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Sensitive air security doc posted in error on Net
Yahoo/AP ^ | 12-8-09 | EILEEN SULLIVAN

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...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airmarshal; bhodhs; insecurity; secrets; securitybreach; tm; tsa
TSA is 'tryin' to say that these secret docs are old rules, unbelievable what is contained in these docs. Looking for a link to a site with this document, please post if you have a link
1 posted on 12/09/2009 9:41:12 AM PST by JustPiper
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To: JustPiper

Why don’t we just get it over with, and hand over everything we have to the Taliban?


2 posted on 12/09/2009 9:43:42 AM PST by Wisconsinlady
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To: JustPiper

And they want our medical records too. Wait till they post them on the net.


3 posted on 12/09/2009 9:47:45 AM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: JustPiper
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.

4 posted on 12/09/2009 9:48:06 AM PST by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: JustPiper
It is available at:

http://cryptome.org/tsa-screening.zip

IMHO, it is pretty boring read.

5 posted on 12/09/2009 9:48:41 AM PST by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

I hear ya.This is strange.

http://www.smartbrief.com/news/aia/industryPR-detail.jsp?id=D6470E6B-A6B5-4785-8730-64408EE1A6F4


6 posted on 12/09/2009 9:49:59 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Wisconsinlady; MamaDearest; Velveeta; Cindy

See, YOU get it! TM gets it! This will be ate up by terrorists


7 posted on 12/09/2009 9:51:48 AM PST by JustPiper (You think about revolution...Well...)
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To: w1andsodidwe
I believe this stuff has to be deliberate

No doubt. But that may be a good thing showing how lax they are

8 posted on 12/09/2009 9:54:03 AM PST by JustPiper (You think about revolution...Well...)
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To: JustPiper

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.


9 posted on 12/09/2009 9:54:45 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: JustPiper
Another obama admin security/F35 "error":
obama security error
10 posted on 12/09/2009 9:57:34 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: JustPiper
_Individuals with a passport from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, Yemen, or Algeria, should be given additional screening unless there are specific instructions not to.

But NOT Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, or Jordan?

Hmmmm....

11 posted on 12/09/2009 10:00:37 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: killjoy

Well, it revealed that people with a cast, in wheelchairs, in military uniform, etc all, are NOT screened. Don’t you find that alarming?


12 posted on 12/09/2009 10:03:12 AM PST by JustPiper (You think about revolution...Well...)
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To: JustPiper

TSA = totally stupid agency

The TSA experts must be training the Iraqis on how to man checkpoints to avoid car bombs too.


13 posted on 12/09/2009 10:03:46 AM PST by RicocheT
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

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


14 posted on 12/09/2009 10:04:49 AM PST by JustPiper (You think about revolution...Well...)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Individuals with a passport from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, Yemen, or Algeria, should be given additional screening unless there are specific instructions not to.

But NOT Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, or Jordan? Hmmmm....

Plus: Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, the entire African sub-continent, Pakistan, Indonesia?

15 posted on 12/09/2009 10:05:00 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
For you -g-

No Treats From Obama

16 posted on 12/09/2009 10:08:01 AM PST by JustPiper (You think about revolution...Well...)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Hahaha too true


17 posted on 12/09/2009 10:08:43 AM PST by JustPiper (You think about revolution...Well...)
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To: w1andsodidwe

That it was deliberate was my first thought, too.


18 posted on 12/09/2009 10:16:48 AM PST by InspectorGadget
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To: JustPiper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2403726/posts


19 posted on 12/09/2009 10:19:22 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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Massive TSA Security Breach As Agency Gives Away Its Secrets Online Posting Reveals a "How To" for Terrorists to Get Through Airport Security

Massive TSA Security Breach As Agency Gives Away Its Secrets

Using Fake Documents to Get a Valid U.S. Passport FR Feed

20 posted on 12/09/2009 10:21:05 AM PST by JustPiper (You think about revolution...Well...)
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To: w1andsodidwe

>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.”


21 posted on 12/09/2009 10:28:21 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: JustPiper

Type TSA Screening Manuel into google.


22 posted on 12/09/2009 10:36:34 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: JustPiper
This is a non-issue. Another security breach that is far more deserving of a thorough investigation is in regards to who it is that egregiously stole those confidential global warming climate change e-mails.


/sarc>

23 posted on 12/09/2009 10:38:10 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: w1andsodidwe
I believe this stuff has to be deliberate.

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. :-)

24 posted on 12/09/2009 10:39:59 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: JustPiper

That is always funny every time I see it. Thanks.


25 posted on 12/09/2009 10:50:05 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: JustPiper

Marvelous.


26 posted on 12/09/2009 10:51:37 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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To: JustPiper; Revolting cat!
The document outlines who is exempt from certain additional screening measures...the mayor of Washington, D.C

Wouldn't want to find his crackpipe.

27 posted on 12/09/2009 11:14:06 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: b4its2late
...they want our medical records too. Wait till they post them on the net.

India is working hard at just that.

28 posted on 12/09/2009 11:36:50 AM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: JustPiper
Well, it revealed that people with a cast, in wheelchairs, in military uniform, etc all, are NOT screened. Don’t you find that alarming?

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.

29 posted on 12/09/2009 12:26:11 PM PST by Eroteme
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To: JustPiper

This is really unbelievable.


30 posted on 12/09/2009 1:09:25 PM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: JustPiper

TSA, the retarded step-child of DHS.


31 posted on 12/09/2009 1:13:52 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: JustPiper

This could lead to a repeat of 9/11, only it will be 0bama’s fault.


32 posted on 12/09/2009 1:43:02 PM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: JustPiper

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!


33 posted on 12/09/2009 2:06:15 PM PST by Fishtalk
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To: JustPiper
TSA = what a joke.

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.

34 posted on 12/09/2009 2:10:44 PM PST by La Enchiladita ("Take your name off the phone:" http://undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=9712_Tiger_Woods_Voice)
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To: JustPiper

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....


35 posted on 12/09/2009 3:01:26 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: JustPiper
Has any one seen the paper? Does it have guideline to search old ladies and women with babies and not to search anyone with dark complexions?
36 posted on 12/09/2009 3:40:28 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Romak 7.62X54MM, AK47 7.62X39MM, LARGO 9X23MM, HAPINESS IS A WARM GUN BANG BANG YEA YEA)
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