As I will be battling with airport security as my new training stint happens, I have to have in mind Bruce Schneier’s Wired article regarding the ineffectual security that our government has foisted upon us. Things like nonsensical liquid bans and more.
What this all boils down to is politicians and a populace who actually believe that they can prevent the next 9/11. The thing is that a determined enemy can attack at will. Laws banning liquids will only make the terrorists try another vector. We are still taking our shoes off in security because of one guy who UNSUCESSFULLY tried to use a shoe bomb.
One thing that surprised me in my visit to Chi-Town was how easy would it be to smuggle a bomb into the subway. Except a short time where they inspected bags in other citys, I have never seen any security on public transit in Chicago, DC or here in Columbus. Even then, how easy would it be to walk along the tracks and plant something when the trains are not running?