Undercover agent with mock bomb breaches airport security: report
Reuters) – An undercover agent with a fake explosive device in his pants was able to pass through two security checkpoints at the Newark, New Jersey airport, according to a media report on Friday.
Not one but two check points. They must be twin dummies. So much for TSA security. If this undercover agent can get by these “sleeping on the job agents” with a make believe bomb stuffed down his pants so can a terrorist. If and when that would actually be pulled off by a terrorist and the plane was blown up in mid-air, TSA would give the negligent agent a month off with pay; I think they refer to it as “administrative leave” and then chalk it up to employee error.
Instead of TSA making sure that security is their utmost concern, now they are going in the opposite direction by permitting small knives be allowed in carry-on luggage. Are these people for real and actually that stupid?
It is a good thing that there are people out there trying to keep TSA in check.
According to a recent Washington Post article, “Bill Increasing Homeland Security’s Budget Passes House,” the Department of Homeland Security’s budget jumped 7 percent this year to total $44 billion and the TSA is getting a big piece of that pie. Should they be expected to be more diligent and professional in the way they do their job? All it takes is one crackpot to make it through undetected for a major tragedy to happen.