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|User Info||The Sexual Assault (TSA) Gets Caught Lying Again; entered at 2012-03-08 12:46:11|
Registered: 2010-06-25 Phoenix Arizona
Blog by former FBI Special Agent, more on the TSA incompetence, back scatter equipment etc.|
The report goes on to state that the virtual strip search screening machines are a failure in that they cannot detect the type of explosives used by the underwear bomber or even a pistol used as a TSAs own real-world test of the machines. Yet TSA has spent approximately $60 billion since 2002 and now has over 65,000 employees, more than the Department of State, more than the Department of Energy, more than the Department of Labor, more than the Department of Education, more than the Department of Housing and Urban Development---combined. TSA has become, according to the report, an enormous, inflexible and distracted bureaucracy more concerned withconsolidating power.
...I was bypassing screening (again on official FBI business) with my .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, and a TSA officer noticed the clip of my pocket knife. "You can't bring a knife on board," he said. I looked at him incredulously and asked, "The semi-automatic pistol is okay, but you don't trust me with a knife?" His response was equal parts predictable and frightening, "But knives are not allowed on the planes."