But it really isn’t, just like all the other points of porous security kabuki we have to put up with. All show and no go.
Over half of all contraband still makes it through the atrocity that is the TSA. That’s by the government’s own reports. The actual amount is probably higher.
In San Francisco, you could still, with the aid of a bolt cutter or two, drive a huge truck bomb right under the Golden Gate Bridge at one of the main supports on the Ft. Point end. There used to be National Guardsmen stationed there, but that’s long gone. “Monitoring” likely consists of an SFPD unit cruising by once every couple of hours.
It’s all bullshit. And every once in a while that becomes obvious. This time, at least, unlike the Boston Marathon, nobody was slaughtered.