The TSA, Nude Scanning, Groping, Terrorism & Operant Conditioning

by Arlen Williams and Janet Smiles

Nearly a decade after 9/11, airline flight is still a major theater of the War on Terror.  After nearly a decade, we should ask, who are the functional terrorists?

You have an alternative, if you wish to travel by airline.  You may either experience voyeurism of a sort  no neighborhood peeping Tom can accomplish, that which actually sees through your clothing, or, if you prefer, you may subject yourself to the groping of your sexual anatomy.

“Subject” is the operative word.  We are being trained and operationally conditioned, as if in a Skinner Box, at being subjects of our government.  Resist and you may not travel; submit and you may fly.  That is the classical or operant conditioning model of punishment or reward and we are being treated like lab rats.

Are you learning your lesson?  Big Brother is not only watching you, it is watching you naked — and it is reaching out to make it clear in no uncertain terms, that between it and you, government has “the upper hand.”

Reported in the Washington Times:

The Transportation Security Administration’s demeaning new “enhanced pat-down” procedures are a direct result of the Obama administration’s willful blindness to the threat from Islamic radicals. While better tools are available to keep air travelers safe, they would involve recognizing the threat for what it is, which is something the White House will never do.

El Al, Israel’s national airline, employs a smarter approach. Any airline representing the state of Israel is a natural – some might say preeminent – target for terrorist attacks. Yet El Al has one of the best security records in the world and doesn’t resort to wide-scale use of methods that would under other circumstances constitute sexual assault. The Israelis have achieved this track record of safety by employing sophisticated intelligence analysis which allows them to predict which travelers constitute a possible threat and which do not. Resources are then focused on the more probable threats with minimal intrusion on those who are likely not to be terrorists.

Here in the United States, these sophisticated techniques have roundly been denounced as discriminatory “profiling.” Allegedly postracial America has been unable to come to grips with the difference between immoral and illegal racial discrimination and the prudent use of the types of techniques that police on the beat use every day, which is similar to practices the customs service applies to assessing which packages being sent into the country are licit and which were sent by smugglers. TSA believes an 80-year-old grandmother deserves the same level of scrutiny at an airport terminal checkpoint as a 19-year-old male exchange student from Yemen. This policy not only is a waste of time and resources, it denies reality.

The full op-ed may be found here.

Then, from the Washington Post:

Napolitano: Scanners are safe, pat-downs discreet

Airport travelers call it groping, prodding or just plain inappropriate – a pat-down that probes places where the sun doesn’t shine. The Transportation Security Administration calls it the new reality of airport security.

Following the uncovering of a terrorist plot last month to blow up cargo planes en route to the United States, the TSA has instituted a new type of pat-down of passengers, a move that’s part of a general tightening of air security. If a full-body scanning machine shows something strange or a passenger declines to go through the machine – which is now in use in the Washington region’s three major airports – an officer will perform a more personal search.

The examinations routinely involve the touching of breasts and genitals, invasive searches designed to find weapons and suspicious items. The searches, performed by TSA security officers of the same sex as the passenger, entail a sliding hand motion on parts of the body where a lighter touch was used before, aviation security analysts say. The areas of the body that are being touched haven’t changed.

The threat of this new pre-boarding treatment looming before him, a passenger decided to record the proceedings.  His personal journal is here:

This morning, I tried to fly out of San Diego International Airport but was refused by the TSA. I had been somewhat prepared for this eventuality. I have been reading about the millimeter wave and backscatter x-ray machines and the possible harm to health as well as the vivid pictures they create of people’s naked bodies. Not wanting to go through them, I had done my  research on the TSA’s website prior to traveling to see if SAN had them. From all indications, they did not. When I arrived at the security line, I found that the TSA’s website was out of date. SAN does in fact utilize backscatter x-ray machines.

I made my way through the line toward the first line of “defense”: the TSA ID checker. This agent looked over my boarding pass, looked over my ID, looked at me and then back at my ID. After that, he waved me through. SAN is still operating metal detectors, so I walked over to one of the lines for them. After removing my shoes and making my way toward the metal detector, the person in front of me in line was pulled out to go through the backscatter machine. After asking what it was and being told, he opted out. This left the machine free, and before I could go through the metal detector, I was pulled out of line to go through the backscatter machine. When asked, I half-chuckled and said, “I don’t think so.” At this point, I was informed that I would be subject to a pat down, and I waited for another agent.

