Air Travel

Pirate PartyVia The Local:

Despite the frigid temperatures outside, the protesters assembled nearly naked groups at airports in Berlin, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf on Sunday afternoon. The participants stripped down to their underpants, marching behinds signs that read: “No need to scan us — we’re already naked.”

A statement on the party’s website said they opposed the new security scanners because they threaten the “private sphere and the personal rights of passengers.”

Germany’s data protection commissioner, Peter Schaar, warned officials last week not to rush the implementation of the full-body scanners at airport security stations following a failed terrorist attack in the US last month. Critics are concerned that the devices, which allow security personnel to see through clothing, have not been improved enough to protect passengers’ personal rights.

From Nick P. at Black Sun Gazette:

Perhaps I’m just used to looking for such things, but the narrative being crafted regarding Christmas’ plot to blow up an airplane is highly suspect.

My first feelings of uneasiness came after it was reported that the Nigerian man who tried to blow up a plane on Christmas Day was tied to Yemen. Pretty fucking convenient considering that both rhetoric and action against Yemen have been ratcheted up in the last couple of weeks.

As the story continues to unfold, there are increasing reasons to question the official story.