Saturday, October 18, 2008
On the complete uselessness of the TSA
Jeffrey Goldberg has a piece in this month's The Atlantic on how easy it is to penetrate airport security in the United States. Goldberg relies primarily on the advice of security guru Bruce Schneier. To say that Goldberg demonstrates the uselessness of post-9/11 security procedures is an understatement. I strongly recommend that people read this article. The article does drive one point home which is worth repeating explicitly here: none of the security precautions will stop a smart terrorist. All they will do is possibly catch dumb terrorists.