Aviation security mostly show?

Bruce Schneier weighs in - the money quote:

Our current response to terrorism is a form of "magical thinking." It relies on the idea that we can somehow make ourselves safer by protecting against what the terrorists happened to do last time.

It gets worse. In reaction to the the most recent case where the plot was foiled by a passenger who jumped up from his seat and extinguished the fuse, airlines tell passengers that new security rules will keep them in their seats. That should be productive!

Last week's attempted terror attack on an airplane heading from Amsterdam to Detroit has given rise to a bunch of familiar questions.

(link) [CNN.com]

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