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The WorldNetDaily article recounting the passenger’s experiences may be read here.

And what of a female traveler?  Are the TSA agents to determine which is a maxi-pad “on the one hand” and an explosive, on the other?  What about those who have suffered sexual abuse?  What about children?

And what if a terrorist were to insert his or her explosive in a body cavity?  If airport security is to be thorough, should they not be searching the orifices, too?

WND also told us who is responsible for this Fourth Amendment trampling effrontery.

the “post-American president” who promised “transparency”

A constitutional attorney preparing to legally challenge the Transportation Security Administration’s enhanced screening procedures – which reveal a virtually nude image of passengers – says airline passengers have Barack Obama to thank for the process.

“Legislation has been proposed to mandate full-body scanners and make them the primary screening method in all U.S. airports by 2013, but Congress has yet to act on it,” John Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute, wrote in a new commentary.

“So we can thank President Obama for this frontal assault on our Fourth Amendment rights. Mind you, this is the same man who insisted that ‘we will not succumb to a siege mentality that sacrifices the open society and liberties and values that we cherish as Americans,’” Whitehead said.

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So, why has this policy been instituted. when it offends American citizens, costs great chunks of money, and it doesn’t address the real threat of Islamic Terrorist attacks on America?  Let’s see, shall we follow the money?

As reported in the Washington Examiner:

Be sure and read Tim Carney’s Examiner column today on the politically-connected lobby for the controversial new TSA scanners that are upsetting airline employees and travelers everywhere. Carney notes that a company called Rapiscan got a $165 million contract for the new body image scanners four days after the underwear-bomber incident this past Christmas. Not surprisingly, Rapiscan is politically connected, observes Carney:

Rapiscan got the other naked-scanner contract from the TSA, worth $173 million. Rapiscan’s lobbyists include Susan Carr, a former senior legislative aide to Rep. David Price, D-N.C., chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee. When Defense Daily reported on Price’s appropriations bill last winter, the publication noted “Price likes the budget for its emphasis on filling gaps in aviation security, in particular the whole body imaging systems.”

Then this morning Carney also noted that former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff was flacking for Rapiscan.

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Does “Rapiscan” stand for “rapid,” or for just a wee bit of psychological “rape,” one may wonder.

Round and round the cobbler’s bench the monkey chased the weasle…. Meanwhile, “the terrorists have won” and the United States Government has begun to subject us to and participate in the terrorism.

The subversive “9-11 truthers” have taken great pains and at times twisted a great deal of truth, to convince many, that elements of America’s government were  behind the terrorism of that date.  But now, we have come full circle.

Now, the truth of America’s terrorism by government stares us in the face, looks through our clothing, and reaches out and gropes us.

Oh, this may be a soft terror, the fear, apprehension, violation, and degradation we suffer, but this is the time of the violence of Soft War on Americans – on our livelihoods, property rights, freedoms, and our very Sovereignties.  So, if it makes you feel better, yes, call it “soft terrorism,” but the key word of the two is that “-ism” noun indicating belief or practice.

This United States Government has become a terrorist regime.

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  1. This is also desensitization and encroachment on boundaries. “Nudging”…first they just went through our stuff, then we had to remove our shoes, now this and…what next? Each thing is just a little bit more…a little more taxation, a few cents tax here and there, inspecting your car, your home, etc. The war on tobacco is the model they will follow on everything. First just warnings, then no smoking in restaurants, then taxes to pay for damages and finding villains, etc. etc. We all know how it has gone. They go on these campaigns and never seem to stop. They wear us down and make it easier to just go along, much like a nagging child does to get what he wants. Citizens need to practice some tough love and saying NO to our busybody government and safety freaks.

