Yet again the A Security Theater failed to prevent someone from carrying a weapon onboard an airplane. It wasn’t just any weapon though, it was the same principal weapon used in the September 11th hijackings.
A passenger managed to waltz past JFK’s ramped-up security gantlet with three boxcutters in his carry-on luggage — easily boarding an international flight while carrying the weapon of choice of the 9/11 hijackers, sources told The Post yesterday.
This is by no means a surprise to those of us who actually have bothered to pay attention to the TSA scorecard. Here’s the other recent failures that come to mind.
- A man carried a firearm aboard in his laptop bag.
- Adam Savage carried two 12 inch steel razor blades.
- Missed a Knife.
- Teen sneaks onto a commercial jet.
- Another Missed Knife.
The TSA during red team tests has an abysmal failure rate. Not only is it abysmal, Joe actually spent some time testing an X-Ray machine and found it is extremely easy to conceal a weapon. Continuing on in the same article we see the following from the TSA:
"They include the possible presence of armed federal air marshals, hardened cockpit doors, flight crews trained in self-defense and a more vigilant traveling public who have demonstrated a willingness to intervene."