TSA Security Fails to Keep Weapons & Explosives Off Planes [VIDEO]
Summer Vacation traveling is a headache, especially if it involves a trip to the airport. But we are willing to go through extra security procedures as long as it means we are safe from another 9/11 type attack. But when TSA agents fail 95% of security tests designed to keep weapons and explosives off the planes, all the extra time and money spent may be in vain! Check this out!
A series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as passengers, setting out to beat the system at doezens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints. And they were successful 95% of the time!
TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, called the failure rate "deeply alarming."
"Over the past six years, we have seen TSA consume an enormous amount of government resources, but I'm not convinced we have much to show for it," he said in a statement. "After spending over $540 million on baggage screening equipment and millions more on training, the failure rate today is higher than it was in 2007. Something is not working."
"I have long been a proponent of using low-tech bomb-sniffing dogs to detect weapons and explosives," he said. "Government needs to recognize that the most effective solution is not always the most expensive one."
My philoposhy is go with what works. Obviously all this new technology is not working! Fix it Jesus!