Dear American / International traveler friends,
Please pay URGENT attention to this :
“Get the facts about Advanced Imaging Technology”
Please click on the images below to download the Know Your Rights at Airports Brochure from dontscan.us. If you don't like these images, you should be aware that according to the brochure, you have been generously afforded the right to say NO to body-scan with the supposed “I Opt-out” utterance.
Should you sensibly choose to exercise that right, then you have to deal with the possible trauma described in the first link above which states: 'TSA agents stand accused today of fondling the genitals of women and little children as part of their "enhanced pat-down" procedures being rolled out at airport security checkpoints.'
The brochure imaged below further carries the following warning:
'Pat downs are no longer the simple search like those in the past. In some instances, as part of an “enhanced patdown,” the TSA screener may use the front of their hands to touch your genitals. Should you feel that you or your child were inappropriately touched, call for a law enforcement officer.
If presented with the option to leave the checkpoint for a private screening, consider politely declining with a “No, thank you,” as you will likely be asked to remove your clothing. Pat downs can be performed in public view.'
Please study this carefully. This is unbelievable!
If you are like me, then my attitude is that before submitting to pat-down and after having uttered the formulaic “I opt-out”, coldly warn that nice-looking TSA agent getting ready to frisk you that he better not touch your and your family members' private parts and if he intends to, that you want to immediately see the manager/supervisor in-charge before subjecting yourself to pat-down physical search.
And, if you are still more like me, you will likely boldly add within earshot of others waiting in line to experience the same traumas, that you will NOT subject yourself to humiliation by either undergoing strip-search which is what the body-scan reduces to, or gross physical pat-down of your anatomy and the violation of your personal rights guaranteed you by the Constitution. And that while you know the TSA is merely doing its job to earn its paycheck just like the 'Good Germans' once did in the Third Reich, you are concerned for your own rights and privacy and you wish to take preventive action now rather than lament later!
I would personally make a calculated, un-emotional, carefully chosen, perhaps pre-rehearsed, loud statement of rights and dignity before I am humiliated, rather than doing it afterwards emotionally, when crying and talking to CAIR/ACLU/clergy and filing meaningless complaints serves little to mitigate the traumas – for indeed, it is only the un-courageous silent acquiescence to tyranny which creates all this erosion of rights and liberties in the first place. I did that once before, entirely un-rehearsed, and this is what I have advised my own family to remember – teaching by example rather than academic punditry – their old man's stance at the front door on those two occasions in April 2003 when the nice boys from the FBI had come calling looking for “terrorists” in our home in California: They dared to Knock on my door!
And I am still here. And so long as I have the choice, I refuse to suffer indignities, either in Pakistan my home country where it is far more common to be feeled up at every damn checkpoint and roadblock, or in the United States where I live. When I won't have the choice, I don't know what I will do – perhaps nothing different form the vast 'untermenschen' now bearing the brunt of “imperial mobilization” from Pakistan to Palestine. Every day I and my loved ones escape that fate, I offer a prayer of thanks!
If you are really like me, then you too will be boldly civic minded before you lose that choice. You too will daringly protect your own inalienable rights and your own dignity – no one else will do it for you.
Before the day comes when everyone is asked at gun-point every few hundred yards, “your papers, your papers please, show me your papers”, and one's refusal then is rewarded with a bullet lodged into one's brain, it is surely a tad easier to stand-up now with the little show of courage that it takes, before the indignities of these government mandated TSA searches.
Remember, TSA is authorized by the Homeland Security, which in turn is authorized by the US Government, to subject its denizens to this – TSA is not doing it on their own. It draws its rights from the Government, which at least in the lofty American Republican theory, draws its rights from the people. It isn't clear to me whether deliberately hiring sexual perverts into TSA and calculatingly seeding the traumas noted in the first link above, is part of the unwritten coercion policy of the Government to get objecting peoples to accept the body-scan! It just seems extraordinary to me that without some tacit support from higher-ups, that anyone in their right mind would do such molestation in such a public place with everyone watching.
This is a commonsense public service message from Zahir Ebrahim, Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
Please circulate it, specially to your young family members and womenfolk who travel. It does not matter that they might be travelling in the company of their adult male family members – perverts and absurdities do not discriminate between sexes and ages, nor does tyranny.
