I’ve been a long time critic of so called “security measures” and not because a nutjob made it on to an airplane with a potential bomb. It’s because the measures are for show, they can’t be effective with the volume of travelers and the mass of crap moving along with the travelers. Society seems to demand a zero risk environment when they fly; something completely unattainable and as a traveler, I say completely undesirable.
What’s the most dangerous thing you do when you travel? Drive to the airport. By far. Here’s a handy image that puts the risk of terrorist attack in perspective:
Get a grip people. This is life and there are risks. Let’s take them on intelligently and in proportion to their probability of occurrence and severity of negative outcome. Not simply by reacting senselessly. No movement in the final hour of flights, no electronics, no carry on baggage. Puhleeze. Get a grip.