Feel Secure?

Considering that I fly out of this airport.…..

D/FW AIRPORT – The man who was able to board a flight at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Sunday after leaving his vehicle unattended at the terminal curb and getting through security without an ID told authorities he “walked” when asked how he bypassed the checkpoint.

Cockerham began crying and would not answer questions, police said. When he didn’t answer questions about where his ticket or ID were, he was brought back to the public side of the airport. Officers searched him there and found car keys and a phone, but no ticket or ID.

When asked how he got through without a ticket or ID, Cockerham said, “I walked.” Authorities found Cockerham had indeed walked through the TSA checkpoint at Gate D18, Lane 1 without being stopped by an agent.

…I sure don’t feel all that safe. Further, based on the evidence, I’m confident that I’m not that safe.

 

In one case, an alarm sounded, but even during a pat-down, the screening officer failed to detect a fake plastic explosive taped to an undercover agent’s back. In all, so-called “Red Teams” of Homeland Security agents posing as passengers were able get weapons past TSA agents in 67 out of 70 tests — a 95 percent failure rate, according to agency officials.

This isn’t the first time TSA officers have failed to detect fake terrorists and their weapons. “Red Teams” have been probing TSA checkpoints for 13 years, oftentimes successfully getting weapons past airport screeners.

However, this time, TSA agents failed to detect almost every single test bomb and gun, aviation experts said.

13 years — if any business was still failing at a core competency after 13 years, they wouldn’t still be in business. Yet we have no choice to put up with this non-sense because our legislators mandated this nonsense

While I think a great first step is to get the government out of the airport ‘security’ business –theater that is — the real action comes when we throw out any of the Senators or Representatives who voted for this non-sense. Let’s start with a new batch and see if they can get it right.

 

 

2 Responses to this post.

  1. Posted by richard on 28.07.15 at 21:42

    Because it was never about security. DHS/TSA and security should never be mentioned in the same sentence.

  2. Posted by richard on 28.07.15 at 21:42

    I forgot to add, to ‘throw out’ them critters who voted for this monstrosity needs to be qualified. I suggest not allowed to retire to escape the consequence of the harm they have wrought, to forego any pension or fund otherwise due to them if they had upheld their oath to the American people. Finally to charge against them collectively and as individuals punitive damages which are designed as warning for the next batch that no longer will their chicanery and duplicity be tolerated. This will include an amendment to the US Constitution prohibiting any elected or appointed politician, or their staff, from lying or failing to uphold any promise that they shall make to the people. If any so named person attempts to flee from persecution of said charges they shall incur a bounty upon their persons and material assets payable to any US citizen who has attained no less than 21 years of age and has been a natural citizen for at least 10 years.

    We can either act to eradicate evil or we can start shooting. The former is preferred for it is perhaps easier for it does not move straight to chaos and it is congruent to the social mores of the American culture.

    Let’s stop playing around and get the job done.