Sunday, January 29, 2006


The Transportation InSecurity Administration "Drops the Ball" again right before one of the biggest sporting events in the world takes place in Detroit Michigan.

On the heels of Osama bin Laden making threats against the United States and lets not forget the "Shoe Bomber" that the TSA let walk away and now this.

Unfortunately with the lack of real leadership within the DHS and TSA, the Screeners that bust their asses everyday trying to keep the skies safe are only to be set up to fail by their incompetent management. Just read the story below:

DETROIT--Just over a week before the Superbowl takes place here, reliable law enforcement sources say local and federal authorities are trying to keep quiet a story about a bomb found on a flight at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Sources say that a week ago, Thursday or Friday, a bomb inside a small black box was found on a departing Mesaba Airlines flight, after passengers had boarded (Mesaba is a commuter airline that partners with Northwest Airlines on connections). The bomb, found on a seat, contained shrapnel and ball-bearings, the sources said. Reportedly, passengers were deplaned after the device was found.

If this story is correct, it once again calls into question the ability of TSA screeners to prevent explosive devices from getting past airport checkpoints. It also raises questions regarding whether terrorists are testing the system just prior to the Superbowl, here.

CLICK HERE to read the whole story by Debbie Schlussel

The taxpayers of America and the trusting passengers who fly the "Friendly" skies daily are the real losers of this game. Cronyism has made the Management of the TSA the most ineffective and incompetent bunch in the world.

It is the poor management and lack of leadership that has brought the morale of the Screeners to an all time low.

The Rogue Jew


Anonymous said...

very interesting sounds like situation normal. Might as well have private screening companys run things at least moral might go up and they could even get rewarded for preformance hummmm...

Lonewatchman said...

John Stossel has a chapter in his book about the TSA. Turns out the liberal socialist elistist in Europe, who we are all suppose to conform to, use private screeners. What happened to big government? This story really needs a follow up though, hopefully something comes down the pipe soon. After that idiotic incident with the "IED" at the coffee shop on the west coast that turned out to be a flashlight, I'm not sure these anti-terrorism units know what a bomb looks like.