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Did Vietnam teach us nothing?

Written by on September 13, 2011 - Comments (6)

 John Pistole, head of the TSA, mentioned back in June that terrorists might use kids.  “We need to use common sense.”  Exactly.  We’ve all heard the horror stories of the Vietnam War where children with explosives strapped to them would innocently stroll into a bar with soldiers.  The results were, needless to say, not good.  It’s proof that kids will be used in nefarious ways.  So the decision by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to change how they deal with children worries me.

First, they’re letting kids under 12 keep their shoes on.  What?!  If I were a terrorist bent on spreading fear and destruction, a pair of pink, bedazzled sneakers with frilly laces is exactly the thing I would use.  I mean the image of an infant in a onesie sends shivers down my spine.  (Who knows what that diaper holds!)  And you want to stop giving children pat-downs?

Apparently this whole reassessment is in response to outrage over images like that of a 6-year-old girl getting a pat-down because she moved during the electronic screening.  A fidgety 6-year-old?  Clearly a mini-terrorist.  Probably a clone programmed to seek out and destroy.  That teddy bear she’s carrying?  Belly-button laser.


  1. Seriously? Kids? Honestly the TSA and DHS are both a waste of taxpayer money. This is simply a scare tactic by our gov’t. And babies? Seriously? Come on people wake the f up

  2. nobody ever learns anything… History, oh please who reads these days, not on Twitter? who gives a fuck…

  3. The only thing I learned in School about Vietnam is that we won by a long shot.

    • Unless you’re Vietnamese your country lost….very much by a long shot…just like all the wars after ww2. america only won that coz they came in at the end when everyone was spent.

    • I was under the impression that America was doing quite well and quite quickly pushed Charlie far back.
      Then when we were bombing one of their main cities for many days (sigon?) but the media gave us such a bad rap for “killing people” that we stopped. And then we started losing because we became more worried about what the news said about us than actually winning the Freaking war!

      I’m sure we’d be doing much better in the Middle East if our Marines could fart in combat.
      IDK bout yall guys but when I must expel gas, holding it in distracts me from everything that I’m currently doing. (in the case of the marine, shooting at but not actually killing anyone cuz killing is bad)

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