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  •  Nice idea (1+ / 0-)
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    G2geek

    but difficult to implement at several orders of magnitude more airports than Isreal is responsible for.

    •  There was a man on Dylan Rattigan today (1+ / 0-)
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      who said it could be scaled up quite easily for use in the United States.

      Tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you what you are.

      by Musket Man on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 06:36:15 PM PST

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    •  nickrud, that's bullshit: EL AL does its thing on (2+ / 0-)
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      BOTH ends of its flights, not just outbound ones.

      Their security procedures WORK, and WORK around the world.

      It goes further back than Entebbe, but that's the icing on the cake.

      Israelis understand what it means to have these thugs on their buses and trains and in their bakeries and preschools and sending rockets down from the mountains onto their beaches.

      Israelis don't jack around with security theatre.

      If this nation had any balls ... we wouldn't either.
      And by security theatre I don't just mean the TSA. I mean the whole fucking nonsensical construct that is the "Department of Homeland Security" AND the war in Afghanistan AND the war in Iraq.

      LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 11:23:06 PM PST

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