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Imaging complicates the job of the terrorists, as does profiling

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in response to reader comment: Security Theater Now Playing at Your Airport. You certainly nailed this one Dr. Pipes.

Submitted by Sully (United States), Jan 9, 2010 at 15:09

The subtext of this article is that the Palestinian had to locate a suitably non-palestinian carrier pigeon for his bomb. Meaning he had to take one more step which was itself a risk, to get his bomb on the plane. Similarly, imaging forces the terrorists to go an extra step and camouflage their bombs better. That extra step will need infrastructure to perform, making them more likely to become visible to security forces.

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