John "Pissy" Pistole's delusion of success

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Classic post hoc fallacy, and seemingly oblivious to locked cockpit doors, armed (over TSA's objections) pilots, and a slight change in screening standards (boxcutters no longer allowed), all the while Amtrak & highway traffic are at record levels while airline traffic is still way down.

    But don't let a few facts get in the way of his delusions of success.

    Keep a barf bag handy for this one ...

    The Street: TSA's Pistole: U.S. Is 'Gold Standard for Aviation Security'

    The best indication that the Transportation Security Administration is doing its job well is that terrorists appear to have little interest in challenging it.​

    Since the agency was established following the Sept. 11,2001, terrorist attacks, every attempt to attack U.S. commercial aviation has been initiated at one of the 275 airports around the world with non-stop service to the U.S., said TSA Administrator John Pistole, who spoke with reporters in Charlotte on Friday.​

    "We know from intelligence that terrorists see the U.S. as the gold standard of aviation security, because of all the layers," Pistole said. As a result, every known attempt to infiltrate U.S. airspace has originated elsewhere.​
  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    The Maginot line in France was highly effective in the minds of the French sitting behind it. When the time came, the end run around it was trivially easy.
    Which part is effective, John? Scanners that miss items on a regular basis and in known ways (the unscanned areas revealed by Jon Corbett)? Clerks that are easy to bribe to bypass security? Unmonitored under-wing activities that could be exploited by direct loading of destructive devices? And then there are potential manpads attacks on incoming and outgoing flight traffic, which authorities remain quite concerned about.

    What the lack of interest in defeating TSA "security" reveals is a lack of interest period. Should there ever be any interest, the perps would merely have to pick the hole they wished to exploit.

    One doesn't know whether to attribute such statements as this to simple ignorance, or to an evil intent to deceive the public.
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Want to defeat TSA's OMG we have layers of security? Get a job as a bagage loader. Problem solved. TSA does not screen airport workers. They can (and do) bring anything they like inside the sterile area, have direct access to airplanes, and most of all have opportunity.
  6. TSA News Blog

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    In what is surely the howler of the week, TSA Administrator John Pistole has declared the TSA “the gold standard of aviation security.”​
    “We know from intelligence that terrorists see the U.S. as the gold standard of aviation security, because of all the layers,” Pistole said.​
    Oh, yes, those layers! Gotta love the layers.
    You don’t know about the layers, you say? Well, step right up. The TSA has a nifty diagram to show you all the way cool things they’re doing to Keep You Safe. And the colors are so pretty!
    But funny, I don’t see confiscating cupcakes on the list. Or theft. Or sexual assault. Or harassing children in wheelchairs. Or harassing people who are ill, even dying. Or squeezing cancer survivors’ breast prostheses. Or saving us from terroristy purses and terroristy watches and terroristy belt buckles and terroristy insulin pumps.
    How come those things aren’t on the diagram of layers? Surely these actions have prevented disaster countless times.
    The linked article where Pistole makes his usual blundering statements is also full of other misinformation: for instance, about Pre-Check, about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, about the scanners. But then, we’re used to snow jobs from Pistole and the credulous American media.
    (Photo: Baklava by seelensturm/Flickr Creative Commons)
  7. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    Yes, and our Mall Cops are also "Gold Standard", too, because we haven't had a "Terrorist Attack" there either.
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    January 29, 2013

    Gimme Whatever He's Smokin'

    Posted by Becky Akers on January 29, 2013 08:11 AM
    Seems John "The Pervert" Pistole, Chief Deviant at the TSA, is tripping on LSD. How else to explain his bizarre hallucinations in a recent interview? ...
  9. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    LSD? Pissy's a crystal meth man. Single bottle method, even. Keep him away from pseudoephedrine.

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