Just imagine the entire body-scan scam failing before it gets off the ground due to every civic-minded law-abiding courageous American declining all indignities in the name of enhanced security – their own, from big brother!
The UK and EU Airports shall not escape such draconian procedures either unless good peoples silently complying with state-tyrannies in Europe also stop doing so in significantly large numbers. This report headlined 'Muslim woman barred from flight after refusing body scan' in the UK Telegraph of March 03, 2010 states: 'A Manchester Airport spokeswoman said: “Two female passengers who were booked to fly out of Terminal 2 refused to be scanned for medical and religious reasons. In accordance with the Government directive on scanners, they were not permitted to fly.”'
Despite the real fear of being labeled as suffering from an “oppositional defiant disorder” as per the newly revised DSM IV psychiatric manual, and the concomitant threat of being legally confined to 'state-hospitality' centers for rehabilitation, or worse, being labeled “domestic terrorist” as per big-brother's newly enacted police-state laws to maintain domestic tranquility in the face of rising public discontent, the price to be paid now to challenge the grotesquely Orwellian Western society while it is still in its infancy, is minuscule compared to what our progeny will face! A new generation born into a mature system of big brother in the West won't know the difference – unless their parents' generation takes a cross-Atlantic stand now while the Orwellian world is still only being birth-panged into existence under the pretext of fighting the War on Terror: What is War on Terror?
While it may be only a small step to defeat body-scan intrusion into what used to be universally held sacred as intimate physical privacy both legally and morally only as recently as in yesteryear, its import in firing up the imagination of the public if the draconian measure is successfully thwarted, can be immense. The Western states being ubiquitously governed by brilliantly psychopathic minds, also realizing that such small defeats can quickly snowball into larger defeats with the possibility of widespread domestic revolts, will surely try to make an example of those resisting the body-scan! In the United States it is already frowned upon in some places to quote its Constitution chapter and verse: Postscript ‘War on Terror’ is not about ‘Islamofascism’ – Please get with the real agenda you people!
Therefore, also be forewarned that if you sensibly choose to act in your and your progeny's own best interests, it may not be a free ride. You may be denied boarding, or even arrested.
If you have to travel but don't wish to be part of the new nude morality of the United States that is trying hard to keep America safe from the ubiquitous Islamofascist terrorist, you still have some liberating choices in personal freedoms left:
1) 'To opt out for a pat down, say “I opt out.”
2) 'Warning: Pat downs are no longer the simple search like those in the past. In some instances, as part of an “enhanced patdown,” the TSA screener may use the front of their hands to touch your genitals.
Should you feel that you or your child were inappropriately touched, call for a law enforcement officer.
If presented with the option to leave the checkpoint for a private screening, consider politely declining with a “No, thank you,” as you will likely be asked to remove your clothing. Pat downs can be performed in public view.'
3) Warning2: Should you sensibly choose to exercise that right, then you have to deal with the possible trauma of being groped and molested: 'TSA agents stand accused today of fondling the genitals of women and little children as part of their "enhanced pat-down" procedures being rolled out at airport security checkpoints.'
4) Warning3: Should you sensibly choose to quote your inalienable rights guaranteed by the Constitution to protect yourself and your loved ones from these vile indignities, you may have to deal with being labeled a "domestic terrorist"!
5) Based on this escalation path of making the price of discontent progressively costlier and costlier, the vast majority will simply choose the body-scan. That appears to be the strategic thinking behind these enhanced pat down procedures and the occasional case of vile molestation which will be widely reported!
“I asked him if the new guidelines included a cavity search. "No way. You think Congress would allow that?"
I answered, "If you're a terrorist, you're going to hide your weapons in your anus or your vagina." He blushed when I said "vagina."
"Yes, but starting tomorrow, we're going to start searching your crotchal area" -- this is the word he used, "crotchal" -- and you're not going to like it."
"What am I not going to like?" I asked.
"We have to search up your thighs and between your legs until we meet resistance," he explained.
"Resistance?" I asked.
"Your testicles," he explained.
'That's funny," I said, "because 'The Resistance' is the actual name I've given to my testicles."
He answered, "Like 'The Situation,' that guy from 'Jersey Shore?'"
