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America Doesn't Have The Personnel To Do What israel Does

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Submitted by Mike (United States), Jan 16, 2010 at 22:16

In addition to most of the El Al security at airports being IDF reserves, El Al also has any number of plain clothes security on all of their flights. These security personnel are also IDF or IAF reserves.

Go to an American airport and look at the security personnel there. Many of them have Black Muslim relatives. A good majority of them were never in the military. In addition to that, to the security personnel in American airports it is not a matter of national security and saving the lives of fellow Americans, it is just another dumb job to put in a day's work and then go home to their TV and beer.

America could never do what Israel and Al El do with regard to airport security personnel. There are too many flights across America and too few people qualified to do it.

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