I… I… I…
…words fail me. Via Hot Air Headlines:
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day demonstrated that “the system worked.”
PS: No, not even profanity. It’s that bad.
Crossposted to RedState.
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Tell Napolitano (the one who said our worst terrorist fears were US veterans, anti-abortion protestors, and pro-2nd Amendment supporters) she’s a stupid SOB, your non-PC gypsy aunt is putting a hex on her for New Years, and you’re sending money to the Rep. Sen. Election Comm.
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In lieu of the recent reactions to the terrorist plot on Flight 253, as you know, many international air passengers flying into the United States will face added costs that logically go hand-in-hand with additional screenings.
However, I find it very interesting to point out that for Cargo, DHS announced that it will push back its proposed 100% Cargo Screening for two years to 2014. DHS cited logistical challenges as well as a shortage of DHS manpower. It was well publicized that many in the European Trade community denounced 100% Cargo Screening when it was proposed. In addition, there was both domestic and international concern of who would pick up the tab for the implementation, at as estimated $8 million per trade lade or $16.8 billion worldwide. IES: The Software Solution for the Future of Freight. Serving Customs Brokers, NVOCCs, Freight Forwarders and more. In addition, there was a concern that this cost would affect the entire industry, from the manufacturer, to the consolidator, to the carrier, the ports, customs broker, freight forwarder, warehousing and distribution, to the importers and ultimately, the consumer.
Although it is does appear valid that 100% Cargo Screening would be an enormous undertaking, I believe that there should be some sort of plan in place right now for cargo screening. For example, as a direct result of the recent incident aboard Flight 253, there was an immediate (and assumedly costly) implementation of additional security messages for air passengers flying into the US.
A plan should be in place for cargo not just for security reasons, but also for the enormous potential for additional costs for any added security measures. If the tab for cargo screening has been pegged at 16.8 billion, imagine the cost if these same security measured were applied as a result of a crisis. If implementation is not feasible, then a solid plan should be in place. IES Ltd. ISF Leader. Software for Freight Forwarders, NVOCCs, Customs Brokers and More.
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