Friday, April 30, 2010

Airport Security Theater

After reading this article in the Vancouver Sun, I have to wonder why we don't study the model used in Israel and see if it works for us.

A leading Israeli airport security expert says the Canadian government has wasted millions of dollars to install "useless" imaging machines at airports across the country.

"I don't know why everybody is running to buy these expensive and useless machines. I can overcome the body scanners with enough explosives to bring down a Boeing 747," Rafi Sela told parliamentarians probing the state of aviation safety in Canada.

"That's why we haven't put them in our airport," Sela said, referring to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport, which has some of the toughest security in the world.

Next week, I get to play my part in the security theater again as I travel to Providence, Rhode Island for the first time.

1 comment:

Lucas said...

Hey, I have a friend who lived in Providence very recently. Let me know if you want any tips on where to go while you are there.