No, the rant is good. Im learning, Im almost never offended.
I do not travel frequently. However I used to go to Europe once or twice a year, and presently, every now and again to visit wife's family. Havent been there in about three years I would say. I almost never travel for work.
I haven't been to western Europe in several years but that is where I was mostly searched. Always in great Britain, and always grilled with questions, some ridiculous although I cant remember them only that they made no sense. In Eastern Europe I would say an average of one in two flights I was searched.
Every time in the Netherlands where I always stop off before flying onward. Always being about 7 times. They always came up to me and very politely asked, "May I search you? " and I always said yes and raised my arms. Maybe they never do it anymore.
I always wondered about cargo, what do they do to check that?
Traffic fatalities are way down since say the 50's because cars are built much safer, they made technical advances.
I never flew El Al either but Ill bet they search almost everyone, they must, how else could they provide this security?
I dont understand how searching your person is a violation of your basic human rights.
You can say that there are more traffic accidents then airplane crashes but that does not amount to a hill of beans when your plane is nose diving.
I am fed up with the system too, just maybe our protests are misdirected.
Im sorry if this thread is getting on peoples nerves, I just like the subject, I like debating and I like playing devils advocate.
With that in mind let me ask this: If these security measures were in place prior to 9/11 would things of happened the way they did?