Last week, an undercover TSA inspector managed to quite easily sneak a mock explosive device through airport security and onto an airplane. He simply stuffed the fake bomb down his pants and went right through the screenings, including a pat-down. Out of several covert TSA agents attempting to sneak mock explosive devices onto the airplane, only one was pulled aside, and she was carrying a child’s doll with wires hanging out the back, making it ridiculously obvious. (SOURCE)
“This episode once again demonstrates how Newark Airport is the Ground Zero of TSA failures,” said a source published in the NY Post, a newspaper that’s been breaking huge news on the TSA (and actually doing a far better job reporting on this than the NYT).
But the real news isn’t the fact that, time and time again, government officials can easily sneak explosives onto airplanes. The real story is what happened a few days later, when a TSA employee who works at Newark went public with allegations that the TSA is nothing more than pure theater and that TSA employees have no ability or motivation to catch any terrorists whatsoever.
“A LOT of what we do is make-believe.”
That’s how the confession begins. It’s a confession of a TSA agent, published once again in the New York Post. And it continues:
We’re not any big deterrent. It’s all for show. Most TSA screeners know their job is a complete joke. Their goal is to use this as a stepping stone to another government agency. We work in a culture where common sense has no place. All but a very few TSA personnel know they’re employed by a bottom-of-the-barrel agency.
Although TSA agents can’t seem to catch bombs or terrorists, TSA supervisors are apparently really good at catching TSA officers chewing gum:
Supervisors play absolutely no role in day-to-day functions except to tell you not to chew gum. Gum chewing is a huge issue with management.
TSA tests are rigged and sneaking devices onto airplanes “happens all the time”
Those of us who pay attention to reality know that the TSA is a complete joke when it comes to stopping terrorism. The entire purpose of the TSA is not to stop terrorists but to indoctrinate the American population with “prisoner training” — to get people used to having their children undressed and touched by strangers while government agents stick their hands down your pants and literally go inside your body wearing the same pair of gloves they used on their previous victim. (Hygiene be damned!)
TSA is an affront to human dignity. Its very existence is wholly unconstitutional, unethical and completely ineffective from a security point of view. When asked about the recent failure of TSA to catch a mock explosive device carried onto the airplane by a federal investigator, this TSA confessor said, “That’s not even news to anyone who works there. It happens all the time. The failure rate is pretty high, especially with federal investigators, and the pat-down itself is ridiculous.”
He then went on to explain how all the Newark airport internal TSA security tests are a hoax:
When there are internal tests, conducted by the Newark training department, it’s easy to cheat because they use our co-workers. You could be working with someone all morning, and then they’re gone. Word gets around the checkpoint. Someone will come over to you and say, “Hey, it’s Joe. He’s got a blue duffel bag.”
TSA was also recently caught handing out security badges to workers with criminal records. As reported in CNS News:
[The TSA issued] security badges to aviation employees resulted in at least 11 individuals with criminal backgrounds obtaining badges that allowed access to secure areas of U.S. airports.
[The DHS Office of Inspector General] concluded that there still may be individuals with criminal records who are working in secured areas of airports.
The new class of incompetent, lazy, pathetic government workers
TSA is the perfect example of the problem with big government. According to this TSA confession, TSA workers are “bottom of the barrel” employees but are compensated almost like royalty:
[They are] only there for the paycheck and generous benefits. For every 40 hours you work, you receive four hours of vacation and four hours of sick time. These are the employees who could never keep a job in the private sector. I wouldn’t trust them to walk my dog.
And then there are the power-hungry zealots, he says:
A small number of screeners are delusional zealots who believe they’re keeping America safe by taking your snow globe, your 2-inch pocket knife, your 4-ounce bottle of shampoo and performing invasive pat-downs on your kids.
TSA officers also spend a lot of time visually dressing-down female passengers, he says:
There is also a lot of ogling of female passengers by the male screeners. So, ladies, cover up when you get to the airport. These guys are checking you out constantly.
See the hilarious “TSA Help Wanted” video that turns out to be amazingly accurate in its depiction of TSA officers:[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCTSzJDCzT8[/youtube]
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