TSA: Exploratory Surgery Before Boarding?
It seems they'll be expanding the duties of those unskilled workers they hire to man the TSA checkpoints, increasing their duties to cutting you open to make sure you aren't packin'. Via MSNBC:
Western intelligence agencies believe that al-Qaida doctors have been trained to implant bombs inside the bodies of suicide bombers, Britain's Sunday Times reported.
The doctors, thought to have been trained by a man who worked with the top bomb-maker for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), have the ability to put explosive compounds in breasts and abdomens of suicide bombers, the newspaper reported without citing its sources.
The lead doctor was thought to have been killed in a drone attack earlier this year and likely worked with the master bomber-maker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, according to the newspaper.
...Experts said explosive compounds such as pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) could be surgically implanted in an aspiring suicide bomber, who would them allow the wounds to heal, according to the newspaper. Body scanners in most airports around the world would not be able to detect the device, which could be detonated by injection, the newspaper added.
Oh, and there's this:
The CIA want to track down the group of doctors, the newspaper reported.
So...when we aren't pretending to have security which is actually a jobs program and a way to shovel cash into the pockets of the well connected (in addition to priming us to give up our rights quietly and politely), we have highly trained intelligence officers doing the actually meaningful intelligence work.