August 14, 2008, - 6:40 pm

Safe? HA!: TSA Fails “Security” Tests, Then Does Nothing

By Debbie Schlussel
Hmmm . . . with their ongoing record of screw-ups, failing security tests, and pandering to Muslims to the point their noses are brown with falafel and shawarmeh, you have to wonder if TSA really stands for Too Stupid for Anything. If this latest story is any evidence, it certainly isn’t deserving of the name, Transportation Security Administration.
Remember those tests where up to 75% of fake bombs were let through by TSA airport screeners? Well, they do the tests, but do nothing to address the abysmal results. There’s nothin’ “secure” about this:

A government program to find gaps in airport screening is “a waste of money” because it doesn’t follow up on why screeners failed to spot guns, knives and bombs on undercover agents, the head of the House Homeland Security Committee says.

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A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report obtained by USA TODAY says Transportation Security Administration inspectors posing as passengers do not record why individual screeners failed to spot weapons. The TSA ran 20,000 covert tests at the USA’s 450 commercial airports from 2002 to 2007, and the results ought to be used to improve screening, the report says.
The TSA disputed the report and said it has adopted many new screening practices and technologies to close holes revealed by testing.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., plans a hearing next month to press the TSA on making better use of covert tests.
“You have a system that’s supposed to strengthen airport security, but you don’t use the results of the tests to do exactly what you’re doing the tests for,” Thompson said. “It’s obviously a waste of money.”
Results of the covert tests are classified, but recent reports made public have alarmed lawmakers. A November GAO report said investigators repeatedly smuggled liquid explosives and detonators past airport checkpoints in 2006. An internal TSA report said screeners in Los Angeles and Chicago airports missed fake bombs on agents in more than 60% of tests in 2006.
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The GAO said the TSA did not list reasons for test failures in an agency database. “The agency is not fully using the results of these tests” to close security holes, the GAO said.

Why the heck do they do tests, if they won’t respond and improve TSA screening? And why the heck do we have TSA screeners making me take my shoes off, if they miss fake bombs and won’t do a thing to make sure they find the bombs the next time?
But don’t worry, they never miss an opportunity to hire extremist Muslims to do the “screening,” and they never miss the opportunity to harass those who don’t fit the profile.

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Muslim TSA Screener Inspects Nun @ Detroitistan Metro Airport

(Photo Shot by Traveler Dean Shaddock)

Kip Hawley has been atop the TSA for quite some time, and every single one of these failures and the stupid three-ounce liquid rules are all under his, um, “leadership.”
Yet, President Bush has never asked for his resignation.
Heckuva Job. T Minus Four Months for both o’ them. And not soon enough.

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11 Responses

Debbie – you forgot to add this is the same TSA that wants to ban concealed carry weapons from being brought into and around airports! Their hierarchy regards gun owners as a greater threat than extremist Muslims. I’m not kidding here!

NormanF on August 14, 2008 at 7:38 pm

I’m not sure about this, but I know that at least in some cases, the GAO conducts its reviews on the basis of congressional requests, rather than self-initiation. I am wondering whether the same might be true of follow ups — that maybe the GAO has to have a formal congressional request in order to do a follow-up.

c f on August 14, 2008 at 9:52 pm

Let me see if I’ve gotten this correct. We spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on airport security, then allow millions of whoever-wants, to just walk across our Southern borders. I feel safer all ready! /Sarcasm

Jackson Pearson on August 14, 2008 at 10:16 pm

Debbie, that picture reminds me of the time i was flying out of Gatwick and a muslim was working the security line i passed through. A lot of the other employees at the airport were Muslim, too. Basically, Al Qaeda will be in charge of airport security at the 2012 Olympics.

Anonymous1 on August 14, 2008 at 10:58 pm

Good picture.

samurai on August 14, 2008 at 11:55 pm

I haven’t been on a plane since the mid ’80s, and I used to really enjoy flying. From what I hear about flying nowdays, I think I will go by car,bus or train if that is possible when I get to travel again. The rudeness and “cheapness” and incompetence I constantly hear about connected with airports and airlines has little to do with the additional security required in this era of terrorism. While business travelers have little choice but to put up with this crap, people on vacations or pleasure travel do have a choice, and being shat on by airport/airline personel is not something I am likely to want to pay for as part of my vacation. And I am sick and tired of listening to the airline companies whine about fuel costs, labor costs and fat passengers and about their schemes to save money by not giving out food or water, after they have gotten concessions from their employees unions and freebies from the government. In other words, they can kiss my ass.
And there would be almost no security problems if they did not allow people from nations and religions who are at war with us to get on airplanes. Let THEM travel by car, bus or train. Or better yet, they can stay home, or go home. ( and stay there)

Ron Taylor on August 15, 2008 at 12:30 am

Truth be told, when Americans elect a commander-in-chief who pleads for he enemy http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010917-11.html , there is not much that can be done.

Alert on August 15, 2008 at 2:37 am

Let me see if I’ve gotten this correct. We spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on airport security, then allow millions of whoever-wants, to just walk across our Southern borders. I feel safer all ready! /Sarcasm
Posted by: Jackson Pearson at August 14, 2008 10:16 PM
Don’t forget to thank POTUS/commander-in-chief for punishing border patrol agents.

Alert on August 15, 2008 at 2:48 am

I thought Norm Panetta was bad, Kip Hawley is worse. Airlines are suffering because the public KNOWS how bad security is at airports. Instead of fixing the problem (including eliminating all Muzzies that never should have been allowed in this country anyway because their only purpose is overthrowing the American government and moving us back to the stone age), the airlines receive concessions and sudsidies that keep them in business.
Perhaps we should close down the airlines until they get it right.
BTW, that Muzzie inspecting the nun would prefer to remove her head from her shoulders with a very rusty steak knife very slowly… That’s what they want to do to all Jews and Christians and anyone else not falling for their paganism. Until we all realize that, we have no chance of survival.

GOLDENMIKE4393 on August 15, 2008 at 11:42 am

I am with you Ron, I have not flown since 911. I refuse to be treated like a criminal and go through the NAZI security checks run by incompetent morons that fail every bomb/security test.Most of the Morons that work there are former welfare recipients recruited by the Feds.
There was a time when I enjoyed flying and I could get to the airport 30 minutes before takeoff and make my flight.
The airports are being run like a police state and I refuse to be part of it.

ScottyDog on August 15, 2008 at 1:24 pm

Hey mus-lame-os/is-lame-os:
WHAT “racism”?
WHAT “oppression”?

OldSchoolW on August 16, 2008 at 1:25 pm

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