TSA To Grant Expedited Screening to Suspected Terrorists? Well, sort of…….

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    From two recent reports.

    Terrorists said to be infiltrating military
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/7/terrorists-said-to-be-infiltrating-military/

    “The Department of Defense considers the U.S. homeland the most dangerous place for a G.I. outside of foreign war zones — and the top threat they face here is from violent Islamist extremists,” Rep. Peter T. King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said during a special joint House-Senate hearing.

    “The Fort Hood attack was not an anomaly,” said Mr. King, New York Republican. “It was part of al Qaeda’s two-decade success at infiltrating the U.S. military for terrorism — an effort that is increasing in scope and threat.”

    Rep. Cravaack lauds House approval of TSA military screening bill
    http://thehill.com/blogs/transporta...ouse-approval-of-tsa-military-screening-bill-

    The House's unanimous vote this week on a bill to accelerate airport screening military personnel for flights is the least lawmakers can do for active soldiers, its sponsor, Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.), said.

    Cravaack said the TSA was testing a program that would use Department of Defense "Common Access Card" to quickly identify - and clear for flights - military personnel.

    So which is it? Are soldiers “trusted travelers” or "suspected terrorists”?

    The fact that Peter King is one of the most influential members of Congress with virtual control of DHS/TSA budget approval and policy changes and he doesn’t recognize the obvious conflict in his positions is disgraceful and frightening.

    There is clearly no competent Congressional oversight of DHS/TSA and he needs to be replaced as chairman of this committee.
     
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  2. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Excellent distilled point on the topic.
    The infiltration problem, reading this elsewhere, is from gangs, not Islamic radicals! That might get you a wave through the checkpoint anyway, who knows?
    Hasan was a foamer in med school and no one did anything about it, (so as not to discriminate?) So rather than address that, we'll allow martial law to round up those who complain too loudly... It's quite dizzying. (There are several petitions re: the NDAA online now BTW).
    Agree completely about King and the Committee on Homeland Security. Great nucleus for a Letter to the Editor.
     
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Looks like we need to rename this as "Dept. of Homie Security"....
     
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  4. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    Department of Homeland inSanity
     
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  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    King has always been a rabid Islamophobe.
     
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Laughing my (expletive deleted) off!
     
  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member


    Oh, so it can work as well as the defective TWIC cards?
     
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