Fear of Terrorism Animates Crowd at Lisbon Airport


At airports around America, embattled travelers line up to expose their bodies to external

Attenção passageiros!

inspection by the controversial Transport Safety Administration.  Some EU countries have taken stern measures to discourage domestic terrorism.  While some have said that US efforts hark back to East German pre-unification levels of thoroughness.  The Portuguese, on the other hand use counter-intuitive methods at Portela airport, Lisbon.

See YouTube video and LA Times article


About carlos

I'm a curious person, of reasonable intellect, "on the beach" (retired) and enjoying my interest in anthropology, language, civil rights, and a few other areas. I've been a hippie/student/aerospace tech writer in the '60s, a witness to the Portuguese revolution in the ‘70s, a defense test engineer and witness to the Guatemalan genocide in the '80s, and a network engineer for an ISP in the '90s. Now I’m a student and commentator until my time is up. I've spent time under the spell of the Mesoamerican pyramids and the sweet sound of the Portuguese language. I've lived in Europe, traveled in Brazil, Central America, Iceland, New Zealand, and other places. My preferred mode of travel is with a backpack and I eat (almost) anything local. Somehow, many of the countries I have been to have had civil unrest (for which I was not responsible). I'm open to correspond with anyone who might share my liberal, humanist interests. I live in San Buenaventura, California.
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