Sunday, December 19, 2010

Security theatre continued

Read on another blog (boingboing):

"Authorities tell ABC News the incident (someone got a loaded .40 caliber gun through airport security by accident) is not uncommon, but how often it occurs is a closely guarded government secret. Experts say every year since the September 11 attacks, federal agencies have conducted random, covert tests of airport security.

A person briefed on the latest tests tells ABC News the failure rate approaches 70 percent at some major airports. Two weeks ago, TSA's new director said every test gun, bomb part or knife got past screeners at some airports."


Anonymous said...

that is certainly good news for the TERRORISTS! I try not to fly at all these days, however, if sister gets that B&B going in Hawaii I will save up for a BOAT TRIP! Maybe a tramp freighter. Yeah, that's the ticket!

Karl Plesz said...

I think we may be racing you to the B&B. Considering that Darlene and I will most certainly fly, we'll likely beat you there.