and Joseph W. Carlson in the Journal of Transportation Security, the scanners could miss PETN bombs if they were taped to a person’s body in a flattened, rounded manner.
The researches write about their findings in the article [pdf] “An evaluation of airport x-ray backscatter units based on image characteristics.”...
The editors’ conclusion calls for the scanners to be scrapped....
The Obama administration is making us less safe and lulling us into a false sense of security. And America's enemies know about these vulnerabilities.