Back in 2012, I wrote this article, “Close Down the TSA.” It is all the more urgent today. This agency is a useless drain of billions of dollars of taxpayer money. It doesn’t make us safer, because like the entire U.S. government, it refuses to face the real threat, and pretends that 80-year-old wheelchair-bound grandmothers are just as much of a threat as young Muslim males.
“73 Airport Employees Had Terrorism Ties New Documents Suggest,” by Katherine Weber, Christian Post, March 16, 2016:
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) failed to vet 73 employees with terrorism ties working at 40 U.S. airports, recently-obtained documents assert.
The local FOX-affiliated WFXT-News media outlet has acquired information through the Freedom of Information Act that indicates these workers, who have been employed with private airport businesses, have worked at 40 airports across the country. It remains unclear which of these workers are currently employed.
While the Homeland Security Inspector General’s Office released the report of the 73 airport employees last June, FOX 25 just identified the 40 airports where the terrorist-linked employees currently work or have worked.
According to the media outlet, these employees were not properly vetted because the TSA did not have full access to terrorist databases during their hiring.
Terrorism-linked employees have been flagged at Boston’s Logan International Airport, Denver International Airport, Honolulu International Airport, Dallas Love Field, San Francisco International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport, among others….