Sunday, December 27, 2009

Now what?

So, in light of the Nigerian guy who tried to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day (with about the same success as Richard Reid, the shoebomber), I have a few speculative questions.
  • Will the US have to invade Nigeria now?
  • Will carry-on luggage be outlawed?
  • Will the best selling t-shirt of 2010 be "I've got a bomb in my pants!"?
  • Will airport security personnel now need to be trained chemists?
  • Does airport security actually accomplish anything?
  • What's the point of having a no-fly list if not all the terrorists are on it?
  • Can I wear shorts to get through the security gate faster? Underwear?
  • Can we stop pretending that any current wars have any impact on terrorism?
  • What happens when Al-Qaeda successfully recruits a bitter white guy from Cincinnati to detonate a bomb that he swallowed hours earlier?

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