Skip to comments.Sensitive air security doc posted in error on Net
Posted on 12/09/2009 9:41:12 AM PST by JustPiper
WASHINGTON The federal government improperly posted an internal guide to its airport passenger screening procedures on the Internet in a way that could offer insight into how to sidestep security.
The document outlines who is exempt from certain additional screening measures, including members of the U.S. armed forces, governors and lieutenant governors, the mayor of Washington, D.C., and their immediate families.
It offers examples of identification documents that screeners accept, including congressional, federal air marshal and CIA ID cards; and it explains that diplomatic pouches and certain foreign dignitaries with law enforcement escorts are not subjected to any screening at all. It said certain methods of verifying identification documents aren't used on all travelers during peak travel crushes...
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Why don’t we just get it over with, and hand over everything we have to the Taliban?
And they want our medical records too. Wait till they post them on the net.
I believe this stuff has to be deliberate.
IMHO, it is pretty boring read.
I hear ya.This is strange.
See, YOU get it! TM gets it! This will be ate up by terrorists
No doubt. But that may be a good thing showing how lax they are
I think I found the docs. it is now 404ed forbidden.It took me 6 whole secongs doing a google search od TSA Screening Manuel.
It says it was published 12 minutes ago.
I would think they could track who posted it.
But NOT Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, or Jordan?
Well, it revealed that people with a cast, in wheelchairs, in military uniform, etc all, are NOT screened. Don’t you find that alarming?
TSA = totally stupid agency
The TSA experts must be training the Iraqis on how to man checkpoints to avoid car bombs too.
I heard it’s all over the net & I knew a Freeper would have a link. But thats so typical how a story disappears when it comes to outing the government. At TM stories disappeared all the time
But NOT Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, or Jordan? Hmmmm....
Plus: Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, the entire African sub-continent, Pakistan, Indonesia?
Hahaha too true
That it was deliberate was my first thought, too.
>This is simply incompetency. If a person working for a private company did something like this they would be fired.
>I believe this stuff has to be deliberate.
I saw it said somewhere that “Incompetence, sufficiently advanced, is indistinguishable from malice.”
Type TSA Screening Manuel into google.
Oh, I doubt it. Someone malicious would steal the manual and surreptitiously get it to the enemy without raising any alarm about it. But now, they'll just change things to try to make the old manual useless.
That's the really neat thing about computers... in the old days it took a lot of effort to make a mistake of this magnitude. But nowadays all sorts of devastating screwups are only one tiny keystroke away. :-)
That is always funny every time I see it. Thanks.
Wouldn't want to find his crackpipe.
India is working hard at just that.
I've seen plenty of people in casts and wheelchairs being screened. I think it must have to do with age. If they're under 80, they get a pass. It's those sneaky old people ya gotta watch out for. As for the military uniforms...The average TSA agent wouldn't be able to tell a military uniform from a doorman's jacket.
This is really unbelievable.
TSA, the retarded step-child of DHS.
This could lead to a repeat of 9/11, only it will be 0bama’s fault.
Here’s what bothers me about this story....
....it’s tempting, perhaps even planned as I don my tin foil hat, to toss this off as part of the Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight or gubmint ineptitude.
But go with me on this, we recently had a fellow who was in the U.S. army who was preaching Jihad to army guys, communicating with a known terrorist and who eventually shot and killed twelve people at Fort Hood army base. All right under the nose of the army for God’s sakes!
So what if a Jihad fellow in the Dept of Homeland Security, a department all busy looking out for dangerous tea party attendees by the way, tells his terrorist buddies all over the world...
“hey, no prob Bro? You need info on the U.S. security on airplanes? I’ll just put it up on the TSA web site and if you download this program right here, all of the redacted parts will...poof, show up. Just like magic!
That way I don’t have to get all involved with mailing out stuff and the public will be none the wiser.”
That program and this whole kerfluffle was discovered, by the way, by a BLOGGER!
Wheelchair and scooter cushions, disabled people's footwear that can't be removed, prosthetic devices, casts, braces and orthopedic shoes at certain times may be exempt from screening for explosives.
Have they never heard of Richard Reid, the "shoe bomber?"
Meanwhile, the House Homeland Security committee is busy holding hearings to ensure we are never threatened by WH "party crashers" again.
FWIW, I wouldn't put total faith in FAA either.
Trust me, these are not “old rules”.
The TSA simply adds ammendments to the original rule book whenever they make changes. I have worked with these types of documents before.
Somebody is trying hard to cover this mess up....