Just before the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the British Government came out with the discovery of a scheme whereby "terrorists could bring down planes in mid-air using explosives (TATP) manufactured in situ (on the plane) from common liquid household products smuggled on board". As a result, security was upped, liquids were banned from hand luggage, and we were all perpetually bombarded by the fearmongers of the corporate weasel-media appeaser brigade. It worked a treat for the "war on terror" scam, and "9/11-scare-consciousness" was brought to the fore once again.
Yesterday, the federal government suddenly relaxed the rules as regards the same liquids in carry-on baggage. My goodness, what happened here? Did the chemical properties of nail polish remover, toothpaste, shampoo and denture cleaner suddenly change, as if by federal decree, from being the harbinger of doom and destruction, to just mere household products again? Or is it because the date is now "post 9/11" and the authorities milked that item of political fear-capital to the greatest extent possible? Perhaps now, the inconvenience to passengers and airlines has registered, and been balanced against the known impossibility of making a bomb on board a plane using these products, enough to warrant this subtle relaxationof the rules.
This article tells it the way it is. Hilarious, and true. What a refreshing change.
Whatever happened, the threat was bogus to start, and by arbitrarily changing the rules for no apparent reason, they have all but admitted it.