Tit for tat

9 Aug 07 2 Comments

Yet another counter-terrorism bill aimed at safe flying — protecting the good old US of A against western Europe.

This time, the European Commission took a stand. “We are following with concern the tightening of security measures in the US, which impose a burden that is not justified by the benefits,” said the BDI’s Carsten Kreklau.

The answer: make Americans go through the same rigmarole when they fly to the European Union: Brussels would like to “operate on a reciprocal basis”.

I can’t help but wonder how much nonsense people will put up with … but it seems like an awful lot when the magic word “security” is trotted out. I’m not sure making travel miserable on principle makes sense but I can understand the frustration from which the response is borne.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/f490402c-4518-11dc-82f5-0000779fd2ac.html

Category: Miscellaneous,

2 Comments

  • Totally agree that the hassles now imposed do not outweigh the benefits–if, indeed, there are any benefits, as I’m not convinced we’re asignificantly more secure than we used to be. (…but that’s another rant. *g)

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