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Security state logic wins again at the airport

Notice the security state’s perfect, circular logic, as the US announces that it is introducing more stringent checks at the airport on electronic devices such as phones. Now if you have a flat battery and can’t open a device, you may not be allowed to take it on board with you.

This is what Malcolm Rifkind, chairman of the UK parliament’s intelligence and security committee (that is the body that provides a parliamentary rubber stamp for massive state-organised surveillance), had to say:

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, he said jihadi extremists were deploying ‘devilish technical skill’ to create ever more sophisticated devices to evade existing security measures. And he warned of the dangers of ‘complacency’ among the public in the face of the failure of the terrorists to mount any successful mass casualty attack in the UK since the 7/7 bombings in London in 2005.

So there you have it. More stringent checks if we have terror attacks, and more stringent checks if we don’t have terror attacks.

They must think we are idiots.

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