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TSA: 0 for 21 in a Game They Rigged


“In all 21 airports tested, no machine, no swab, no screener anywhere stopped the bomb materials from getting through. Even when investigators deliberately triggered extra screening of bags, no one stopped these materials,” the report said.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had no comment on the report but said in a statement that detecting explosive materials and IEDs (improvised explosive devices) at the checkpoint was the agency’s top priority.

I’d hate to know how they do on their secondary priorities.

From “US airport screeners fail homemade bomb tests: NBC,” via Rogier van Bakel, “Airport Security? Don’t Count On It.” Roger has excellent comments, which I was tempted to borrow, but found my own snark. Shoes by tjbax.

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