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Massive TSA Security Breach As Agency Gives Away Its Secrets
ABC ^ | Dec 8, 2009 | Brian Ross and Matt Hosford

Posted on 12/08/2009 3:37:16 PM PST by RDTF

In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inadvertently posted online its airport screening procedures manual, including some of the most closely guarded secrets regarding special rules for diplomats and CIA and law enforcement officers.

In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) inadvertently posted online its entire airport screening procedures manual, including some of the most closely guarded secrets regarding special rules for diplomats and CIA and law enforcement officers. The most sensitive parts of the 93-page Standard Operating Procedures were apparently redacted in a way that computer savvy individuals easily overcame.

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KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodhs; blunders; securitybreach; tsa
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1 posted on 12/08/2009 3:37:16 PM PST by RDTF
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To: RDTF

Just in time for the Holiday rush...


2 posted on 12/08/2009 3:38:09 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: RDTF

MY GOD GET THESE PEOPLE OUT OF GOVERNMENT

FROM THE TOP DOWN


3 posted on 12/08/2009 3:39:59 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: RDTF

TSA ...Totally Stupid Administration


4 posted on 12/08/2009 3:40:12 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: RDTF
This message has been redacted by the TSA.

I feel so much safer now, and just in time for the Holiday Travel Season.

5 posted on 12/08/2009 3:41:14 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: BulletBobCo

6 posted on 12/08/2009 3:42:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: RDTF

BUT we can trust a government run healthcare plan! No sweat.


7 posted on 12/08/2009 3:43:01 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: neodad

Tell me again why we want all of our medical records computerized.


8 posted on 12/08/2009 3:43:55 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: RDTF

“”This shocking breach undercuts the public’s confidence in the security procedures at our airports,” said Senator Susan Collins, R-Me””

If someone proposed legislation to reveal the same information to the public, she’d vote YAY!


9 posted on 12/08/2009 3:45:45 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Yo-Yo

Come on, any one who has been in an airport knows that TSA is mostly show. (ugly uni’s at that)

There is now way to keep a bomb off of an aircraft if the person carrying it really wants it there. Think about it.

TSA might catch the dumb and the true armatures (shoe bomber comes to mind) but the only real improvement of in the air security is the (slightly) better cabin door, and lots of Men and Women that will not go gently ever again.


10 posted on 12/08/2009 3:45:59 PM PST by Bidimus1
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To: RDTF
TSA Screening Manual (zip file)
11 posted on 12/08/2009 3:46:05 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: dfwgator
Gee, we already knew they target the wheelchair set as especially dangerous while letting Arabic speaking men pass.
12 posted on 12/08/2009 3:46:38 PM PST by colorado tanker (What's it all about, Barrrrry? Is it just for the power, you live?)
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To: RDTF
zipped tsa doc redactions removed
14 posted on 12/08/2009 3:47:05 PM PST by robomatik
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To: Star Traveler

beat me by 60 secs.


15 posted on 12/08/2009 3:47:59 PM PST by robomatik
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To: RDTF

Fire Napoleonitano now!!!


16 posted on 12/08/2009 3:49:05 PM PST by rfp1234 (R.I.P. Scotty 7/2007-11/2009.)
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To: RDTF

Eight years of Republican leadership and the dem’s give it all away in a year - like clinton gave to china and everyone else.

Madam dimbulb has noted many times that the USA has no right to be the only world superpower.


17 posted on 12/08/2009 3:49:22 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: robomatik

:-)


18 posted on 12/08/2009 3:49:40 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: RDTF
But Chuck Schumer and the Democrats said that federalizing them (and unionizing them) would professionalize them and make them better!

-PJ

19 posted on 12/08/2009 3:50:36 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Bidimus1

The TSA provides the illusion of security, but they are actually worse than useless. Any terrorist with half a brain could get by them. But if you want a police state where old white ladies are humiliated by high school dropouts with metal detector wands, you’ll love the TSA. They cant search Arabs though - that would be profiling!


20 posted on 12/08/2009 3:50:40 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: RDTF

How come the original report on the news didn’t include the URL of the manual for everyone to read? LOL...


