Congressman says 9/11-like attack won’t pass through the airport terminal

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Doober, May 16, 2012.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

  2. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    How long have many of us been saying this same thing? With the TSA doing the rascally terrorists job for them to citizens in the airport, why bother that point of attack, go with the lax cargo and ramp accesses.
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  3. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I think this is interesting:

    The DHS IG report found airports have no consistent definition of what a perimeter breach is, making reporting and analyzing such breaches difficult.

    Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), chair of the House Homeland Security panel that held the hearing, said that was no excuse.

    “That’s just B.S. The fact is a breach is a breach,” he told Sammon and the acting DHS IG. Noting that both referred to the absence of a national definition, Rogers added, “Please don’t excuse that anymore in your remarks.”

    Is a breach a breach? I think you have to know where the perimeter is before you can have a breach of it. So, if a terrorist came in the door and detonated a bomb near the check-in counters, is that a breach? Do you move the security line to the front door? How about to the road? Freeway off-ramp? At what point do you have a big enough perimeter? And at what point to airports become unusable?
  4. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    If you can't meet the goal, redefine the goal.
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  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    BTW, did anybody notice that the TSA has an "acting" inspector general. I don't recall who the last permanent IG was, but it seems as if TSA goes through IG's quite quickly.
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  6. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Can you imagine being their IG?

    I find it hard to believe they can even find acting ones...
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I can define the perimeter. The area that is secured by TSA and other barriers and guards.
    Now the problem with my definition is that TSA does not secure anything since TSA flatly refuses to restrict access to the so-called sterile area for some people and allows entrance without 100% screening. Also man gates and vehicle gates are poorly controlled and searches at these locations are lacking.

    Bottom line, TSA by choice avoids applying any real security to the secured perimeter and therefore no Security Breaches can occur.
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    They probably get lost in their warehouses and can't find their way out.
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