The TSA is doing something that’s really creepy and as it turns out is not even effective according to a report from The Boston Globe:
ORWELLIAN AIRPORT SPYING:
A new report from The Boston Globe criticizes the use of a program called “Quiet Skies” where U.S. citizens are watched if they exhibit certain behaviors while traveling like having body odor or sweating. Yes, this is your government at work…“Beyond the legalities, some air marshals believe ‘Quiet Skies’ is not a sound use of limited agency resources,” the Globe reported. “Several air marshals, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly, told the Globe the program wastes taxpayer dollars and makes the country less safe because attention and resources are diverted away from legitimate, potential threats.”
Screening passengers who have done nothing wrong but who exhibit behavior on a list of 15 things to look for could cause a passenger to be watched by the TSA for 90 days or three trips. An air marshall might follow the passenger on their next flight if something is alarming like if they change clothes in the airport. No kidding! Shifty eyes and a nervous look like profuse sweating could make you a target of “Quiet Skies”…
DO YOU BELIEVE THIS IS NECESSARY OR IS IT JUST TOO INTRUSIVE? We vote that it’s creepy and too intrusive.
“US citizens don’t lose their rights simply because they are in an airplane at 30,000 feet.”
— Jonathan Turley, George Washington University law professor
We know that our airports could be m0re secure but NOT with more TSA screening…
HOW ABOUT THIS:
We’ve reported on a man running on the runway at the Atlanta Airport…
How does a half-dressed man get out on the taxiway at the Atlanta Airport (video below)?
That’s the big question that needs to be answered because passengers have to go through taking off shoes, jackets and anything else deemed necessary to get through security. We do all of that yet a man can make it onto the taxiway at one of the biggest airports in the nation?
We reported recently on a man who jumped from a plane at the jetway and onto the ground. There was also an incident where a man climbed through the baggage carousel without being stopped.
Why is this alarming? It’s very alarming because our Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen and Mike McCaul just reported that terrorist threats are still out there:
Sputnik reports: US Chairman of the House Representatives Homeland Security Committee Mike McCaul spoke about aviation threats: “They’re still intent on taking down airplanes. It’s the crown jewel, if you will, for them. They’d love nothing more than to blow up an airline inbound from say Istanbul to JFK [John Fitzgerald Kennedy] airport and we know that they have bomb makers,” McCaul said. McCaul went on saying that Daesh terrorists are also making chemical gases that could be used on airplanes to kill everyone on board within minutes. Nielsen confirmed that the militants’ publications and intelligence, looked through by the Department of Homeland Security, show Daesh desire to take down airplanes.
Airport officials said they are investigating how a half-dressed man got into a restricted area of the airport and ended up running across taxiways and runways. It happened at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday. Airport officials said the passenger was taken into custody.
Police are still trying to determine how this man got into the restricted area.
Do airport workers go through security or do they just walk in?
A Charlotte airport worker was arrested for possessing a weapon of mass destruction…
NBC News reports:
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 30-year-old Paul George Dandan was charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Dandan’s roommate was also was arrested for having bomb-making materials, which were not at the airport. Materials to make a pipe bomb-like device were found at Dandan’s residence, a source says. The device was not assembled.
— WSOCTV (@wsoctv) November 11, 2017
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DO THE EMPLOYEES OF AIRPORTS GO THROUGH SCREENING? ARE THE PERIMETERS OF AIRPORTS WATCHED 24/7?
Before the TSA uses resources for “Quiet Skies”, perhaps they should tighten up some of the other things.