Friday, August 16, 2013

Heathrow security on “high alert” – can the TSA be far behind?

Well, since the UK is no better than the US when it comes to civil liberties, we can expect this kind of thing to be trotted out every now and again — which it is.
Today’s “news” is to Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid! Same old same old, you say? Not quite. This time, we are to be afraid of . . .
Boobie bombs!
Yes, gentle reader, boobie bombs. Then again, we’ve also been warned for years now about the pervasive threat of exploding undies.
Do you worry that the thousands of silicone breasts that surround you might be explosive? Do you cower in fear every time you see a well-endowed woman who looks a little . . . well . . . unnatural? Do you suspect that the many women who are breast cancer survivors and have had reconstructive surgery are secretly harboring flaming bombaloos?
Well, you should! At least that’s according to the latest “terror alert” in the UK. (Yes, I had to reread it, too, to make sure it wasn’t dated April 1st.)
The magic words: We have a “credible threat.”
Oh, no, Virginia, say it ain’t so!
Wonder how many women are getting their breasts pawed at Heathrow today? I bet the TSA is salivating, and desperately hoping that John Pistole will declare a “credible threat” from exploding boobies in the US, too. Why should the Brits have all the fun?
(Cross-posted at TSA News.)