Does carrying a loaded weapon really make us the last line of defense? I read an article about the Israeli philosophy. The article discussed the terrorist issue, having interviewed a former security minister. The security minister had noted a fundamental difference between the U.S. method and the Israeli method of screening for terrorist threats. Whereas the Israelis concentrate on people boarding airplanes who may have the intent toward terrorism, the United States concentrates its efforts on finding the tool that carries out terrorism, i.e. luggage screening, wanding, etc. This is not to say that Israel doesn?t use electronic screening methods, but rather it focuses a lot of attention on good old-fashioned body language. And yes, it utilizes the politically incorrect profiling method. And yes, Israel has only one major airport, but ELAL travels out of the country. Do you think they rely on foreign security to protect their passengers?