Saturday, April 24, 2010

Full-body scanners 'useless,' air security expert says

So in addition to the terahertz waves tearing apart DNA, there's the $250K/per price tag and the distinct possibility that they don't prevent terrorism? Nice!
Israeli tells MPs high-tech machines can be easily fooled
Boasting he could easily slip through one of Canada's new full-body scanners with enough explosives to blow up a jumbo jet, a leading Israeli airport security expert says the federal government has wasted millions of dollars to install "useless" imaging machines at airports across the country.

"I don't know why everybody is running to buy these expensive and useless machines. I can overcome the body scanners with enough explosives to bring down a Boeing 747," Rafi Sela told parliamentarians probing the state of aviation safety in Canada on Thursday.

"That's why we haven't put them in our airport."

Sela, former chief security officer at the Israel Airport Authority and a 30-year veteran in airport security and defence technology, helped design the security apparatus at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport.

Vancouver Sun


  1. Yeah, but spending a ton of money on something that does not work is easier than actually looking at people who fit the profile of someone who would actually blow up a plane.

  2. I know Matt. One requires actual use of a real honest-to-goodness human brain. The other you just switch on. We could hire chimpanzees to man the airports.
    The manufacturers and stock-holders of the terahertz machines have sure hit the jackpot, huh?