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Failure of Airport Security - What Happened?

Original post made by Political Moderate, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Dec 26, 2009

Will anyone know what happened to airport security or to our unprecedented government watch over us? If the parents of the suspect actually contacted our government officials, why wasn't anything done with the information? What if the incident actually succeeded? Are we safer under our current unprecedented government? Are our government officials sleeping over the controls? Should a congressional investigation be convened over this near-catastrophic incident over the sky of Detroit airport to find out what actually happened to our Homeland Security Agency?

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Posted by not that easy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 27, 2009 at 10:07 am

While I would hesitate to stand up for the TSA, you should consider the fact that this man apparently got on the plane with nothing that would have set off the alarms. It seems that he planned to combine ingredients, as the shoe bomber did, to produce an explosion, which did not work. The only way to stop the insanity of worrying about what is carried on is to stop allowing people to carry on anything. In this age of entitlement that will never happen. It is nearly impossible to limit the carried baggage to what is legally allowed and reasonable to take onboard. Have you watched people on planes these days? There is little, if any, common courtesy. It is a mad scramble to push and shove people aside to place over sized bags throughout the plane. People allow their kids to run in the aisles and scream endlessly during the flight. Grown men threaten to become violent when they do not get their choice of meals. Now these same people want cell phones to be allowed for use in flight. Right! Flight attendants have already been turned into virtual cops, how much worse will it be when cell screamers annoy everyone around them? How easy might it be to coordinate an inflight attack if all of the attackers were able to communicate on the plane via cell phone? That one should get your blood boiling. Mine is.

Posted by Politcal Moderate
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 27, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Sorry "take it easy". I totally disagree. My point is that the suspect's father had informed the U.S. government and it was probably ignored. I am quite worried about how the new administration is taking these threats. We seems to be more tolerate to them by appeasing them. So, I cannot take it easy.

I am a safety fanatic and it makes me mad to see a lot of people are too carefree. We here in America take freedom for granted and once we lose it, it will take a lot more bloodshed to get it back.

Some congressional investigation would be needed to make sure no government agency or agencies didn't overlook these clues. This is what us as citizens of this country would expect from our government. So, where is the cry for investigation?

Posted by Kay
a resident of Civic Square
on Dec 27, 2009 at 11:05 pm

He paid cash, which is suppose to be one of the warning flags that should have been checked out. Cash and one-way tickets are danger signals that are supposed to be checked.

Posted by Kay
a resident of Civic Square
on Dec 27, 2009 at 11:05 pm

He paid cash, which is suppose to be one of the warning flags that should have been checked out. Cash and one-way tickets are danger signals that are supposed to be checked.

Posted by Donna
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Sec'y of Homeland SECURITY said it ALL WORKED OUT like it SHOULD....that lasted for 24 hours, when she came back to say all did NOT work right...but we can rest, they are going to review the process.

Posted by Political Moderate
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 29, 2009 at 11:31 am

Now we hear that 2 top agencies have not been filled with anyone in charge! Wow! This is just to show how unsafe we are under the current administration with 'fighting terrorism' as a second priority with "pleasing terrorist" with wishful thinking as the #1 priority. When will America wake up and realize the current administration and our Majority of the Congress and Senate are not watching out for this country's safety! Remember what our current VP said during her campaign against the President... Are We or will We Be safer under Obama as President?

Posted by Janna
a resident of Dublin
on Dec 29, 2009 at 11:43 am

What do you mean by current VP? That is Biden. What are you talking about?

Posted by HHR
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 29, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Maybe he implies that Biden snuck in the stuff through security. Damn these liberals!

Posted by Tori
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 30, 2009 at 10:12 am

With idiots in charge, our lives are jeopardy ! When a father tells our US Embassy TWICE that his son has become a terroist, but main CIA in Virginia didn't share that info !!! What good are they ??

Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 30, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Political Moderate,
You know, right, that it's a Republican senator (Jim DeMint of South Carolina) who has been blocking Obama's nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration? DeMint has complained that Democrats are trying to rush a vote on the nominee (former FBI agent and police detective Erroll Southers) without adequate debate, and has placed a hold on the nomination. DeMint's big concern (as he stated on "The Early Show") is that Southers would let TSA screeners join a labor union.

Let me see . . . union . . . timely TSA leadership. Nope, no comparison! The threat of a TSA union definitely outweighs having someone in place to address safety threats!

Posted by Anne
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 30, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Failure? What happened? The only thing that works is PROFILING !!!!! Wake up. Stop with the excuses !!! When the father SAYS his son is a radical....ACT ! PROFILE PATTERNS ! Molesters always we act accordingly. ALL of crime is about PROFILING BEHAVIOR. DRUNKS ????...will likely have an accident ! duh!! That's profiling. Only PC idiots put PC behavior ahead of their child's life. Ask FT HOOD family members what they think of stupid government political correctness. I find it difficult to tolerate fools.

Posted by Dee
a resident of Danbury Park
on Dec 30, 2009 at 5:44 pm

No head of any agency would know of anything until it was too late !! A little honesty please. This is gut behavior from training, inside the US Embassy, inside the CIA. The CIA head office in Virginia had this profile on this dude....and sat on it !...Just like a horde of Ft Hood military folks.....following US PC orders to IGNORE the killers conversations with the head Islam leader...the SAME CLERIC LEADER the Christmas killer had been talking to...ACTING on the PROFILE would have prevented this very LUCKY time not so lucky. How gullible, stupid, and weak are we. We have to sit here like hostages, from our cowardly stupidity.

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