New airline security measures. Measure your fluids...

Starting this week, traveling by plane has been made much more painful.
Now you have to make sure you don't carry with you liquids in too big
quantities, and the liquids that you carry need to be properly visible.

Does this bring any kind of additional security? I'm not sure.

Large liquid containers now need to be checked in. OK... fine. It's away and can't be acted upon to do something bad.

Small liquid containers of less than 100ml can be taken on board, but need to be in sealed transparent plastic bags.

What's
the rationale behind this? If the bag is sealed, it becomes very
difficult to examine what is inside the bottle. Could one small bottle
contain nitric acid, and another contain glycerin? Maybe 200ml of
nitroglycerin won't do much to a plane (though I'm sure that, next to a
fragilized area such as a door frame or a window, it would do
interesting things), I'm certain that with 2 bottles of 100ml of
adequate products one can easily make a binary neurotoxin that would
quickly kill everybody on board a plane and result in the plane
crashing in the ocean just as well as if there was a bomb on board.

All
these measures are to make a show. They are in place to tell passengers
"see how painful it is to travel? it's because we have put in place
extremely strong security measures." They are in place to tell
potential terrorists "see, you have no chance of getting through our
security measures." But in effect, they haven't increased our security
against dedicated attempts at generating terror. They are just slowing
down our business and costing money. Money for passengers who are
wasting time (time=money in today's society), and money for airlines
and airport coerced into putting these security measures in place.
Governments (follow my gaze westward) revel in security considerations
to justify political agendas.

Net result, from a security perspective? NIL.

We need to solve problems... not address movie scenario threats.

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