Yes, exactly, I said. (I used to call my testicles "The Insurgency," but those assholes in Iraq ruined the term.)
I pointed out to the security officer that 50 percent of the American population has no balls (90 percent in Washington, D.C., where I live), so what is going to happen when the pat-down officer meets no resistance in the crotchal area of women? "If there's no resistance, then there's nothing there."
"But what about people who hide weapons in their cavities? I asked. I actually said "vagina" again, just to see him blush. "We're just not going there," he reiterated.
I asked him if he was looking forward to conducting the full-on pat-downs. "Nobody's going to do it," he said, "once they find out that we're going to do."
In other words, people, when faced with a choice, will inevitably choose the Dick-Measuring Device over molestation? "That's what we're hoping for. We're trying to get everyone into the machine." He called over a colleague. "Tell him what you call the back-scatter," he said. "The Dick-Measuring Device," I said. "That's the truth," the other officer responded.
The pat-down at BWI was fairly vigorous, by the usual tame standards of the TSA, but it was nothing like the one I received the next day at T.F. Green in Providence. Apparently, I was the very first passenger to ask to opt-out of back-scatter imaging. Several TSA officers heard me choose the pat-down, and they reacted in a way meant to make the ordinary passenger feel very badly about his decision. One officer said to a colleague who was obviously going to be assigned to me, "Get new gloves, man, you're going to need them where you're going."”
Jeffrey Goldberg offers the following summation of lessons learned. He is right on the money on the first two. But he misses entirely on his third lesson, demonstrating his deep axiomatic faith in the establishment's core-narratives du jour. See the Conclusion section which provides my own commonsensical summation that these “terrorist plots” are themselves a fabrication.
“I draw three lessons from this week's experience: The pat-down, while more effective than previous pat-downs, will not stop dedicated and clever terrorists from smuggling on board small weapons or explosives. When I served as a military policeman in an Israeli army prison, many of the prisoners "bangled" contraband up their asses. I know this not because I checked, but because eventually they told me this when I asked.
The second lesson is that the effectiveness of pat-downs does not matter very much, because the obvious goal of the TSA is to make the pat-down embarrassing enough for the average passenger that the vast majority of people will choose high-tech humiliation over the low-tech ball check.
The third lesson remains constant: By the time terrorist plotters make it to the airport, it is, generally speaking, too late to stop them. Plots must be broken up long before the plotters reach the target. If they are smart enough to make it to the airport without arrest, it is almost axiomatically true that they will be smart enough to figure out a way to bring weapons aboard a plane.” --- http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/10/for-the-first-time-the-tsa-meets-resistance/65390/
Note: The image above is for illustrative purpose only. It is NOT from an AIT scanner.
'You may have read about TSA implementing enhanced pat downs as part of our layered approach to security. Using the latest intelligence, TSA constantly updates our screening procedures to stay ahead of those who wish to do us harm and keep the skies safe for the flying public. When developing our security procedures, we use input from across the agency, including our Offices of Intelligence, Privacy, and Civil Rights and Liberties.
To add some perspective, TSA has used pat downs since our agency started federalizing checkpoints in 2002. They’re an effective way of helping us keep dangerous items such as weapons or improvised explosive devices off of planes.
So, what might cause you to receive a pat-down? Passengers may receive a pat-down in a number of circumstances: to resolve an alarm at a walk-through metal detector; if an anomaly is detected during screening with advanced imaging technology; or during random screening. Passengers who opt out of enhanced screening such as advanced imaging technology will receive an equivalent level of screening to include a thorough pat-down. Remember, you can always request to be screened in a private area.
You shouldn’t expect to see the same security procedures at every airport. Our security measures are designed to be unpredictable and are constantly assessed and updated to address evolving threats.' --- http://blog.tsa.gov/2010/08/enhanced-pat-downs.html
The UK Telegraph of March 03, 2010 cited above which reported the two female passengers being barred from flight after refusing body scan on religious and medical grounds, also reported from the Manchester Airport spokeswoman:
'“Body scanning is a big change for customers who are selected under the new rules and we are aware that privacy concerns are on our customers' minds, which is why we have put strict procedures to reassure them that their privacy will be protected.”
