November 23, 2010, - 4:41 pm

Another Big Reason TSA Searches Are Useless: Unscreened Bags, People on Planes

By Debbie Schlussel

I’ve noted repeatedly on this site that screening passengers when airport workers ARE NOT screened is a huge waste of time.  While you’re obediently bending over, unchecked people and bags continue to get on planes through gaping holes in the whole TSA “screening” policy. If I were an Islamic terrorist, I’d become an airport worker, so I could do whatever I want.  And, in fact, most restaurants at Detroit Metro Airport are owned by Muslims allied with Hezbollah and HAMAS.  Not kidding.  In fact, one restaurant is owned by a guy who is doing time in prison for running an international car theft ring which laundered money to Hezbollah.  But the restaurant is in his wife’s name, while he’s away at the big house.

Nothing “Secure” About Screening Passengers, But Not Employees & Extra Baggage

And, as I’ve noted, several airport employees have been caught successfully smuggling huge caches of weapons and drugs on planes because they (the employees) are never screened.  We’re lucky they didn’t smuggle a bomb, as the illegal cargo wasn’t uncovered until the flights landed.  Now, there’s a new such incident, with baggage handlers putting unscreened bags on planes for cash.  If the price is right, they put the bag on.  Do you think they know what’s in the bag and whose it really is?  Think again.  TSA claims the bags were screened, but TSA says a lot of things . . . like that feeling you up makes us safer.  I don’t believe either claim. And the agency is “investigating” whether the bags were actually screened which means the TSA denials are phony, and the bags probably weren’t screened. Miami-Dade County Police (which knows a little more about legitimate police work than the TSA) says the bags likely were NOT screened.

Eighteen baggage handlers at the Miami airport are accused of taking cash to let people secretly check extra or overweight baggage, and authorities are investigating whether some of those bags made it onto planes without going through security.

The initial arrests were made on Wednesday. Miami-Dade County police said they are also investigating American Airlines ticket agents and others who may have worked with the skycaps.

The skycaps worked for the company Eulen America, which provides janitorial, baggage and security support at Miami International and 11 other U.S. airports, as well as nine in Latin America. Both Eulen and American Airlines said they are working closely with authorities. The bags all went on American flights. . . .

Police spokesman Detective Roy Rutland said investigators think some of the luggage checked by the skycaps could have gone onto planes without passing through security.

“There were bags that may have been moved by baggage handlers — working with others — onto the aircraft without getting scanned,” Rutland said. . . .

Rutland said the investigation began in February when American Airlines alerted police to unclaimed and unregistered baggage that was ready to go to Bolivia without a passenger.

They discovered this only because there were so many bags on a plane with few passengers, and it raised suspicions. What if the bags contained bombs and they went on a full flight with a lot of passengers?

BOOM! Death. Body parts flying.

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14 Responses

Yup. When you consider where the TSA gets its employee pool from, I wouldn’t be reassured. One of their employees in Atlanta was arrested for kidnapping and raping a woman and using her to procure a cash ransom.

If this is what their employees do away from the job, just imagine what they could do while they’re on duty. The searches are a security theater sideshow. Next to ICE, the TSA is the worst-run agency in the entire federal government. And what both of them have in common is they are in the Homeland Security behemoth department.

NormanF on November 23, 2010 at 4:52 pm

This is all smoke and mirrors. There is something sinister going on here. Intimidation of America is in full swing. Unless we nip this in the bud, we are headed for a Hugo Chavez moment in this country. Net Neutrality, unionization of TSA workers, shutting down of “unfavorable” media outlets. It’s all coming our way. It CAN and WILL happen here if we lose sight of the ultimate goal of our enemies, the progressives in this administration.

JeffT on November 23, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Good article. Exposure is important here. I remember a few years ago watching a 20-something yr old black guy walk right through the metal detector, it alerted, and he kept going. The guy manning the equipment waved me on and before I went into the machine I asked about the guy before me. He said that it was a benefit of working for the airport. I still wasn’t convinced. I kept asking questions and let the man know that I wasn’t impressed with post 911 security. He acted like he’d only heard my arguments about 100 times. I’m driving places these days. Airports suck, and the people that work them are the reason.

samurai on November 23, 2010 at 8:32 pm

“And, in fact, most restaurants at Detroit Metro Airport are owned by Muslims allied with Hezbollah and HAMAS”

Don’t bother providing proof or anything.

Jason on November 23, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I’ve been to Detroit Metro. You?

NormanF on November 23, 2010 at 9:34 pm

@Jason, Debbie is constantly proving stuff. Her archives are packed with proof. Obviously you are a troll. If you lived any where around the detroit metro area you’d never even have intelligently posted that. Take your self a ride down Ford Road from detroit to the suburbs. Or Warren Road. Just go westbound and count the stores and restarants with arabic writing and none in english. You’ll realize who has been buying up the stuff.

samurai on November 24, 2010 at 12:44 am

Its not just Dearbornistan… the cancer has been spreading.

NormanF on November 24, 2010 at 1:06 am

Let’s call a Swede a Swede:

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/calling-a-swede-a-swede/?singlepage=true

Eliezer on November 24, 2010 at 4:19 am

Let’s see of I get it. Airports employ Muslims and they are not checked but pilots of airlines are checked. I guess that clarifies whose side the government and TSA is on. Not America’s/ Not freedom’s.

Bill Ford on November 24, 2010 at 7:33 am

Debbie
Thank you for an outstanding article. Islamists and illegal Mexicans get the choice jobs while the rest of America loses its hide from low paying jobs or no jobs. Islamists and illegals get the cushy government jobs or the cushy private sector jobs. As a result America is at risk.

Patrick on November 24, 2010 at 7:39 am

Off-topic: Debbie, I noticed you did an interview with Jamie Glazov of Frontpagemag – have you reconsidered your shunning of these sites or is this a one time, one off exception?

Interview can be found here:

Debbie Schlussel Stands Up For Persecuted Christian Teachers

NormanF on November 24, 2010 at 8:12 am

Even a larger gaping hole in airplane security is the large amounts of packages both private and comercial that have no relation to passengers on board and that is never screened by security at airports.

RG on November 25, 2010 at 6:54 am

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