What the TSA told me...Submitted by PsychoWorld on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 21:36
[This is probably my first relevant thread... not too sure where to post this]
From my return to China, which I entered a Tibetan region (that changed my life and I may post about in the future) after a 2 month vacation, I arrived first at the city of Los Angeles, by of course, airplane.
Upon seeing and hearing that I had to pass by a TSA check point, I immediately frowned. I don't remember the last time when I was patted down in an airport, but I still wasn't too happy.
However, this time, I got picked. I wasn't exactly too sure what had happened, but I think the security alarm went off a bit, and I was told to stand in front of a man wearing gloves. And I did, the man then patted me down from my armpit to my hips, and told me "you are free to go."
Questions immediately arose within my head, so I asked him, "what was that (the patting) (searching) for?"
And he told me, "Oh, it's random."'
I am sorry, but what does this mean? Does it mean that the patting down has no actual purpose and is just trying to make USA citizens think that "something" is being done to prevent terrorism?
Have there been any terrorists discovered by this method?