Here's another thing to worry about at the airport: surgically implanted explosives. Or as the Associated Press bluntly put it: "Terrorists interested in putting bombs inside humans to attack." You can't really think of many more unsettling images than the ones that headline conjures up. The news, announced by the always-under-fire Transportation Security Administration, is that airlines are being warned about the implanted explosives, and more screening procedures may be arriving at airports shortly.
"These measures are designed to be unpredictable, so passengers should not expect to see the same activity at every international airport," said TSA spokesperson Nicholas Kimball (via The Los Angeles Times). "Measures may include interaction with passengers, in addition to the use of other screening methods such as pat-downs and the use of enhanced tools and technologies." Those "enhanced tools" sound like a recipe for even more outrage.
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