Undercover agents were able to sneak fake explosives and banned weapons through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints, in an investigation that revealed a massive, system-wide security failure at America’s airports.
The findings were part of a DHS inspector general probe. The report is still classified, but Fox News has confirmed the investigation found security failures at dozens of airports.
Homeland Security officials confirmed to Fox News that TSA screeners failed 67 out of 70 tests — or 96 percent — carried out by special investigators known as “red teams.”
In one case, an undercover agent with a fake bomb strapped to his back set off a magnetometer — but the screener still failed to find it. ……..
However, this article fails to acknowledge the success rate the screeners have in “copping a feel” …… which is at about 96%.
To quote a popular actor from a former popular TV series …… “My God, Magnum!!!!!”
And, this is why we have to have conversations about how we keep Americans safe! Sure, it sounds reasonable. Let’s check flight passengers. Yes, it’s a horrible inconvenience, and awfully intrusive, but, it keeps me and my fellow citizens safe …… right? Well, no……
If these percentages are an accurate representation of the effectiveness of the TSA, then this intrusive inconvenience is entirely ineffectual. A baggage checker would be better than that!
Simply put, we have to rethink the way we’re going about our attempts to keep our citizenry safe! We must do this, and we must do it now!