  2. So if you do not trust what the government tells you about X-radiation being safe, you have to be sexually assaulted.

    (snip) http://www.prisonplanet.com/full-body-scanners-to-fry-travelers-with-radiation.html
    A leading U.S. expert on the biological effects of X-radiation is Dr. John Gofman, Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Gofman’s exhaustive research leads him to conclude that there is NO SAFE DOSE-LEVEL of ionizing radiation. His studies indicate that radiation from medical diagnostics and treatment is a causal co-factor in 50 percent of America’s cancers and 60 percent of our ischemic (blood flow blockage) heart disease. He stresses that the frequency with which Americans are medically X-rayed “makes for a significant radiological impact.

    This highly credentialed nuclear physicist states: “The fact, that X-ray doses are so seldom measured, reflects the false assumption that doses do not matter…[but] they do matter enormously. And each bit of additional dose matters, because any X-ray photon may be the one which sets in motion the high-speed, high energy electron which causes a carcinogenic or atherogenic [smooth muscle] mutation. Such mutations rarely disappear. The higher their accumulated number in a population, the higher will be the population’s mortality rates from radiation-induced cancer and ischemic heart disease.”

    A report in the British medical journal Lancet noted that after breast mammograms were introduced in 1983, the incidence of ductal carcinoma (12 percent of breast cancer) increased by 328 percent, of which 200 percent was due to the use of mammography itself. A Lawrence Berkeley National Lab study has demonstrated that breast tissue is extremely susceptible to radiation-induced cancer, confirming warnings by numerous experts that mammograms can initiate the very cancers they may later identify. Dr. Gofman believes that medical radiation is a co-factor in 75 percent of breast cancer cases. So why would girls and women want their breast tissues irradiated every time they take a commercial flight?”

    I heard Beck’s theories today as to why they are doing this but I am not in agreement with him, or at least he left several theories out. I believe this is being done to demoralize us. On top of being demoralized, we will stop flying and thereby bring down another industry. Has anyone notice that the lifted the moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico almost two months ago but have not issued any new permits to drill?

  3. If you invert the colors on the body scan negatives you get full-color nude photos. The TSA (total sexual assault) agency lied….they DO store the photos plis with this you can plainly see the faces…
    See the results here: http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/whoa-if-you-invert-the-colors-on-body-scan-negatives-you-get-full-color-nude-photos/
    And UCSF scientists, dermatologists and cancer experts speak out against airport full-body scans which no one will report.: http://www.npr.org/assets/news/2010/05/17/concern.pdf
    Just some of their concerns?
    • A) The large population of older travelers, >65 years of age, is particularly at risk from the mutagenic effects of the X-rays based on the known biology of melanocyte aging.
    • B) A fraction of the female population is especially sensitive to mutagenesis provoking radiation leading to breast cancer. Notably, because these women, who have defects in DNA repair mechanisms, are particularly prone to cancer, X-ray mammograms are not performed on them. The dose to breast tissue beneath the skin represents a similar risk.
    • C) Blood (white blood cells) perfusing the skin is also at risk.
    • D) The population of immunocompromised individuals–HIV and cancer patients (see above) is likely to be at risk for cancer induction by the high skindose.
    • E) The risk of radiation emission to children and adolescents does not appear to have been fully evaluated.
    • F) The policy towards pregnant women needs to be defined once the theoretical risks to the fetus are determined.
    • G) Because of the proximity of the testicles to skin, this tissue is at risk for sperm mutagenesis.
    • H) Have the effects of the radiation on the cornea and thymus been determined?

  4. NotWaiting4Godot says:

    Saw this post on TheBlaze.com. I wish I had though of it first.

    dimasic
    Posted on November 21, 2010 at 12:59am

    We were told that it’s unconstitutional for Arizona to ask illegals for ID. We answered back that it has to be done for security reasons. The government has brought suit against the American people for trying, in a most innocuous way, to secure our borders. Now the government thinks nothing of treating it‘s citizens like criminals in the name of security and they still won’t secure our borders.

  5. NotWaiting4Godot says:

    Mr. President have some empathy. Recall how you felt when Jesse Jackson threatened to pat you down?

