The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employs seventy-three persons named on the FBI’s Terror Watch List. The Terror Watch List is different from the No Fly List, and it is used throughout government agencies. We have an actual list of names, and the TSA can’t eliminate a new hire whose name is on that list. More of the same every day in government. Once again, we find that agencies are not sharing critical information.
The TSA’s employee lists, which consist of thousands of records, “contained potentially incomplete or inaccurate data, such as an initial for a first name and missing social security numbers,” the report found. The DHS Consolidated Terrorist Watchlist was also incomplete because “[TSA] is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related categories under current interagency watchlisting policy.” Source
There has to be another way. We must be better than this.
During a recent internal investigation of the federal agency, undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security were able to smuggle fake explosives and weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials at dozens of the busiest airports in the country. They performed 70 tests in which they tried to sneak a banned item through security. Officials briefed on the results told ABC News that TSA agents failed 67 of the 70 tests. Source: Newsweek
The above was June 2015.
November 18, 2015, nothing has changed. The American Spectator – related to the following, San Bernardino terrorist, Syed Rizwan Farook’s former roommate purchased one of (or more) rifles used in the massacre:
Granted, the terror watch list is also overly inflated and has a bunch of names of ‘persons of interst’ who are relatives, close friends, roommates and other associates of actual people being watched for terror-related activities, but still. If you’re that close to someone with designs on blowing parts of America sky high, you probably shouldn’t be running the bodyscanner at your local airport. No offense, it’s just a thing.The best part of Newsweek’s coverage of the incident is the final paragraph of the story, where the writers of a major publication throw up their hands and claim that they have no idea if anything will even be done to correct the situations, whether people will be fired, or if anyone actually cares. Comforting!
The man in charge, Melvin Carraway, was “reassigned,” after the Summer 2015 report saw daylight. He’s still getting a check. I can’t one single report saying that those seventy three are no longer a threat in airports across the country. As Sean Hannity said, ‘we’re a stupid nation.”
And they tell us they can “vet” the 10,000 Syrians planned to make home in the U.S.!
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