The UK Telegraph further stated:
'Last month, Transport Secretary Lord Adonis stressed that an interim code of practice on the use of body scanners stipulated that passengers would not be selected “on the basis of personal characteristics”. He stressed that images captured by body scanners are immediately deleted after the passenger has gone through and that security staff are appropriately trained and supervised.'
The following video of the trialling of the body-scan machine at Manchester Airport is revealing of the official UK Government position:
Caption Video Body X-ray scanner trialled at Manchester Airport - The Telegraph 13 Oct 2009. Click on the image to watch the Airport Spokesperson Sarah Barrett defend the trial of full body-scan.
The Manchester Airport Spokesperson Sarah Barrett in the above video stated the following:
'Firstly, we have made sure it's safe. So its been certified by the National Radiological Protection Board. There are part of the Health Protection Agency. And they are the people who certify medical equipment, medical x-rays fit for use. So they have given it their stamp of approval.
We have also made the process completely anonymous. So you will see from the images, you cannot, it is impossible to recognize an individual's face from the image.
They are not photographic images. They don't show skin color, they are not erotic, they are not pornographic, completely anonymous.
The operator viewing the image sits remotely, in a different part of the airport. They don't sit in the public search area, and the machine in which they are viewing the image doesn't have the capability to store images.
So the images can't be stored, you know recorded, forwarded on to anybody. They are literally on the screen for a few seconds and then they are off.
... We want to give our customers the experience that they want. We know they don't like security at the moment. They don't like the physical pat down. They tolerate it, because they want to be safe. But a lot of them are telling us that they would welcome an alternative. And that's why we are trialling this technology.' -- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/6316975/Body-X-ray-scanner-trialled-at-Manchester-Airport.html
As if the Image from the “Dick Measuring Device” in Postscript-3 above and mainstream news reports aren't prima facie evidence of the disaffirmation of the official narratives of the in-capabilities of the AIT body-scanners, the following US headline 'Feds admit storing checkpoint body scan images' in CNET News of August 4, 2010 is outright evidence of the official deployment of public-deception alongside the body-scanners:
'For the last few years, federal agencies have defended body scanning by insisting that all images will be discarded as soon as they're viewed. The Transportation Security Administration claimed last summer, for instance, that “scanned images cannot be stored or recorded.”
Now it turns out that some police agencies are storing the controversial images after all. The U.S. Marshals Service admitted this week that it had surreptitiously saved tens of thousands of images recorded with a millimeter wave system at the security checkpoint of a single Florida courthouse.' -- http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20012583-281.html
While EPIC has filed a lawsuit to suspend the deployment of body scanners at US airports, they are up against the empirical state policy to create police-state USA to protect Americans from terrorists, like the UK and the EU. Therefore, all organs of state officially support that policy. Hence, EPIC's principled arguments will most assuredly remain ineffectual in practice:
'On July 2, 2010, EPIC filed a petition for review and motion for an emergency stay, urging the District of Columbia Court of Appeals to suspend the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) full body scanner program. EPIC said that the program is “unlawful, invasive, and ineffective.” EPIC argued that the federal agency has violated the Administrative Procedures Act, the Privacy Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and the Fourth Amendment. EPIC cited the invasive nature of the devices, the TSA's disregard of public opinion, and the impact on religious freedom.' --- http://epic.org/privacy/body_scanners/epic_v_dhs_suspension_of_body.html
These intrusive measures have little to do with keeping the childishly insecure Americans, and the poor orphans of the beleaguered Western Anglo-Saxon nations, safe from the Islamofascist terrorists, and more to do with their systematic Pavlovian conditioning in increasingly draconian stages to get them to willingly accept big brother.
One arrives at this logical conclusion based on the self-evident observation that the Anglo-American governments are keen on ushering in big brother under the pretext of fighting terror.
But as Aldous Huxley had observed in 1961 at UC Berkeley in his speech titled The Ultimate Revolution, “it seems to me that the nature of the Ultimate Revolution with which we are now faced is precisely this: that we are in process of developing a whole series of techniques which will enable the controlling oligarchy who have always existed and presumably always will exist, to get people actually to love their servitude!”
Only with the knowledge of social and political sciences can one even begin to appreciate the social engineering purposes of these otherwise rather senseless and vilely intrusive measures in which all organs of state, at both local and federal levels, in all Western nations, are participant.
