February 20, 2006, - 10:04 am
By Debbie Schlussel
For the latest in examples that airport security is more porous than ever, we turn to the sports pages and a dog show.
A woman’s award-winning show-dog, a whippet, is lost somewhere around New York’s Kennedy Airport. The dog escaped at Kennedy, and after a 24-hour search, it still cannot be found. What if the dog were instead an Islamic terrorist? Or a dog planted with explosives (which Muslim terrorists have, indeed, done in Israel, FYI)?
If our own airport security is this bad, imagine how bad port security controlled by a Dubaian/United Arab Emirates company will be?
Here’s some of the AP coverage:
Searchers covered the airport’s nearly 5,000 acres over a 24-hour period but did not spot the short-haired, greyhound-like dog, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said.
The 3-year-old whippet, formally known as Champion Bohem C’est La Vie and answering to Vivi, had won an award of merit at the Westminster Kennel Club show this week. The dog apparently escaped her travel cage on the tarmac Wednesday as she was about to be loaded onto a Delta Air Lines flight home to California.
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