More than this: "The Bizarre Tale of Graft and Sleazy Political Opportunism That Brought Us the 'Porno Scanners' | | AlterNet"

Chertoff's original, self-interested assertion prevailed. We have full body scans headed for 1,000 airports and, for those who don't want the radiation, the national security grope, invasive searches of the passenger's genital area.

Never mind the first hand eye witness accounts by Kurt and Lori Haskell. Never mind the report by one of the most prominent public figures in Nigeria, the bombers father, that his son was a terrorist and the lack of decisive action on that tip off. Never mind the never released 200 hours of Dutch security footage that could have proven without a doubt the existence of a facilitator, the sharp dressed man who accompanies the bomber.

All of this reveals a systemic defect in anti-terrorism activities, one that, if corrected, could have more efficiently and effectively prevented future terror threats everywhere by logical changes in policies and practices. Instead of decisive action on this clearly documented problem, we now have full body scanners proposed by a Bush era security official with a clear conflict of interest.

via The Bizarre Tale of Graft and Sleazy Political Opportunism That Brought Us the 'Porno Scanners' | | AlterNet.

The U.S. Government/Intelligence Community Deliberately Let Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Board the Specific Plane

Also never mind that we know that someone in a U.S. intelligence agency was specifically asked whether or not to block Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who was otherwise going to be blocked by other agencies and that single agency/agent vetoed all the other agencies involved and deliberately and consciously allowed Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unto that exact flight rather than requesting that he be groped or whatever. The reason is clear.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was allowed on so that he could fail so that the U.S. government would have a pretext for draconian measures against the whole population of the U.S. (except for the elitists/billionaires who are allowed to by-pass the measures by flying on their own planes, etc., without being scanned even though those planes could easily be used to ram into buildings in New York or elsewhere) and so that the common people, being herded as stupid animals going to the slaughter, can also pay for that pleasure via taxes going into Michael Chertoff's bank account with his bankster friends.

Tom Usher

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.