In light of the recent terrorist attempt on the North West Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day, are our US air security checks reactive or pro-active. It seems that so many of the procedures we have to go through react to that which has previously happened rather than what might happen. Does this make us safer? Do people who want to hurt us keep trying the same failed attempts to do the same thing?
Should we start looking at Muslims closer? Should we start profiling people rather than making everyone from infants to grandparents jump through the same hoops? Has any terrorist caught not been a Muslim? These are the questions that have been bandied about by the talking heads on TV this past weekend, since the detroit incident.
Are we safer than we were before 9-11 and if yes, why? It seems that billions of dollars have been spent on fancy equipment and when all is said and done, it is the passengers who are putting these terrorists down. What can we do further to keep those who want to harm us and their materials off our planes and away from our people?