Right now I am more afraid of the TSA and their belief that they can do what ever they want because they are the USA government. I wonder what the next right they will trample on. I will not ever get into their profiling aspects.
With the current threats against the US where terrorists try their best to conceal things, what method would you propose the TSA uses?
I would not do profiling like they are now and I would make sure the agents were properly trained. To this day TSA inspectors are getting material past the security check points with little problem. What they are doing now is not working and as long as it is not working random pat downs are not the answer.
National Outcry Over TSA Body Scanners and Invasive Pat-Downs
As one of the busiest travel seasons of the year approaches there is a public outcry over new airport security measures that include full-body scanners and invasive police-style pat-downs. We speak with the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as New York City Councilman David Greenfield, who introduced a resolution to ban the use of the full body scanners in airports within the city. Ref. Source 2
Another thing that gets me on all this invasive pat downs and harmful full body scans is that a muslim lady in a burka does not have to go thru the full body scan or the pat down due to religious reasons. So they could very well take what ever they want with them under their clothes with no worries. While the rest of us have to be basically naked just to get on a plane.
Palm Beach Prepared To Detain TSA Security Defiers:
Palm Beach International Airport travelers who refuse to submit to a full-body scanner or a pat down, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday. Ref. Source 3
I think as more and more travelers complain about these "enhanced" body searches the more we may see the USA government rethinking the role that the TSA will have in airports around the country. I think there is one airport in this country that has opted out of having the TSA there and switched to a private security company.