21 posted on 12/08/2009 3:51:12 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: Star Traveler
Man you are fast!
22 posted on 12/08/2009 3:51:31 PM PST by An Old Man (Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without.)
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To: RDTF
There's no point in hiding it anymore. Here's a link to it. The person who redacted this and the person who approved it being posted to the Internet should be fired. Though I'll bet they get promoted given the past history of the TSA and the government in general. Remember Lon Horiuchi?
23 posted on 12/08/2009 3:51:37 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's called the "Statue of Liberty" and not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: RDTF

Accident? (tee hee)


24 posted on 12/08/2009 3:51:54 PM PST by pilipo (GOP=Gutless Old Party)
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To: An Old Man

Actually, Google is fast... :-)


25 posted on 12/08/2009 3:54:47 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: FreedomCalls

I remeber Lon. What’s he up to these days? Looking over his shoulder a lot?


26 posted on 12/08/2009 3:57:35 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: RDTF

Can we please get rid of this ridiculous and useless collection of Keystone Kops now?


27 posted on 12/08/2009 3:59:10 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: RDTF
Okay, I see two sites now...


TSA Screening Manual (zip file) from Crytome website

From WikiLeaks (PDF file on web page)

28 posted on 12/08/2009 4:02:16 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: RDTF

How odd. I maintain several websites and have yet to “inadvertently” post anything on a single one of them.

‘Damn — inadvertently posted something again. I HATE when that happens...’

We must get rid of these criminals. They are beyond fools...


29 posted on 12/08/2009 4:02:33 PM PST by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
The statement before the election, "fundamentally change America" comes to mind right now.

Total destruction is fundamental change

30 posted on 12/08/2009 4:03:10 PM PST by exnavy (God save the republic)
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To: Astronaut
The TSA provides the illusion of security, but they are actually worse than useless.

The last time I flew, I bought 3 pounds of fudge at an airport gift shop just before I went through security. The fudge was so dense it set off alarms at the x-ray station, and I was still only 12 feet from the gift shop.

Even the TSA guard could only shake his head. At least he was polite about it. I've never had any trouble at the small airport in Eugene, Oregon. I pay extra to pass through there, and avoid Portland. Portland has got to be among the worst. The security area is in the middle of a large concourse, and there are always TSA uniforms standing around doing nothing.

31 posted on 12/08/2009 4:09:06 PM PST by jimtorr
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To: Bidimus1
TSA might catch the dumb and the true armatures (shoe bomber comes to mind)

Except it wasn't even TSA that caught the shoe bomber. The passenger sitting next to him caught him trying to light his shoe.

32 posted on 12/08/2009 4:16:45 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: RDTF

What Muslim worker made this “mistake?”


33 posted on 12/08/2009 4:25:30 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA))
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To: FrPR
They don’t grope you - they briefly interview you.

That's not entirely correct. My brother is in the diamond business. Several years go he flew to Israel on more than one occasion. The first two times he was interrogated for more than an hour in a room with rapid fire questions on the premise they would trip him up if he was a terrorist. Eventually his business contacts wrote a letter that he produced to El Al security who let him pass after a 10 minute interview.
34 posted on 12/08/2009 4:27:39 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: RDTF

That’s 40,000 federal employees, the TSA.


35 posted on 12/08/2009 4:28:10 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: Star Traveler

LOL. I knew John Young would have a copy! Thanks for posting the link!


36 posted on 12/08/2009 4:40:49 PM PST by zeugma (Proofread a page a day: http://www.pgdp.net/)
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To: FrPR

I’ve read that El-Al does their security work almost entirely with psychology and the careful observation of deviation from normal human behavior. This is basically impossible to beat technologically.


37 posted on 12/08/2009 4:40:59 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: dfwgator

Every time I see that picture I want to [DELETED] a whole bunch of [DELETED] [DELETED].


38 posted on 12/08/2009 4:43:16 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: RDTF

Must have been posted by someone kin to Desiree Rogers....


39 posted on 12/08/2009 4:48:21 PM PST by cranked
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To: RDTF

Whatever...

This is an historic moment......

The wicked and evil United States be damned.....

A Muslim is running the show....

Sit down and STFU!!!!

This is the attitude of the present day govenment and press...

