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TSA POd over plug outrage
NYP ^ | 25 June 2012 | C.J. SULLIVAN, PHILIP MESSING and JOSH MARGOLIN

Posted on 06/25/2012 6:28:19 PM PDT by smokingfrog

Now they’re electrified.

One day after a dim-bulb worker caused chaos at JFK Airport by failing to notice a metal detector was unplugged, the TSA cracked down on its security screeners at the international aviation hub yesterday.

“The supervisors are not happy,” one screener told The Post.

“They’re coming by double- and triple-checking us.”

The screener also said red-faced bosses were “blaming everything” on TSA agent Alija Abdul Majed, whose alleged bungling caused the stunning lapse in security.

Terminal 7 was evacuated and two planes were called back from the runway after the metal detector was found to have been unplugged. Hundreds of passengers had to be rechecked, causing hours of delays.

Meanwhile, at La Guardia Airport yesterday, an X-ray machine malfunctioned when the electrical socket it was plugged into burst into flames.

About 600 people had to be evacuated from Terminal C while the smoke cleared, officials said.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: metaldetector; tsa; tsaincompetent
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Alija Abdul Majed
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1 posted on 06/25/2012 6:28:31 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

“Alija Abdul Majed, whose alleged bungling....”

“Our employees”, this guy’s bosses, are stupid beyond belief.


2 posted on 06/25/2012 6:30:37 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: smokingfrog
TSA agent Alija Abdul Majed...

Is this "THE" Alija Abdul Majed... the one known as Alija Abdul "ALLAH AKBAR" Majed?

3 posted on 06/25/2012 6:32:10 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: smokingfrog

“TSA agent Alija Abdul Majed”

I’m not gonna say it.... I’ll just get in trouble.


4 posted on 06/25/2012 6:34:30 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: smokingfrog

THANKS GWB, for creating this bureau of bumbling brownshirts, AND their fascist parent organization, der Department und Homeland Security, SIEG HEIL! (everybody click your boots)


5 posted on 06/25/2012 6:35:38 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: smokingfrog
Testing, testing.....

5,4,3,2,1,....

6 posted on 06/25/2012 6:35:47 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: smokingfrog
Why is someone named black slave of satanallah working security?

Why do we have a pResident without any valid ID?

iSlime has got to GO!

7 posted on 06/25/2012 6:40:39 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: smokingfrog

Can’t make this shit up.


8 posted on 06/25/2012 6:41:46 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: C210N

Unplugged, huh?

I smell a rat. Or, perhaps a ferret.


9 posted on 06/25/2012 6:43:17 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: smokingfrog

The only question is, was this a dry run, or did they just catch the “bungling” in time to foil Majed’s terrorist co-conspirators’ operation?


10 posted on 06/25/2012 6:43:35 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: C210N

Keep moving along....nothing to see here....no need for profiling....Alija Abdul Majed....he’s as trustworthy as George Washington....move along.

What? Why would it just happen to be him that left the it unplugged?.....move along....nothing to hear here.


11 posted on 06/25/2012 6:45:42 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Durus

Further proof that the democrats and their little barry bastard commie mooselimb do not believe Islam is the enemy and American citizens ARE. And ya know what, I’m beginning to agree with one of those points and it ain’t a pass for Is Slime.


12 posted on 06/25/2012 6:45:55 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: smokingfrog
Hundreds of passengers had to be rechecked, causing hours of delays.

I hope they also searched every nook and cranny in the secure area where the contraband can be stashed for later retrieval. That could be under floor tiles, above ceiling's acoustic tiles, behind wall panels, inside of air ducts, in every commercial store, in every food place, and in many other locations.

If they haven't done that then they just wasted everyone's time and the terminal is still insecure.

13 posted on 06/25/2012 6:47:54 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: smokingfrog

Alija Abdul Majed? Pardon me for profiling, but I suspect that he may have been conducting a dry run.


14 posted on 06/25/2012 6:48:09 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (An Appeal to Heaven)
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To: smokingfrog

“TSA agent Alija Abdul Majed”

A name that instills confidence that our government considers protection of its citizens first and foremost.

/s


15 posted on 06/25/2012 6:49:45 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: smokingfrog
TSA agent Alija Abdul Majed

Sigh. A GENUINE terrorist right under their noses, successfully causes chaos, and the best they can do is huff & puff, and call him an inept bungler.

Yes; TERRORIST: chaos is as good as a lethal attack, thanks to the ripples. Oh, SHAME on me! Ascribing evil motives to the poor, mortified and humiliated Achmed Alija.

Hundreds of passengers had to be rechecked, causing hours of delays. causing missed flights/connections/events; increases frustration levels of all parites involved; provokes repressive reactions from higher-ups; costs the airlines money...and Majid gets reprimands, and the ability to pull another stunt.

