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KILLER_CLOWN
06-22-2011, 11:41 PM
Editor's Note: Enter the phoniness of keeping us safe! DHS prefers to inspect the genitals of U.S. citizens more than imported cargo.

AFP

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AFP) - The United States is dropping plans to ask global ports for full container screenings before they are being shipped over, US Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.

"We believe the so-called 100 percent requirement is probably not the best way to go," Napolitano told reporters at a press briefing in Rotterdam, where she was visiting Europe's largest port and the fourth-largest globally.

Napolitano is on a week-long tour of Britain and Europe to beef up security ties within the global supply chain between the US, Britain and Europe and has met her British counterpart Theresa May earlier this week.

On Thursday she is meeting EU ministers and will participate in a conference organised by the World Customs Organisation in Brussels, where she said she would deliver a similar message.


Asked about a 2007 US Congress requirement that all containers entering the US should be scanned by their ports of exit by 2012, Napolitano said: "We are at this point not going to insist on that."

She said the Department of Homeland Security has opted for a more "layered approach" including good cooperation between countries, better intelligence sharing and analysis as well as a certain measure of container scanning to prevent terror attacks on the United States.

Called the container security initiative (CSI), the project is being run by 50 ports worldwide including Rotterdam.

The scanning initiative requires port customs to pre-scan and evaluate containers considered to be high-risk possibilities of being used in terror attacks before being put on ships bound for US ports.

But the plan has run into a barrage of criticism from customs authorities, who said it would tally up expenses within the global supply chain and could harm trade.

Napolitano tell a Congressional panel in February the US faced "heightened" threats of terror of attacks from extremists, probably the highest since the attacks of September 11, 2001.

AFP -- Published at Activist Post with license

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/06/us-dumping-plans-on-container-scans.html

durtyrute
06-23-2011, 10:55 AM
Their madness knows no bounds

It's funny how they put "to prevent terror attacks" in just about everything these days. "I need to walk with my dick hanging out, to prevent terror attacks" "Make sure your wife keeps her legs open, to prevent terror attacks" "Sometimes people don't wash their hands after taking a shit, to preven't terror attacks"

I could do this all day..............

to prevent terror attacks.












Are you scared yet?

AndChiefs
06-23-2011, 05:56 PM
Glad they're doing this...100% scanning is prohibitively expensive and time consuming.

There are some good initiatives out there for lowering our vulnerabilities though.

KILLER_CLOWN
06-23-2011, 10:28 PM
Glad they're doing this...100% scanning is prohibitively expensive and time consuming.

There are some good initiatives out there for lowering our vulnerabilities though.

Head in the sand usually works, at least until that sudden dismemberment at the end.

AndChiefs
06-24-2011, 06:49 AM
Head in the sand usually works, at least until that sudden dismemberment at the end.

Mmhmm...trust me...there's some good private/public sector initiatives that lower overall costs, transportation times, and vulnerabilities without going into 100% scanning at ports.