I see no way to accomplish civilized change, without a massive revolution!!!


40 posted on 12/08/2009 4:48:28 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: jimtorr
"and there are always TSA uniforms standing around doing nothing."

In stark contrast to all other federal jobs..."

41 posted on 12/08/2009 4:51:08 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: RDTF

SENSITIVE SECURITY INFORMATION
WARNING: THIS RECORD CONTAINS SENSITIVE SECURITY INFORMATION THAT IS CONTROLLED UNDER 49 CFR PARTS 15 AND 1520.
NO PART OF THIS RECORD MAY BE DISCLOSED TO PERSONS WITHOUT A “NEED TO KNOW,” AS DEFINED IN 49 CFR PARTS 15 AND
1520, EXCEPT WITH THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION OR
THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION. UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE MAY RESULT IN CIVIL PENALTIES OR OTHER ACTION. FOR
U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, PUBLIC DISCLOSURE GOVERNED BY 5 U.S.C. 552 AND 49 CFR PARTS 15 AND 1520.


42 posted on 12/08/2009 4:51:57 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Star Traveler

Why thank you very much. You are a scholar and a gentleman.


43 posted on 12/08/2009 4:52:39 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: RDTF

Don’t worry, they’ll do better with your health care.


44 posted on 12/08/2009 4:55:27 PM PST by americanophile ("For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.")
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To: Moe Tzadik

4.1. DIPLOMATIC POUCHES

A. Diplomatic pouches are exempt from any form of screening. A diplomatic pouch can be a bag, pouch, or
container holding diplomatic correspondence, documents, or articles. Although an individual
transporting a diplomatic pouch may have diplomatic immunity, that individual and his or her nondiplomatic
accessible property and checked baggage must undergo screening and all alarms must be
resolved.

B. The diplomatic pouch must have visible external markings in English that state “Diplomatic Pouch” or
“Diplomatic Bag”. The pouch must bear an official seal of the sending government or international
organization. For example, a seal could be a lead seal attached to a tie that closes the pouch, a printed
seal on the fabric of the pouch, or an ink seal impressed on a detachable tag. The pouch must be
addressed to an office of the government or international organization whose seal the pouch bears. For
unaccompanied pouches tendered as checked baggage, a detachable certificate will be affixed to the
outside of the pouch that describes the pouch and certifies the contents as diplomatic materials. The
Department of State (DOS) encourages diplomatic couriers to notify the aircraft operator that they are
carrying a diplomatic pouch.

C. When a diplomatic pouch is presented by a diplomatic courier to TSA at a screening checkpoint or
screening location, the STSO must check that the diplomatic courier is carrying an official or diplomatic
passport and a courier document or letter on their person for identification. A courier letter must be on
appropriate letterhead stationary and must bear a seal of the sending state, embassy, consulate, or
international organization. The courier letter must be signed by the relevant Ambassador or Chief of
Mission serving in the United States. The courier document must clearly identify the bearer and his or
her status as a diplomatic courier and must contain information sufficient to identify the pouch(es), to
include the number of pouches being escorted.


45 posted on 12/08/2009 4:55:40 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: RDTF

Color me shocked the gubermint is irresponsible with our security.


46 posted on 12/08/2009 4:56:15 PM PST by JenB987
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To: gathersnomoss
You were saying ...

Why thank you very much. You are a scholar and a gentleman.

Thanks... I figure "Why should the terrorists be the only ones who know? We Americans should know, too." :-)

47 posted on 12/08/2009 4:56:30 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

EPA Declares Carbon Dioxide Dangerous; Tiahrt Says Airbus Budgets for Bribery
HumanEvents.com | 12/8/2009 | Connie Hair
Posted on 12/08/2009 3:43:32 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2403264/posts


48 posted on 12/08/2009 4:57:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Rome2000

It just goes to show you that a whole bunch of words like that are worth nothing, once it gets on the Internet... :-)


49 posted on 12/08/2009 4:57:13 PM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

>>That’s 40,000 federal employees, the TSA.<<

Actually. . . .

“That’s 40,000 democrat federal employees, the TSA.”

Fixed it. . .

;-)


50 posted on 12/08/2009 5:37:56 PM PST by Hulka
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