April 12, 2010, - 2:27 pm
The TSA may think that it’s impossible to sneak explosives into an IPad, but Islamic terrorists will quickly find a way. They always find a way and exploit every hole. That’s why this new policy is boneheaded:
In a break that gadget-loving road warriors will welcome, the Transportation Security Administration clarified in its blog last week that the new, slim computer wouldn’t have to be removed from carry-on baggage by travelers at security checkpoints.
Ordinarily, travelers are required to remove laptops from their bags at checkpoints. But the iPad is a half-inch thick and is free of internal parts and accessories that can block images when laptops go through the screening machines.
If I were a terrorist, I’d find a way to make my IPad disguise explosive wires stored therein and get through security. I’m sure that at ABLE (Allah’s Bomb Lab Experts, Inc.), they’re already trying to figure it out.
Other electronic items smaller than the standard-size laptop — Kindle, Sony Reader and small netbook computers — also can stay in the bag, the TSA says. Screeners can use their discretion, though, and still may ask travelers to remove devices.
“It’s important to remember, however, that our officers are trained to look for anomalies to help keep air travel safe, and if something needs a closer look, it will receive secondary screening,” the agency says. “The key to avoiding bag searches is keeping the clutter down.”
“Trained to look for anomalies”? Hilarious, since the TSA repeatedly fails tests conducted by federal agents sneaking bomb components through airport checkpoints.
Uh, here’s how you “avoid bag searches” and “keep the clutter down”: P-R-O-F-I-L-E.
For now, Bin Laden has a large order of Steve Jobs product coming to a cave near him. And so do my friends in Dearbornistan.
Tags: airports, Ipad, profiling, screening, security screening, TSA