8 years after 911 and threat lists have not been consolidated?
If the threat lists were consolidated it would be one of the
most effective and least costly security methods available
to make the public safe.
Depending on what list the name appears on,
they could have levels of responses.
The NO FLY list,
And the list with 500,000 names of possible
suspects could be subject to physical search.
This method could have prevented the Christmas
wana be airline bomber from getting on the plane
with explosives strapped to his body.
And it would not cost billions to implement.
This lack of coordinated lists to protect the
public for 8 eight years is indefensible.
The best solution is not always high tech
The ability to tag persons of interest for
physical or even strip searches has been
available for 8 years.
This smells like a turf war, and if that is
the problem its inexcusable.
The Christmas bomber could have been
intercepted in England as they had him on
a NO ENTRY list.
"NO ENTRY" but not a "BODY SEARCH"
England passed the problem on to someone
else to deal without warning.
He was on a USA list and was not subject to
a body search, because TSA didn't have
access to that list.
The perps stopping communication with
his family is a classic method of radicalization
The use of the liquid explosive and cutting
off communication argues for a terrorist connection
to Al Qaeda. And a take down of terrorist web sites.