AW: AW: [ RadSafe ] New Airport X-Rays Scan Bodies, Not Just Bags

John Jacobus crispy_bird at
Fri Mar 2 15:56:56 CST 2007

Wasn't the hijackings on Sept. 11 first thought to be
like kidnapping the plane to fly to another country? 
Again, you are framing the issue as if our current
round of terrorist is unique.  It is not.  Our
solution has certainly not changed the risks we face. 
We are just trying to build higher fences.

I would add that your comment that the 19 hijackers of
Sept 11 were not subhuman.  Maybe that is the problem
with Americans looking at the problems in the Middle
East and other areas.  They many not have shared your
beliefs, but your comments do remind me of the U.S.'s
view of the Japanese during WWII.  They were subhuman
also.  Times change.

--- Sandy Perle <sandyfl at> wrote:

> John,
> One can't compare terrorism to the 60s where a
> person simply got on a plane
> with a gun where there was no security check
> performed. It wasn't until much
> later that metal detectors were implemented and
> x-ray checking of carry-on.
> Heck, wasn't that long ago that that checked bags
> were X-rayed. The
> terrorist of the 60s didn't want to kill themselves
> .. and that reason was
> also blown up on 9/11 where 19 sub-humans preferred
> to die along with the
> thousands of innocents that they murdered. You can't
> compare apples and
> oranges.
> Sandy
> Sandy Perle 
> Senior Vice President, Technical Operations 
> Global Dosimetry Solutions, Inc. 
> 2652 McGaw Avenue
> Irvine, CA 92614
> Tel: (949) 296-2306 / (888) 437-1714 Extension 2306 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Jacobus [mailto:crispy_bird at] 
> Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 10:23 AM
> To: Sandy Perle; radsafe at
> Subject: RE: AW: AW: [ RadSafe ] New Airport X-Rays
> Scan Bodies, Not Just
> Bags
> In the
> 1970s and 1980s we had sky marshalls. 
> That seemed to stop planes being hijacked to Cuba. 
> Is
> there a lesson here?  Low technology works well

“We must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent or omniscient — that we are only 6 percent of the world’s population; that we cannot impose our will upon the other 94 percent of mankind; that we cannot right every wrong or reverse each adversity; and therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem.”
-- John F. Kennedy 

-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at

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