TSA Inspectors Sneak Fake Bomb Through Security At Newark Airport

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/5229/20130308/tsa-inspect.htm

    A fake bomb was snuck into Newark Airport by an undercover TSA inspector. The Daily Mail reported that the inspector was able to get through two security checkpoints and board a commercial flight with an "improvised explosive device" in his pants.

    The situation occurred on February 25th when the TSA's special ops team did a mock intrusion at the airport. The bomber was given a pat down and still let through security checkpoints.
    The TSA said that they would not give details of their undercover work.

    "TSA regularly conducts covert testing of security layers. Regardless of the tests' outcome, TSA officers are provided with immediate on-the-spot feedback so they receive the maximum training value that the drills offer," the statement said reported The Daily Mail.

    A source said to The New York Post that "this episode once again demonstrates how Newark Airport is the Ground Zero of TSA failures."

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    Not a good story to report on. Now it's open season for all the bad guys to test to see if this will work. :confused:
     
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    Has TSA ever passed a covert test?
     
  4. sobore
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    Yes, they were able to tell the difference between General Tso’s chicken and Orange chicken at the FLL Panda Express. :p
     
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    It's important to stick to your areas of expertise, and that would definitely be theirs :D.
     
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    What is even worse than this situation occuring, is the information being released to the public. Perhaps we should alert all terrorists that there is a weak link at Newark Airport. The public would be better off if some information were just kept secret.
     
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    It isn't as though potential would-be terrorists don't do their own scouting. At least the serious ones would anyway, not the ones who just have crazy ideas but no actual capability to even make a sandwich, never mind a mass terrorist event. The 9/11 hijackers did a decent amount of test runs.
     
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    Yet the TSA just plunked $50 million in a new uniform contract. Shows you where their priorities are.
     
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    When the entire premise of what they do is flawed from the beginning, it doesn't matter if Dale Carnegie is the screener.
     
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    It's not the front door you need to worry about, but rather the back door!!
     
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