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In May, I reported on “What Happened on AA Flight 1561.” We should make this a series. Here’s a new one developing… What happened on United Airlines Flight 944? A nutball aboard a flight from Chicago to Germany violates airline security rules and locks himself in the bathroom when passengers are supposed to be seated. […]
**Written by Doug Powers Six year old girls? Check. 95-year-old wheelchair-bound women in adult diapers? Check. Nigerian men with no ID carrying multiple expired boarding passes not in their own names? Ch… wait, where’d he go? CBS New York: CBS News has confirmed that authorities are looking into a shocking security breach that took place […]
Photo taken by passenger Andrew Wai What Happened on AA Flight 1561 by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 If you listen to the passengers and crew who flew on American Airlines Flight 1561 last weekend, there’s no doubt about what happened on their harrowing trip: A Yemeni man shrieking “Allahu akbar!” at the top […]
Sudden Jihad Syndrome.
TSA follies: See SPOT fail by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 Air traffic controllers have been catching a lot of grief for sleeping on the job lately. But do you know what Transportation Security Administration officials have been doing — or rather, not doing — lately? A federal watchdog revealed this week that TSA’s […]
**Written by Doug Powers We won’t know the final fate of the pilot until James Clapper is clapped-on and alerted to this story at some point next week so he can assist Janet Napolitano in deciding what to do, but from the looks of it, the TSA should be hiring this guy as a consultant […]
**Written by Doug Powers No more calls please — we have a winner! Erick Erickson at Red State relays a story from somebody returning to the US from Afghanistan on a military charter not long ago that might prompt Zucker & Abrahams to sue the TSA for copyright infringement. Read it here and then come […]
Don’t squeeze the J-Nap.
**Written by Doug Powers This morning, Bob Schieffer had Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Face the Nation to discuss invasive airport security screenings that are starting to turn off just about any air traveler who doesn’t show up to the airport wearing a leather hood and a ball gag. When I heard Schieffer ask […]
Photoshop credit: Another Black Conservative Readers know I’ve been one of DHS Secretary Janet Clownitano’s most vocal critics — dating back to 2006, when she supported a disgraceful 9/11 memorial in Arizona poisoned by left-wing radicalism, through 2008, when the shamnesty wolf in enforcement clothing was tapped by Obama to head DHS, and, of course, […]
I noted the growing brouhaha over TSA’s new, invasive security procedures at the airport compared to the agency’s lackadaisical treatment of illegal alien pilots: Hands-off for law-breakers, hands-all-over for everyone else. The old joke about TSA used to be that it stood for “Thousands standing around.” Now TSA stands for “Touching sensitive areas.” Or, to […]
The San Diego News Network reports that TSA allowed a phony U.S. marshal to log in at San Diego’s international airport with bogus ID, escort a “prisoner” through security, and leave the facility no questions asked: A Hemet man who passed himself off as a U.S. Marshal was able to enter the international airport in […]
Well, this should make you feel nice and comfortable when you fly: News 8 has recently revealed serious flaws in the way the FAA licenses mechanics who fix planes. There is evidence of years of problems in testing these mechanics. There is also evidence that hundreds of mechanics with questionable licenses are working on aircraft […]
Homeland insecurity alert.
Look, I’m fine with just taking my shoes off, okay?
Piercing. (Photo source.)
Homeland insecurity alert.
Remember Andrew Speaker? He’s the TB-infected American who was able to slip through several airline security layers and fly around the globe despite being on a no-fly list in May. There were several other TB/security incidents this year that have fallen down the memory hole. Looks like we still haven’t learned anything (via SJMercNews): A […]
Terrible Stupidity Abounds.
Honor guard ordeal.
Several MSM outlets got a hold of a joint FBI-DHS homeland security bulletin warning of potential shoe bomb attacks. ABC News: Following the seizure in Europe of hollowed-out shoes containing blasting caps, U.S. authorities have been told to be on the lookout for thick-soled shoes that could be used to conceal explosives, as infamously was […]