The Israeli intelligence community knows full well that in their case, good fences may not always make for good neighbors, but risks being taken to aid moderate rebel villages, rather than combat them, are paying off in security.
In the wake of the thwarted terrorist attempt on Northwest Flight 253, it's time to revisit the Israeli model of airport security, as other countries ask what more can be done to prevent such near-catastrophes.
I'm sitting at Newark airport waiting for my entire family to disembark. The entire terminal is being cleared out, and all because one guy walked backward through an exit. This is the level of farce that passes for airport security here.