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EDITORIAL: 9/11 – 15 Years Later, Are We Any Safer?

Posted by Brad Gibson  |  September 11,2016  |  00:28 AM
Long Lines at Airports Post 9/11

Long Lines at Airports Post 9/11

Every single American I know who was over the age of 15 on September 11, 2001, can tell you where he or she was when getting the news off the second plane hitting the second tower. Most can even tell you what they were wearing and even the weather that day.

That day is etched in our minds and hearts forever as the day that changed everything and today the question stands – “Are we any safer?”

Sure it takes us 10 times as long to get through the airport and catch our flight, but is all this added security actually making us any safer or does this just make us feel a bit more safe?

With over 55,000 new TSA jobs created in the name of airline security as a direct result of 9/11, do these added patdowns, and secondary screenings actually help?

I will answer your question with a little food for thought:

If I can take my brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on an airplane, and anciently catch the plane on fire with my mobile phone – imagine what a real terrorist can do who is willing to blow himself to smithereens.

Think about this the next time you have TSA throwing away your half full bottle of Evian in the name of “security”.

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