Skip to comments.Unredacted TSA Manual Leaked Online
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 ...
YOUR medical records are next.
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.
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.
They’ll do anything to distract from the ClimateGate emails, won’t they!?! ;-P
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.
“Trust us, we’re compitant. We’re you’re govermint ni action. Not to wory.”
Well, you admit you’re red haired. That’s it right there.
What are the odds somebody gets fired over this ?
i think i would search all red-headed grandmas who are only 11 years old!
Only problem is many here won’t get it. Sad to say.
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.
If CBS is so concerned, why does the article have a link to download the pdf file?
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.
Well—it’s hard to admit to being anything but what I am—LOL!
TSA employees can read??
Wow! 93 pages to discuss how to manage the lunch schedule for TSA staff. That’s impressive.
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!
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."
Bruce Schneier is going to have a field day with this. Now we’ll see how much of this is “Security Theater” rather than actual security.
“I’m a small red headed grandma”
That’s it! It’s the red hair. Everyone knows when there’s trouble it’s the red headed kid who’s at fault.
(I was a natural red head...flamingred... and yes, WAS...sigh. For some reason, in my day, red heads got blamed for everything.)
> Maybe one day I will find that manual online,
The MSM has heard you and, as a matter of Patriotic Duty, has made your search for the Manual easy.
All you need do is go to the article, where they provide you a handy link to the Unredacted Manual itself. It is a zip file and you can download a copy for your very own — and then satisfy yourself as to the reason why they keep checking you.
I downloaded a copy for my very own — if the Bad Guys are going to have access to this information, then I certainly want it, too.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the MSM instead had quietly and patriotically noted the manual’s availability online and quietly alerted the TSA and the FBI, saying nothing that could give additional aid and comfort to the Enemy?
I guess that’s expecting a bit much tho, ay.
It's the government - that's how things are done. The government assumes that like Senators and representatives, the general public is too stupid to empty water out of a boot with instructions on the heel so they write up these excessive procedures on how to do so, with the requirement that you read and remember those procedures prior to your boot-dumping mission.
Thanks! I hadn’t bothered to go there and read the entire article—thought I’d read enough with just the excerpt.....
Yes, but is your hair REALLY red, or are you traveling under false pretenses?
No, it's posted on cryptome.org, the cat is so far out of the bag there isn't any point in whacking CBS over this.
Security through obscurity isn't actually security, anyway.
I'll bet they don't feel the same about this leak - one that endangers all Americans. Nope, they'll be screaming this one from all their newscasts - front pages, and web sites. It's telling - think about it.
> Security through obscurity isn’t actually security, anyway.
Agreed, tho’ on that basis we might as well toss out all PINs, passwords and pass-phrases because they rely upon obscurity in order to function.
Can you explain that?
My take is CBS loves the lying "scientists" and hates the FBI and CIA and all the men and women who protect us.
That is funny! I also am a redhead and have been pulled over way too many times, to be just coincidental.
Gotta be the hair!
I was born a redhead, and it looks like I will die a redhead, as my hair is still almost the same color as when I was born. I don’t know why that is—it just is.
I don’t think I would ever have the patience to try to put hair color in my hair. It just wouldn’t be my “thing”—LOL!
TSA Screening Manual (zip file) from Cryptome website
From WikiLeaks (PDF file on web page)
**red headed grandma of 11 who truly shows her age**
That Explains it ... you are “ANTI-PROFILING INSURANCE”
When the WHINING MUZZIE goes off about being “PROFILED”.. TSA says NO ... we just checked the old Red haired GRANNY!!
Plus you’re too polite to FLATTEN the TSA AGENT with a RIGHT CROSS followed by an UPPERCUT,
Behold the LORD HIGH EXECUTIONER!!!
List was on a scroll ...by the end of the song.. the “List” went across the stage 3 times!!!
as I went along... ERASING NAMES.
**Trust us, were compitant.**
Watch it ... typing like that may get you ...PROMOTED!
> Behold the LORD HIGH EXECUTIONER!!!
Guess The New York Obama Times won't be publishing any of this or providing a full download like CBS News, hey?
Funny thing though, I can't find the download for the raw Climategate file on CBS News. Guess the Climategate data doesn't harm national security enough for CBS News to waste precious bandwidth on.
Paraphrasing Forrest Gump regarding Janet Napolitano, “You knew she was an idjut when you put her in charge, so what’d you expect?”
They probably pull you—and other elderly, innocent travelers—out of line regularly to balance out the statistics and show that they’re being “fair” in their searches.
The difference is in the degree of dissemination. The pin/password/passphrase is limited to you and the secured instrument. The document is intended for a limited group and is now posted on the internet, so it really makes no difference to the security of the information if we studiously avert our gaze, somebody/something is going to see it anyway. Practically, there is no obscurity.
Because CBS is part of the Communist Broadcast System. It is their duty to educate the ones who hate America and its free enterprise system.
Well, obviously there's plenty of other patently true reasons to knock CBS. But CBS is not the origin of that file - it's cryptome - so the post was inaccurate. It's distracting to post a false canard, there's no reason for it, and therefore I'm defending the quality of Free Republic, which is an honorable duty and in no way conveys any respect to CBS. It's just a matter of self-respect.
Same with the blue dress and Dan Rather&Mapes screwing the journalistic ethics.
They CARED about Bush "maybe" driving drunk - didn't care when Kennedy killed a young women when driving drunk. CBS covered the Pentagon papers - and every major military scandal up to and including foreign prisons for Muslims. They give a quick pass to any dem scandals - from money in freezers to pols on the take in New Orleans.
Rush just posited the possibility that Tiger was a conservative BASED ON the fact that the suck up networks are going after him. Dems get passes for any sexual perversions - look at the czars. Teach children to "fist" - no problem - no story.
Look at Larry Flynt - whispers he molested his own daughter - but he's a dem hero and the MSM doesn't touch him... ( no creepy pun intended). Look how they handled researchers lying about the link between cancer and smoking. The MSM loved that leaker.
Switch it to leakers on the global warming scam and they hush up - they don't like the leakers, put a lid on it. IN short they cover anything that hurts Republicans and anything that helps dems.
I just found it odd since the document clearly has the following markings and would think that CBS has violated the law (i.e. 5 U.S.C. 552 AND 49 CFR) by linking to the document even though the file is on the internet...
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.