16 posted on 06/25/2012 6:53:15 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: smokingfrog

What difference does it make if they are plugged in or not, as long as people think they are plugged in. The entire TSA is a 8.5 billion dollar a year attempt at creating the perception of security. A colossal waste of time and money.


17 posted on 06/25/2012 6:53:45 PM PDT by Red6
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To: smokingfrog
how is it possible to NOT see the lights on the machine are NOT on???

union scum will prolly get a promotion...

18 posted on 06/25/2012 6:54:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: smokingfrog

Well, with a name like Alija Abdul Majed, I think we can safely assume:

1. The TSA agent involved is Amish, and
2. Said agent was witnessing his faith by avoiding the use of modern conveniences, in particular, electrical power.

All perfectly OK.


19 posted on 06/25/2012 6:54:52 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: smokingfrog

Is this TSA agent, Alija Abdul Majed, an American citizen?


20 posted on 06/25/2012 6:55:00 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Paladin2

You got it right, Paladin2


21 posted on 06/25/2012 7:00:22 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: smokingfrog
It is clear that terrorists and Islam are in charge,
and there is not one (1) real American ADULT in the US Congress.


"Army Major (Hasan) Played Role in Presidential (Obama) Transition"

22 posted on 06/25/2012 7:07:09 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dinah Lord

Now we need a TSASA.


23 posted on 06/25/2012 7:16:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: smokingfrog

“TSA agent Alija Abdul Majed.”

Un-freaking believable. Political correctness gone mad. One of our muslim enemies supposedly protecting us from our muslim enemies. They may be goat-loving, 7th century retards, but they are still smarter than us. How the muslims must laugh at our politically correct stupidity.


24 posted on 06/25/2012 7:22:56 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Chode
"how is it possible to NOT see the lights on the machine are NOT on???"

Exactly . . . and further its just not ONE person who failed.

Minimum of 3 people per station plus floor supervisor. In the time span (2 planes loaded and called back from runway) certainly 50 to 100 people passed. (unsure how many stations open) And not one agent NOTICED that NO one was setting off alarm.

What we have here folks is more than a failure of someone forgetting to plug a machine in. We have complete and total failure of training and staff members with no mind. And that incompetence starts at the top!

25 posted on 06/25/2012 7:28:45 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: smokingfrog

Face palm.


26 posted on 06/25/2012 7:29:50 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: Boogieman
"The only question is, was this a dry run, or did they just catch the “bungling” in time to foil Majed’s terrorist co-conspirators’ operation? "

IMHO, clearly a successful test. Just like the hundreds of other little tests they have been running for several years.

The icing on the cake will be how high this raghead gets promoted in TSA as a result.

27 posted on 06/25/2012 7:30:39 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: smokingfrog

Unbelievable, the “Alija Abdul” part especially. Sham agency to keep the white U.S. citizen-peasants in line.


28 posted on 06/25/2012 7:40:06 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: smokingfrog

It’s a GOOD thing it was unplugged. That way, no fellow mujahids were inconvenienced or had their feelings hurt.


29 posted on 06/25/2012 7:44:07 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: saywhatagain
it comes from not having consequences for your actions...
30 posted on 06/25/2012 7:49:19 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: smokingfrog

I hope Alija Abdul Majed is not an angry Mets fan.


31 posted on 06/25/2012 7:50:13 PM PDT by isom35
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To: smokingfrog

The muzzie name is no surprise - Dallas has them in headscarfs. What is surprising is the use of metal detectors. All of my recent US flights have involved getting dosed with radiation. New York needs to get with the program.


32 posted on 06/25/2012 8:24:54 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: smokingfrog
And how do we know Alija Abdul Majed did not unplug the machine that caused all the distress INTENTIONALLY? No, that could never happen with any of our scrupulously honest and efficient and friendly TSA agents.
33 posted on 06/25/2012 8:37:32 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: mkjessup
Sorry mkjessup, but with a name like Alija Abdul Majed,bumbling is not the word I would chose to describe the event.
34 posted on 06/25/2012 8:40:32 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: smokingfrog

TSA agents named Abdul. Is this a joke?


35 posted on 06/25/2012 8:42:48 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27")
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To: smokingfrog

“Alija Abdul Majed”

uh hello this Arab Islamist unplugged the thing on purpose


36 posted on 06/25/2012 8:53:27 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: C210N
Is this "THE" Alija Abdul Majed... the one known as Alija Abdul "ALLAH AKBAR" Majed?

The very one!!! Why? Are you related?

37 posted on 06/25/2012 9:36:45 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: The Antiyuppie
Every electronic device in the house, even the surge protectors, have a green or red power light.

How much did we Taxpayers pay for these X-Ray machines again?

38 posted on 06/25/2012 9:43:09 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I always “opt out” so as to get the free TSA “massage”. Also, it seems to irritate the TSA types that someone would have the nerve to inconvenience them. I’m not sure my smile and smirk help at cetrtain junctions of the experience.


