February 1, 2010, - 10:20 am
MUST SEE – Fed Air Marshals, TSA Movie: “Far Less Safe Since 9/11″; Tampa Air Marshals: “System a Complete Failure”; TSA Worker Tries to Make 12-Yr-Old Sex Slave; UPDATED
**** UPDATE, 10:10 p.m.: Well, it’s not as I thought. Federal Air Marshals tell me the site is down, not because the government made ‘em take it down, but because we sent so much traffic to their site, it crashed. It’ll be back up soon. ****
**** UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: Earlier today, I posted the trailer to and the site for “Please Remove Your Shoes,” a documentary by former Federal Air Marshals and TSA and FAA officials. Since then, the site and the trailer have disappeared. I don’t know why, though I assume someone in the government forced them to take it down. When I get the full scoop, I’ll let you know. Waiting to hear back from my friends involved in the flick. ****
**** UPDATE, 1:26 p.m.: Found the trailer on YouTube. Posted below. ****
What we’ve got now is nothing but security theater. . . . All of these bells and whistles that you see is only meant to make you feel safe . . . but you’re not.
I’ve been saying it since 9/11: we’re far less safe. And inconveniences like the three ounce, one quart liquid restrictions and taking off our shoes are strictly that: inconveniences. They don’t make us safe. They’re exercises in futility, so we can feel like something is being done, while our authorities refuse to profile Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians.
Now a group of courageous, recently-retired Federal Air Marshals and other federal agents from the TSA and FAA (some of whom are friends of mine) are releasing a movie, which says the same and gives the frightening details to which you and I don’t have access. I can’t wait to see and review, “Please Remove Your Shoes.” Here’s the trailer:
The movie was mostly filmed, last year, so everything in it is very recent. This stuff shouldn’t be news to regular readers of this site. But to the rest of America, it will be, and that’s why all freedom-loving Americans need to see this movie when it comes out later this year.
To quote one agent heavily involved in making the movie, “We’re about to kick the TSA’s ass real good.”
Meanwhile, ten currently-working Federal Air Marshals say essentially the same thing and more, including that another 9/11 could easily happen. Again, not news to us, but definitely news to the vast ignorant masses of America. Kudos to Tampa 10 TV News reporter Mike Deeson for doing the stories everyone else–including national news broadcasts–neglect:
One of more than 10 federal air marshals, or FAMs as they are called, that we have been talking to for the past several weeks says the system is a complete failure. He says Congress, the White House and the public have been sold a bill of goods.
These federal agents blame the managers in the agency, who they say have a pre 9/11 mentality and mind. They say they are the ones who allowed 9/11 to happen.
The FAMs are particularly critical of managers who are retirees of the Secret Service, who make up a significant amount of management in the agency. The former Secret Service agents have a loophole that allows them to collect their pension and a salary from the TSA. That is not normally allowed in the federal government.
According to the FAMs, the double dipping Secret Service agent managers know nothing about air safety. They point to the fact they did not go through the rigorous two and half month anti-terrorist training that federal air marshals undergo.
However, the air marshals say the managers often will work an international flight, bumping off a qualified agent, in order to get a free flight to a choice destination. . . .
The FAMs say the managers are careerists who care nothing about going after terrorists, but worry only about their careers and pensions.
And the air marshals say they believe the country is vulnerable for another attack because, they say, those in charge are focused on office politics and their pensions instead of on terrorism and protecting the country.
Then, there’s Charles Bennett, the TSA worker who tried to make a 12-year-old girl his sex slave. Can you imagine if an Islamic terrorist found this out before the government did, and blackmailed the guy into letting bombs or explosive material through airport security and onto planes? Don’t bet against it. One of these days, that will happen.
Like I always say:
America . . . Desperate, But NOT Serious.
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