No Kidding, People

Insider: $56 Billion Later, Airport Security Is Junk

According to Ben Brandt, a former adviser to Delta, the airlines and the feds should be less concerned with what gels your aunt puts in her carry-on, and more concerned about lax screening for terrorist sympathizers among the airlines’ own work force. They should be worried about terrorists shipping their bombs in air cargo. And they should be worried about terrorists shooting or bombing airports without ever crossing the security gates.

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  1. Ben Brandt is a wise man. His statements make perfect sense, but they’ll be disregarded by the Napolitano gang, just like they’re ignoring the border with Mexico.

    You must think like a (smart) terrorist in order to stop the threats.

    The TSA passenger checks are/were a emotional stop-gape after 9-11. Now the terrorists are devising alternative methods with which to strike at the infidels.

  2. I’ve worked in high security environments my entire professional life (DOC for most of it, now in overseas contracting). Needless to say…….in my travels through various airports of call, to and from work…….it’s been vividly obvious most security is reactive (in a way it has to be), not enough is preventative by targeting correct areas of concern or groups of miscreants, and creating TSA was politically motivated rather than a performance or efficiency based decision. Mr. Brandts comments, assessments, and opinions are all too likely spot on. :(

    PS: Thanks for making me take off my entirely plastic belt because it might trip the METAL detector you ******* idiot! LOL!

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