The TSA May Be Killing More Air Passengers Every Year Than Al Qaeda Did in 2001on November 20, 2010 at 9:25 am
Just as both al Qaeda and the TSA use sexual assault as a tool of politics, both al Qaeda and TSA kill air travelers.
The difference is that the TSA kills more travelers than al Qaeda.
More information on this state terrorism from Nate Silver:
More stringent security procedures, in essence, function as a tax upon air travel, and produce a corresponding deadweight loss. Teleconferences are often a poor substitute for person-to-person interaction, and when people are reluctant to travel, some business deals don’t get done that otherwise would have. Recreational travelers, meanwhile, may skip out on vacations that otherwise would have brought them pleasure and stress-relief (while improving revenues for tourism-dependent economies). The tenuous profits of the airline industry are also affected, of course. Revenue losses from the new bag-checking procedures may have measured in the billions, according to the Cornell study.
Other passengers may substitute car travel for air travel. But this too has its consequences, since car travel is much more dangerous than air travel over all. According to the Cornell study, roughly 130 inconvenienced travelers died every three months as a result of additional traffic fatalities brought on by substituting ground transit for air transit. That’s the equivalent of four fully-loaded Boeing 737s crashing each year.
In other words, Barack Obama is a greater threat to the safety of air travelers than Osama bin Laden.
Save American Lives. Impeach Janet Napolitano. Stop TSA Sexual Assault.