Therefore, it follows that only individual peoples in large numbers, courageous peoples refusing all indignities at Airports, who can practicably overturn this measure.
'Nearly a week before the Thanksgiving travel crush, federal air security officials were struggling to reassure rising numbers of fliers and airline workers outraged by new anti-terrorism screening procedures they consider invasive and harmful.
Across the country, passengers simmered over being forced to choose scans by full-body image detectors or probing pat-downs. Top federal security officials said Monday that the procedures were safe and necessary sacrifices to ward off terror attacks.
“It's all about security,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. “It's all about everybody recognizing their role.”
Despite officials' insistence that they had taken care to prepare the American flying public, the flurry of criticism from private citizens to airline pilots' groups suggested that Napolitano and other federal officials had been caught off guard.
At the San Diego airport, a software engineer posted an Internet blog item saying he had been ejected after being threatened with a fine and lawsuit for refusing a groin check after turning down a full-body scan. The passenger, John Tyner, said he told a federal Transportation Security Administration worker, “If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.”
Tyner's individual protest quickly became a web sensation, but questions also came from travel business groups, civil liberties activists and pilots, raising concerns both about the procedures themselves and about the possibility of delays caused by passengers reluctant to accept the new procedures.
There are some 300 full-body scanners now operational in 60 U.S. airports. TSA is on track to deploy approximately 500 units by the end of 2010.'
Unless individual public protest spreads quickly however, unless more and more people increasingly behave like the courageous San Diegan John Tyner, it will become fait accompli as it gets drawn out. Because, good people will eventually give up after their initial flurry of protesting these physical and emotional assaults on their bodies. The big brother government is counting on exactly that! They have already proclaimed that they don't do policy based on “focus groups”!
If you still remain unconvinced that the terrorist threat is fabricated by the State itself, that your government is run by psychopathic liars who have taken America from lies to lies towards its calculated demise as a sovereign nation-state, that its escalating security mantra followed by its escalating totalitarian measures is entirely for training you to acquiesce to the gradual loss of your liberties in the name of security, then by all means, go through the “Dick Measuring Device”, while also recalling the pragmatic words of your own founding father: “those who trade their essential liberties for some temporary safety deserve neither!”
Do you not remember that your own government had told you that the terrorists hit America on 9/11 because they hated your freedoms? Well, the terrorists seemed to have succeeded beyond their own wildest expectations in taking it all away from you so easily!
And as you marvel at the remarkable powers of persuasion of Ali Baba to screw the entire Western world with nothing but some primitive box-cutters, a pair of well-worn tennis shoes, and fancy underwear, do keep looking down the neckline of that buxom 38-D sitting next to you on the plane/train/bus for any signs of restlessness, for she could be carrying some modified IUD implants which the TSA's surface gropes failed to detect. But Perhaps you might be more concerned with that suspicion falling upon your own wife and daughter? For, not just at airports, they could be pulled over at the shopping mall next and ordered to bare it or go through that body-scanner! Watch this video if you don't believe that your lovely six year old child can ever be designated a threat to “national security” and groped up the wazoo in this diabolical calculus of America's obedience training.
TSA, at least for now, has openly admitted to glossing over certain inner sanctums of the public's bodies, perhaps waiting for that convenient “crotchal area bomber” or the “breast implant bomber” to trigger willing compliance with that final loss of human dignity. As already reported by CNN in September 2010, 10,000 TSA employees, one sixth of the agency's workforce, get secret clearances, to ensure that very outcome! It will be coming to your Safeway and Macys soon enough.
Once you become a creature of habit in the police-state whereby all big brother absurdities make sense to you, where you routinely count 2 + 2 equal 5, you have arrived in the world of “1984”. Watch the movie to remind yourself what you are automatically accepting for tomorrow when you stand for these vile indignities today. Recall that you began yesterday with stupidly standing in line with your dirty shoes in hand to keep you safe. Now you stupidly open up your private parts for strangers to grope, or image by exposing you to cumulative deadly radiation, to keep you safe! If you don't act today, prison-state West will become your safest zeitgeist.
Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
Last updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 06:00 am
Body-scan Alert - Not Suffering Indignities at Airports By Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org