21 Major US airports have failed a security test and let bomb materials through. Of course, Homeland Security officials are surprised and TSA claims some kind of unfinished training while stating that security is the prime objective of the company. Should you be worried, so long and so much money after 9-11?
The fact of the matter is that the bomb material that was sneaked in had nothing to do with what the available screening technologies look for, that is to say traditional traces of traditional explosive. With a good insider knowledge of what goes on in the airport as far as screening goes, the teams in charge of testing the security smuggled common household products that only become explosive when combined together. So, TSA failed, by lack of equipment, and security was breached, allowing through material capable of taking an airplane down in each of the 21 tested airport. Did the Feds cheat? [Read more…]