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Unredacted TSA Manual Leaked Online
CBS ^ | 12/9/2009 | Staff

Posted on 12/09/2009 5:38:48 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

It was a security breach and a big embarrassment for the Transportation Security Administration. A secret manual that tells airport screeners around the country how to do their jobs somehow wound up on line for all the world to see.

It detailed who should be screened, how often bags are checked for explosives, how to deal with CIA agents traveling with high-value intelligence assets - even provided images of various special identification cards, as CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports.

The breach reveals some of the government's most sensitive aviation security secrets. A 93-page manual prepared for federal airport screeners shows samples of law enforcement and official credentials - federal air marshals, CIA officers, and members of Congress - IDs which criminals or terrorists could copy.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


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Govt in action!
1 posted on 12/09/2009 5:38:50 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

YOUR medical records are next.


2 posted on 12/09/2009 5:47:50 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What are they so Embarassed about??? just another 2000 page PC Manual ... the whole thing only says... LET the Muzzy thru so they don’t SUE US... EFF the White GRANDMA...

the page missing is ... NO, that is not a TOXIC BOMB... it is a Dirty diaper for making them WAIT IN LINE for 2 weeks.


3 posted on 12/09/2009 5:50:43 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Its this administrations way of saying we are in charge and this Bush stuff didn’t work. Every day we see how imature Obumer and his rats are. They are taking us down the wrong path.

How I miss George Bush and John Ashcroft. This would have never happened on their watch.


4 posted on 12/09/2009 5:51:18 AM PST by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

They’ll do anything to distract from the ClimateGate emails, won’t they!?! ;-P


5 posted on 12/09/2009 5:55:03 AM PST by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: gwilhelm56
Maybe one day I will find that manual online, and at last find out why I was pulled aside EVERY time I tried to board a plane after 9/11. In fact, I finally quit flying altogether if possible. I'm loving traveling cross country by car these days.

I'm a small red headed grandma of 11 who truly shows her age. What it is about me that arouses suspicion at airports is certainly beyond my ken.

6 posted on 12/09/2009 5:55:31 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Trust us, we’re compitant. We’re you’re govermint ni action. Not to wory.”


7 posted on 12/09/2009 5:59:18 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: basil

Well, you admit you’re red haired. That’s it right there.


8 posted on 12/09/2009 6:00:12 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

PING


9 posted on 12/09/2009 6:00:39 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

What are the odds somebody gets fired over this ?


10 posted on 12/09/2009 6:08:40 AM PST by maine yankee
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To: basil

i think i would search all red-headed grandmas who are only 11 years old!


11 posted on 12/09/2009 6:09:28 AM PST by fatrat (extremely extreme right-wing radicalized veteran)
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To: Travis McGee

LOL!

Only problem is many here won’t get it. Sad to say.


12 posted on 12/09/2009 6:11:23 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Red in Blue PA
This will only be a funny story if you are a Southwest Airlines flier.

Back in the day, Southwest used to line up people in boarding groups. Within the groups it was first come, first served. People would line up sometimes an hour early to be in the first part of their group. Of course, being the first in “A” group was the most desirable since you virtually had your pick of the entire aircraft.

A couple of years after 9/11, the TSA began this “random” screening process. This was how “random” it was: the first person in group A, would be pulled aside when loading began and have their person and bags gone through. No one, especially a terrorist could possibly have figured out the pattern.

I vividly remember milling around at a Southwest gate, with groups B and C filled with 20 to 30 people. Group A would be totally vacant. As soon as some poor unknowing person took spot 1, suddenly 20 - 30 other Group A boarding pass holders would now rush into place.

After a year or so of this madness, I guess even the TSA figured out that there were pygmies in the darkest forest of Borneo that knew exactly what was going on.

If the accidentally published manual contains more ideas like that, the terrorist already know it all. And they are laughing.

13 posted on 12/09/2009 6:12:39 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Red in Blue PA

If CBS is so concerned, why does the article have a link to download the pdf file?


14 posted on 12/09/2009 6:17:01 AM PST by luckybogey
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Oh phenomenal. I hope this won’t cause me extra headaches. But without saying too much, the statement is correct, many of the procedures they list there have been updated.

As for people complaining about random searches, I can’t speak to any other airport than mine, but our searches truly are random. Anything else would create some predictability for terrorists to capitalize on...even not searching 80-year-old grandmas.


15 posted on 12/09/2009 6:21:48 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (My country, right or wrong. But BOY...!)
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To: Travis McGee

Well—it’s hard to admit to being anything but what I am—LOL!


16 posted on 12/09/2009 6:29:25 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: I cannot think of a name
This will only be a funny story if you are a Southwest Airlines flier.
My job required a lot of flying for many years, but never on "SouthWorst." Nevertheless, I heard the stories and was glad I never had to use them.
A few years ago the TV show Airline popped up and I was aghast. Granted, they show "worst cases" for drama, but in all my years of flying I never saw enough to film even one show.
17 posted on 12/09/2009 6:30:49 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Red in Blue PA

TSA employees can read??


18 posted on 12/09/2009 6:40:24 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wow! 93 pages to discuss how to manage the lunch schedule for TSA staff. That’s impressive.


19 posted on 12/09/2009 6:40:32 AM PST by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: maine yankee
> What are the odds somebody gets fired over this ?

I would bet on it. Obama will find a sacrificial lamb, for sure. Just like the Lord High Executioner in "The Mikado":

"As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,
I've got a little list — I've got a little list
Of society offenders who might well be underground,
And who never would be missed — who never would be missed!
There's the pestilential nuisances who write for autographs —
All people who have flabby hands and irritating laughs —
All children who are up in dates, and floor you with 'em flat —
All persons who in shaking hands, shake hands with you like that —
And all third persons who on spoiling tête-á-têtes insist —
They'd none of 'em be missed — they'd none of 'em be missed!

CHORUS

He's got 'em on the list — he's got 'em on the list;
And they'll none of 'em be missed — they'll none of 'em be missed."

20 posted on 12/09/2009 6:40:44 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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