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TSA horror story of the week

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 1, 2007 04:53 PM

Honor guard ordeal.

Another shoe bomb alert

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 25, 2007 09:30 PM

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 […]

Syrians acting strangely on an airplane…again

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 25, 2007 02:51 PM

Suspicious behavior.

"Passenger Arrested After Trying to Open Door During Flight" Update: Another incident

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 26, 2007 11:48 AM

“I heard the flight attendant say, ‘Help me!'”

Airline insecurity story of the day

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 7, 2007 11:40 PM

Monkey business.

Blocks of cheese with wires sticking out

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 25, 2007 01:47 AM

Chee-bomber, chee-bomber. Plus: Whither the John Doe amendment?

In the no-spin zone

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 20, 2007 05:40 PM

Friday night Factor.

TSA officials blame passenger for their incompetence

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 18, 2007 09:42 PM

TSA: Thousands Standing Around. Those Silly Asses. Taking Scissors Away.

Miami airport evacuated in bomb scare

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 16, 2007 07:23 AM

On alert. Plus: A first-hand report from a pilot on airline (in)security.

I smell a CAIR lawsuit coming on…

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 12, 2007 08:33 AM

Chertie has chosen to lie in bed with the very people who make a living intimidating and suing vigilant Americans who take homeland security seriously.

TSA and the Sippy Cup Spat

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 18, 2007 04:53 PM

Crying over spilled water.

Document drop: OIG report on the handling of Flight 327

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 29, 2007 06:02 AM

Update: New WashTimes article on the report here. This weekend, dogged Washington Times reporter Audrey Hudson previewed a Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s report on the handling–and mishandling–of Flight 327. Longtime readers will remember this incident as an airline security object lesson on the need for passengers to say something when they see something. […]

Only TSA jokers get to joke

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 2, 2007 11:54 PM

Back in 2003, a teenager was arrested and charged for joking about a bomb in his luggage. In 2004, a British student was arrested and released after making a bomb joke before boarding a flight from Miami to Britain. We are constantly warned not to make light of homeland security while passing through airport checkpoints […]

The fake boarding pass generator

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 27, 2006 10:01 PM

Christopher Soghoian, a PhD student in the School of Informatics at Indiana University Bloomington, created a fake boarding pass generator to expose flaws in airport security. A reader sent this link to the generator, but it looks like it has been taken down. Looks like he could be in big trouble for blowing the whistle. […]

The threat level of jihad

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 10, 2006 02:00 PM

***scroll for updates, including new info from Annie Jacobsen (remember Flight 327?)…who were the ringleaders of Bojinka II (is there a better name? let me know)…here’s the reason for the liquid ban: ABC says the jihadists were going to hide the explosives in sports drink bottles…reports of dry runs…USNews now also reporting details involving hydrogen […]

A random gallery of “lone” shooters

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2006 06:44 PM

***updated…10pm Eastern-new details about Haq via AP – he “forced his way through a security door by holding a gun to a 13-year-old girl’s head”…told 911 dispatcher, “These are Jews and I’m tired of getting pushed around and our people getting pushed around by the situation in the Middle East…”*** ***new photo of Haq via […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  June 29, 2006 11:39 PM

***scroll for updates…university library cancels its NYT subscription!…and the WSJ explains the circumstances that led the newspaper to publish its SWIFT story…read the whole thing…the NYTimes covers the House resolution condemning the paper…*** I mentioned the other day that I’d been hearing buzz about a protest at the New York Times building. It’s coming together […]

9/11-linked pilot on the loose

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 9, 2006 10:46 PM

But don’t worry. He’s been sent to…Saudi Arabia! Great, just great: New Zealand has deported a Yemeni man identified as having direct links with the terrorists involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States who was taking pilot training in the country this year, the government said Saturday. Rayed Mohammed Abdullah Ali […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  January 14, 2006 11:03 AM

Annie Jacobsen investigates. Like this:Like Loading…


By Michelle Malkin  •  September 17, 2005 11:51 PM

***scroll down for an important update*** A number of us in the blogosphere have been catching wind of rumors that a surface-to-air missile was fired at an America West flight originating out of New York. Here’s a post at Little Green Footballs, where many commenters are wisely skeptical but wanting more info. I just got […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  August 14, 2005 03:42 PM

The kill-me-first dress code is dead. It’s good news for air marshals who exposed this reckless bureaucratic idiocy last December. Via the Washington Post: The dress code for federal air marshals has been modified, apparently relegating a fashion spat to the back of the Homeland Security closet. The issue of what the marshals wear when […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  July 26, 2005 09:19 AM

Via AP this morning: A flight from Los Angeles to London was diverted to Boston early Tuesday because three Pakistani passengers were acting suspiciously, but nothing amiss was found and the three were released after questioning, authorities said. United Airlines Flight 934 landed in Boston shortly before 3 a.m., Logan Airport spokesman Phil Orlandella said. […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  July 15, 2005 02:51 PM

You’ve seen some of the news coverage by now of Bassam Khalaf, the self-proclaimed “crazy, suicidal Arabic” rapper fired from his job as a TSA baggage screener. But did you know that he’s not the only Islamist who has been poking through your luggage? Debbie Schlussel has the lowdown on both. Repeat: Political correctness is […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  December 29, 2004 07:29 PM

This story out of Cleveland is disturbing. And it’s not the first report of a laser tracking a commercial plane in American skies. I blogged on Bill Gertz’s report in September about a Delta flight to Salt Lake City, Utah, that was diverted when a laser penetrated the cockpit and reportedly injured the pilot. And […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  December 28, 2004 08:12 AM

The fashion police at the Federal Air Marshals Service still don’t get it. But the Lakeland (Fl.) Ledger does. The paper weighs in with a scathing editorial about the dress code debacle here. Meanwhile, I received a “supervisor’s Daily Airport Activity Report” dated 12/15/04, which shows how managers are forced to play clothes cops. Here’s […]

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