Canada: Air passengers to undergo 'virtual strip search'
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
So much for those mail order $4.99 X-Ray glasses, a new technology is in town for air travellers passing through this little burg Kelowna far in the British Columbia interior.
I never knew Kelowna, population just over a 100,000, whose claim to fame is tourism pretty much. Who knew Kelowna could be a possible HotBed for International Terrorism?
Be afraid, be very afraid, cavity searches may be next.
I watched a movie starring Larry the Cable Guy called Witless Protection whereby Sheriff Larry at 300 pounds upon entering an airport security booth, gets stripped searched with a body cavity search to boot.
Perhaps we can all take a cue from Larry and do what he did, that would be one way to stop this insanity in it's tracks.
Now to be fair, there was a al Qaeda connection in BC in the interior in which a wealthy Saudi business was accused of terrorist ties, for more info, my story on this below from last year. http://www.nowpublic.com/press/british-columbias-al-qaeda-connection
Nothing like full bowels to foil a latex gloved overzealous Security professional.
Security officials at Kelowna airport will soon be undressing passengers with their electronic eye.
Starting next week, passengers travelling though the Kelowna International Airport will be asked if they're willing to be scanned by technology that allows an officer the "see" through their clothing in search of weapons or explosives.
It's a breakthrough that airport and security officials say will make air travel safer and security lines shorter. However, one civil rights group is calling the technology "an abomination" and a "virtual strip search."