Most people see the Pantybomber (thank to Amy Alkon for that name) as a failure but is he really? John Robb over at Global Guerrillas has some thoughts on that.
If a faith-based fruitcake with a bit of explosive in his sneaker justifies the TSA’s foot-fetish, imagine what Leviathan can accomplish in the wake of the Pantybomber. It's a near certainly fliers are going to get virtual strip-searches with millimeter-wave scanning and there are persistent rumors the TSA now wants to do away with carry on luggage.
Once the terrorists figure out how to hide explosives in the parts being "obscured" in the images or in body cavities, fliers can expect even more friendly inspections. Given enough time, the safety worshipers will have Americans stripping down, bending over for cavity searches and boarding the plane wearing only government provided disposable loincloths and, maybe, halters for the women.
The Pantybomber didn't kill any infidels but he sure has them running about in a tizzy looking for new ways to treat airline passengers as cattle. Give the almighty nanny state a few more failures like this and all those freedoms the Muslims supposedly hate us for will no longer be an issue.
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