Let's hear a solution from all you cynical experts- you can all tell us what isn't working - tell us what would work - foolproof. I'd love to hear it.
This is a misconception, the argument is not that these methods are not foolproof, nothing is
And you can't - because no one can - say what hasn't happened because of these security measures. There's no way to measure that.
This is not
true, it can be tested and routinely is. The TSA has a "Red Team" that tests their security and they were getting past the TSA at a 90%+ rate a few years ago (I have not researched that recently but heard it has been going down and is below 75%).
Sources told 9NEWS the Red Team was able to sneak about 90 percent of simulated weapons past checkpoint screeners in Denver. In the baggage area, screeners caught one explosive device that was packed in a suitcase. However later, screeners in the baggage area missed a book bomb, according to sources.
"There's very little substance to security," said former Red Team leader Bogdan Dzakovic. "It literally is all window dressing that we're doing. It's big theater on TV and when you go to the airport. It's just security theater."
Dzakovic was a Red Team leader from 1995 until September 11, 2001. After the terrorist attacks, Dzakovic became a federally protected whistleblower and alleged that thousands of people died needlessly. He testified before the 9/11 Commission and the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the US that the Red Team "breached security with ridiculous ease up to 90 percent of the time," and said the FAA "knew how vulnerable aviation security was."
Dzakovic, who is currently a TSA inspector, said security is no better today.
"It's worse now. The terrorists can pretty much do what they want when they want to do it," he said.