To Orwell Today,
In our modern world of communication it seems that nothing is really true, we're just led to believe it is and we, the public/proles, are in some way influencing change.
Two recent news items stand out today, one worldwide and the other here in the UK: - the speed with which the airport screening process has been implemented and - the sudden growth in popularity of the Prime Minister amongst the NEW LABOUR party and its members.
British airport security crackdown after failed Christmas Day bomb plot. The Times, Jan 5, 2010 (...Gordon Brown ordered a review of airport security... Body scanners will be introduced at Heathrow within three weeks, the Home Secretary announced today...)
These stories beg the questions: - What do you do to implement a screening process at airports in a time of recession when monies are low? and - How does one improve your leader's popularity six months prior to an election?
The answers in our ORWELLAN world is: - to let a terrorist onto a plane without a check and - in the UK, to get someone in your party to send an email to all members of the NEW LABOUR party calling for a leader re-selection.
In those ways there is: - a public outcry worldwide about terrorism FEARS and consequently a speeding up of screening process at airports is implemented and - meanwhile, in the UK, all the party show full support and unity behind its present leader.
All the best,
Yes, the powers-that-be have been itching to get those naked-body-scanner machines into airports for years, having already given military-manufacturers the go-ahead and getting orders on paper from Western World governments.
UK's had them for awhile, and Canada approved them in November, as posted on ORWELL TODAY back then:
Canada approves "see-through" scanners
(3-dimensional outline of naked body)
Naked body airport scanners invade privacy
(show clear outline of genitals)
UK airports stop scanning naked children
(illegal indecent images is paedophilia)
Globe/DigJour/BBC, Nov 1, 2009
HUMANS SCANNED LIKE GROCERIES
& 3.Surveillance & 28.Reality Control
It was just a matter of 'when' - not 'if' - Big Brother's Brotherhood would stage another so-called "terrorist" event at an airport (and blame it on "Al Qaida" as usual) and then get world-wide governments to recite the lines from their script, ie: "All airports will henceforth be equipped with naked-body scanners to" .... drum roll .... "keep people safe". See BB ORDER OUT OF CHAOS & WHO YA GONNA BLAME? OSAMA! & TERROR BILL IS TERROR & POLICE DOGS IN ANIMAL FARM & 21.Crimestop & 20.Thought Police
In "1984" Orwell said: "The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, 'just to keep people frightened'."
Politicians, regardless of Party, have no say - other than what they're told to say - they being mere Orwellian "Outer Party members (the hands)", taking orders from "Inner Party members (the brains)" in the hierarchy of "Big Brother (all-seeing eye on top of the pyramid)" global government. See BB Pyramidal New World Order
All the best,
British airport security crackdown after failed Christmas Day bomb plot
The Times, Jan 5, 2010
UK Home Secretary Alan Johnson promises security changes. Body scanners will be introduced at Heathrow within three weeks, the Home Secretary announced today as he unveiled a review of aviation security in the wake of the failed Christmas Day bomb plot. Sniffer dogs will also become more common at British airports as security staff try to detect hidden explosives. Body searches and closer behavioural analysis of passengers passing through British airports will also be stepped up. Equipment to detect traces of explosives will be installed at all British airports by the end of the year, Alan Johnson told the House of Commons in a ministerial statement. Mr Johnson also said that the Government would consider introducing widespread profiling of passengers to see if that "might help to enhance airport security". Chris Grayling, the Shadow Home Secretary, said that Mr Johnson was "ambiguous" on the effectiveness of body scanners and asked if he could guarantee that the technology would be rolled out at all UK airports. Mr Johnson said that he would work with airlines to see how many scanners should be introduced and where. He added that there was only a 50-60 per cent chance that a scanner would have detected the explosive used in the failed attempt to blow up an airliner above Detroit last month. Mr Johnson was updating MPs as the Commons sat for the first time since University College London graduate Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly attempted to ignite explosives stored in his underwear as Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam made its final descent to Detroit on Christmas Day. Following the attempted bombing, Gordon Brown ordered a review of airport security. The Home Secretary said: "Air passengers are already used to being searched by hand and having their baggage tested for traces of explosives. "The Government will direct airports to increase the proportion of passengers searched in this way. "There may be some additional delays as airports adapt but I’m sure the travelling public will appreciate the reasons behind this.”
Mr Johnson told MPs that controversial profiling techniques could be used to help identify possible terrorists. He said: "It is clear that no one measure will be enough to defeat inventive and determined terrorists and there is no single technology which we can guarantee will be 100 per cent effective against such attacks." Transit passengers passing through UK airports will face increased screening and more sniffer dogs will be used. Mr Johnson said a code of practice would be drawn up for the use of body scanners, which will be introduced first at Heathrow and then installed in other airports. All airports will be required to introduce explosive trace detection equipment by the end of the year. Mr Johnson said the Government was "examining carefully” whether additional targeted passenger profiling would enhance security. Acknowledging the sensitivity of the move he said: “We will be considering all the issues involved, mindful of civil liberties concerns, aware that identity-based profiling has its limitations but conscious of our overriding obligations to protect peoples' life and liberty."
In the US, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has placed an order for 150 full body scanners to add to the 150 already in place in American airports, but their use remains constrained by privacy and civil rights concerns in Congress. Only 19 are actually in use in the US. Michael Chertoff, a former head of the TSA under President Bush, has argued for more use of the machines since the Christmas Day incident, but his advocacy has been controversial. He now runs a consultancy whose clients include a manufacturer of the scanners. Some experts believe sniffer dogs are more effective in locating hidden explosives. Italian officials have defended the use of the scanners and the EU said today it considered them "a useful additional tool providing they do not contradict existing European legislation". Mr Johnson also announced an urgent review of the "robustness" of the UK Border Agency’s watch list. Abdulmutallab was added to the list following a failed attempt to get an entry visa to the UK last year. New US security guidelines for airlines flying to America came into force on Monday night, requiring tighter random screening on all inbound flights and mandatory "pat-down" searches of every passenger boarding in 14 specified countries including Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Cuba. The guidelines are a requirement for airlines but not for foreign governments. France, Spain and Germany were still studying them today before giving them their full endorsement.
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