I want to send this question out to see if anyone knows the answer. Pre 9/11 Argenbright was the company that handled most airports security...can anyone guess who owned this company? When Argenbright was taken over, it was by another company temporarily untill the government had everything organized...but this second company only rehired all the original employees of Argenbright. If you traveled, you will recall most of the staff did not or even attempt to speak English. So now I want to share a good story - the only one involving this company and a non English speaking security personal. One fine day I was monitoring this one airline and happened upon the security personal who turned to me and began ranting and raving about something. There was a bag inside the xray and I gathered something was up with it. Following rules, the police were called and the customer who owned the bag. The customer swore up and down nothing was inside his bag that should not be but his bag was opened anyway (of course). Inside was a dismantled shot gun and bullets. The man said he had forgotten he had packed it and reguardless, was arrested. His final destination was London. This same security person saw me passing in a vehical - again this under the checkin area where the xray was - I stopped and he pointed to the bag in the xray frantically. It looked like a gun-could be a toy-has happened before-many times- the police were called and the same routine. It was a fully loaded pistol. The man was headed to Iran via another country. This security officer was an Iranian and he had pinpointed many oddities in bags that were discovered illegal including a bag full of money that he felt - from his facial expressions as he spoke almost no English - something looked odd about the contents. Having said that - he was the only one I saw that I felt was any good at what he did. As for the rest, I could have walked through with a machine gun on my back and never asked a word. I do not know how the airport security is now. I am out of the airport business altogether and have stayed away.