the criminal mastermind
Preceded by the 9/11 false flag terrorist event which was succeded by the TSA act on November 19, 2001 establishing constitution free zones at all airports.
Succeded by the liquid bomber who encouraged the TSA to restrict liquids in carry on luggage to three ounces, thereby forcing all passengers to buy expensive replacements in the secure areas for whatever they had to discard at the checkpoints, and forcing on lactating mothers the indignity of having to drink their own breastmilk.
Succeded by the crotchbomber who encouraged the TSA to adopt the backscatter pornoscanners which force passengers to choose between the indignity of a permanently stored nude image or the indignity of an enhanced public sexual assault.
No, I see no pattern here.