In the aftermath of us finding out that we should not have attacked Afghanistan but Yemen as the spiritual leader of the 9/11 hijackers wasn’t Osama bin Laden but a Yemeni cleric called Anwar al-Awlaki and it was he who send a young Nigerian to explode a plane over Detroit making it perfectly OK for the West to bomb another entire Nation back to the stone age in the near future we are told that in order to fight “Terrorism” we now have to expose our bodies to X-rays strong enough to penetrate our clothes and our sensitivities by allowing total strangers to inspect our naked bodies for unidentified objects.
It turns out that this won’t stop anybody who wants to bring explosives on board of a plane but it will obviously keep us embarrassed and afraid while travelling by air.
Holland, Nigeria , the UK, Germany, Italy and the US to name but a few are all installing the X-ray body scanners so our naked bodies can be probed and inspected from a distance by total strangers in the fight against them dirty terrorists.
I feel saver already. Oh did I mention that Chertoff, he of Homeland Security Secretarial fame, has been giving many interviews in the last couple of months touting the importance of X-ray body frying scanners and that oh oops he stands to make a mint out of the sales of these things?