39 posted on 06/25/2012 9:56:33 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I always “opt out” so as to get the free TSA “massage”. Also, it seems to irritate the TSA types that someone would have the nerve to inconvenience them. I’m not sure my smile and smirk help at certain junctions of the experience.


40 posted on 06/25/2012 9:57:03 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: mkjessup

Yep, just another fine permanent liberal institution GW “Baby” Bush gave us. What a freaking embarrassment. With conservatives like Baby Bush, who needs socialists?


41 posted on 06/25/2012 10:14:26 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: smokingfrog

TSA agent Alija Abdul Majed? Oh yeah, was just a simple mistake. /S


42 posted on 06/25/2012 10:50:26 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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To: hal ogen
Re: opting out.
Good idea. Besides a bunch of the other problems with the scanners, alluded to in this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2635090/posts

there's the fact that maintenance / calibration procedures are so poor that one of the machines caught on fire at LaGuardia this weekend.

I mean, really ... even if the machines were designed to be safe, how confident could anyone be that they are operated within safe parameters? This question is valid for the X ray and the microwave machines, of course.


43 posted on 06/25/2012 11:20:13 PM PDT by Jubal Harshaw
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To: smokingfrog

They are incompetents, morons and perverts..


44 posted on 06/25/2012 11:50:23 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: smokingfrog

This is such a farce - if it wasn’t a dry run. TSA as well as the airlines should be required to compensate all passengers for inconvenience and time lost. Professional people who fly, as opposed to TSA personnel, have meetings and agendas and require a dependable ETA.


45 posted on 06/25/2012 11:51:16 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa 61)
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To: Red6
The entire TSA is a 8.5 billion dollar a year attempt at creating the perception of security. A colossal waste of time and money.

Kabuki theater security, strictly for show.

46 posted on 06/26/2012 12:43:31 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan
Kabuki theater security, strictly for show.

Nailed it. The cynicism of the thing is simply breathtaking.

47 posted on 06/26/2012 12:59:48 AM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: Boogieman

Dry run and he had to have conspirators. Those machines at minimum have 2 people operating them. One directs and the other stops if the machine beeps. It beeps at least 1/10 of the time. That they missed this through 200+ passengers is unbelievable.


48 posted on 06/26/2012 3:40:00 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Rebelbase

In the 30’s in prewar Germany, there were a number of indications of the Nazi takeover of the Germany.

Yet, most Germans ignored them.

Are we any different?


49 posted on 06/26/2012 11:11:31 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Rummyfan
After anything happens “action” needs to be shown may that be within the DoD, by an administration in power, etc. American politicians and bureaucrats aren't great at solving anything, they simply create new bureaucracies and buy some new gizmo toy that allegedly will fix the problem. For every problem in America there is a convenient colored pill that for a small fee claims to fix the problem.

The TSA creates the “feeling” of security, but in reality provides little to this end. A colossal waste of time and money the bad guys will simply find another high value target that is soft. Maybe a train or subway (Cyanide gas attack as in Japan or bombings in Madrid), blowing up a school as in Beslan, targeting buses as in London or Israel... It is impossible to protect everything valuable or vulnerable and at best the TSA will only push the threat elsewhere (assuming they are effective).

The real issue is radical Islam which today no one wants to mention anymore. America's patience is short and as soon as the average American realizes there is a cost associated with it, they will pull the plug. It's all about “feeling good” and when the ugly pictures come rolling in, it's only a matter of time before America's tone changes. America dos not forgive, it forgets and for a buck is willing to do business with those that want to kill us. We are not addressing the real issue and the clock is ticking until the next attack. I wonder what the MSM will say then? How long will America stay the course? Not long, and that's ultimately our undoing. Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq, Taiwan... we have proven to be fair weather allies that have no long term commitment nor are we consistent or even based on any principal, despite how we want to portray ourselves. Maybe the draft dodger Silvester Stalone can make another Rambo movie where we win, despite losing. We Americans are “incapable” of confronting the real issues. Our political process, a lack of a common vision or identity among our people, globalization and the growth of new emerging economies in China, India, Brazil combined with the fracture of an alliance that is useless in dealing with the current threats (NATO), an American people that is fat, lazy, ignorant and apathetic (this isn't the Greatest Generation today) is not something that makes us able to deal with the current threats. We're more worried about gays in the military than we are winning a war or even identifying what the threat is. We are unwilling to even call it what it is. For a time we came out swinging, killing bad guys in Iraq, Afghanistan, Philippines, Yemen... but that is coming to an end while in reality the ideology that wants to destroy us is still there. The death of OBL was the culmination and in reality the symbolic finale for us, like our bogus treaty in Vietnam where we declared victory, left and watched this country implode, while our enemies the Soviets moved in, we today declare our victory with the death of OBL and wind down a GWOT which we have renamed because it didn't “feel good.”

50 posted on 06/26/2012 7:35:40 PM PDT by Red6
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