  6. the Overton Window – a concept involving moving people to accept the unacceptable in stages – or ‘operant conditioning’ as the article mentions…..also a novel by Glenn Beck, a helluva good read but scary. Obama is softening us up. Should he get re-elected, or Ron Paul, for that matter, (this is MY theory only) it is a short hop to IRAN putting an EMP bomb over the US. (Read “One Second After” for a description of that sort of disaster) The resulting chaos would make it incredibly easy to impose tyranny. With all the globalist and far-left marxist contacts Obama has personally, in his administration NOW, and as continuing contributors, consultants and fellow travelers, I do not trust they wouldn’t try!!

  7. Change it back.

  8. Continue to spread the word just as Paul Revere did, to stop this evil and nonsense and these flagrantly unconstitutional and fundamentally unAmerican usurpations and violations of trust, ethics, and law as well as the enormously loud silence about them. The Iron curtain of LIEberal Saul Alinsky Marxist program will unravel once those within its illusions and false images /spin/ hollow incriminating criminal defense style tactics for subversion and sophistry see the error and place in the program which they believing they are in a neutral place really are instead: effectively neutralized, manipulated and drawn into the yoke and scam. This is really bigger than just the upcoming elections. In order to restore our constitution, economy and culture we must speak and show those who need to see what’s going on to vote the bums out of power and to mount an effective counterrevolution of ideas against those who believe in coercion and Saul alinsky strategy of deception and community “organizing” I.e. dividing and conquering the American people. Well its time to do some real community organizing now: only the truth will get us out of this. To shy from and to delay this task any longer is simply not an option its the WRONG ANSWER. We must expose the consequences/damage that results when these seditious utopian extremists and hacks attain power. Like president Reagan who faced them down when they were primarily the foreign enemy the USSR rather than the domestic tyrants and economic/Marxist re-education czars they are and violating offices and positions and using the titles as justification for undermining the very laws and foundations by which they claim authority to do so in the first place. Never stopping to think about why their utopian theories haven’t worked anywhere else in the world despite the fact that the pesky government limitations and form which supposedly interferes with their notion of how the world works not hindering them in those places by “virtue” of the fact of their absence there. We, concerned patriots, including those who have been supporting those who have appointed and empowered such luminaries as Obama and Ruth Badger Ginsburg, Supreme Court Occupier and ACLU lawyer who just this month said that she would not look to the American constitution as a model if she were drafting a constitution in the year 2012- must finally admit what is happening. We must come clean to ourselves about the great Saul Alinsky swindle and Amway type multilevel marketing con job involving hope and dope or sophisticated well funded and organized and targeted “hope a dope” political science by a seditious little oligarchy and red army/5th column that have been working feverishly for decades beneath the shadows and behind the curtains of the lib media, the blue states, Washington d.c., and the long ago occupied tenured radical PC controlled and corrupted education system from top to bottom. Thats the big story. The presidency is just the tip of the iceburg – or spear of this dangerous mob. Who are these people? We know who at least one of them is: the son of a Marxist mother named “Stanley”in the 1940s, left to be raised by Marxist grandfather who exposed him to “uncle” Frank Marshall Davis communist party lawyer/propagandist/Obamachildhood mentor while the 11year old boy would go intoHonolulu red light district bar with GRAMPA Stanley into Honolulured light district bar with pornographic depictions of Disney characters as Obama himself described in page 77 of his own written autobiography “Dreams From My Father” This was the son of Kenyan Marxist economist who wrote a critique entitled “problems with our socialism” or some such thing. That’s who these people are. That’s who they have been all along. Its incredible but what else can explain so much about what has been happening?

  9. BARACK OBAMA HAS NO LEGITIMACY!!!

    HE HAS BEEN LEGALLY TRIED AND CONVICTED OF ELECTIONS FRAUD!!!

    http://www.freedomwatchusa.org/occupy-washington-on-november-19-and-demand-that-obama-resig

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  1. Hyscience says:

    Time for a middle finger to TSA’s porn scan vs. having your junk groped…

    I love it when the center-right and the left can come together on an issue – and the TSA porn scanners vs. having your junk groped (in places only your spouse and your doctor should be allowed to touch you) provides just such an opportunity. It’s some…

  2. […] operant conditioning, also called behavioral modification, using controlled environment, plus reward and punishment (e.g., the Department of Homeland Security’s TSA in airports) […]

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