Thursday, January 6, 2011

Once again, the terrorists have won

It seems airline security is becoming more bizarre everyday.

Latest bit of news: a math professor at the University of North Florida was removed from a U.S. Airways flight from Boston to Washington after his fellow passengers alerted crew members they thought he had a suspicious package in the overhead compartment. The "suspicious package" turned out to be keys, a bagel with cream cheese and a hat.  Dr. Ognjen Milatovic was escorted off the plane apparently because of disorderly conduct following the incident.

One has to wonder how such a situation could have escalated into a passenger being removed from an aircraft because of a bagel. It seems that our level of paranoia and perhaps intolerance has reached the point where anyone on an aircraft can complain about a fellow passenger and the police are called. It’s another example of other passengers essentially becoming the authority on terrorist activity on planes.

Once again, the terrorists have won.


Wisewebwoman said...

If it wasn't so sad it would be downright funny.

Government Funded Blogger said...

Hope he didn't get cheese on his hat